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How hard to convert 700R4 to floor shift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NewK5Guy, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. NewK5Guy

    NewK5Guy 1/2 ton status

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    How difficult would this project be? This is an 84 K5. I'll assume I could use an aftermarket universal shifter which utilizes a cable. I could run the cable through the hole where the t case shifter is and mount the shifter pretty much anywhere on the tranny tunnel I want(just make sure the cable don't bind). A longer handle would be required as well. Thoughts? Opinions? Testimonials?

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by NewK5Guy on 03/07/01 02:29 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. muddin4fun

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    I doubt it'll be worth it. Why do you want to put it on the floor anyway?

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  3. dyeager535

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    Not only not worth it, then you somehow have to leave the column shifter connected for reverse lights and neutral start switch. Just leave it where it is IMO.



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    I dont think it would be hard at all, I am thinking about doing it too because I am getting a tranny with a manual valve body and its too easy to go into neutral when you are power shifting. I will be removing the center conslole and I will prob fabricate a smaller one placed back a little farther. B&M makes the truck shifter that sits a little taller than the standard shifter and it comes with the reverse light swith and I think it may come with the shifter cable too. If I do it ill let you know how it works.
    Brent
    PS its the B&M mega shifter I think...
     
  5. BillyBob

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    I'm gonna do this to my new truck. I already have a light truck megashifter to go in. I originally got it to go in my 87 because I couldn't get to 1st gear due to the body lift screwing up my linkage. Anyway, it's just a nice addition, but is somewhat meaningless unless you're going to go with a manual valve body. I don't like the column shift and linkage.. I feel the cable shifter will work better.. not to mention it has relays to hook up the reverse lights and neutral saftey switch. It's just a $160 replacement for the column shifter.

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  6. LA Bogger

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    Already did it the only problem was the box that covers the shifter had to be trimmed. It cover the 2 Hi/4Lo/4Hi . No big deal though.... Reverse light works no problems.. I have a Quicksilver in mine...

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  7. NewK5Guy

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    Hmm...3 for/2 against. I want to do it because not only does it look cooler, but the shifter in my truck is vauge and seems to have 2 neutral detents with one seeming to move around. I took a look at the shift linkage and there must me a million parts. A cable shifter would certainly lower the amount of part numbers there and help in the dependability dept. I'm still gonna look into it.
     

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