|1954-1955.1 (1st Series) UNDER-DASH MOUNT
THE SO-CALLED "NEW PART"
|Beware when ordering the under-dash mount pedal assembly for the
54-55.1 GM trucks. It is our understanding that the actual
manufacturer of the under-dash mount pedal assembly, sold by most
retailers, has ceased production of the 54-55.1 (1st Series) pedal
assembly as shown in the advertisements.
Many retailers have NOT changed any of their advertising to state
this fact and their online systems will allow you to order the pedal
assembly without informing you of the fact that the part has been
As an example, I received the pedal assembly pictured below when I
ordered online through one of the largest classic performance parts
suppliers. When I questioned the companies' customer service
department I was told this is the "new part." This "new part" looks
strangely similar to their universal brake pedal assembly.
The "new part" does not "triangulate the pedal, firewall and dash"
and will not make "the entire assembly extremely rigid" as stated.
Firewall failure from repeated pedal applications could eventually
cause a catastrophic firewall failure! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
INSTALL THIS PEDAL ASSEMBLY. THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT
IT BACK IF YOU DO. PUT IT BACK IN THE BOX AND SHIP IT
BACK ACCORDING TO THEIR RETURN POLICY. If you do get
stuck with it you will need to manufacture braces to connect the pedal
assembly to the dashboard. Also, be aware that the "new part" will
not allow use of the cowl vent actuator without modification.
|NOTE: Specific application pedal assemblies shown below can NO LONGER be ordered directly
through Pirate Jack. They do not carry these parts anymore.
Thank you to Pirate Jack for allowing us to use their photos for this page.
|NOTE: It is the opinion of ADE that trying to reuse the stock S10 pedal assembly and modify it
to work under the AD dash is more trouble than it's worth. If you are going to use the under
dash style pedal it is much easier to install the aftermarket pedal, which is inexpensive, than to
try and force fit the S10 pedal.