Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

Custom-made floorboards

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Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

  1. Here are the Moon drag pedals being disassembled.

Words and Photos: Kirk Taylor

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Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

  1. I have clamped the pedal into my mill, and we are ready to mill the bottom of it flat.

Words and Photos: Kirk Taylor

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Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

  1. Using the mill ensures that cutting down the high points is done correctly, but you can do it with a hacksaw, file, and sander at home with the same results.

Words and Photos: Kirk Taylor

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Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

  1. The Moon drag pedal bottoms are now as smooth as an aluminum baby’s butt.

Words and Photos: Kirk Taylor

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Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

  1. I then bust out my handy C-clamp and air-powered grinder and trim the stock H-D floorboards to better fit the shape of the drag pedal.

Words and Photos: Kirk Taylor

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Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

  1. After the H-D floorboard is matched perfectly to the Moon pedal, I clamp them back together and drill two holes through each of the floorboards.

Words and Photos: Kirk Taylor

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Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

  1. So the Moon pedals are as secure as possible, I weld two nuts on the bottom of each of the old H-D floorboards.

Words and Photos: Kirk Taylor

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Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

  1. I then countersink the holes that I drilled in the top of the Moon pedals for a clean and functional look.

Words and Photos: Kirk Taylor

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Custom Mooneyes Floorboards

  1. Using stainless-steel hardware for good looks and longevity, I finish mounting the Moon drag pedals to the old OEM H-D floorboards making some truly custom footrests that would be cool on any custom motorcycle.

Words and Photos: Kirk Taylor

I have been putting a car part on almost every bike I build for a long time now. It’s been my way of acknowledging the passion I have for hot rod and custom car culture. I am a gearhead, and Mooneyes Racing Equipment is legendary in hot rod history. It has a product line with a number of cool pieces that I will periodically introduce onto a bike build I am doing. Recently, I was asked to make a pair of floorboards for a customer after he had seen a set I made on one of my bikes, so I decided I would both hook him up and show you how I transformed these drag boat gas pedals into a set of killer floorboards.

Once the pedal bottoms are smooth, I clamp the original floorboard bottoms to the pedal and trim to the shape of the pedal. After I have shaved and fitted the floorboard base, I take off the upper outer lip. This allows your foot to pivot out and off the floorboard easily. The inside lip keeps your foot from coming into contact with the exhaust pipe.

With the pieces clamped together you can drill two holes through the top and bottom of each pedal and tack weld 2-1/4 x 20 nuts on the bottom side of the base, finishing up with a countersink bit so the bolt mounts flush.

There you have it. You can leave them in the original cast finish, powdercoat, etc.

Whatever your preference, the floorboards say old-school cool and will set you apart from the rest of the crowd with their aggressive good looks!

Sources: Custom Design Studios

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