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Old Oct 13th, 11, 11:27 PM
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Default 69 muncie 4 speed shifter bench vs. console

I picked up a claimed to be original muncie 4 speed console shift, shifter....the guy i got it from says its for consoles who is very knowledgeable, and a guy i work with who is also very knowledgeable says its a 4 speed bench seat shifter...i will post a picture tomorrow when i pick it up, if you guys could possibly post pictures of a bench seat shifter in a car and the same with the 4 speed console shifter id really appreciate it. Thanks Casey
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Old Oct 14th, 11, 9:00 AM
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bench seat is a hook/ semi circle...console is straght half way up is is bent at a 45 and points to the driver....night and day differences......
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Old Oct 14th, 11, 11:23 AM
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Heres some pictures of my bench seat four speed non console.

http://www.1969supersport.com/hump.html

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Old Oct 14th, 11, 11:26 AM
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And on my website with the chassis pictures numbers 1 through 63 http://www.1969supersport.com you will see some pictures of the four speed that came with it that fit and worked good before the frame off, so its not the original 4 speed that came in the car when it was new.

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Old Oct 14th, 11, 7:27 PM
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this is the one i got, it is the "2 piece" ball type.....said to be an original pulled out of a 69 chevelle back in the late 70's



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Old Oct 14th, 11, 7:39 PM
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Some good references noted above. Although I can't really confirm it from my knowledge, there might have been a third different shifter handle used on a bucket seat "no" console car.
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Yes, there was a third shift handle for a bucket seat car with no console.
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Old Oct 14th, 11, 9:17 PM
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that was my other concern, ive looked around but i cant tell. im personally 90% sure its not a bench shifter, but i have no idea if its a console or no console one.....
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Old Oct 14th, 11, 9:29 PM
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Definitely not a bench seat shift handle. The bench seat handle curves up and over the seat for clearance when short guys like me have the seat all the way forward.
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It is not a bench shift handle as stated above.
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You almost need a picture the console shifter and buckets non console shifter side by side to tell the difference. I do not have a picture. I thought I saw one on here in the forums a while back. Do a search.
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Old Oct 15th, 11, 12:04 AM
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as long as this thing doesnt stick up too far or anything like that im fine with it, i just wanted to make sure it wasent gonna look stupid, but from the info ive gathered the floor shift and console shifter handles are very very similar
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Here's a comparison pic showing the difference between the "buckets/no console" (the upper 2), and the "with console" (the lower 1).

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mine definitely seems to look more like the lower one, thanks alot for the picture!!
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mine definitely seems to look more like the lower one, thanks alot for the picture!!
Sure, glad to help.
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