Footwell Extension

 

The GD MK4 does not have the largest foot well as lumpy bits of gearbox have to be accommodated. GD provide a means of extending the clutch foot’s space. First, when looking at this post, know that I have an extended footwell on the driver side so not everything lines up with other folk’s pictures.

 

The first thing to do was to place the extension in roughly the right location. It sits nicely in the internal angle and I lifted it a few mm off the bottom so that and finishing around the edges can be completed later.

I then taped it in position and marked out the external edges with masking tape.

 

 

Having taped the inside of the perimeter with the same width of the flanges I had the line of where I would probably have to cut to reveal the whole of the extension interior. I drilled a couple of pilot holes which you can see with pop rivets poked through so I could see where we were on the inside, these two locations the most important being near the floor and the bulkhead. I did try a first pilot to make sure I knew the relative heights inside and out of the floor and underside.

 

 

 

Success! Nothing damaged or hit. The two pilot holes are OK.

 

 

 

 

 

Dremel cutting, needing the angle drive so the body didn’t get in the way.

The interior shows the method was a success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe a little clean up later? the extension will not be fitted until the pedal box is in position. The hole provides access for another hand!

 

 

 

 

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