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Old 11 Jan 2018, 04:08 pm
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Thanks for the pics and drawings! I actually found a shifter from OBX on Amazon for $57, it looks very similar to the one B&M sells, anyone heard of these or heard any feedback? I ordered one, I figure for that price I can't go wrong even if I make some modifications of my own
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I would prefer a shorter throw, but I also would prefer a longer shifter. The stock one doesn't line up with my arm when it is on the armrest. A couple of inches is all it should take. I may have to try to do one myself. I will need the core if I use maddog anyway.
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Old 12 Jan 2018, 07:48 pm
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I appreciate all that info you guys! I should have tried to get in touch with you soon mykee, I probably would have opted for the maddog set up! Oh well, the shifter from OBX arrived today, hopefully I will have time to install it this weekend! I get very impatient with stuff like this!! Hahaha! I'll let you know the outcome asap! Thanks again!
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Old 12 Jan 2018, 08:03 pm
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Ya I think for $100 the maddog is the way to go. You don't have to try to fabricate stuff and make it work. He has done all the work and its worth it.

I don't think you will have much success with that OBX rod as it is. You need to be able to fabricate and weld to make it work. You will have to raise the shifter in the same way Maddog does with his stands otherwise the bottom part of the shifter will be hitting the floorboard. Also the bracket, which the second shifter cable attaches to, that connects to the side spike thing on the side of the ball, will have to be cut and lengthened.

If it was me, I would send that OBX thing back and just get the Maddog.

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Old 13 Jan 2018, 12:43 pm
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I just might do that myckee, thanks! I have been a welder/fabricator most of my life but mostly on a bigger scale so I may pull the shifter out of a donor car I have and see what's involved, if it looks like something I can tackle I may just see what I can do with it! Haha! Thanks for all the info you provided!
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Oh that's cool. If that's part of your skillset then I am sure you can get it working well. I haven't much fabricating skills nor welding skills, so buying the ready made setup just made sense to me. Good luck!
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