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Has anyone out there installed an automatic Hurts or B&M, Quarter stick type shifter in a first gen Camaro and kept the center console?

If so how did you do it to make it look clean and are there any pictures out there?

I have seen them mounted without the center console but not with.

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I've got the Hurst quarter-stik in my 67 with a console. I didn't have to modify anything except the hole in the floor. The shifter fits using the 4-speed plate. I will post a picture tonight.
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Thanks brichead
I look forward to seeing the pic. I have heard that the manual shifter plate should be used but was wondering how the shifter hole is covered.
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Here's a pic of my install
I like the idea of not having to chop up my console. But I don't like the way it sticks up so high. So I'm going to a stock auto shifter. One other thing to think about w/the Quarter-stick is that it has a reverse lock-out & it takes two hands to get it into reverse. Not legal in some states, and I've been in a couple of sticky situations where I needed reverse quickly.(almost got backed into in a parking lot) But racing with is is FUN! (as much fun as you can have with an automatic)
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Allen M:
I had a B&M Quicksilver shifter installed. Le me know if you want a picture.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Allen M,
Please post your pics and/or email them to me at [email protected] .
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I have an older B$M Starshifter type in my 69 w/console. It fit well by removing the center plate from the stock shifter plate and cutting a piece of black naugahyde to fill in the gaps around the rubber boot.
I'll send a pic since my HobbyStage site is dead.

Don't know how similar the shifter are, tho'.

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Here is a good pic that was sent to me.

 

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and another:
 

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Brichead:

Can the shifter part that is exposed be covered by a shift boot? Do you know of any other shifters that will fit in a 67 Console/

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Allen M sent me this pic:
B&M Quicksilver shifter on a 67 Console

 

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Joe,
There's not enough room for a boot. Its a very tight fit. If you wanted to cut the shifter plate, it could be done & would probably look a lot better. When I bought my shifter I took the plate to the store with me & tried all of the shifters they had. The quarter-stick was the only one I could find that fit w/o any cutting. But that was 5-6 years ago, there might be something smaller out now? Good luck.
 

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Here's a pic of the B & M Mega Shifter I put in my 67. A little careful measuring and an inexpensive fabrication for a piece of plastic below the boot made it work out pretty well.








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