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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Bending the shifter

Okay, i'm finally getting down to some of the small stuff. The new shifter sits about 5" further forward than the stock one so the inspection plate and console can't go on. I know I can heat with a torch and bend it, but should I pull the shifter off to do it, or just put a wet rag around the base to keep it from getting too hot? Or is it okay to just heat it up like it is and bend it?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 12:48 PM
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Re: Bending the shifter

I just heat mine up and bend 'em. If you have any rubber parts on your shifter (I haven't) removing them or doing the wet rag thing would be a good idea though. If it has to be bent a lot, a longer radius bend looks nicer and seems to shift better.

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