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1971 cj5 hinged gas pedal

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by sawilly, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Aug 11, 2013
    sawilly

    sawilly Member

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    Hi I have done a bunch of research on what pedal should be on my jeep. I have the "Jeep logo on the pedal. Cannot find a picture of the backside of the pedal where the rod contacts the pedal? if someone could snap a pic of their 70 o 71 jeep that would be very helpful to me .Someone had modified the rod on mine so I am lost. Thanks in advance.. Gord.

    Edited : I am also looking for what size the ball studs are for the pedal pivot. Looks like are 3/8 NF but what diameter is the ball its self. Thanks Gord.
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2013
    jpc

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    sawilly,
    I have a 1970 CJ5 built Oct69 and am the third owner.
    It just so happens that I took it apart about 30 years ago and am very close to putting the pedal back on. I knew where it was and here are some pictures.

    front of pedal with chrome mounting bracket at bottom and one of the pivot studs.
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    pivot points on floor pan, one missing, lower right 2 screws for chrome mounting bracket.
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    bottom back of pedal with pivot ball
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    back of pedal, 2 ribs run length of pedal that the linkage rides in. the rusty spot near top is worn from the rod.
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    linkage photo
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    size of the ball, 0.450 max diameter,
    3/8" x 24 x 3/8" threaded post.
    from mounting surface to top of the ball is 1.25"
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2013
    sawilly

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    Thankyou that is exactly what was looking for. The previous owner changed it . I now have it back to just like yours. I wanted to verify that the pedal "pin " really did just ride in the grooves on the back the pedal. Thanks again .Gord
     
  4. Oct 22, 2022
    Mac50

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    Sawilly, JPC,
    I am searching for the same gas pedal to replace the one on my 1970 CJ5 but have been unable to locate one online. Do either of you know of a site online where I can purchase one?
    Thanks in advance for you assistance,
    CJ5-Kurt22
     
  5. Oct 22, 2022
    Fireball

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    Parts Dude 4x4 added this to their web site literally a few days ago: https://stores.partsdude4x4.net/gas-pedal/

    Apparently it took them a couple of years working with suppliers and Jeep to have it be an officially licensed product.
     
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  6. Oct 22, 2022
    colojeepguy

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    Nice!
    Been wanting to convert my 70 from a hanging pedal to the floor mounted type. I actually found a used one (& paid way too much for it) a couple years ago but it wound up going in the Commando which had no gas pedal at all...
     
  7. Oct 22, 2022
    Mac50

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    Thanks for
    Thanks for the information! They have the pedal I am looking for. A little pricey but no one else has them. I’m book marking that site, I’m sure I’ll be shopping there again. Again, thanks for the quick reply and info.
     
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  8. Oct 28, 2022
    Twin2

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    While I am one for helping you all spend your money :D
    I got caught in the click bait trap :whistle:
    gas pedal - Copy.JPG
    and the back side has a upper hinge bracket - not used in my jeep
    gas pedal back - Copy.JPG
    as for now it going to be garage wall art . till I get around to it :D
     
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  9. Oct 28, 2022
    Fireball

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    I'm pretty close to ordering one myself.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2022
    Uncle Vin

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    What is the function of that tab on the top of the pedal (rear of pedal)?
     
  11. Nov 8, 2022
    Twin2

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    your guess is as good as mine . never seen a hanging V6 pedal
    my original and one used one doesn't have it
     
  12. Nov 8, 2022
    Jw60

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    That tab is a good place for a spring to keep the pedal from flopping away from the linkage.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2022
    Fireball

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    Agreed. That is an annoyance with the hinged pedals that don't have any retention. If you're on a steep climb the pedal wants to flop back when you take your foot off it.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2022
    Uncle Vin

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    Where would the spring be mounted on the opposite (body) side of the tab?
     
  15. Nov 16, 2022
    Uncle Vin

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    FYI: My research reveals that the tab on the back of the pedal is for the throttle linkage on an M715. I have one and I looked this past weekend. Mystery solved.
     
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  16. Nov 16, 2022
    FinoCJ

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    so don't take your foot off and its all good
     
  17. Nov 16, 2022
    Fireball

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    Hard to do when you need to run the clutch and brakes too!
     
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    dnb71R2

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    C'mon guys, you've certainly learned how to run the gas and brake with a crooked right foot on both!
    That's why it's great to have those pedals so close together. Who needs a hand brake?!!! :rofl:
     
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  19. Dec 1, 2022
    termin8ed

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    Next question, is the rod that mounts to the firewall the same with both types of pedals?
     
  20. Dec 1, 2022
    Jw60

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    Not quite the same, onbthe hanging pedal the final bend is a 45 and is cross drilled for a set screw. I have a drawing somewhere for bending it but I'm forgetful.
    [​IMG]V6 throttle pedal compared to loaner pedal by Joe with a jeep, on Flickr
     
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