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Old 09-12-2006, 11:26 PM
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Gear Shift Indicator

Hi All
Do any of you know a source for new Aftermarket, or used, gear shift indicators (pringle) that mount to the GM Steering Columns? I know most vehicles converted from Column mount to Gauge Indicators after the 80's, although some trucks/vans apparently used them into the early 90's.
I'm using a tilt column out of an '84 Cutlass, and running a THM350. I don't really want to go to the electronic/sender variations like Dakota, etc.
I've hunted all the local bone yards for older GM Cars/Trucks, but have been unsuccessful in a 3spd version to date. Have also checked with GM parts departments, who tell me they are no longer available. I think I noticed some new ones available on the Web a while back, but now can't find that link.
Any ideas?
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The aftermarket companies sell a low tech system. It includes a clear plastic arc with the PRND12+or3 that is stuck (clear two face tape) to the column in front of the gear shift collar. A second piece that is arrow shaped and has a red center line mounts to the gear shift collar. I think IDIDIT makes them.


They also have a version that has chrome ends.


http://www.ididitinc.com/column_ad_ons.htm


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Hey Rudy, check with some of the aftermarket truck parts suppliers. Like you said, many of them had the column mounted PRNDL's and they are adding re-pop stuff every day. You may also want to look at the 55-57 chevy stuff. They have all of that stuff available for restoring columns.
The only issue I can think you may have is column diameter. A big difference in diameter from your column to whatever donor car you choose will create a mismatch in the graphics spread. Try to verify column diameter to match what you have.
It wouldn't be that hard to create your own PRNDL if you wanted to go that route. Some clear plastic, rub on letters and a little epoxy glue would get your there...
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