I actually "bolted" (loosely) the 208 shifter to the '86's floor, and hooked it up to the 205. Amazingly didn't need to modify anything, at least thus far. Of course, now I can't get enough leverage (as far as I can tell) to get it out of 2hi. I might be able to really yank on it, but I didn't have to with the 205 shifter, so... The problem as I see it is (as anyone knows that has a 205) the shifter pivot is very low (at the adapter) for the 205. The 208 lever pivots *just* under the floorpan. Probably 4" difference. If the 208 and 205 shifters are 18" (and almost perfectly straight, for example) the 208 pivot is at 9" from either end, the 205 would be about 15" on the cab side of the pivot, and 3" on the t-case side of the pivot. Since the 208 pivot isn't really adjustable, (for numerous reasons I have to keep the pivot and everything above it intact) and the lower end connects to the 205 at exactly the right height (the small link bar isn't binding) any ideas on how to make it work easier? I knew this would at least take some work to do right, so I'm not worried about it, but the pivot has me a bit perplexed. The shifter for the 208 can be thought of as perfectly straight from top to bottom. I'm trying to figure out (and its not working) if I were to change the angle of the shifter UNDER the pivot more towards the front of the truck, if that would increase the amount of leverage. If it's just not possible without changing the pivot location or changing the length of the shifter handle itself(neither of which *is* possible) I'll forget it, but I'd really like to make this 208 shifter work with the 205. Thoughts? Ideas?