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Ue

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68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« on: August 17, 2014, 07:05:03 AM »
What can you tell me about this picture?
Can we tell what type of transmission (auto/ 3speed / 4speed manual) by the trans tunnel cutout?
Also can anyone identify the type of Hurst shift I have on the side of the gearbox?
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Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 05:55:26 PM »
I believe Fisher Body used the same cutout for all '68 floor shifts - I can find no difference/dimensions in the AIM.

The shifter appears to be an aftermarket (bolt stops) Competition Plus four speed shifter, non-console for general use - could have been used on a lot of things. Floor hasn't been butchered too awfully bad - imminently repairable. Couple of options for shifters, from retrofit with a Muncie handle to a reproduction Muncie shifter, depending on what you want to create.

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L78 steve

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Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 11:40:55 PM »
Looks like the metal is there just folded under.
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Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 11:47:04 AM »
Thanks Guys.
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Ue.

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Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 01:52:48 PM »
Looks like someone has a RamRod style shifter in it at one time or another..


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Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 02:35:21 PM »
As usual ,I agree with you Cook. Never had to cut mine and over the years I had a Hurst Comp shifter and a B & M Ratchet when it had the auto . No bells and whistles were on it however. Something like a Cheetah (superior :) has a lot of beef under it.

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Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 04:49:33 PM »
My 69 shifter hole looked like that, It had a Super Shifter installed.
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Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 08:23:51 PM »
I would agree with the possibility of a Super Shifter being in there at one time.  

Can you take a picture from the underside?  
 
Go to this link and scroll down to the Transmissions section.
http://www.camaros.org/options.shtml

An original 67 floor shift tunnel and an original 68 manual transmission floor shift tunnel will both look like this.




Someone does make that reinforcement plate as a reproduction part now.

(Edit was to correct wording)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2014, 02:25:41 PM by bcmiller »
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Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 12:29:21 AM »
Were the hole locations for the console mounting and riv-nuts drilled through based on dimples in the tunnel panel or were they somehow done using a template or other? thank you.

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Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2014, 10:06:57 PM »
Dimples as I recall.
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