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    Thread: Routan Dead Pedal (Foot Rest)

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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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      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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