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      02-08-2011 10:58 PM #1
      Hey guys,

      Well my only gripe about the Routan interior is the lack of the Dead Pedal (foot rest). I am tired of the dirty carpet where your left foot should rest while driving. I was originally going to take a plastic foot rest from a Passat and modify it to fit the Routan. But today while working at my father in laws shop I got to thinking about why not grained aluminum or stainless steel???? So I quickly whipped up a template, ran up the street to the sheetmetal guy we use and asked for a piece of 316 grained stainless steel. I traced my template and sheared it to my template then bent it up, attached some velcro to it and slapped it in the Routan. I think it looks slick, the grain almost matches the graining on our door panels and dashboard trim. I really like the look of the R32 ones with the black rubber inserted from behind or even the Audi style with the black rubber lines in them. I could do something like that but it would be out of plastic not rubber. Since the pics, I have already upgraded the velcro to some really nasty stuff, although it's not really needed, it pretty much just lays there. I only have the velcro on there incase your left foot were to grab it for some reason and I didn't want to screw thru the carpets and ruin them. That little incline is only a piece of plastic anyway, so don't put too much pressure on it. Sorry about the pic quality, was in a hurry to get it washed up in 29 degree weather. Let me know what you think!







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      02-09-2011 01:42 AM #2
      nice work on a very cold day! it looks great to me.

      any chance you can post or email me a pdf of the paper template you used to trace and cut the sheet metal?

    3. 02-09-2011 10:08 AM #3
      That's awesome! I would have never thought about doing that until now. Great idea.

    4. 02-09-2011 01:03 PM #4
      Where do I send my money ?

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      02-10-2011 08:33 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by napman41 View Post
      Where do I send my money ?
      Ditto - my thread from before

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      02-11-2011 09:55 PM #6
      would love one of these! great idea!

    7. 02-14-2011 07:01 PM #7
      I'd love to have one of those too!

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      02-15-2011 06:40 PM #8
      Count me in, looks great and tired of cleaning the carpet.

    9. 02-17-2011 02:54 PM #9
      I'm in - ship to Canada?

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      02-17-2011 04:10 PM #10
      Just waiting on the quote back, drawings have been sent. Hope to hear something tomorrow. I had him quote 10 and 20 to get a better price. If I need to go out on a limb to get the price lower I'll have 20 made then, I'll hop on to chryslerminivan.net and try to sell some there too.

      I can ship anywhere, just would need to get it quoted.

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      02-18-2011 08:03 AM #11
      Thanks for doing this - I've been disappointed that the aftermarket folks haven't recognized the Routan and started making more accessories for it.

      Count me in - I'd like one as well.

    12. 02-18-2011 09:34 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 58kafer View Post
      I can ship anywhere, just would need to get it quoted.
      Sounds good. I'm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

      Let me know. Thanks for all your efforts!

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      03-07-2011 11:15 PM #13
      Excellent, looking forward to getting it! 

      PayPal info?

    14. 03-08-2011 12:28 AM #14
      How come I fell off the list, I still want one.

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      03-08-2011 06:04 AM #15
      Sounds great! Thanks for the update.

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      03-08-2011 10:04 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by TCM GLX View Post
      How come I fell off the list, I still want one.

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      03-08-2011 02:15 PM #17
      *UPDATE*

      I will be picking one up in the morning (3/09/11) for a test fit, they are being cut this afternoon. I really appreciate everyones patience!

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      03-08-2011 11:31 PM #18
      Some of your guys have PM in your in box, please reply.

      As much as I LOVE(note the sarchasim) the post office, I'll need to quote each shipment individually. Flat rate (If it fits, Its SUCKS) is like $10.90----That's just ridiculous to me, so I am going to clog the post office for a while to get each address priced out Sorry if any of you guys work for the postal service.

    19. 09-06-2012 02:05 PM #19
      This cover is awesome. I got it in May and it's looking great.

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      12-07-2013 11:38 PM #20
      Received and installed today along w/ my Monster Mats! Beautiful! Thank You!
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      05-31-2011 11:22 AM #21
      That's some good work right there.

      I have a R32, but same deal basically. Dirt always gets caked under mine.

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      ^ andrews getting a caravan.

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      05-31-2011 03:30 PM #23
      Clowncar,

      Glad you finally got it! I had a run of 12 has been made, only have 6 left already. You'll be the third export north of the border. PM me you info and I'll get you a shipping quote, no problem to our neighbors to the north, eh!

      FULL name
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      HOW YOU ARE PAYING either PAYPAL or Check/Moneyorder

      Thanks again guys for the postive feedback on the dead pedals.

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      07-15-2011 12:40 PM #24
      Just giving this a bump up, just shipped out two more today. I have three left before I'm out again, so if anyone's interested just send me the info I requested in the thread previously. If I need to make more I will.

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      07-17-2011 10:37 PM #25
      Looking forward to getting mine.

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      06-18-2012 02:33 PM #26
      Back in stock by popular demand. To all those who have PM'd me, you should check your email tonight, I'll have Paypal invoices going out and can probably ship tomorrow or Wednesday. Work is batsh!t crazy this week, but I'll get them out.

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      Be sure to check out the Original Routan Dead Pedal Click Here

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      06-18-2012 04:13 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by 58kafer View Post
      Back in stock by popular demand. To all those who have PM'd me, you should check your email tonight, I'll have Paypal invoices going out and can probably ship tomorrow or Wednesday. Work is batsh!t crazy this week, but I'll get them out.

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      Nice! It'll be my first aftermarket mod. 100% custom too.
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      06-19-2012 12:08 PM #28
      PAID!
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      06-19-2012 12:28 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Chedman13 View Post
      PAID!
      Received, packed, and ready to drop off at the post office! Thank you sir.

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    30. 06-19-2012 01:59 PM #30
      Paid.

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      06-19-2012 04:37 PM #31
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      Payments received and items are shipped. To those of you in the US, you should have them Thursday/Friday at the latest. PaulAP my north of the border "family member", your's will be a few days more while our buddies in customs check it out

      Thank you gents again and if you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints by all means get a hold of me.

      They all fit real nice in my wifes Routan, I really need to replace the prototype, yours all have much nicer bends
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      Ordered and on the way! That is SERVICE!

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      06-22-2012 10:45 AM #33
      Paid and received within a few business days.

      Packaging is top notch and so is quality, fit and finish of Routan Dead Pedal. You could disguise it as OEM quality.

      Thanks. Now make more products for our Routan's! =)
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    34. 07-13-2012 10:21 PM #34
      Sorry guys, placed it on the dead pedal area and it is perfect. Wife
      Loves it!!

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      09-18-2012 07:53 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by HeatherM View Post
      Hi,

      Just got a new Routan on Thursday and am concerned about that carpeted dead pedal in our very snowy climate. Do you still have these covers available?

      Thanks
      Yep, pm me your details and I'll get you a total with shipping. I can ship tomorrow if you pay with Paypal.

      Congrats on the new van!

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