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    Thread: Routan Dead Pedal (Foot Rest)

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      02-26-2011 12:41 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Row1Rich View Post
      Just a quick question/suggestion if it's not too late. Any chance of putting a small lip on the bottom of the front edge that would slip under the floor mat? Less chance of there being a sharp edge digging into the carpet.
      I'll call over to him on Monday. If the material has been ordered I'm not sure if there is anything I can do. He uses "nesting" software (precisely places the parts on a piece of material minimizing waste). He maybe squeezing them out of a sheet he already has. Only thing I can suggest is possibly put some of that door edge moulding on the bottom. I never tought it to be a problem as I actually wanted it to catch the carpet so as not to slip. Plus with the Monster mats, they lap over the dead pedal a bit. I never tried it with the stock mats.

      IF I can make a change, I'm not sure if he would change the price. But if I can get it done, I would like to know how much of a lip your looking for.

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      02-28-2011 11:27 PM #27
      I stopped by the sheetmetal shop this morning, and IF all went well today they would have all of them cut. So if were lucky I can probably take orders by Friday or sooner! I'll keep everyone posted.

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      03-07-2011 09:37 AM #28
      Any update on availability? Just wondering - have you received my PM of the 28th?

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      03-07-2011 12:35 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by cscsc View Post
      Any update on availability? Just wondering - have you received my PM of the 28th?
      Yes I did get the pm, I hope to be able to shop by the end of the week.. I'll keep everyone up to date.

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      03-07-2011 10:11 PM #30
      Here's who's on the list:

      jschloer
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      Row1Rich

      I didn't want to really post up a list, but at least this way everyone knows they have theirs spoken for. I hope to have the first one in my hands tomorrow evening so I can do a test fit just to make sure everything is O.K. If all goes well we can start the paypal'n or however is easiest for you. If everything checks out O.K. I can start to ship this week. I'll hit the post office in the AM to see what a flat rate is going to be to any where in the U.S., for our Canadian friends I'll get that priced out for you too (as cheap as possible). I don't want to take any paypal or payments until I get the parts in my hands, unfortunately this job is not a high priority at the shop so I get bumped down the line, but I get a good deal in the end for waiting a bit.

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      03-07-2011 11:15 PM #31
      Excellent, looking forward to getting it! 

      PayPal info?

    7. 03-08-2011 12:28 AM #32
      How come I fell off the list, I still want one.

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      03-08-2011 06:04 AM #33
      Sounds great! Thanks for the update.

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      03-08-2011 10:04 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by TCM GLX View Post
      How come I fell off the list, I still want one.

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      TCM GLX (made the list, my bad)

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      03-08-2011 02:15 PM #35
      *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 #36
      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.

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      03-10-2011 08:08 PM #37
      Good news is I have the dead pedals, trying to get them packed up to get postage quoted from the Post Office tomorrow. When I have that done keep an eye on your notifications for a PM.

      Now for the bad news, they only got me 10 not 20, and I have orders for 11. I will have the next 10 early next week and will be able to ship the 11th one next week. I will be shipping in the order that I received the PM's just to keep it fair. The earlier list I posted is not in order. I do apologize for the delay. When I got the parts quoted I had them quote me a quanity of 10 and 20. I got the better price at a 20 quanity, so I told them to make me 20. Somehow they only made 10 and will bang out the others as soon as possible.

      On another note......the grain on all of yours is MUCH nicer than mine, after the next run I may have to retire the prototype!

      Again, I do apologize for the screw up.

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      03-11-2011 11:32 AM #38
      PM's have been sent!
      A few of you guys got an invoice thru paypal and a PM requesting payment, as long as you pay thats all that matters. I was trying to simplify the process by creating an invoice thru paypal but....... not everyone sent me their email address! Thru paypal it would be easy for me to track who paid and who didn't. As soon as I get payment I will ship them out, I hope you all like the dead pedals, this was actually alot more work than expected. The design and manufacturing of the part was easy, it was the PM's and packaging that was the hard part. Each one of these was test fitted on our Routan (with stock mats and monster mats), you may or may not have to tweak your's to fit your van as I am sure there is some difference's in carpeting. I packaged them in brand new boxes ant they are in the bottom of the box hopefull packed well enough. Be careful when unpacking, they may feel oily, it is just stainless steel cleaner. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask, I want everyone to be satisfied with their purchase.

      For installation:

      Install the longer lip first while tilting the the short lip away from the carpet, then pull slightly towards the door and lay the pedal flat on the incline. The bottom of the dead pedal should be flush with the floor board where the incline starts. Lay your floor mat back down and your all set. The factory floor mats and the monster mast will cover the point where the pedal meets the floor.

      Thanks a bunch guys!

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      03-14-2011 02:22 PM #39
      Almost all have shipped out, a few payments are still pending. I should have the second batch of 10 in my hands tomorrow, and available to ship by Wednesday/Thursday.

    15. 03-14-2011 05:25 PM #40
      I received my dead pedal today and I'm thrilled with it. Very nice work, a perfect blend of form and function. Henry Dreyfuss would approve. Thank you for your time and effort. Now if you could make us some SS door sill plates ...

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      03-14-2011 11:23 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by napman41 View Post
      I received my dead pedal today and I'm thrilled with it. Very nice work, a perfect blend of form and function. Henry Dreyfuss would approve. Thank you for your time and effort. Now if you could make us some SS door sill plates ...

      I thrilled that you like it and I hope everyone else does too!
      I like to work with stainless and aluminum. I have alot of resources that I can tap into to have things manufactured. VW already makes sill plates that are embossed with "ROUTAN" but they are like a polished stainless and just wouldn't look right next to the grained/brushed stainless steel. Let me kick the idea around a while and see what I can come up with. I'll hit the local bodyshop supply shop I deal with and see what they have in the way of 3M tapes for adhering the sill plates to the door jambs. I could probably even source laser etching too, if you wanted them to say anything. I have been looking around the van to see what else I can deck out in SS.

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      03-15-2011 07:48 AM #42
      How about a chrome [or polished stainless] overlay for the tailgate above the license plate. There's a suggestion of one moulded into the tailgate sheetmetal. I think it would look sharp if it was polished metal instead of painted. What say you, Mr. Kafer?

      On another note, for all you present and former Bug and 912 Porsche owners and Mechanics - have you seen this youtube video? This is why Beetle Mechanics can only count to nine!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQhfcdQf1QA

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      03-15-2011 09:36 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by cscsc View Post
      How about a chrome [or polished stainless] overlay for the tailgate above the license plate. There's a suggestion of one moulded into the tailgate sheetmetal. I think it would look sharp if it was polished metal instead of painted. What say you, Mr. Kafer?

      On another note, for all you present and former Bug and 912 Porsche owners and Mechanics - have you seen this youtube video? This is why Beetle Mechanics can only count to nine!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQhfcdQf1QA
      I love that video, my dad sent me that a while ago. I guess I need to drive my bug a bit more, in 8 years I only put 1700 miles on my 58. Maybe my son will have to change the belt some day.

      As far as the trim piece, are you thinking an over lay? Seems like a lot of work but..........now looking at it that would like nice having the brushed stainless going between the tail lights. I always like the Ford Flex Limited with that huge stainless looking rear gate. Have I mentioned before how much I like stainless????? Bad thing about that one is I'd need to make a die to press the bump on the trim panel or............just have it notched to go around the bump out?? Let me know what you think.

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      03-20-2011 05:42 PM #44
      Got mine installed... Awesome and great idea.

      Thanks again!

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      03-22-2011 10:24 PM #45
      got it - thanks much!

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      03-24-2011 02:08 PM #46
      Installed mine and love it. Going to add some non slip rubber on the surface

    22. 03-24-2011 07:47 PM #47
      Got it and love it!!

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      03-24-2011 09:38 PM #48
      Stoked to hear everyone is happy with them. I have been in talks with the sheetmeatl shop about the other projects. My "real" job is busy right now but I do have some stuff in the works for the sill plates and the rear trim piece between the tail lights. Give me some time.

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      05-02-2011 11:18 AM #49
      TTT

      Hey guys, just bringing this back to the top for some of the newer posters or some whom may have missed it before.

      Here's the skinny: I've got 6 left, and I might not make anymore, so get em' while I got em'. Not one of the Chrysler/Dodge guys wanted any. If they don't roll here, I'm gonna put them on Ebay but will have to charge more. Price is still $21 plus shipping, as always I rather you guys/gals get a crack at them first. Be one of the 21 who got one!
      Last edited by 58kafer; 05-02-2011 at 12:22 PM.

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      05-02-2011 01:05 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by 58kafer View Post
      TTT

      Hey guys, just bringing this back to the top for some of the newer posters or some whom may have missed it before.

      Here's the skinny: I've got 6 left, and I might not make anymore, so get em' while I got em'. Not one of the Chrysler/Dodge guys wanted any. If they don't roll here, I'm gonna put them on Ebay but will have to charge more. Price is still $21 plus shipping, as always I rather you guys/gals get a crack at them first. Be one of the 21 who got one!
      I'd be interested in one. Private message sent.

      Thank you!

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