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Old 07-14-2011, 11:29 AM
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1968 F100 Shift Linkage

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I'm looking for the linkage that connects the bottom of the steering column to the 3 speed transmission. There are two rods in the set. I'm trying to do an accurate restore on a '68 F100 and can't find these anywhere.

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:18 AM
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I'm looking for the linkage that connects the bottom of the steering column to the 3 speed transmission. There are two rods in the set. I'm trying to do an accurate restore on a '68 F100 and can't find these anywhere.
You are asking for the two shift rods. These connect to the two manual control selectors levers on the column, then to the transmission.

Does your F100 have 2WD or 4WD?
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Hi,

My '68 is a two wheel drive truck with the 300 straight six. You are correct about the shift linkage needed. It's the two rods that connect at the lower steering column to the standard transmission. I'm trying to do an authentic restore and would like to replace the floor shifter with the column shifter.

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My '68 is a two wheel drive truck with the 300 straight six.
I need to know what the last 6 digits of your trucks VIN is, there are FIVE different types of these rods.
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1967 Three on the Tree linkage

My linkage is worn out and I would like to retain the 3 on the tree instead of putting it on the floor. Where can I get a rebuild shift linkage/column?
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My linkage is worn out and I would like to retain the 3 on the tree instead of putting it on the floor. Where can I get a rebuild shift linkage/column?
Welcome to FTE

You need to be more specific when asking a question like this.

What is wrong with the linkage? Is it located on the steering column or transmission?

Is the shift lever binding up between gears? If so, this is an EZ fix, takes about 10 minutes.

If the shift collar has broken, parts are readily available.
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Hi thanks for the reply, I will try to get additional info from the shop, just was told that the linkage is worn out. The transmission is ok so the shop suggested new linkage and to place the shifter on the floor since column shifter replacement parts are not available. I was quoted $650 for the work and parts by Crescent Transmissions in Hawaiian Gardens. Does this sound reasonable?
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Welcome to FTE

You need to be more specific when asking a question like this.

What is wrong with the linkage? Is it located on the steering column or transmission?

Is the shift lever binding up between gears? If so, this is an EZ fix, takes about 10 minutes.

If the shift collar has broken, parts are readily available.
Mine is binding. What is that quick fix you speak of?
1968 F100 300 six with 3 on the tree.
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Mine is binding. What is that quick fix you speak of? 1968 F100 300 six with 3 on the tree.
At the bottom of the steering column, under the hood are the two manual control selector levers that the shaft rods from the trans attach to.

In each lever is a rubber bushing, nylon insulator. The bushings age crack/begin to disintegrate, the shift lever binds up.

C5TZ-7343-A .. Bushing & Insulator Kit / 1 kit does both levers / Obsolete

Applications: 1965/66 F100/250 2WD / 1967/72 F100/350.

ANTIQUE AUTO SUPPLY in Arlington TX has 1 = 817-275-2381.

VONDERAU FORD in El Campo TX has 1 = 979-543-2753 x 213.

GREEN SALES CO. in Cincinnati OH has 6 = 800-543-4959.

KINSEL L/M in Beaumont TX has 8 = 800-816-2894.

PARTS INTERNATIONAL in Farmers Branch TX has 31 = 888-727-0418.

CARPENTER NOS OBSOLETE PARTS in Concord NC has 217 = 800-476-9653.
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At the bottom of the steering column, under the hood are the two manual control selector levers that the shaft rods from the trans attach to.

In each lever is a rubber bushing, nylon insulator. The bushings age crack/begin to disintegrate, the shift lever binds up.

C5TZ-7343-A .. Bushing & Insulator Kit / 1 kit does both levers / Obsolete

Applications: 1965/66 F100/250 2WD / 1967/72 F100/350.

ANTIQUE AUTO SUPPLY in Arlington TX has 1 = 817-275-2381.

VONDERAU FORD in El Campo TX has 1 = 979-543-2753 x 213.

GREEN SALES CO. in Cincinnati OH has 6 = 800-543-4959.

KINSEL L/M in Beaumont TX has 8 = 800-816-2894.

PARTS INTERNATIONAL in Farmers Branch TX has 31 = 888-727-0418.

CARPENTER NOS OBSOLETE PARTS in Concord NC has 217 = 800-476-9653.

Will they have the ones for the points on the shift levers on the tranny itself? I already replaced the upper ones at the bottom of the column.
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Will they have the ones for the points on the shift levers on the tranny itself? I already replaced the upper ones at the bottom of the column.
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There are no bushing on the trans levers, according to the parts catalog pic. It's possible that the holes in the levers the rods fit into have become elongated, which could cause the shift lever to bind up.
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Ahhh! What should I do? That would seem to be the problem!
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Inspect the levers on the trans, report back.
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They are lose and wallowed out-the levers attached to the tranny.
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They are lose and wallowed out-the levers attached to the tranny.
C5TZ-7302-C .. Intermediate/High (2/3) 3 Speed Manual Transmission Lever / Obsolete

No Ford Dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any.
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C5TZ-7303-B .. Low/Reverse 3 Speed Manual Transmission Lever / Obsolete

AUBURN MOTOR SALES in Auburn IN has ONE = 260-925-3100.

No other Ford Dealer, no obsolete parts vendor has any.
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Same: 1965/72 F100/250 2WD with Ford type 3.03 3 Speed Manual all Syncromesh Transmission.

Take the old levers with you to junkyards so you can match them up. There are two others used on 1963/64's, 2 others used on 1973/86's.
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