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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 00, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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my 69 is a column shift auto. i am going with a 4-speed can i convert my column to a floor shift column thanks. Greg
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 00, 06:56 PM
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Hey greg,

Doing the same conversion right now. Got a lot of help from the guys on this site. They sent me pictures, Drawings, layouts for the tunnel hole etc. Give me a yell at [email protected] and let me know what you need.

I am learning this is kind of an expensive conversion.

Are you going 4 speed Manual or 3 speed automatic?

If you have a column shift you are probally running a 2 speed powerglide. Great strip trans but sucks on the street.

If you are going to a 3 speed the trans will run around $1200 for a Built TH400

New steering column with tilt wheel - about $400

Linkage, Misc items $200

Check out this link - Shift Works. These guys are great and make linkage kits to do conversions or take you into your new trans.


Let me know what you need. My biggest problem was determining where to cut the hole in the tunnel. I have all that info now to pass along to you.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 00, 06:37 AM
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I have a bare column for a floor shift car. All you do is pull the gut from your column and put into this one.
I want 25.00 + shipping.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 00, 11:41 AM
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I am also converting from a column to console but on an automatic. I need to know what harness runs from the fuse box to the harness in the console. and also will this harness allow me to use my current steering column until I can afford the correct one.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 00, 02:13 PM
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The console mounted shifter includes the park lock out switch. You should be able to keep this on the steering column, if you re-connect the linkage for the transmission lock out, and don't mind not having the lights on the console. otherwise an adaptor type harness should be available from somewhere.

I hate to see people spending $400.00 for a tilt column. Many GM columns will fit with a slight modification to the transmission linkage lever on the column. And the special splined flange for the rag joint. It's much more economical to get a junkyard column and do this, Obviously, if your not going original. You can add the newer style column dimmer switch, I even added the column mounted intermittant wipers, (slightly more work, but a nice feature)

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