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Transmission shifter, dash mounted.

 
JakeT JakeT
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/17/13
05:05 PM

Hey all, I'm new to this forum. I'm rebuilding a 1939 Chev street rod. I just installed a gm700r4 transmission. I want to install the shifter on the dash. I saw one at a cruise and it was slick. Anyone have any info. On where I can buy this?
Thanks,
Jake  

waynep712222 waynep712222
New User | Posts: 10 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/18/13
02:54 AM

hmm... dash mounted.. or thru a slot???

did it look something like this..

Ati 702010 W

ATI-702010  

waynep712222 waynep712222
New User | Posts: 10 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/18/13
02:58 AM

TCI makes one like this..

TCI 616541

TCI-616541


could either of these be mounted somehow on a bracket behind the dash with just the shifter lever and knob sticking thru.. sure looks like it...

some have front cable entry.. some have rear cable entry...  

JakeT JakeT
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/18/13
06:00 AM

The one I saw was through a slot. Very neat setup.  

waynep712222 waynep712222
New User | Posts: 10 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/18/13
07:57 AM

well... mid 60s thru 69 dodge vans with the engine in the middle used a dash mounted cable operated shifter...

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i don't recall what the early ford econolines had .. perhaps they were on the column..


for 700R4 and other transmissions there actually motorized shifters available..  so you can push a button  or have paddles on the back side of the steering wheel like a formula 1 car has..


there is nothing stopping a creative person from creating their own shifter.. as the angles needed for the shift stops is known... shifter detents are available to convert other gm console shifters to the slightly different 700R4 pattern..  its only slightly off a TH350/th400 pattern..

Detents  

waynep712222 waynep712222
New User | Posts: 10 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/18/13
08:05 AM

please don't forget... that if you intend on getting into ALMOST ANY rodding event... you will have to prove that you have a functional Neutral safety switch that will allow the car to start only in PARK or NEUTRAL...

the insurance companies for the events demand it.. and its the proper thing to have..

people have accidentally started their cars in gear before..