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Brake pedal attachment

Postby Gene Rogers » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:11 pm

On my 1951 cub, the brake pedal U shaped bracket has broken loose from the bottom of the platform. Any ideas on the best way to re-attach this ?

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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:17 pm

Are you referring to the bracket in the upper left corner of this photo?

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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Gene Rogers » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:28 pm

yes

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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:35 pm

Looks like that bracket was originally spot welded. An experienced welder should be able to re-attach it.
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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Glen » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:42 pm

Hi,
I guess you mean the bracket for the right brake pedal has come loose from the platform.

Welding it on is probably the better way. If you don't weld thin material, you could take the parts to a shop that can weld thin metal.
I would align the part exactly before taking it somewhere for welding, and use maybe 2 C clamps to hold it in place, so it is welded in the right position. :)

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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Gene Rogers » Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:24 pm

Glen, sitting in the drivers seat it's the right brake. Don's previous post shows it, upper left. I don't want to remove the platform so I guess I will take the tractor to a welder. I don't know much about welding, do they drill out the existing 4-5 holes and then re-weld up through them ? Also is it difficult to disassemble the brake pedal from the bracket ?

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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:07 pm

Unless they have a hefty enough spot welder, they'll probably weld around the outside. The pedals can sometimes be hard to remove, spray liberally with a good penetrating oil.
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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Glen » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:39 pm

Hi,
Overhead welding is harder to do and have it turn out good, than parts laying down flat on the floor.
You would need someone that can overhead weld, if you aren't taking the platform off the Cub.

If they weld it around the edges of the bracket, I would grind off the paint and rust around the edge of the bracket, and on the platform, where the weld will be.

People on here have said the pedal shaft can be hard to remove, they rust, and the area at the hole for the setscrew can be expanded, so the diameter of the shaft is bigger there, then the shaft won't go out of the bracket.

Below are pics from TM Tractor of the right brake shaft, the bigger hole in the shaft is the side where the setscrew goes in. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gbr/rhrod_001.htm
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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:41 pm

It's not original, but you can just clamp it back in place, drill, and bolt it solid. Three 5/16" bolts should do it.

Hex bolt heads won't interfere with the platform in that location, but if you think it will you can always use pan head bolts.

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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:02 am

After looking at that piece, on one of my Cubs, I think I would do exactly as Matt suggested, clamp it, drill it and bolt it.

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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby Gene Rogers » Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:15 pm

Thanks to all, I think I will try the clamp and drill suggestions.

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Re: Brake pedal attachment

Postby JustJim » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:29 pm

Matt's idea is what I would choose to do, but I might suggest using carriage bolts. It'll take you a few minutes to file your mounting holes out to square, but the upside is a low profile, round bolt head on the surface of the deck.


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