Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

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

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2000
    Posts:
    2,116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lubbock, Tx
    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
     
  2. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2000
    Posts:
    1,608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Petrolia,Ontario,Canada
  3. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2000
    Posts:
    2,116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lubbock, Tx
    where could I source cable like that? that would be easy enough I would think to build
     
  4. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2000
    Posts:
    1,608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Petrolia,Ontario,Canada
    Jeg's and Summit racing sells lokar stuff.Just get the Lokar part number,I'm sure either one would have it.
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2001
    Posts:
    15,707
    Likes Received:
    1,444
    Location:
    602 Days to BB2018
    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.


    /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  6. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2000
    Posts:
    2,116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lubbock, Tx
    looks like it's only $100 from summit. haven't done it yet, gotta let things settle down a little bit.
     

Share This Page