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Need some help - not Lotus related - Unipower

PostPost by: drtarkir » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:16 am

In addition to my +2S rebuild I am in putting the final touches on my 1967 Unipower GT. One problem I have is finding replacements for the brake and clutch pedal pads. I am in touch with several other owners and none of us can figure out what they are originally off of. One of my friends in the UK found a set that fit at a car show on a table of random unmarked items. The vendor did not know what car they came from.

I am in the US and have looked at a lot of cars over the years but have not found anything the right size. I know that Unipower got most of these types of parts off of other cars and so far all but the headlights originated in the UK. The pedals have a WATEX logo on the front and the name Waterford's on the rear. Several years ago I talked to people at a Waterford Rubber Co. in the UK but they were no help.

The pedals are 2" wide and 2 1/2 in tall. They are rubber and have lips that wrap around the pedal edges. I do not care if they match exactly as long as they fit.

Thanks for the help

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PostPost by: twincamman » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:52 am

neeto car ---I thought they were mini based ----like the Ogle ----have you tried mini rubbers ??? ed[ some how I think the Brits will misinterpret this]
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:04 pm

If you can't find rubbers that fit, how about this stuff?

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/product/Self ... Tape_NOSLP
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PostPost by: terryp » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:12 pm

Have you tried asking the size of something like these?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-MINI- ... 3a7c024598
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PostPost by: drtarkir » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:14 pm

the pedals are not from the Mini. The Mini pedals are very small, almost buttons

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:34 pm

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PostPost by: prezoom » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:15 am

Casting your own pedal pads can be done. I need new pads for my Sabra GT restoration. Carved out some molds, I made mine out of aluminum, but they can be done with a block of wood and then varnished, get some two part urethane and make your own. A hardness rating of 80 would be a minimum.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:28 pm

These folks might be able to help- you might already be aware of them?

http://www.unipowergt.org.uk/
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PostPost by: miniking1275 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:15 am

they are lotus esprit pedal rubbers.
http://www.lotusespritrestoration.com/2 ... l-box.html
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