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Ive seen this done on the 5-speed autos, I'll find out next week if it will work on the 4-speed also. I've had the indicators on the shifter covered for a long time, know gears by the cluster indicator anyway, but as I always sportshift/start in L, may be alittle farther back/tighter than the 5-speeds lowest notch, I'll know next week, guess. The part number for the replacement shift boot is; 4779570AC says shift knob, but should be the boot assembly. I'll get some pictures when done, tho I'll have to find a way to post them, as my friends REAL puter is still crashed.
 

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cool - looking forward to it
 

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spoke of it on another site as a member there recently did it, he paid $90 from dealer but i found it on an online place for $56 +10 shipping
 

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if you're going to use the shift boot from the 6-speed manual, you might as well get the Hurst shifter shaft sleeve too. it will complete the look.
 

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I like your shifter mod bro, but I had long ago just cut bout inch off the stock rod, and threaded/converted to hurst pistol grip. Ended up having to drill/install locknut with a rolled pin as the shaft is kinda between sizes, so I don't have but bout an inch and a half of shaft showing now. Hoping the opening is big enough to go over the locknut/shaft, without removing it, fingers crossed on that!
 

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:readthemanual:Cant wait to see it Mark........When we doing ours?
 

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If it works on mine, should be a snap ( pun intended), on yours my SE brother! I'll let y'all know what happens, either way!
 

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Well the part just got here, yea! What the other forums never told you, this thing is COMPLETE bolt-on replacement for the 6-speed shifter. Trim ring ( silver, not chrome I like that), boot, shiftrod, and handle all to just bolt up and snap in to replace the OEM one, so guess that explains the price! I'll get pictures with my real camera, as I go try to upload pictures later, but looks as it DOES have enough slack to get to lowest gear notch. Now if I can trick it over the locknut, fingers crossed! But should be a breeze over a stock shiftarm.
 

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looking forward to the pics
 

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Mind posting a link where you got this boot? Seriously thinking about doing this with my car (5 Spd Auto) too.
 

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No problem bro, got it from moparonlineparts.com. Looks as if I'll have to take the top part of autos shifter off, been rereading threads. Removed the trim ring, then the panel under that, the boot assemble just snapped right in. Will try to finish tommorow, need to get groceries with it, can't get them all straped to the Harley!
 

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No problem bro, got it from moparonlineparts.com. Looks as if I'll have to take the top part of autos shifter off, been rereading threads. Removed the trim ring, then the panel under that, the boot assemble just snapped right in. Will try to finish tommorow, need to get groceries with it, can't get them all straped to the Harley!
Cool. Happen to know the part number or official name of the part? Searched for 15 minutes tonight and didn't find it anywhere. :(
 

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Ive seen this done on the 5-speed autos, I'll find out next week if it will work on the 4-speed also. I've had the indicators on the shifter covered for a long time, know gears by the cluster indicator anyway, but as I always sportshift/start in L, may be alittle farther back/tighter than the 5-speeds lowest notch, I'll know next week, guess. The part number for the replacement shift boot is; 4779570AC says shift knob, but should be the boot assembly. I'll get some pictures when done, tho I'll have to find a way to post them, as my friends REAL puter is still crashed.
No problem, it was hiding in the first post; 4779570AC will come up as shift knob.
 

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Success! Works great, with the added bonus of the smell of new leather! Thanks to S/S Dodge for the pictures on other site, of his shifter mod, as I kinda knew what to expect when taking off top of shifter! Got pictures to email to Ghost, to post fer me, thanks man! Otherwise, here's the skinny; Remove shiftknob, trimring,trimplate under that, and remove plastic snapring under new shiftboot to remove shiftrod/handle ( nope the sixspeed handle DOES NOT come off the rod). Now remove the topcover of the shifter by carefully lifting/prying/popping the four plastic catches, two per side. As this part directs the black slider/cover, remove that also, and the second piece under it that revolves on it, had to leave mine as I didn't want to cut it to remove it past the locknut, danged customizer! Now just snap the new booted trimplate ( snap the new boot assembly to the trimplate first, easiest) back into position, put hole over shaft, install the shift handle, done! Hardest part was taking the top of autoshifter off, without removing console, as the lock tabs are easily lifted from the bottom, but u can do it from the sides/front/back with two tiny screwdrivers. Took picture in a couple stages, and finshed in Park/L kinda stretchs in low, but since I allways use low, think it'll stretch. When I have to get it inspected in August, bet I have to ride with them to put it gear/park tho!
 

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Bee's pics
Thanks for posting these Ghost! First pic is shifter top, with trim panel/ring removed. 2cd is the trim panel, with new boot attached. 3rd is the shifter top removed, slider still on. 4th is the shifter with slider removed. 5th is the shifted assembled in Low position. 6th is the shifter in park. Love the smell of new leather, bonus! Mark
 
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