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Right, some of you may remember this thread where I designed some patterns for an Anniversary RHD dead pedal.

Well, i've finally produced the first one, here are some pics I took along the way:

This was the original piece of 3mm aluminium I used, cut to the exact shape and the holes spotted with a centre punch ready for drilling. I later scrapped this as I found 3mm was too thick and meant the rubber grips didn't stick out enough. The final version was manufactured from 2mm alu which was perfect.
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551777/original.aspx

This is the first prototype being drilled and yes, that huge machine is ours and lives in my garage! Without this machine I wouldn't have even bothered as there's no way you can drill the holes accurately with a hand drill. This machine allows precise positioning of the drill bit and allows you to make fine adjustments to 0.1mm!
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551778/original.aspx
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551781/original.aspx

Here was the first prototype with the holes drilled. As I mentioned earlier, this was scrapped because 3mm alu was too thick and some of the holes were slightly out (yes i'm a fussy git). If you look carefully, you can see the brushed affect which was achieved using a linisher on the multi purpose machine above.
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551782/original.aspx

Getting there now....this was my second attempt manufactured from 2mm alu. Again, this was given the brushed effect - these pics were taken after it had been assembled with the rubber grips in place.
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551783/original.aspx
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551785/original.aspx

And here it is attached to the OEM dead pedal. I used heavy duty double sided foam as there was no way I was drilling it and using screws!
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551786/original.aspx

Only problem was this gap around the edge, which didn't look very nice....
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551787/original.aspx

....But that was easily fixed with some black silicone. Now ready to fit.
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551788/original.aspx

And this is what it looks like fitted:
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551789/original.aspx
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551815/original.aspx
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551790/original.aspx
http://www.uk-mkivs.net/photos/sem/images/551792/original.aspx

Comments welcome, good or bad [:)]
 

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[:O] Bloody hell! That is some serious effort there! Looks stunning! Really OEM! Looks like that effort has paid off! Really mint [H] well done [Y]
 

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Wow that looks stunning, completely complementary to the car, and as it should have left the factory!

Well done, another perfect Sem project, like your R32 brakes [Y]
 

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job very well done - just one thing left to do, make me one [:D]
 

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That looks absolutely awesome Sem!!! Looks like a factory item! As with other people above, if you ever produce a batch of them I'd be very interested in one.
 

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Top Marks [Y] there Sem. The finish is exceptional (very OEM).

Like everyone else, where do I send payment for one of these beautys?[;)]
 

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Cheers for the positive comments guys, i'd love to start mass producing them but the problem I have at the moment is time.....it's really a whole weekend's work and i'll be moving house within the next 4 weeks so really wanted to get this done and dusted as I know i'll be busy with my new house for the next few months.

After which, I may produce a few more but as I say, it's 2 days work so don't expect them to be any cheaper than an OEM .:R32 dead pedal!
 
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