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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: B&M Shifter install Reply with quote

ok, so i purchased a B&M quicksilver ratchet shifter. i had bucket seats & floor shift in it, and i didnt like the bucket seats. so i put a split bench in it (much more comfy IMO). can anyone explain how this should be mounted? whats the easiest way? any help is great!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: B&M Shifter install Reply with quote

Craig_Morrison wrote:
ok, so i purchased a B&M quicksilver ratchet shifter. i had bucket seats & floor shift in it, and i didnt like the bucket seats. so i put a split bench in it (much more comfy IMO). can anyone explain how this should be mounted? whats the easiest way? any help is great!



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hard to say how to mount it without seeing a mock-up in the car. i would think, with the bench seat, you would need to raise it up some to be able to reach it. unless of course you have arms like a gorilla.

if i remember correctly, it uses a cable so i would mount it where its most comfortable. may need a longer cable and you will probably have to make spacers to get it where you want it.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:59 am    Post subject: Re: B&M Shifter install Reply with quote

af2 wrote:
Craig_Morrison wrote:
ok, so i purchased a B&M quicksilver ratchet shifter. i had bucket seats & floor shift in it, and i didnt like the bucket seats. so i put a split bench in it (much more comfy IMO). can anyone explain how this should be mounted? whats the easiest way? any help is great!



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:26 am    Post subject: Re: B&M Shifter install Reply with quote

nwcc wrote:
af2 wrote:
Craig_Morrison wrote:
ok, so i purchased a B&M quicksilver ratchet shifter. i had bucket seats & floor shift in it, and i didnt like the bucket seats. so i put a split bench in it (much more comfy IMO). can anyone explain how this should be mounted? whats the easiest way? any help is great!



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Install it so you don't have to reach for it! The worst thing is finding something that should be a natural pull or push.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i brang it out to the car and just sat it on the floor, and its really comfy when the passenger side bench seat is all the way back. the shifter sits perfect, right height and right where i need it. so would i just screw it to the floor?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so would i just screw it to the floor?


depends on what you have in mind. yes, you will ultimately "just screw it to the floor" but, you should add some reinforcements to the underside of the floor to prevent cracking from operating the ratchet shifter. you could use fender washers but if it were me, i would put a 1/8x1 inch piece of flat steel on the backside that went all the way across from one side of the shifter to the other and bolt it all together with grade 5 bolts, flat & lock washers.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would weld an angle plate to the floor and bolt it to it before even thinking about screwing it to the floor. I know what you were saying in you're last post. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Re: B&M Shifter install Reply with quote

af2 wrote:
nwcc wrote:
af2 wrote:
Craig_Morrison wrote:
ok, so i purchased a B&M quicksilver ratchet shifter. i had bucket seats & floor shift in it, and i didnt like the bucket seats. so i put a split bench in it (much more comfy IMO). can anyone explain how this should be mounted? whats the easiest way? any help is great!



Bench? My wife liked it 25 years ago! Cool


Hmmm, how old is your eldest son? Very Happy


28 Shocked Just kidding! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

20 at this time. Hows the back?!



Install it so you don't have to reach for it! The worst thing is finding something that should be a natural pull or push.


I'm still on the mend. But, I'm feeling alot better.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: B&M Shifter install Reply with quote

nwcc wrote:
af2 wrote:
nwcc wrote:
af2 wrote:
Craig_Morrison wrote:
ok, so i purchased a B&M quicksilver ratchet shifter. i had bucket seats & floor shift in it, and i didnt like the bucket seats. so i put a split bench in it (much more comfy IMO). can anyone explain how this should be mounted? whats the easiest way? any help is great!



Bench? My wife liked it 25 years ago! Cool


Hmmm, how old is your eldest son? Very Happy


28 Shocked Just kidding! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

20 at this time. Hows the back?!



Install it so you don't have to reach for it! The worst thing is finding something that should be a natural pull or push.


I'm still on the mend. But, I'm feeling alot better.


Glad you're back so to speak!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until very recently I had a split-bench in my Cutlass. When I installed the megashifter, it sat just right resting against the passenger-mid-seat with the adjustment all the way back too.
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