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Old 08-19-2009, 07:28 AM   #1
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Odd question: Escape ATX Shifter?

I got to drive my friend's '08 Dtec escape, and the ATX shifter Ford gave it is AWESOME looking to me. It's almost a pistol-grip style, with the interlock button facing the dash.

My question: how difficult would it be to make this knob work on the focus? if the escape shifter is actuated from the top of the shaft like foci, would it just go in w/o modification?

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:22 AM   #2
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A few people around here actally changed or modded the shift knob. The knob sits on a piece of piping, if it's the same size (diametre) you could put anything on there. You'll have to relocate the OD button and see if you can disengage the park brake. It's an easy job but will take some time to make it look good.
Google for automatic transmisson shifter and you'll get a truckload of sites that sells shafts, pick any you like and start modding,LOL.
If you want this particular knob then check out the size of the pipe it's fitted on, IMO it should be rather standard size.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:19 AM   #3
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I believe the '08+ Foci use the same style shift handle as the Escapes, if that's any help to you.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:22 AM   #4
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i think its been done. IIRC, its in teh engine and transmission section! either that or interior section
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:46 AM   #5
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should be swappable
my 09 has that too
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:14 PM   #6
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Ever try this one?
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There is an od button on the shifter i saw, that's why i wanted it, i figured i could wire it in pretty easily.
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The odd button you are referring to is th OD button, the bigger one upper left is te park brake release.
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oh i know, od = o/d
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Absolutely right, I know, there's a bunch of abreviations on our cars which sometimes are too easy and others too damn difficult to find out. Good luck with the modding, keep us posted once it's done.
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