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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 07, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Change from column to floor shift

How hard is to change a column shift transmision to a floor shift? Would i have to buy a new transmision and steering column?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 07, 6:36 AM
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Re: Change from column to floor shift

Eddie,

It's not that hard at all.

No you don't have to buy a new trans or steering column. Please tell us more about your car, is it a auto or manual transmission? What model/ year car is it. The steering column may just need a new collar or just pull the pin out and remove the lever for now. Does your car have bucket seats?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 07, 3:18 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Change from column to floor shift

My car is a 70 chevelle. automatic trans. Right now it has a bench seat. car is not running yet. I am going to send to get the body work done and painted.
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Re: Change from column to floor shift

Eddie,

If you are tall enough you can leave your bench seat and install a good auto floor shifter. or if your like me (5'5") you will need to go with buckets. LOL The new shifter will connect to your trans with a cable. Like I stated above, you can just punch out the pin and remove your old shifter handle. The neutral safety switch is mounted to the steering column (I think) so you may want to remove it and wire it to your new shifter so you have reverse lights. When money and time comes you can convert your column to a floor shifter with the correct collar and block out the PRND21 in the dash

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 07, 1:25 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Change from column to floor shift

Bill,
Thanks for the help.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 07, 7:32 PM
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Re: Change from column to floor shift

What's the best option to find a floor shift collar for the steering column? Ebay? Junk yard? Vendors don't carry the collar piece separately do they?
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