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anyone put a cable shift link in place of stock?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by LKJR, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    with the 2" body lift the linkage is a little goofy even after I adjusted it. so I'd like to just put a cable in it's place and be done with it. that way I can shift without any problems even when it's all twisted up.

    so who's done it and how?

    to clarify, I want to keep the stock shifter but use a cable instead of the hard linkage
     
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    where could I source cable like that? that would be easy enough I would think to build
     
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    Jeg's and Summit racing sells lokar stuff.Just get the Lokar part number,I'm sure either one would have it.
     
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    I like that idea....

    I was resisting the idea of going to a floor mounted shifter, but the linkage definitely DOES get bound-up when you wheel and get twisted up. It would be nice to replace all that rigid linkage, with a section that could "give" a little.


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    looks like it's only $100 from summit. haven't done it yet, gotta let things settle down a little bit.
     

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