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    Shifter is roughed in. This is Park



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    That should work great, and it probably won't obstruck any view while driving. I found on my 2003 MR2 convertable, with my height, the mirror actually blocks any one at a stop sign on my left perpendicular to me. I have to really pay attention when driving in a city to make sure no one is hidden by mirror!
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    Just wondering, is the shifter at final length as shown?
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    Whatever you top the shifter with is going to catch the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Just wondering, is the shifter at final length as shown?
    Yes, in Drive it is level with the steering wheel and topped off with a piston shift knob

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    Whatever you top the shifter with is going to catch the eye.
    The old vw cabs are pretty small. In my 66 bus, my line of sight is about an inch below the top of the windshield. The top of the shifter is even with the steering wheel, so closer to the height of my elbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    That should work great, and it probably won't obstruck any view while driving. I found on my 2003 MR2 convertable, with my height, the mirror actually blocks any one at a stop sign on my left perpendicular to me. I have to really pay attention when driving in a city to make sure no one is hidden by mirror!
    My VW bus (so this truck also) has the same issue. The center mount rearview mirror blocks a good bit of my field of vision

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    Its in Park, but you get the idea


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    Your earlier pictures looked to me like the shifter was about 6" longer. I like that length as shown, FWIW....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Your earlier pictures looked to me like the shifter was about 6" longer. I like that length as shown, FWIW....
    Thanks. That was just the interior cable that goes to the shifter button. I left it long until I got the knob.

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    The Powerglide transmission that I am using has a transbrake and a manual valve body, which means that I will be shifting between 1st and 2nd a lot. The shifter allows you to slide the lever out of drive and into neutral but not back again without pressing the button. That said, I modified the shifter with a neutral lockout to eliminate the possibility of accidentally winding up in neutral. I drilled and tapped a 10-24 thread into the shift gate in inserted a grade 8 machined bolt into it.









    The shifter is ready to go back in



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    Great work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Great work!
    Thanks!

    I just posted Part 9 of the Video Build Series

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1rTVq4Pwk


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    Thanks for taking time to make the video update! Both vehicles are loaded with innovation, and are going to be great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Thanks for taking time to make the video update! Both vehicles are loaded with innovation, and are going to be great!
    Thanks! I appreciate the encouragement.

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