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Old 06-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Has anyone installed a lower shifter boot? E-brake question

So I ordered the bezel shift kit from late model restoration.



It did not come with the metal trim that goes with the lower shift boot. Is it necessary for me to use that trim or is it possible to install with out it? The reason why I'm asking is that my bastardized interior did not have one with the car. If it matters the transmission is a C4 and my 85 has aero interior.

My 2nd question has to do with the E-brake. My car currently does not have one installed. I assume this is from the previous owner not knowing what to do when he converted the interior. The ebrake is centered on the 4 eye where as the console for the aero has the handle closer to the passenger seat. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could go about installing one while utilizing the 87-93 center console? Or am I stuck hacking up the floor to make it work?
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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You could probably do it without it, but it's a lot easier with it. Th etrim holds the lower boot down and allows you to secure it with the 4 bolts. If it was me, I'd head down to Lowes or Home Depot and get some flat aluminum bar stock (1" wide, it's usually 1/8" thick) and cut 4 pieces to closely mirror what the original metal trim plate looks like. Then you can secure it to the trans hump with regular sheet metal screws every inch or inch and a half. That would hold it securely without too much fear of tearing. Either that, or call Jeremy. You know he has 10 of them just laying on a shelf.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info downtime.

Well so much for installing this cause I wasn't even thinking when ordered the bezel kit. The previous owner installed a B&M shifter for the auto trans. I just realized why there wasn't a lower shift boot on there to begin with cause it won't work with the shifter that's on there. And then of course I realized why the upper shift boot was ripped so he could slide it over the shifter. And of course the plastic bezel is cut to fit over the notch on the shifter. But it wasn't a complete waste to buy the kit. I'll keep it for when I do the T5 swap and I'll pick up the o ring from Jeremy when the time comes.
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