I plan to use an automatic overdrive (700R4) rather than a 3 speed manual transmission. So one of the shifter arms is cut off and the other is heated and bent for the new shift linkage. Lastly a bearing is added to the bottom of the column & a hole in the shifter column rod is tapped and the shift lever pinned so the upper lever no longer moves in the old "H" pattern.
Needed a way to mount the 1940 steering column to the 1932 dash. A 1940 steering column was a popular hot rod modification in the 1950's because it was the first year Fords came with a column shifter, rather than a floor shifter. Maybe a popular mod also cause it allowed your girlfriend to sit closer. ;~)