For some reason I got a little side-tracked today but the result has me super stoked at the time I'll now save not having to deal with this anymore.
The APPS (Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor) that comes in the van is similar to yet worlds apart from the APPS for the Cummins. They are both made by Hella, both share the same connector but the mounting surface to pedal angle is WAY off. Enough that I've been dreading the goofy bracket I'd have to make in order to put the pedal in a comfortable position. Not to mention that I should really have the the seat and flooring at least simulated in the van while I make the bracket so I know it will clear what it needs to. I was pretty much leaving this as one of the last items on the list because I just wasn't excited about dealing with it.
Well...today I was messing around with the ECM on the bench and I thought, "I wonder if the Ford pedal will drive the throttle position monitor on my diagnostic tool? Nope. Won't do it. But wait a second... The portion of the APPS that houses the pedal pivot and the electronics looks very similar to the RAM truck APPS. Let's potentially destroy two $80 parts to see if we can just swap pedal arms..." (actual internal dialogue from earlier).
See, they're close but not close (RAM truck part on left, Ford van on the right). The shape of the pedal is way different but the housing and electronics look like they're related. (pay no attention to the broken clip on the housing)
and then I discover an F*** YES moment!
All the internal parts are the same! I swapped pedal arms, reassembled then hooked up to the ECM. Works like a charm. Full sweep of the APPS (0.00%-100.00%) on my screen and hours saved not having to make a bracket for an oddly shaped Chrysler part. So now I just bolt the pedal in place in the factory location and it will look and feel like the original.
Taking this factory look Cummins swap to a whole new level!