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We're converting my son's '65 coupe from a manual setup to automatic (mandated by SWMBO). I have an AT brake pedal and support on the way. To remove the MT brake pedal/clutch pedal and support, do I need to remove the steering column first? I looked at it briefly, and it looks like that'd be the simplest way, especially if we swap out the steering gear box anyway.

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I have taken one of these out before without removing the column. What I did was remove the pin that attaches the pedals to bracket and drop the pedals out.Then I removed the brake master cylinder and the rest of the remaining attaching bolts and with a little manuevering the braket came out. Just reverse the process to reinstall.

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Hey we need to see some before pics of the 65 before it's totaly restored. Since you'll probably have it done by May.....

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Wait a minute here (grin). When I went from a C4 to a T5 I don't recall changing the pedal support. At least on a 70, the same support is used for both. Only have to switch the brake pedal and add the clutch pedal. In fact, the bearing for the clutch pedal rod was already on the pedal support in my AT car and in pristine condition (of course). Are you sure you have to change the pedal support? (Of course we are talking 65 versus 70, so it could be different).

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Actually, no, I'm not sure I have to change the support. That's a good point, maybe I'll be able to just R&R the pedal and remove the clutch pedal. I'll know more when the new pedal/support arrives. Thanks for the heads up ... it'd be a bummer to yank the thing only to find out I don't have to. It looks like a pain to yank the support.

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We took a bunch of pics yesterday, just before coating the entire front end (all sheet metal is off) with POR-15. It finally hit me that we hadn't been "documenting" this re-build, so we quickly got out the camera and finished off the roll that was in it. I'll post them when I get them back (although the car isn't much to look at right now *LOL*).

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John,
When I went from the C4 to the toploader, I'm using the same support. All I needed to do was get the correct brake and clutch pedal. The actual supports are the same. You may just want to take a look at the bushings. They may need to be replaced.

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