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Old 09-15-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default need a short shifter boot

I have an SPS short shifter and I've had two boots eaten up by it. In time part of the boot will get stuck and pinched when shifting into 4th and sometimes other gears. The first boot I used was the stock shifter (which was a little tattered to begin with) and the second a black "carbon fiber" textured one I got from pep boys (lasted a bit longer).

I was thinking a neoprene boot would work but haven't found any yet. What do you guys w/ short shifters use or recommend?
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Pull the knob off, remove boot, take to old time shoe store, have shortened.
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Default Re: need a short shifter boot

I got the idea from someone on here. Pick up the rubber shift boot from the auto parts store. Pull off the console around the shifter. Turn the boot UPSIDE-DOWN and put it on the shifter. Put the console back on, and a cool shift knob. I got a solid chrome knob that uses a set screw to hold it. The guy I got the idea from said that the shaft is the same diameter as a Corvette, so he used a tap and die set (I don't remember what size) to thread the shaft, then ordered a knob made to fit a Corvette shaft.



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Default Re: need a short shifter boot

That's a pretty neat idea quiksc2. I was thinking about using one of those but I wasn't sure how to make it work or what it would look like.
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I thought about using a piece of sheet metal to make a gated shifter, but the pivot point is so high on the shifter that it wouldn't be much of a gate...
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