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Old 10-24-2010, 05:26 PM
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Default Body Lift Shifter Modification Help

hey guys I just finished my body lift, ill be getting up pics soon but I am needing some help. I obviously had to extend the manual shifter but now due to the extension, part of the shifter is hitting on my cup holders. In this pic I circled the area of the shifter thats hitting on it, and was wanting to know if you guys think it would be fine to grind that area down to clear the plastic of the cup holder console? Thanks, Zach.

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Old 10-24-2010, 05:59 PM
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That is the part I was talking about cutting down. When we were texting yesterday.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:10 PM
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Ohhhhhh I thought you were talking about the console not the actual shifter itself. Ill have to retake the shifter off tomorrow but that should give me a good look of how much I can cut. there should be enough material that I can cut abunch away without changing the structural integrity of the shifter itself shouldnt there?
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:22 PM
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No dont cut the shifter cut that circle hole bigger. So when the shifter goes toward it it has a bigger area to go into.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:24 PM
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:43 PM
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yeah but the problem with that is thats the top of the center console and as you can see the 2 screw holes are right there. theres like no room to cut it out without making it look retarded you know what I mean
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:46 PM
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That part around the shifter is just plastic I would say it would be safe to trim it off.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:50 PM
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thats what im saying. I am going to take it off and turn it upside down to kinda look down and into the shifter and see how its connected. That cover is really thin metal, I felt it earlier but I think its connected like 5 inches up the shaft higher and thats just there serving no real exra purpose. So I think im going to cut a square notch out of 1 side of that circular metal piece around the shifter and see if that'l give me enough clearence. I just wanted to see if that circle piece at the bottom was there for any particular reason
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:55 PM
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try a shifter from an f-150 like '92-'96. Thats what I did in my '97
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