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Old Oct 10th, 19, 08:48 PM
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I would just make a custom handle to suit, that way it'll be exactly how you want it.
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Old Oct 11th, 19, 12:34 AM
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I'm going to try a Long HN1057, it has a better angle than the Hurst 8620. If not I'll have to get inventive. This one will be about 4" above the bench.


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Wicked! -b
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Old Oct 11th, 19, 11:58 PM
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That should work..
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Old Oct 18th, 19, 06:54 AM
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I was away for a bit, the shifter came in while I was away. 2 4, R are right at the bench, 1, 3, 5 are out a little bit. I'll have to look at the lower seat wire to possibly move the seat forward. That would be the best solution, if it's possible.

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Old Oct 18th, 19, 03:50 PM
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Would be nice if you could replace the seat with one that had a cutaway in the middle, or if you could just cut a hunk away from the middle and reupholster.
...might not be a practical solution, at this point, though.
That is a cool shifter, though...and a nice installation! -b
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Old Oct 18th, 19, 04:21 PM
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Thank you Elvis, I'm not sure of the ability/capability of the shops here to do any modifications to a seat cutout. The bottom perimeter wire is the obstruction, and that is what I'm brain storming right now.
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Old Oct 18th, 19, 04:49 PM
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Thank you Elvis, I'm not sure of the ability/capability of the shops here to do any modifications to a seat cutout. The bottom perimeter wire is the obstruction, and that is what I'm brain storming right now.
It is just a mild steel rod eighth inch if memory serves me correctly. You can bend up a piece to jump the gap you create and weld it in. Then cut the springs to length and reweld them. It then becomes a mater ot finding matching material and sewing up a patch panel to bridge the gap you created in your seat for the shifter.

Lou Santiago when he was working for PowerNation TV reworked the trans tunnel in a Nova and modified the front bench seat to clear the raised transmission tunnel on Project Blue Hair (a 1970 Nova Sleeper he built). I looked but didn't see that episode on line but the company sells a CD with all of the episodes on one disc for about $24 (or used to at one time).

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Thanks Dave!!. I'm going to go unbolt the seat, and check it out.
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The seat goes forward now, it didn't come out pretty, but it's under the seat, plus I was welding in a breeze.







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Nothing wrong with that.
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Good one, Aukai! -b
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Old Oct 27th, 19, 11:10 PM
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Just as you have modified your crossmember, you can modify an "H" pattern Long Shifter mounting plate to sit the shifter body much lower on the Doug Nash/Richmond 4+1.
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Old Oct 27th, 19, 11:18 PM
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Aukai Sorry, I didn't realize you were this far into your install until I posted my reply above and it jumped to page 3. This can be an FYI for others to think outside the box.
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Old Oct 29th, 19, 04:12 PM
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We had a day, and a half interruption in internet service due to a damaged fiber optic cable.

I like your modification, I'll keep that one in the vault. Any tricks on laying it out?
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