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Jan 15, 2016 11:40 am
Peter S30 Offline
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Subject: V12 pedal rubber
I was asked for pedal rubbers for a V12, gothic arch shaped, anybody knows a source ?
 

Nov 16, 2018 2:04 pm
bruce carey Offline
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Subject: Re: V12 pedal rubber
Well peter,
I think i have an answer on these pedals...and since i am the current care taker for the car that for the last 40 plus years that previous owners have been trying to find these covers. the car is a 1938 v12 limo...coachwork by Windovers.# 18015 It appears through my intense research that this is the only car they made...and these pedals were their own creation...the rubber was molded on these...so in essence there never were any covers that could be slipped on. I am currently having a mold made for this. Another special feature by this company was the way they put the horns on this car...instaed of the horns being on the outside...exposed...they put them inside.
 

Nov 17, 2018 10:47 am
h14 Offline
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Registered since: Nov 30, 2008
Location: Chalandray, France


Subject: Re: V12 pedal rubber
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Hi Peter & Bruce,
Here are pictures of the pedals from my V12. Here you can see a complete original, the other original disassembled, and replacement rubbers I bought probably in the early 1980s.
As can be seen, the replacements have threaded steel studs for fixing. One can see traces of perished rubber on the reverse side of both pedals, so the original fixing was either via a pair of mushroom head shaped mouldings on the rear of the rubbers; or that the rubbers were literally cast hot onto the pedals.
The rubbers were not flat at the back, but had a triangular section bulge which mates with a depression in the bronze pedal casting. This bulge has detached from the original pedal rubber, and can be seen still in situ in the pedal. You can see the bulge in profile on the pedal rubber sitting sideways at the top of the second photo.
Hope this helps.
Laurence

ps ... Bruce, you need to look at other V12s! A distinguishing feature between the visually similar LG6 and V12 is that, on the V12, the horns are hidden behind the "bosoms" of the front apron. On the LG6, there is some rather awkward panelwork which has the trumpet section of the horns exposed, with the domed section hidden.

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Nov 18, 2018 10:21 am
Colin M34 Offline
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Registered since: Dec 01, 2007
Location: Suffolk, UK


Subject: Re: V12 pedal rubber
Hi Laurence,

Nice table. Is the edge veneered in Amboyna wood? - one of my favourites!
 

Nov 18, 2018 1:25 pm
h14 Offline
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Registered since: Nov 30, 2008
Location: Chalandray, France


Subject: Re: V12 pedal rubber
Hi Colin,

Glad you also like the table.
It could be, but I suspect it's burr walnut. Bought this table for 30 over here in France at a charity sale. It's a lovely thing, with turned brass feet and ormolu mounts at the top of the legs, plus quite complicated inlaid stringing. Unfortunately the top has been abused with a fair chunk of veneer missing, and although it opens out, there are no leaves to insert. Probably why it was so cheap, but I couldn't resist it at that price!
Laurence
 

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