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Old 11-30-2018, 10:49 AM
Northamusi Northamusi is offline
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Default Not Your Usual Speed King Question

Hi Guys:
I'm restoring a 1970s Ludwig Speed King. I already disassembled the springs and bearings, cleaned everything up, etc. Here's the question: it looks to me like there is a metal piece missing at the toe end of the footboard. I can't find any info on how this can be replaced or repaired. Any ideas?

thanks,

Steve
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:24 PM
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Hi Steve!

That missing piece is a spring steel finger, designed to keep the connector strap from coming out. I've never seen them being offered as a separate part. With vintage Speed King pedals being easy to find, you might want to consider purchasing another to obtain the footboard.

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Old 11-30-2018, 12:32 PM
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Default Re: Not Your Usual Speed King Question

That item wasn't offered as a separate part as it was integrated into the footboard via a press rivet (used to secure the "connecting link").

As id4f mentioned the best option is to locate another footboard. I added a few more images and a screen shot of the parts catalog for your reference.
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Old 11-30-2018, 01:04 PM
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Default Re: Not Your Usual Speed King Question

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.
I plan to sell this Speed King and was hoping there was a way to replace the missing piece.

best regards
Steve
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:36 AM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.
I plan to sell this Speed King and was hoping there was a way to replace the missing piece.

best regards
Steve
Knock 5 dollars off, that thing will disconnect once or twice a year, if that.
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: Not Your Usual Speed King Question

If you're 'handy' that piece is an easy DIY part- cut a strip of spring steel to size/ round the edges- pry the rivet out and carefully hammer a new rivet in- Yes- not 'original' but at least a fix and not a throwaway!
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: Not Your Usual Speed King Question

These parts will occasionally turn up on ebay as well. You can also try in the "Wanted To Buy" section here on this Forum.

I know that years ago, when Speed Kings were still in production, my local drum shop was able to order one for me directly from Ludwig. I doubt that's an option anymore.

To replace mine (I was in high school), my Dad's friend drilled out the rivet from the underside of the pedal, and replaced it with a screw and stop nut (nut on the underside). He used a round head machine screw with a flat underside (that goes against the top of the footboard), so it didn't stick up any more than the previous rivet did.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:06 PM
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Ironically, I just got a Speed King in the mail today and that piece was also broken on mine. I am going to try a thin yet stiff piece of plastic for this part. I have a plastic paint edger that is quite stiff yet thin, so I'm going to cut that out and fit that part in after I drill the rivet out and replace it with a screw/nut.

Stay tuned. I'll post photos when I'm done.
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:42 PM
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I just repaired mine. I ended up using a piece of a plastic paint edger as source material. It worked great. Here is the thread I posted about it.

http://vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=63853
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