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PostSubject: chrome pedals   Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:52 pm

I love my 96 RMW, but one thing about the boxy Buick and Olds wagons from 77-90 that I think has a lot more style is the pedals. I've been thinking of giving my pedals an upgrade and found the parts at the local pull-your-part yard to do it.

I found a 91 RMW and discovered that they actually had chrome trimmed pedals. Never knew that! It had a brake pedal pad with "anti lock brakes" on it and a gas pedal that is exactly like the 96 except with chrome trim. I really like the larger gas pedal in the earlier models better, so I found one in an 84 Olds 98. The floor pan and gas pedal arm and mount are exactly the same from 77 on on any b/c body.

To swap them out, it was actually quite simple. The brake pedal is just a rubber pad which with comes right off the pedal, and with slightly more effort can be wrangled back on. The gas pedal has a clip holding it and a spring on. The larger pedal doesn't require the spring, since the bottom of it rests on the floor.

old pedals:

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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:45 pm

I bet you're one of those guys that takes off your shoes before you get in your wagon!A Qtip is handy for polishing the chrome on your pedals which I am sure is on your list of must do,s.All joking aside thats the cleanest carpet that Ive ever seen before.Is the carpet new?
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:01 pm

Hmm... I like that gas pedal a lot more, too.

Will have to be on the lookout for those in yards.
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:35 pm

hmmm forgot about those.....

might have to go visit what's left of my old 91 and try to save em....

this is when I fist got her



and this is how she looked three weeks ago



be another nice way to keep her around, I do miss her
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:40 pm

Looks great! Your carpet looks flawless. I switched mine to the chrome ones from an early Roadmaster but I do like the larger chromed gas pedal too. I have yet to find a chromed e-brake pad that will fit. The Roady has a wider pad then the ones I have pulled off while yarding.

Does anyone know the right year/make that would have the chromed brake pad that would fit our B-bodies?
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:57 pm

buickestate wrote:
hmmm forgot about those.....

might have to go visit what's left of my old 91 and try to save em....

this is when I fist got her



and this is how she looked three weeks ago



be another nice way to keep her around, I do miss her

Egads, that is a sad photo! I like the idea of letting a small part of it live on.
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:02 pm

Flasheroo wrote:
I bet you're one of those guys that takes off your shoes before you get in your wagon!A Qtip is handy for polishing the chrome on your pedals which I am sure is on your list of must do,s.All joking aside thats the cleanest carpet that Ive ever seen before.Is the carpet new?

I have my wagon slippers for when I drive, but that doesn't mean I am OCD!

Actually, I had just shampooed the carpet shortly before installing the pedals. It is not normally quite that clean, but it is original carpeting on a 78k mi car. You can see a little wear on the left side of the photo.
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:16 pm

I know you dont have OCD because Texas Mike has OCD and nobody is a bad as he is.I was just joking about you removing your shoes before getting into your wagon,never dreamed I was going to be right.
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:13 am

jon7190 wrote:


Egads, that is a sad photo! I like the idea of letting a small part of it live on.

Actually I look it as a very happy photo. That car saved Pats life!!!
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:18 am

BigBlackBeaSSt wrote:
jon7190 wrote:


Egads, that is a sad photo! I like the idea of letting a small part of it live on.

Actually I look it as a very happy photo.  That car saved Pats life!!!

That's cool. Curb weight and sheetmetal are better than all the fancy airbags and gizmos nowadays!
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:24 am

With the size of the truck that hit him, a smaller car would not have done well. Crush zones and airbags are great with an equal sized crash, not sure how a "Smart Car" would do with a bucket truck.
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:03 am

BigBlackBeaSSt wrote:
With the size of the truck that hit him, a smaller car would not have done well.  Crush zones and airbags are great with an equal sized crash, not sure how a "Smart Car" would do with a bucket truck.

They do not do well...I saw a pic of one that hit a truck head on, and the occupant was cut completely in half.

On a lighter note, I found a nice brake pedal cover with chrome trim, but it does not have any print on it. It has an outline of chrome and a V in the middle. It just pulled over the pedal with a tab on it, and the trim has 4flanges to bend around the pedal.
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:45 pm

Very cool to know that the early Roadies had the chrome brake pedal. I'll have to nab one for my Olds.

I think it's goofy that the OCC's have the trim on the gas but not the brake pedals!

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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:51 pm

My 91 OCC is the same way and I would like a brake pedal to match and the larger gas pedal too.
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:51 pm

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I think it's goofy that the OCC's have the trim on the gas but not the brake pedals!

Good grief! I've owned my OCC for over a decade and I never even noticed that. scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:46 pm

Real observant!Explains that engine paint:P scratch
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:49 pm

I think I'll paint the pedals to match. Suspect 
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PostSubject: Re: chrome pedals   Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:57 pm

Might be able to figure out what they do more easily!Razz
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