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68 camaro with console floor shifter
« on: April 30, 2018, 10:11:42 AM »
I was checking out the correct way via the AIM to mount my floor shifter to the tunnel after purchasing a second hand factory shifter. In my AIM, the picture shows it being held down with 3 bolts. My shifter has 4 mounting holes. I noticed in the 69 AIM it's held down with 4 bolts. Is my shifter wrong for 68 or was the same shifter mounted differently between both years.

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Re: 68 camaro with console floor shifter
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 11:43:53 AM »
The shifter in my '68 is mounted with 4 bolts. The '68 AIM is wrong. Here is a pic of my shifter with the 4 bolts highlighted by the red circles.


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Re: 68 camaro with console floor shifter
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 11:44:53 AM »
And another of the trans tunnel showing the factory installed Rivnuts.

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Re: 68 camaro with console floor shifter
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 01:38:42 PM »
Interesting observation - and both versions of the AIM reference the same assembly number (3920267) for the shifter bracket/lever, so they should be identical. Also the '69 AIM page notes the increase from 3 holes to 4 in the revision record box.
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
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Re: 68 camaro with console floor shifter
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 12:09:01 AM »
Interesting observation - and both versions of the AIM reference the same assembly number (3920267) for the shifter bracket/lever, so they should be identical. Also the '69 AIM page notes the increase from 3 holes to 4 in the revision record box.

Tim, Yes. I saw that also. My shifter has never been out of the car till now and the rivnuts are clearly factory installed so I can only assume that at some point during production it went from three bolts to four and the AIM never got updated.
Bob
'68 SS L35 01D