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Old 01-20-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Gated Shifter

so today i was at work and i got to thinkin about a gated shifter for my 03 svtf. i work at a machine shop so it wont be that hard to make one. the only problem im having is trying to get measurements to cut out the actual gates.
anyone with ideas please help me out or if u know the measurements that would be good to lol

if you arent familiar with a gated shifter its found on ferari testarossas and other early 90's ferraris

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=ferra...1t:429,r:0,s:0


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Old 01-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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idea sounds awesome. try a cardboard template and work from there?
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so today i was at work and i got to thinkin about a gated shifter for my 03 svtf. i work at a machine shop so it wont be that hard to make one. the only problem im having is trying to get measurements to cut out the actual gates.
anyone with ideas please help me out or if u know the measurements that would be good to lol

if you arent familiar with a gated shifter its found on ferari testarossas and other early 90's ferraris
those gears in some those cars were so close together lol, they had issues with hitting the wrong gears and causing problems


although i bet the sound is pretty satisfying, nice metal clink when you hit the gear.

I doubt you will find a measurement, just start with some card stock and just keep experimenting and getting a proper fit. Do you have the stock shifter or a short shifter?

Would you be trying to replace the shift boot then, i take it. Do it up proper and then get it powder coated to match your interior unless you like the bare metal look.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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I always thought about doing something like this, I would love to see how it looks.
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the shift tower is already gated.

The only thing i could see this doing is if you don't have the gate your making for the shifter line up exactly with the gate on the shift tower your going to find yourself getting stuck out of gears. and you would need to adjust the cables a lot as any small amount of stretch would need to be corrected.
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thanks for all the input i made up a diagram of the metal plate now i just gotta go and take all the measurements. i tried the card board idea but to no avail. but i think ittl come out pretty good the way im planning on doing it. im just gunna take those measurements and machine them at work. just needa figure out how to mount the plate. o ya and it is a short shifter and there wont be a boot. and im going to make a new shifter shaft outa stainless so i can polish it up real nice and get my self a lil ball shift knob. man i think this willl look sweet cant wait thanks again for the input
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Do a search on here. A few years ago someone else had this idea.
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the shift tower is already gated.

No it isn't.
To prove this all you need to do is remove the shifter cables and you'll see the shifter moves all wily-nilly. Silly.


Far as making a facade gated shifter, I don't see the point. But it's your time, do with it as you please.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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I had one before and it always felt awkward speed shifting. But there is really nothing better looking than a polished gated shifter with a black knob. Definitely do it, I love these kinds of mods.
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No it isn't.
To prove this all you need to do is remove the shifter cables and you'll see the shifter moves all wily-nilly. Silly.


Far as making a facade gated shifter, I don't see the point. But it's your time, do with it as you please.
how does disconnecting the shifter from the shift tower and moving the shifter around prove the shift tower isn't gated?



sure looks like its gated to me.
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