Bay Window Passenger Foot Rest.

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Bay Window Passenger Foot Rest.

Post by Jivermo » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:27 am

My wife's complaint when riding in my bay is that her feet don't reach the floor in the front passenger seat. I keep a folded up moving blanket there for her to rest her feet on. When Colin was here yesterday, he told me that he had seen a very nifty wooden one that someone on this forum had built. Anyone have any ideas, or pics of something I can build?

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Post by airkooledchris » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:26 pm

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... id=1200724

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My legs are plenty long enough to reach the floor, but on the rare occasion that I am a passenger in the front of a bus - I also wish I had one of these.
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Post by Jivermo » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:39 pm

I saw that bar on Samba, but I'm not keen on that design. Keeping your feet on that rail over a long trip would be uncomfortable, I believe. I'm thinking of a raised, removable platform floor, about 4" above the existing floor.

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Post by Bleyseng » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:15 pm

I use a 914 passenger foot rest out of a 69-71. Its perfect for my wife as she is 5'2" and she loves it to rest her legs on. It flips over too for to fit longer legs. Its covered in perlon which is that gray heavy duty cloth VW and Porsche used.

If you want the measurements I can measure it so folks can build their own.
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Post by Jivermo » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:57 pm

Now that's neat. Looks to be 12" x 18". Is it tent shaped? Thank you.

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Post by Bleyseng » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:02 pm

No, its kinda of a L shape. I'll take some better pics and post
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:34 am

Jivermo wrote:I'm not keen on that design.
It would cut off/crush your ankles, or trap you but good in an accident if your feet were on the floor.
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Post by Jivermo » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:42 am

I'm even less keen, now.

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Post by airkooledchris » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:53 am

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waaa waaaaah.
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Post by Amskeptic » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:00 pm

Jivermo wrote:I'm even less keen, now.
The footrest idea is fine! A stupid metal rail is not!
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Post by Bleyseng » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:41 pm

Here is a pic of it. I could make several of these if people were interested.
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Post by airkooledchris » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:07 pm

I think the 914 guys call it a Dog Bone...

Im sure there would be more interest in it. Show some pictures of what it looks like while in use.

What would you make yours out of? Is the original a hard foam?
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Post by Randy in Maine » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:08 pm

79 VW Bus

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Re: Bay Window Passenger Foot Rest.

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:54 pm

Randy in Maine wrote:We have one sort of like this...

Safco-Footrests-
If it's Safco, it has to be saf.
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Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
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