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Old 09-09-2009, 07:58 PM
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Shifter question

i have an automatic 81 chevy pickup with a messed up steering column so i bought a used steering column out of a 4 speed. What could i do about the shifter? Should i put a floor shifter in it or somehow put the shifter off the old steering column on the new one?

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Old 09-09-2009, 08:08 PM
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Should have just bought the right column!!

Taking the two apart to swap pieces is a major PITA, worse than just fixing whatever was wrong with the original column. To use the stick shift column you will have to put some sort of floor shifter in.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:40 PM
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You could probably come out ahead on this, the floor shift columns are a lot harder to find and worth more. If you're not in a hurry, find someone looking to go with a floor shift and swap them for their column shift setup + $$$.

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I'm going to move this to General Rodding Tech.


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