Thanks for the reply.The rod that connects the shifter to the leaver on my transmission was modified (messed up!) The length of the rod from end to end will probably give me what I need . The "bushing boss" Is what I would call the piece that attaches thru the hole in the trans. lever. I was looking for a picture to see if it is straight or if there is a bend in the rod. I'm not sure if the '72 is the same length as a '69 but I would bet the bends are the same or at least similar.