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Hi everyone I'm new to the forum.
Could anybody please tell me if there is a standard modification to bring the accelerator pedal closer to the seat as my wife is only 4 foot 10 she is having dificulty operating the accelerator pedal comfortably any long journey is out of the question as she has to have her leg fully outstreched to operate the pedal.
I have had a look at the way the pedal is sitting and thought about just replacing the pedal with a longer pedal and fixing it to the floor as oposed to the bracket the original one is fixed to.
Has anyone tried this and had a favourable result? I would appreciate any ideas or links to modifications please dont send any links to "pedalpushers" because that is an unsatifactory product.
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Welcome from NE England - what type of SLK - R170/71? Is the cruise control no good for her?
Hi Woolly,
Thanks for your reply
It is the 170, the cruise control would be good but the wife is a bit warey of it so I was thinking more of a modification.
I have a couple of ideas in mind and I'll try and figure out which will be best.
If it works I'll put up a post incase anyone else is having the same problem.
Thanks again
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Hi Eddy
I just wanted a simple mod mate so I think I'll be moving the pedal back a couple of inches and extending the the accelerator arm
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I had the exact same issue as my wife couldnt reach the pedal on our w210 and was similar height or lack of it. Basically i dismantled the organ pedal and fitted an aluminium spacer (flat plate) under the pedal face so it couldnt be seen. - 8 years ago now so memory fading a bit. It worked fine and no one ever noticed including me or the guy i sold it too. Need to knock it up yourself of course
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. . . 8 years ago now so memory fading a bit. . . .
Has she grown since ???






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The old way my 5' mother used to do it is to tie up a wooden block to the pedal.
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Welcome from Atlanta. I bet a good machine shop could do a quick spacer...
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Has she grown since ???
Out yes up no
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