Custom floorboards in less than a day

DIY: Fab ’Em If You Got ’Em

  1. Here’s the base and pedal trimmed to size after some work on the band saw
  1. I drilled through holes that correspond with the pedal/board for bolt up.
  1. A bunch of excess metal needed to come off on the milling machine to square the base up for the pedal/board.
  1. I made a relief cut for easier access to the pivot. I then milled the bottom smooth so when it’s folded in the up position the original detail line is no longer evident.
  1. After a quick surface prep with the D.A. Sander, I was ready to weld up my side plates.
  1. I cut the 1/8-inch aluminum side plates to act like a tray for the pedal/board to sit flush in. Now it’s ready for a bit of a weld up.
  1. The finished product was then installed and we were ready to hit the road.

You might remember when I made a set of Mooneyes drag boat gas pedal floorboards in the print version of Hot Bike. Now it's time to make up something for the passenger. I decided the mini accelerator pedals from Mooneyes were a good size to adapt to the stock Harley brackets. They just needed a bit of shaving and welding to get the desired fitment. Follow along as I take you through the step-by-step process to make a full custom set of race-inspired floorboards.


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