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Thread: Colomn to floor shifter conversion

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    Default Colomn to floor shifter conversion

    Wondering how I would go about converting colum shifter to a floor shifter (keep in mind I only want an auto trans or i might do a sequential shifter later down the line)is it as simple as finding a trans with a floor shifter ie a mustang aod

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    Finding a Marauder, CV LX Sport, or MGM LSE would net the center console and bucket seats needed for the conversion as a direct bolt-in for 90+ cars. Everything 79-89 is roll your own. I've seen buckets with a (I think) Hurst shifter. No clue what seats were used in that one though. The shifter was mounted directly to the hump with the included cover and there was no center console built around it. I do not remember who's car that was. Basically just get a shifter that is compatible with the AOD transmission and you should be good. Most of them should come with everything you need.

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    The AOD gear selector on the trans is a 3 forward position selector, so any aftermarket shifter for C4 or C6 will work fine.
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    Thank u guys yea I'm still un decided on the seats and kind of leaning towards building my own console unless I find 1 I really like...

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    I think the lever on the side of the trans needs to change. Every floor shifted AOD I've seen has a lever that points the wrong way vs the column shift models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    I think the lever on the side of the trans needs to change. Every floor shifted AOD I've seen has a lever that points the wrong way vs the column shift models.
    Or use a long ass cable routed to the hump from the rear of the trans.

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