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Great effort on this. It's coming along nicely!
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This thread is awesome! I love the outside the box approach and quality of execution
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Here's a photo of the slotted hole that needs to be extended. If anyone wants to know what the black box mounted to the cross member is, it's a metal box filled with sand or metal particles, used for vibration dampening. It weighs more than a kilo. So if you want easy weight savings, take a drill and drill out the two rivets that attach it to the cross member.
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I extended the shift lever rod by cutting it in half and welding a piece of pipe in between. I was planning on fabricating a new bracket for the shift lever but eventually ended up just using the old one and some threaded rod instead. I'm not sure where I will mount the silent block. In the front gives more clearance, but in the back is sturdier. I will try out both perhaps.
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I extended the shift lever rod by cutting it in half and welding a piece of pipe in between. I was planning on fabricating a new bracket for the shift lever but eventually ended up just using the old one and some threaded rod instead. I'm not sure where I will mount the silent block. In the front gives more clearance, but in the back is sturdier. I will try out both perhaps.
Have you considered making a 3 sided box for the extension? You could just put some plate on the outside of the extension pieces and weld it all together. That would make it all a lot stronger and more reliable.

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A three sided box was my initial plan, but it's not the extension rods that flex, it's the silent block. The rods only create more leverage when put behind it.
I think I'm just going to raise the the original bracket a bit so that I have more clearance. Maybe even connect the shift lever part to the tunnel itself. We'll see.

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This is really cool. I can't say I understood all the technical details, but I can tell you did a lot of custom modifications and engineering to make this swap work, and that's really neat.
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