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Old 09-02-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Column shift to Floor shift conversion

Ok here's the deal I just bought a Jeep a few months ago and am swapping out the I6 drivetrain and dropping in a chevy drive train. The dilema is that I have a column shift column. It's got all the options, you know tilt and intermitent wipers. And not to mention its in great shape. A small bit of surface rust but great none the less. I want to know if it's possible to take the column apart and put a floor shift bowl on it? The linkage at the bottom shouldn't be a huge deal but I want to get rid of the column shift lever.

Does any one have any experience with tearing columns down? Are there any tips or tricks you can share? Any help would be awesome!

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Old 09-02-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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My 89 and 90 are just GM columns, IMO; find a cheap GM column from a junkyard, and swap over whats needed.

Ill be doing something verry similar in the near future with my 89.

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I'm not sure if the 4.0 is the same as the 4cyl auto, but I just did a 4.0 swap with an ax15. I grabbed a hammer and a punch and just took the shift lever off the column. I removed the screws holding the Indicator housing, and now it just has the little nib left where the old shifter used to sit.

I was considering taking my column apart and removing the rotating collar, but that seemed like an enormous amount of work to get rid of a tiny raised section.

As for the linkages, I just pulled those out before I pulled the driveline...
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #4
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Well I tore it down last night, and I got all the way down to the to the pivot portion... Here's where I got stuck. Does anyone know how I can get the pivot pins out? I know there's a tool for it but is there anything I can make for cheaper to do the same?
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