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Old 09-28-2019, 09:57 PM   #331
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Credit to the other guys that posted pics and ideas that helped me dig into this one too. Nothing different here but I thought it was worth putting up some detail pics for the next guy.

This is the stock GM/Hurst shifter, I got an extra to play with so pics are of both. The one that came with my tranny was abused, explains the trashed reverse and 4th gears, syncros, main input shaft, and broken tail housing.

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Will be cut at the top edge of the tape. The pen marks are to reference where the indention on the shaft is.

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Cut with carb wheel, forget the hacksaw it's hardened steel. This shows it assembled in the housing. This is def as low as you can cut it.

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Perfect cut not terribly important here.


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Can makes a good shifter stand

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Quick pattern for relocation of the shifter handle. Not seen is time spent in the car getting the right spot located. Made the call to use 1/4 in flat stock as I couldn't find 5/16 anywhere local. Could cost days getting some in and I didn't want to lose the time.


Maybe these measurement pics will help someone...


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Top piece tacked on and it clears as I expected with no room to spare. But I wanted it as low as possible, didn't want the shifter sticking up high like one of those Big Daddy Ed Roth jobs.


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Vertical piece cut, drilled and tapped for shift handle bolts. Positioned it low.
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Used nuts on the back for clearance in case I wanted to back up the bolts with nuts. Also with nuts turned I could get e close fit on the horizontal piece to help with tacking in place.

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All tacked together

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Fits really nice!!!

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Good work Slofut! Love the short stick. I'll probably wind up making or modifying a stick on mine. Like you said, don't want one of those Roth sticks!
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Long time, no post. What did you do about exhaust and how is the paint turning out?
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:42 AM   #333
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Long time, no post. What did you do about exhaust and how is the paint turning out?
Nice to meet you hrdc0r, yea I haven't posted much in a long time. ADD has kicked in hard after 7 years working on the same dang car. Played with a couple bikes for a while, and lots of time with vintage wristwatches (another weakness) and work.
But I never stopped working on the car completely, just less time. I'll try to catch up on some pics today. The exhaust is '11 corvette manifolds to custom made down pipes to a pair of BB side pipes. Note here that their pipes made for the C3 do not fit. I had to cut the (expensive!) stainless pipes and add a 2 inch extension, and move the rear mounting bracket!

Bodywork has been tons of stripping glassing and sanding. Always use epoxy first before any primer or filler and I very highly recommend SPI epoxy.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:49 AM   #334
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Latest pics. Note how they look pretty much like the ones from 6 months ago
It's because you put stuff on and sand it off, then put it on again...
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:20 PM   #336
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Hey Slofut, good to see you are still at it! Keep doing things a little at a time because when you get a bucket full of "little" things they become a "big" thing!! Keep us posted!
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The LT 1 hood rocks !

Sand on !
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