Do you have pics of this? I'd like to see a custom job sounds like a nice fit.TWO-TONS-OF-FUN said:there are two white clips that are inside the shift knob you have to push them in and lift up hard on the knob to get it off the handle
i took mine off and cut the top of the shifter down about 3/4ths of an inch to get rid of the tabs that locate the stock knob then threaded it and welded the two pieces together (have spray bottle ready for fire thatensues form rubber inside handle) and bought a hurst kob for a 97-04 vette that makes a huge visual improvement on the interior. if you thread the handle just right the boot rests right on the ball so the handle dosent show which gives it a very clean look by doing all this you can make your own shifter but it still has a stock throw
I replaced mine with the shaft from my F Body Pro 5.0 and the white Hurst "cue ball". It was a direct bolt on (I was even able to use the Pro 5.0 cap bolts), and the angles even work well. It is a little long, but shifts SOOOOO much better than the rubber band like stocker, that it's worth it. I might try shortening it a bit more, but don't want to run out of threads, and IIRC, the non threaded part is smaller diameter than the threaded part, so I am not sure I can shorten it and rethread. Getting rid of the rubber isolator is worth any effort.Has anyone swapped the stock shaft out? Do you have it lying around? I would like to get my hands on one to RE and produce a short one. If you are willing, I will get it back to you in two weeks. It would be great if you were local to the chi-town area, I could drive over and get it.
That is a standard, F body Pro 5.0 stick. The threaded part of it is thicker than the rest, so it's not a cut and rethread deal with that one to shorten it. I ordered a short stick for the F body, which should work. I am going to get it to the point where the boot will meet the bottom of the ball.yours looks identical to mine but it dosent look like you shortened yours up cause my boot sits right on the ball with nothing holding it up
The solid stick, sans the rubber donut takes about half of the sloppiness out. I have an F body Pro 5.0 sitting in the garage, and I might take a stab at modding it to work with the GTO.I was going to bend a piece of stock with the father in law and swap in a Pro 5.0, Kirban or other base unit (that's where the clumsiness is, not in the shift handle), but just haven't gotten to it yet. had other plans come up.