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 Post subject: Leather 4 speed gear shifter
Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:06 pm 
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I was looking at getting a six speed shifter and "making it fit" but i found a simpler way, i have a Fairmont Ghia so i had some leather anyway but more is always good so pulled the shifter apart and its a very simple process.

(Thanks to phatba) "from memory you have to take it off the car by undoing the single screw. then push the button in and slide a screw driver into the gap at the top, and you should be able to pop the button out. once the buttons out you can see a screw that holds the silver part in. take that out, and the silver bit should slide off"

I then got some apulstory leather and roughed up the silvery part and simply glued the leather down and tucked it in and VIOLA it looks and feels sweet.. :D
the next step is to mod the surround and make a boot for it.

for some reason i can't upload pic so i put them below
http://photobucket.com/leathergear

 

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Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:39 pm 
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Hey dude may be able to help out there. Cairns car wreckers have exactly what you are looking for. They have it on a 6 speed box. A nice silver surround and all. Got the leather surround on shifter and all.

 

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:16 am 
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EFfalconsrule wrote:
Hey dude may be able to help out there. Cairns car wreckers have exactly what you are looking for. They have it on a 6 speed box. A nice silver surround and all. Got the leather surround on shifter and all.

Thanks dude, but i am now happy with my mod
cheers anyway

 

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modded and painted rear bar insert.

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Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 3:08 am 
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can the 6 speed shifter be put onto the 4 speed?
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Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:57 am 
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I have a mate who is a parts interpretor for ford, and we loked at it and the old saying is "anything can be made to fit", but i don't think its a straight swap.

 

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Herrod FG Airbox
Custom Front grill.
modded and painted rear bar insert.

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