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Only because I'm in the market for new pedals and happened upon this thread, I'll make this a bit more useful for those that follow. Can anyone recommend a better alternative to our stock pedals?

Pedal Assembly - VW Beetle
Code: P-VW
US $188.31

Specials pedals made from steel and CNC-machined, for use in stock accent. Use standart clutch and throtlle cable system. This a KIT, you need to use your own standard alloy base, clutch axle, brake spring and link and throtlle link and roller.

Extra large for better sport use.

Easy to install, drill required. Bolts, washers and hex nuts included.

https://imohr.com.br/en/produc...-assembly--vw-beetle

Maybe @jncspyder can weigh in. I seem to recall him putting the set he bought up for sale as they wouldn’t work with his footwell or something.

If you’re looking for new pedals, you might want to talk to Greg @ Vintage. That’s where I got my CNC pedals and I think he’s the only ones that still has any. (CNC closed up shop a couple of years ago)

Another alternative is https://www.classicbugparts.co...-boy-pedal-extender/

Thats what I was going to do before I decided to start from scratch.

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I've seen these before, and to my eye they are unworkable. The position of those pedals (the tops actually tilting back towards the driver) would be impossible to heel/toe with.

I didn't even like how upright my VW pedal cluster stood, so I took it out and welded some new stops on the brake and clutch pedals so they wouldn't return so far. Doing so made them ideally positioned for heel/toe work.

The problem is that the clutch throw is shorter, so adjustment becomes very, very important.

It's worth the effort.

Last edited by Stan Galat

@Ryan in NorCal @Stan Galatto be fair & balanced.....these WILL NOT work in a 356 replica body because the dash hangs to low and a few inches have to be cut off the pedals....my problem as well is i have the BIG BOY 3/4 " clutch shaft extension (which is better than stock because it uses a nut & bolt rather than the "hook" device) that i wanted to keep which in turn makes the entire assembly to wide to fit in the existing stock floorpan area...that being said, the juice just wasn't worth the squeeze for use in my application....they are made for a stock type 1 pan ie: beetle or ghia....with use of the stock length clutch shaft....or stock length BIG BOY clutch shaft minus the 3/4 " extension .....i have a guy who wants them for his very trick VW SHOW CAR ,but they are available still.... since i recently told him i can't wait forever.....they come from brazil, so the $188.00 does not include substantial shipping from south america...1st $200.00 offer takes them and i'll eat some shipping to the USA continent....as far as the heel/toe issue.....president of stan-is-stan could be correct....but being absolutely TRICK out ways some things... again just IMHO

I'm gonna have to disagree with you on this one, JNC. Function is number one before "looks" or "trick".

If you want to DRIVE hard, which usually includes heel and toe work, the pedals better be placed properly.

I have the individual clutch and brake pedals that dlear476 posted a picture of, along with an individual throttle. I positioned the throttle even with the pressed brake pedal. It's perfect.

RE:Fibersteel. Their stuff is very expensive, and the stuff I've seen isn't really worth the money. I've no knowledge of these new parts, just denoting my experience with their Spyder shifter.

I will say that the drumskins and front jack points are reasonably priced and well-made.

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@DannyP posted:

I have the individual clutch and brake pedals that dlear476 posted a picture of, along with an individual throttle. I positioned the throttle even with the pressed brake pedal. It's perfect.

A little too perfect. Like when you forget your driving or boat shoes and decide to go for a drive in your tennis shoes and mash the gas during a panic stop. DAMHIK

I wish I could get accustomed to driving barefoot, but it kind of creeps me out, like using a hand truck to move furniture while wearing flip flops.  

Seriously though, I love this set up. I don’t even have to heel and toe. I just rock my foot towards the throttle to blip the throttle.

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@dlearl476 posted:

A little too perfect. Like when you forget your driving or boat shoes and decide to go for a drive in your tennis shoes and mash the gas during a panic stop. DAMHIK

I wish I could get accustomed to driving barefoot, but it kind of creeps me out, like using a hand truck to move furniture while wearing flip flops.  

Seriously though, I love this set up. I don’t even have to heel and toe. I just rock my foot towards the throttle to blip the throttle.

My gas pedal is a little behind the brake, not dead even like I thought.

I just use the side of my foot to blip, same as I do in the Cayman on the track.

I did mash the throttle and brake one time in my old Spyder coming to a light. Yes, it is true that brakes can overpower the throttle! I drove it to work that day but forgot to take my boots off for the drive home. At the time, they were Red Wing Lineman boots, steel toe and shank in the sole for pole climbing. They were real clod-hoppers, as in HUGE!

I reached out to Fibersteel. He sent me the two attached photos; with this description:

”bolt in VW pedals, with 550 Spyder styling. Price is $500”





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I think I’d go with Ron’s Big Boy kit (and all the other Classic Bug Parts upgrades) before that. Somehow that clutch pedal hanging way out there with no support sets off my Spidey senses.

It does look more period correct, though.

FWIW, I think that a guy with some welding skills and a few power tools could make that Tonella set work just fine. $200 is a heck of a price for a set of pedals.

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@IaM-Ray posted:

Too much stickum could be an issue

Boy Howdy. I put new rubber pads on the brake and clutch pedal on the 968 the other day, then donned my new Puma/Sparco Speedcats and went for a drive. The extra stickum caught me out twice.

For some reason, Chuck’s never fit me. I was the only guy in Jr and Sr high playing basketball in blue toe Fred Perry’s.

Last edited by dlearl476

Having made my own Spyder pedal set out of shop detritus, I'm gonna weigh in here and say that FS Beetle/Spyder set at $500 is probably a damn good bargain.

Yes, it's a Beetle set with some mods. Yes, you could probably fab up something similar on your own...if you're the type who does stupid stuff like that. But your time and parts in is gonna be more than $500.

The rig is not just right, which the $1,500 rig is very close to being. But the $1,500 rig requires all kinds of fiddling and fettling and welding to fit to a typical PCCA Spyder. The $500 rig very probably does not.

If you have an older Beck or TR Spyder you're set up for the Beetle pedal set and that would bolt right in. The lower tube extending the clutch pedal looks thick enough to hold up fine & it would normally sit under or just even with the "floating floor" your Spyder uses (of course you do have a floating floor in front of the bulkhead if you're in the market for correct looking Spyder pedals). Paint it black and it'll disappear.

And if that lower tube flexes? You bolt a brace to the floor near the L-bend with a bushing for it to pass through.

Overall, nice product, 9/10.

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