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I noticed that the replacement shifter boot I bought has a larger flange than the chrome cover that covers the hole in the carpet. It also has four holes. Does this mean that the only way to swap it out is from the bottom? Does it also mean you have to pull the tranny to do so? FYI, it's a stock shift linkage sitting atop a T-10 tranny. Thanks.

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hehe, got into an argument with my resto buddy over this when we were restoring the Shelby. he SWORE that the rubber boot screwed down on top of the carpet and then a few hours later he apologizes to me after looking at the assembly diagrams. hrmm..

anyway, in answer to your question, the boot slides over the shifter and is screwed down directly to the transmission tunnel. you have to remove the carpet to install this correctly. the chrome floating bezel just goes over the boot until the last hump before the floor.

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The shifter boot base goes between the steel metal hump and the carpet via the 4 bolts. The carpet covers the 4 bolts, and the chrome bezel fits over the carpeting. I was a doofus and cut the carpet back to access the bolt holes (one bolt had been sheared off in the hole requiring it to be drilled out), so now the chrome bezel doesn't cover all of the carpet hole. I then put the shifter boot on top of the carpet, and ditched the chrome bezel (it rattles against the bolt heads). It looks very nice and clean, although Charles Turner would likely turn over in his grave.

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And if you use the stock shifter boot with an aftermarket Hurst shifter assy on a '65, the slip over shifter bezel prevents the shifter from going into second. This happened on my previous '65 FB. You mileage may vary.

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CT rolling over in his grave??!! OHMIGOD - those b*st*rds have killed Charles!!

Great story, Randy. Sounds like something I'd do. Probably not good enough for a full Doofus Award, but certainly worth honorable mention!



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I did it just to aggravate you and the rest of the MCA judges! Hee Hee Ha Ha!

Now, just how many of you use the lower shifter boot? Hmmm? I don't. Another point lost to MCA...oh well.

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