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Old 03-19-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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DIY short shifter

Hey guys, yesterday i removed that PITA that ford calls a reverse lockout, and the boot on my shifter is now sitting low and the rod is being able to be seen which isnt very pleasent!

my question is, would it be as easy as cutting off lets say 1" off the rod and using a tap&die set to re thread the rod to 12mm x 1.25? or is there more work involved then that?

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Maybe it was on this forum or another but I've senna threads with pictures on how to do this shifter mod you've done so maybe search on here if they have guides or google it.
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Here's a how-to for a manual shift. I cut my auto shaft down about an inch or so and added a Momo shift knob.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...&threadid=7406
Here's the auto shift how-to for anyone interested. This is the one I used to do mine.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=25156
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Thank you kindly to both of you!

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So I did what I suppose is a DIY short throw shifter

After everything was done.


The shifter, threads extended down the shaft and cut to size.


Close up. This is after I cut it and rounded off using bench grinder.


Just another picture.



This was pretty easy to do.
I used the 12x1.25 die of a tap and die set.
I removed the shifter rod from its base and locked it down in a bench vice.
I threaded the 12x1.25 onto the current threads all the way down till it stopped. [I did this so that I was sure the threading was correct.]
I then used some lubricant to spray above die to let it spread and drip down the rode as I used a crescent wrench to spin that die.
Spun it round and round till I was satisfied with how far I went.
Spinning this die around was really really easy.
Only thing I have to say that was off from the original threads is that the new ones were more pronounced (sharper.)
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