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Old 07-03-2008, 06:02 AM
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Default converting a regular pedal into direct drive, how?

i own a big dog e002. its a great pedal, but i was wondering if there is any way i could convert it to a direct drive pedal?
it is a dual chain double pedalm, if that means anything.

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Old 07-03-2008, 06:23 AM
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Default Re: converting a regular pedal into direct drive, how?

Certainly, almost any pedal would be "convertible", all depends on how good you are with metal fabrication, and what kinds of tools you have access to.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:55 AM
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metal shaft and duct tape :D

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Old 07-18-2008, 05:11 AM
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Jeeze sounds like a tuff project...try google searching the task im sure someone has done it before and has some tips that could be useful for you...good luck just be careful u wouldnt wanna mess up your pedal....
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:46 PM
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I could do it and it would be a fun project. Someone once asked me if I could convert a standard pedal into a longboard and I made a fully functional prototype.

First, go to a drum store and examine the direct drives on different pedals and take photos and measurements. The pedal and chain cam would need to have some parts to which you could attach the drive link. Then find some scrap metal suitable for the link. I would cut a section of steel plate or beam, for example. You might need to put the drive link in a vise and hit it with a hammer to bend it a certain way. When you have it the right size and shape, use a drill press to make holes at the top and bottom and attach it to the pedal and cam with bolts or clevis pins. The goal would be to minimize the changes you have to make to the pedal parts and design the drive link as needed.

You would need an intermediate level of tools and machine skills to do it, but it shouldn't be that hard.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:46 AM
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I could do it and it would be a fun project. Someone once asked me if I could convert a standard pedal into a longboard and I made a fully functional prototype.

First, go to a drum store and examine the direct drives on different pedals and take photos and measurements. The pedal and chain cam would need to have some parts to which you could attach the drive link. Then find some scrap metal suitable for the link. I would cut a section of steel plate or beam, for example. You might need to put the drive link in a vise and hit it with a hammer to bend it a certain way. When you have it the right size and shape, use a drill press to make holes at the top and bottom and attach it to the pedal and cam with bolts or clevis pins. The goal would be to minimize the changes you have to make to the pedal parts and design the drive link as needed.

You would need an intermediate level of tools and machine skills to do it, but it shouldn't be that hard.
Deathmetalconga,
thankyou for the advice, im going to check out some direct drives and take some measurements.
i might try this whole process out on my old dixon double pedal.
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:01 AM
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Deathmetalconga,
thankyou for the advice, im going to check out some direct drives and take some measurements.
i might try this whole process out on my old dixon double pedal.
Let us know how it goes and if you need any advice. I have to say it would be easier to convert a chain pedal to direct drive, than a direct drive pedal to chain.
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