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Unread 03-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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bending shift lever

I added new seats and they ended up being a lot wider and bigger than stock. I'm really happy with them except for one problem/irritant, when shifting to 2nd gear the knob hits the right front cushion. Not a big deal but it bothers me. How difficult is it to bend the lever forward/straighter? anybody done this?

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Unread 03-27-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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It's been done before for the same problem seat clearance. It would take some heat to get it bent correctly. Maybe drive it to a welding shop or some one with a torch. Remove the shifter heat it up and bend.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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It's been done before for the same problem seat clearance. It would take some heat to get it bent correctly. Maybe drive it to a welding shop or some one with a torch. Remove the shifter heat it up and bend.
It's really as simple as that. I wouldn't imagine a welding shop would even charge you. You probably could do it with a propane torch and a vice, but it would take a lot for it to get hot enough from a bottle that most have at home. An acetylene torch will make quick work of that. Literally 60 seconds and its done.

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It's been done before for the same problem seat clearance. It would take some heat to get it bent correctly. Maybe drive it to a welding shop or some one with a torch. Remove the shifter heat it up and bend.
I used a propane torch and a pipe wrench get it red hot.
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