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    Posted: 11 May 2012 at 9:14am
So I decided I'ad had enough the the brake pedal flop and decided to change the pedal and shaft. I got the parts from 4wd hardware, of course they are Omix-Ada. It's a pretty straightforward job, but their brake arm does not line up with the hole in the floor. It does not have the same bends at all. I have to take it back off, heat it up, bend it, and put it back on.
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If the Omijunk shaft is the right diameter, maybe it would be better to bore and bush your original pedal arm.  I flat will not buy any of their crap anymore.  I can't think of anything that actually fit or didn't fail within a couple of years.  Shifter boots-may as well use a paper sack-same longevity.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote garage gnome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2012 at 7:38pm
Yeah, OMIX stuff is junk. I absolutely can't stand it. I will either look for a good original or check Walcks to see if it is made in America. During my restoration, I scavenged a ton of original parts from my 3 junkers. Surprisingly, my jeep is mostly original. Biggest non original is the body.

A fix for the shift boots is to get the leather ones for an MB/GPW like I did. Wink
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