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Dean is describing the brake peddle pad. The replaceable rubber cover of the brake peddle.

How are these bolted to the peddle? Every one I've seen slips over the metal peddle base. I said my original "bonded" to the steel peddle making removal a crumbling experience. Are we discussing something different?
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As you can see by the picture of the NOS one OX1 posted there is a metal piece that connects to the pedal. It's an easy off and on. That NOS one is correct for 59-60 Thunderbirds.

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Yep, that's how my 'Swift Sure' pad is, too. One bolt and nut. No scraping or prying.
The box has 'trim' blacked out because the Swift Sure model has a stainless trim piece that goes over the rubber part.
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When you purchase the replacement "Power Brakes" pad or regular brakes pad from Mac's, there's no bracket. There's nothing but pad. Check it out. No older car I've owned had the pad bolt on.

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I have seen just the pad. In that case I would pay the extra money and get the NOS one. Sometimes cheaper is not better.

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Here they are, boys...
First, the AUTOMATIC TRANS...


MANUAL TRANS...


And a closeup...


This shows ONLY the clutch and manual brake pedals use a separate pedal cover that slips over the pedal. - Dave
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Great job Dave.

I checked Mac's and Larry's. Mac's has the 2 pad covers for regular brakes and PB for about $10 and $15. However, one Swift-Sure is $120.95. Would you assume that's the bolt on since there's no detailed explanation?

Larry's a bit different selling a Swift-Sure without the metal band for $30.17. Again, no details as to whether this is the bolt-on.

I just checked the Bird's Nest and the metal equipped Swift-Sure is $40.00. No details on the product.

Well, $121 is rather unreasonable for a bolt-on.

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According to these Ford diagrams, ALL automatic brake pedals are bolt-on. My experience finds that to be true.

Over the years, I've seen 'Swift Sure' pedals go for many prices. Somehow, the two pieces (rubber and chrome) could not be purchased as one (I heard, for copyright laws) so they were sold as separate part numbers and the buyer had to assemble the bezel and rubber parts.

Everyone sold them but at high prices. The last Swift Sure I bought was $50 (complete) from Mac's, years ago.

Whenever I see a high price, I assume they don't want to be bothered OR they will buy the part from someone else then send it to you at a hefty profit. - Dave
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Alright Dave. Good job!

Bird's Nest and Larry's roughly $50 version is the bolt-on. So back to the original question's answer is these are the bolt-on Swift-Sure Peddle pads. It shouldn't be an issue for OX1.

As I said, I never had a bolt-on brake peddle pad. I saw the all rubber "Power Brakes" pad in Macs for about $15, and since my car is a PB conversion, I thought this was the only option. I never thought to look in my service manual for a bolt-on brake peddle pad. The replacement I placed over the metal backing bolted to my peddle isn't bad. It's snug, doesn't move, and solid. Having said that, I'll probably swap it out for the bolt-on because I'm a nerd about this stuff.

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...Bird's Nest and Larry's roughly $50 version is the bolt-on....
Larry's only shows the stainless bar, not the mating stainless surround.
Bird Nest shows the correct parts but as said, they must be ordered separately.
Mac's has a price guarantee that promises to match another site's price.

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