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ok,need some help guys,interesting concept ive come up with...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 96RAM85CHEVY, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. 96RAM85CHEVY

    96RAM85CHEVY Registered Member

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    ok well i have a 85 k30,ive posted pics and vids for you guys recently.

    i got some summit leather bucket racing seats for my birthday,and am going to put them in my truck,im also going to build a custom center console for the chev,kind of like this one...pic attached[​IMG]

    now,since my trucks 4wd,im not quite sure what to do with the 4wd shifter,since it has to pivot slightly to the right to engage 4low,i cant just use a cable and a custom shfiter next to the b&m ratchet.

    one idea was swapping a later model 241hd case in,since they move straight forward and back through 2 hi,4hi,n,4lo

    the other idea is to swap in a later model pushbutton transfer case,which i think would be kinda cool for the bling factor,and i know most of you guys dont like em,so blah! :haha:

    or i could modify the design of that center console to work with my 4wd shifter?

    what should i do guys?
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    if there must be bling, at least have it conform to functionality, not the other way around. If your current tcase is a 205, keep it and mod your custom console thingy to work with it.

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    Cut a slot in the top of the console just wide enough to allow the shifter to move. Kinda like the "J" pattern Jaguar and MB used for years in their consoles. I think it would look cool.
     
  4. 96RAM85CHEVY

    96RAM85CHEVY Registered Member

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    well,ive thought about doing the 203/205 doubler,so modding the console is gonna require alot of change to that design....i dunno,ill figure something out.


    anybody have a pic of a 203/205 doubler in there chevy so i can get an idea of how the sticks look,and the placement of them?
     
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    Talking about the 208/241 , since you thought about a 241 :

    Having torn my out before , and looking at the shifter . It does not HAVE to go to the right . They just do that for safety reasons .

    You can remove the stop on the shifter if you wanted .

    The actual case itself is just like an auto tranny , all the detents one right after the other .

    Someone has asked about doing a cable shifter about once every 3 months here . I just do not know who has actually done it .

    All it would really take is a cable , a place to hold the cable housing so the cable moves in it ( maybe fab a bracket on the tranny using a bolt hole ) . And hooking it up to the shfter mounted on the console .

    For keeping your 205 :

    Long bent shifter handle homemade extension , generic shift boot and floor ring on the console :thumb:
     
  6. 96RAM85CHEVY

    96RAM85CHEVY Registered Member

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    you sir,are a god.

    i read your post,and went and got some heavy duty cable,not that b&m shifter cable crap,i got some heavy duty stuff!

    i also bought a bunch of MDF and some leather to cover it with,now hopefully my new carpet kit will get here soon,and off i go!!!

    gonna use the b&m ratchet console shifter i have for the transam,and try to get a used shifter off ebay,so i can use it for the xcase,gonna have to modify that so it only has 4 stops,shouldnt be too hard,i started today by takin the seats out and getting some wiring squared away,ill throw some pics up soon.


    thanks for that info on the xcase!
     

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