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Old 04-04-2017, 04:58 PM
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Default Ludwig Universal Speed Master pedal restoration

I have had this pedal for a while and thought I would give restoring it a go.

_Strap: I do some leatherwork and I had some scrap so I made a new strap.

_Base "plate". I've been chatting with friends about potentially adding a plate to it, but I don't know...it just don't feel right.

I have an extra metal bar, and if you look under the pedal (photo) it looks like the weld was done through 2 points. So i'm going to give it a go and if it really doesn't work I'll think about adding a full plate.

_Paint: the previous owner had repainted the pedal black, but I want to give it its original red (or try to match it as much as possible). If any of you have idea what the paint would be called, I would love to know!

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Old 04-04-2017, 08:09 PM
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I would like to get that red formulae also.
I got 1 too.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Universal Speed Master pedal restoration

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I would like to get that red formulae also.
I got 1 too.
Hey there, actually i think you might also be able to help me. Does yours still have the "bar" running underneath? If so, would you be able to post a photo of it as I'll likely be making a new one (using a metal bar that I have picked up a while ago, but isn't from this pedal) and I would love to know what the original "hook" side looked like, in terms of angle.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:24 PM
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OK here you go.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:51 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Universal Speed Master pedal restoration

Thank you, this helps a lot!
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:32 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Universal Speed Master pedal restoration

Most local auto paint/finish stores have a pretty good selection of paint swatches. You should be able to get a pretty good match. Looks like Fire engine red to me. :-) Cool pedals!!
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