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Old 08-18-2013, 06:24 PM
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shifting into the seat




I got my New seat in that's from a 98-01 dodge.Im putting it in a 65 Chevy truck.anyways I got it in and well you can tell from the pics about the shifter.its a th350 with a b&m shifter and the engine is a vortec 350. my question is are there any way I can move the shifter? or turn the shifter around so that its facing the other way toward the window. if you have any solutions to this problem please let me know. I really don't want to have to look for another seat

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can someone please explain this to me I was reading on the B&M website and it said since I have is cable operated shifter the one that looks like a 4spd one it will fit a bench seat. what I want to know is how does work.how can I make my shifter so sorry for my bench seat so I'm able to go down to low gear
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cable operated = easy

You should be able to modify or make new mounting brackets to move it forward , some 4 X 4 trucks had a bolt in floor pan piece,I don't know if those years chevies had them if you need more clearance, or it's hammer and fab time.
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Looks like your steering on your seat also lol
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Also is that middle seat removable? If not id just go pick some $60 bucket seats off craigslist and buy seat covers and be done with it then you can sell that bench seat and it was easy and free
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I need the middle seat for my 5 year old.ill try to move the shifter or swap it for a shorter one
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shifter mechanism ?

Is the cable shifter fastened to the floor or to the trans, either way it shouldn't be too hard to relocate. I remember in 1958 I had the home made shifter next to the left kick panel next to my left leg for shifting the gm hydromatic, olds powered , olds trans in a 36 chevy coupe.
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well just a suggestion but you can always get 2 bucket seats, and a small seat for middle and if the one there seperates you can seperate it then mount it farther back then it would be enough room, and a 5yr old would still have room.
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I took the bolt out of the shifter a couple hours ago hoping I could just swap it around but as luck would have it I'll have to get under the truck.I never felt like crawling under it tonight (its really hot in the building) and I'm been running all day .tomorrow ill tackle it.on a Bright side I got a room for the pigeon forge ten rod run that's in September. me and project redheaded stepchild are going to be there come hell or high water lol.
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Ok guys figured it out.I just need a longer Rod that goes from the shifter to the trans. The rod thats on it is threaded so I need something on it so I can screw another rod on it.then move the shifter in the middle of the floor. here's the pictures I took from under the truck and excuse my drawings.the red Circle is where the shifter is now and the blue X is all open floored going towards the dash where I want to put shifter once I get a longer rod. by the way can somebody tell me what that Rod is called and maybe where I can get a longe one.thanks



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cut weld.

a piece of tubing to slip over it and stretch it out and weld, or another one and cut weldthe pieces together.
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OK I was *** backwards lol on the drawing.the blue x was pointing toward the rear not the front.so I have cut a hole cut in a new location for the shifter. I have threaded the whole leakang rod and am now trying to figure out how too get the shifter mounted in its new location. going to try and finish it tomorrow then its on to mounting the seat.
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I got the shifter in but I still need to adjust it. I have every gear but reverse so tomorrow im going figure out the deal
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Can someone tell me which gear the trans needs to be in so I can hookup the linkage.its a Th-350 Trans.I have all gears but park,reverse but I can climb under the truck and manually put it in gear.
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