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Jesse S

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Think that's the old carpet ... ??
I have the replacement .. It's Limo carpet ..

Back when I installed the sound deading mat I didn't know what all would be needed to do to install the overdrive trans ..
Thoughts was at that time to reuse the hole for the t-case shifter .. As the trans was being built seen right off that wasn't going to happen ..

A whole new ballgame was at foot ..
Not a biggie ... Just a bit more work ...
 
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Jesse S

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Crossmember came in ...
Not going to be a Plug & Play gig .. !!

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As with most all of parts for a Frankenstein there's a need for fine tuning ..

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Lets see what a tad of Slice & Dice will do for it ... Want too ??

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That's one, five more to go ...

Taking 1/2" off each side .. That should get it narrowed enough to fit ..

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At least you have the tools and skills to handle the slice and dice. :cheers:
 

Jesse S

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Well ....
The effort is there ...

If I can stay on it all day might get it on the truck by the end of the day .. ??

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The slice ^

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Not sure if I had got to the dice part or not .. ??
That's one side ... Threw on a few welds and will do a test fit on the truck ..

Test fit said .. "Close but no cigar !!"

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Almost could bolt it on, but it would be rubbing on the pan ...
I'll do the other side ...

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Jesse S

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I like the idea of the longer shifter.
The longer one fits the persona of the build better..

Long it is ..

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Dang ... I forgot to install the clutch pedal .. !!
( Never grow old. it screws with your memory ) Lol

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Or did I ??
( Something still ain't quite right with this set up ?? )

I know what's up ..
It's the wrong shift knob ..

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Option "B"

Think Ill go with a wood shift knob that will match the Caddy horn button and dashboard ..

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Something on this order ...

Wanted to keep the wireless four channel knob in play, but with the long stick it no longer looks like it belongs

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Looking Good! :cheers:

Almost ..

Got a small bit of lean going on ..
Got to take the T-case shifter off and heat up the welded on arm for a very slight bend ..

At the moment it's ...

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Found the knob that will be used ...
The chrome made the decision solid ..
( Dang old truck going to think it's a Bentley )
 
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