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Old 11-29-2006, 08:48 PM
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Moving a 3 speed from column to floor

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My ’46 Chevy has a 3 speed on the column, but I want to move it down to the floor. What is the best way to go about this? I was told of a “kit” out there that I could bolt on and be on my way, but never found it. Swapping out the transmission with one from a ’46 ˝ ton pick up is another option; do I have any other options…? If not, what should I expect in going with either of the two? Thanks!

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This was a common thing in the 50's & 60's. Just get a floor shifter for your transmission/car and mount it according to instructions. It will require a hole to be cut in the floor.
Lately I've seen people putting previously converted floor shifts back to column shift more than the other way.
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You will need the arms that fit on the trans, they will need to be flipped over so your shift pattern won't be backwards. Dan
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Thanks for the guidance.
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:12 AM
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Go to Jegs or Summit....you can get a floorshifter from them....I think Speedway has them also. Its a kit..it comes with the shifter, shifter boot, shift lever and knob, shift arms and linkage.
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Jegs has this item(Hurst Indy Qualifier 3-Speed Shifter) which i will be purchasing. Thanks again
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is your car stock? if not why not install a t-5 and 55 and up open rear end. its darn near a bolt in job.
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At this point the car is stock and as soon as i am able i will stuff a new drive-train...what? i am not sure but i will keep you guys posted. Thanks Henry for pointing me in the direction (Jegs has the parts i need) and to all for your suggestions.
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