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Dash Shifter

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by inlinr6, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. inlinr6
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
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    I was trying to think of a different way of mounting a shifter,and I thought of using a push button off a Chrysler,but after talking to Steve Magnante(nice guy) this would prove to be almost impossible, without using the push button torque flite trans.so I found a dash shifter off a mid-60's Dodge Sweptline ,seemed a little flimsy looking.finally modifying a Hurst shifter.Has a knob from tacki-tiki.Anyone else do this? I'll post more pics when I finish the opening.
     

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  2. AA/Fuel34fordpu
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    Thats a cool idea
     
  3. hellsgaterods
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    ive had that same idea, just havent used it yet. i had a few a100 vans with the shifter on the dash and now i have a 55 plymouth that has a similiar set up from the factory. really kool!
     
  4. belyea_david
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
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    from Regina, SK

    Cool one-of-a-kind idea!
     

  5. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
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    from Canada

    Very cool! Different and functional and still
    somewhat commonly boneyard available!
    I like it! Personally, I'm more of an Edsel
    "Tele-Touch" 'push-button, steering
    wheel-hub-mounted shifter
    ' kinda guy, but....:eek::D:D

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  6. inlinr6
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
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    Thanks ,I thought of the Edsel setup but I'm set on this cool wheel getting restored right now.I'll try to get some more pics as things progress.with work and some health problems it may be a few weeks.
     
  7. Kato Kings
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    from Minnesota

    I used the 60's dodge setup in my 36 chevy pickup. Knob comes out from underneath the dash. I will try and post some pics later on.
     
  8. inlinr6
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    Yea!I would like to see that.
     
  9. Ontario55
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    Great idea
    A perfect example of thinking outside of the box
    Ontario55
     
  10. coupe33
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
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    I have been looking at this because of the limited floor space in my pickup. I have the same shifter and was also looking at a column shifter cable or linkage for the same reason.
     
  11. fat57
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
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    Just get one out of a jaguar very small and have a cable set up
     
  12. brad chevy
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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    The only thing good about the Chevy Corvair was the automatic shifter in the dash.Small and worked good.
     
  13. Kato Kings
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    from Minnesota

    Here are some pics, not the best pics. Mine shifts a 400 sp trans behind a 364 nailhead. Shifts from drivers side (park) to the right.
     
  14. Kato Kings
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    from Minnesota

    Pics
     

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  15. igby
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
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    nice door hand matches shifter.
     
  16. inlinr6
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
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    well done cranium69!Thanks for the pics, I cant wait to get back to mine.
     

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