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07-13-2014 05:51 PM
gondorian Glad it helped.
05-20-2014 09:47 AM
Ford54191 wow thanks for this i used some of it but also added a few things feels like new! props on the repair!
04-11-2014 09:22 AM
PrinceJack I think this is a great write up! Great fix for guys who are strapped for cash. I may add my 2 cents tho, instead of using bolts and nuts, may i suggest using rivets instead? less chance of them coming out and in my experience, stronger and more rigid...
Once again, great write up!
02-27-2013 01:11 PM
gondorian The shifter base is made of plastic. I'm not sure how it would be possible to weld it.
02-27-2013 11:53 AM
Fenris No offense to the OP but why not just weld it back together, wouldn't that have been easier? I may be wrong but figured I would ask.
01-13-2013 07:36 PM
whynotthinkwhynot Edited title, and added to How-To Archive. Great article again!
01-13-2013 05:23 PM
markwb
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Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot View Post
Actually neither of you have this style of shifter.
Yes, I realize this. Just wanted to pay the man a good old fashioned compliment. My rig has an automatic transmission anyway. :)
01-13-2013 11:57 AM
gondorian Here it is installed. It seems to be working pretty well. I've been driving around without my center console so I can look at it. I can definitely see that the extra bracket is taking some of the stress when I'm shifting and I'm glad I put it on.

P.S. If you are taking pictures of your car's internals with a DSLR use a lens hood, mine saved my lens a bunch of times when I was shooting during this project.
01-12-2013 09:31 PM
2007wagon
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Actually neither of you have this style of shifter. This shifter base is on vehicles 2002.5 and older. 02.5+ MT vehicles use a different Tri-ax setup where the shift cable connects to the shifter arm above the pivot point, and the gate cable is operated by a rod is perpendicular to the shift arm at the pivot point. I don't think it is as susceptible to cracking as the old design. If you are planning on changing cables I just recently wrote about adjusting cables according to Helms instructions, and the Ford Special tool needed- which might be in your glove box. If you have a red C shaped plastic thing that has been in your glove box for a long time and you can't figure out what it is- it is for adjusting the shift cables.
Well...it was still a nice write up. Thanks for the heads up and I will your write up...thanks again.
01-12-2013 02:06 PM
whynotthinkwhynot
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Very good idea. I will have to keep this in mind when I change my cable.
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Very ingenius fix on the shifter base, and very cost affective too. Nice work.
Actually neither of you have this style of shifter. This shifter base is on vehicles 2002.5 and older. 02.5+ MT vehicles use a different Tri-ax setup where the shift cable connects to the shifter arm above the pivot point, and the gate cable is operated by a rod is perpendicular to the shift arm at the pivot point. I don't think it is as susceptible to cracking as the old design. If you are planning on changing cables I just recently wrote about adjusting cables according to Helms instructions, and the Ford Special tool needed- which might be in your glove box. If you have a red C shaped plastic thing that has been in your glove box for a long time and you can't figure out what it is- it is for adjusting the shift cables.
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