I found this C pedal in a pile of parts I have and am wondering if I should through it in my forge and straighten it out? I could go a step further and carefully sharpen up the checkering a little bit. What do you think?
I think the pedal can be saved, but the shaft should be replaced. I'd say it depends on how much you want to save it.
Sometimes you can get a better one for a dollar. How much do you want to earn in eight hours ?
Bend it cold,you don't have to heat it. A good blasting will clean it up.
Ok, thank you.
If blasting makes it look good, fine. If not, a new pedal head to weld on costs $11.
Last I checked ,they were not available.
I just want to tinker around and resurrect an old pedal. I don't have a car to put it on. I will work on it and see how good I can get it.
In my part of the country, good lettered pedals are a bit tough to come by and a bit pricey when you do buy. Yours looks to be somewhat better than one I have sitting next to where I do a lot of my torch work. I hope to use it on an upcoming project. I have already cut-to-fit a piece to braze into the hole someone cut into it.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Looks fixable to me. A good bead blasting and then reform the bends. You should have a good pedal to compare the bends to. The pedals are not straight. Depending on the condition of the shaft, you may need another shaft to use it .
Pedal heads are made by me, I just sold Lang's about 200 pedal heads on our liquidation sale, Bob
You can buy replacement pedals to weld on or get those rubber pedal covers. As for the shafts just do a lit grind to level out the pits and smooth with sandpaper.
Bob (Robert) what type of welding do you recommend for attaching the new head to the old shaft?