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4-Speed Hole
« on: January 22, 2008, 08:44:36 AM »
Does anyone have the Dimensions or Pics of where the Hole for the 4-speed goes in the floor tunnel? I have replaced the whole floor pan and dont want to do a hack job(cut a square hole) any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 01:10:07 AM »
If someone doesn't here, go to www.camaro.net.  Someone there posted a template a while back. 
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 10:56:10 PM »
the original hole looks like it was cut with a torch.
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 01:42:19 AM »
I have a Plasma Cutter I could use if that is the case, but I will probably still clean it up to look neat.I will use the chrome plate as a template but im a little worried about getting the hole exact. Thanks guys, I can always count on yall for Great info.
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 03:50:10 AM »
Original manual transmission cars had a stamped hole that left a "lip" approximately 1/8" wide that was directed downward for rigidity.

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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 04:24:09 AM »
I disagree about the stamped hole.  Check the threads on this site.  Mine and everyone I've ever seen is torch cut.
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008, 08:39:00 PM »
What threads are you speaking of?
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008, 09:19:31 PM »
Past threads of the subject.  This was brought up before.
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2008, 09:31:54 PM »
I've always been under the impression that 69's were torched, and 68's (and I belive 67's also) were stamped.

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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2008, 10:57:53 PM »
i havent seen my 67 in a while, but my 69 is definately torch cut. what year were we talking about?
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2008, 03:41:32 AM »
The 1969 manual shifter hole in the tunnel was torch cut. In 1967 the hole for a floor shift whether manual or automatic was pressed cut and was reenforced. I believe 1968 was the same as 1967. 

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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2008, 07:59:38 AM »
all 1967 and 68's i have owned and restored were Air chissled from the factory from the top. leaving a edge  about 1/8 down toward the ground. I am not familiar with the 1969. Hope that helps
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2008, 10:29:05 AM »
It is a 69, and thanks to all of you, I learn something new all the time. I was a little confused because I have owned a few 67's and 68's and the four speed cars looked to be pressed cut so I thought that so was the 69.  So Thanks for clearing that up.
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2008, 07:57:54 PM »
68 was pressed and had the reinforcement ring on the bottom of the hole (under the car).
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Re: 4-Speed Hole
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2008, 12:40:37 AM »
factory location of manual transmission shifter for a 1968 Camaro