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TKO conversion, what to use for a console shifter boot?

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Click the thumbnail below and you will see the current status of a TH400 to TKO600 upgrade. I wasn't cool with the stock bend shift lever supplied with the kit, cuz the reach was a little longer than I like with my shoulder's partially torn rotator cuff. So bought different bend lever, clipped it, and welded it back together so that the lever is centered over the transmission nub. I also used the rear mounting position for the shift housing, which required moving the console back about an inch.

Anyway, I can't use the stock slide plates with my new console top plate. I need a boot to cover the gaping hole. I know I won't find one off-the-shelf, has anyone ever had one custom made? I am thinking leather... 4 appropriately proportioned triangles sewn together would do the trick, bit I am not that tricky.

Any leads for me?


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Hey Brian, I bought a stock boot, and looked at the sandwich trick, but my aftermarket console plate fits so tight I don't think I could get it in. I thought about gluing it on the underside of the plate, but it has that floor contouring curve in the rubber that might make it hard to do get attached. I guess I should give it at try, if it fails, nothing lost but a boot I have already hacked up.

My carpet is toast, too, from the console mounting work I did on it when I installed it a few years ago. I like the console for keeping junk in.

I can't remember, did you do the front or rear shifter housing mounting? I sure like the rearward position with my odd ball lever.
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