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I saw another vette with a megashifter and knew I had to do this install too, only thing I didn't catch at first was the one I saw was in a 1977 with a different console than the 1976 which is much easier to work with. Needless to say what appeared to be a fairly easy fabrication kicked plan A, B and C out the window and turned into a complete fabrication from scratch.

Luckily I didn't install the A/C in the car so the controls weren't needed and the ash tray is never used and the Shift indicator from the factory didn't have an indicator so it was useless so all in all this improved the looks but it was a brain workout :smack

I used a piece of aluminum plate to make an adapter for the shifter plate to reuse the factory shifter mounting holes and bolts. I used MDF board 1/4" thick to replace the original console plate and painted it with some Rustoleum Textured paint. It took several test fits and I had to build a second MDF console cover since the shift cable was hitting the surround for the shifter boot by 1/4" on the first one, something a test fit didn't reveal.

This is the console shifter for the 1982-1992 Camaro and Firebirds with a shorter stick Part # 80692



















 

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Plan Z turned out pretty nice. Now what are you going to do with those Ice cold
mornings in Dayton with no heater controls.:smack

Thanks for sharing,
Riggs.
 

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Plan Z turned out pretty nice. Now what are you going to do with those Ice cold
mornings in Dayton with no heater controls.:smack

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Riggs.
Thanks Riggs, if I did live in Dayton I would drive the Avalanche, it has heat :D

Luckily living this far south heat is something we normally don't need but if I do, I'll go with plan Avalanche :thumbsup: or just stay at home and wait for things to warm up since I don't do well with the cold
 

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Cool installation. I've used the Megashifter in several street rod I've built. Very reliable and super cool looking. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Turned out real nice,but i think you need something to fill in the upper part,it looks kinda bare.Maybe power switches :huh:
Thats just me though,it is professional job,and i like the shifter,i had one in a trans am i had.
 

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Turned out real nice,but i think you need something to fill in the upper part,it looks kinda bare.Maybe power switches :huh:
Thats just me though,it is professional job,and i like the shifter,i had one in a trans am i had.
You have a great point and better late than never :laughing: though this was close to 2 years ago but I installed a Vintage Air setup and used the 3 knob controller along with an electric fan switch. Filled the void nicely along with a round shift ball from the Pro Shifter.




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Love the shifter and your Vette, looks very nice. I looked at the shifter you installed and it will not work with a overdrive trans. B & M has one that will work called hammer head and I really dig it. Thanks to your thread I looked for one and found it:thumbsup:

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Mark
 
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