Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Land O Lakes, Florida
Re: shifter mount.
The original brackets from the staple shifter will not work. I did something similar to what he did except I used two pieces of 3" channel clamshelled together until i got the height right. I then welded them together at that height. I tapped the top channel so i could bolt the shifter to it without nuts. The bottom channel has some cut off 1/4" bolts in it so I could level the hole thing to the hump and then when it sat nice I ran some self tapping screws through it to fasten it down.
I made a trim panel to lay in the console where the old staple shifte bezel was. The hurst shifter cover now bolts to the panel and it looks damn close to a factory install. I have had quite a few guys ask me how I went about it after seeing it. Wish I had taken some pictures of the mount but I didn't...
Somewhere I have some pictures of the finished product if you're interested, I'll try to find them.
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