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Old 08-23-2003, 06:30 PM
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Short Shifter for a 4X4???

does anyone no of a company that makes short shifters for a 4 spd truck trany.. stick.. i got a 1979 chevy 3/4 ton.. and to shift the thing u gota reach all the way accros the truck.. i got a couple places to look into it for me.. from my last post i found out the trany's a muncie.. i was also thinking the shifter is really close to hitting the dash in 1st and 3rd.. so its gota be precisely for my truck.. or is there a way i can get the short shifter and use my stick thats on here just using the short linkage throw? thanx for any help

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Old 08-26-2003, 06:32 AM
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You are pretty much stuck with what you've got now, and I have had the same problems you have.
I have racked my knuckles off the dash way too many times to count in both the 2 and 4 wheel drive trucks I have owned.
The Muncie 465 tranny is not one I would think would be a candidate for short throw BUT with enough money for the machine work and materials it COULD be done.
After all you would only have to machine a complete top plate with the shifter shaft ball and socket located higher than what they are now. And billet aluminum should do the job just fine.
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why not just find someone with a torch and some knowledge
and have them bend the stick you have
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Old 08-30-2003, 06:07 AM
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Do you want to have a shorter shifter throw or the shifter to not hit anything when you shift it.
Bending the shifter can be done by anyone smart or not, but it won't improve travel at all.
If the truck is stock then you have the top loader SM-465 and your only option to shorten shifter throw travel would be the method in my previous response to this post.
If you or someone else transplanted the transmission with the side mount shifter then you could just buy a shifter kit from a speed shop.
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