Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

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Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

Post by jkillelea » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:34 am

OK OK, I know this is not the best way to do things. Bubba would have been proud. My pedal shaft assembly was so worn that the pedal wobbled back and forth (know what I mean?)
The right way would have been: #1 buy a new shaft assembly and have a new bracket welded on to the frame. Voila! All perfect. I had redone another one by having a company braze on some brass and machine it down. I didn't have the cash to do either but I did have some brass sheeting from I don't know what and thought... just maybe....
So I cut and shaped the brass into a "collar" and put it on the pedal shaft and it made a huge difference. Cost: $0.
Sometimes Bubba comes to the rescue.
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Re: Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:56 am

You did good!
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Re: Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:29 pm

Nice job. :D

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Post by Wolfman » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:38 am

When the going is tough and you have a problem, Get Creative !
I like it !!
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Re: Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

Post by artificer » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:41 am

Acceptable temporary fix but good 'ol Pete Silfven came up with one better in this thread:
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Re: Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

Post by Chuck Lutz » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:21 pm

Get out the Way Back Machine Mr. Peabody and set it for 1963! We need a wobble adjuster!
1) a cut-off wheel and angle grinder will remove the old frame bracket/bushing assembly in ten minutes
2) weld on Ron's new one in another 10-15 minutes
3) install one of Ron's new shafts

Voila! Good for another 75 years!

Don't forget to lube it or it too will wear out prematurely!
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Re: Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

Post by tamnalan » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:36 pm

Here's another thread on this topic.

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Re: Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

Post by GPW1263 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:23 pm

Life expectancy of any WWII jeep was something like 90 days.

So, to be truly authentic and get the full WWII experience...deal with it for 90 days and then simply turn it in to the motor pool. I have room at my motor pool, so I'm offering to take it from you and tuck it in here, leaving you completely trouble free.

What a bargain. You just can't buy the kind of peace of mind I'm offering.... :lol:

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Re: Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

Post by W. Winget » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:32 am

Great job!
Next time find an old '42-43 dated shell case and use the brass from that...
Then carbon dating on your jeep in 1000 years will put it as a "field fix"

I made my Command Car map board top handle out of an old '42 brass 105mm shell piece that had seen better days (before correct repops were available) I don't plan on upgrading it.
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Re: Bubba comes to the rescue: pedal shaft assembly

Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:17 am

And the Willys Part No. for that Item is A-493, Pedal Shaft Retainer Assembly, the Army stocked them as long as the WWII Jeep was on the books and they were still a JEEP dealer item thru the early 60's fromthe Jeep factory.
The Willys Factory Slack Adjuster Kit ( Similar to Pete ilvan's fix. but they wre not as effective as the A-493 Retainer.popular thru the 60s
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