So, I replaced my rear window motor this morning as it'd gone out a while back. Figured I better fix it before winter. I did not know that as soon as you remove the motor, the dang regulators slam up like a bear trap! The after trying to get thenew motor in with the regulators in place for about a half hour, I began wondering if maybe I need to hire a contortionist to do this or (light bulb) unbolt the window regulator so i have better access. Everything went super smooth after that. Now I have to replace that dang dash switch so I don't have to get out to roll it up/down.
Ok I decided to move foward with my floor shifter project. I started by ordering the Winter's shifter kit from the graveyard. I was a little disappointed once I realized that this was in no means a "bolt on" conversion as the site kinda makes it sound. First off their physically isnt room to mount teh shifter and have full operation on the stock floor pan. Its either hitting the dash or hitting the center console. Secondly, you have to dismantle part of the transmission to install their shifter arm/rod. I'm not sure whay they couldnt make a kit to mount onto the factory arm.
My problem is that my transmission works...mostly it does have hard shifting issue so I didnt wanna tear into and do something that would cause it to not work for the time being. Also, I don't know how to weld. I plan on taking classes but spare time is rare. So making a custom mount wasnt really an option either.
i have the mount together and I took pics of the process but it was made completly bolt on. I just coated it with bedliner so it'll match the rest of the interior for now. Pics to come tonight! (hopefully) as my work computer won't let me go to any of the picture hosting sites. (lame)
Here's a before picture of what i had to begin with. I didn't know it but the caliper is seized, thus causing the warping and grooves on the rotor. Also glad I chose to get the hub assembly as the previous owner must have beat the passenger hub with a sledge for fun. I was barely able to get the lockout assembly out.
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