Right, but knowing it came from the performance isle at Autozone for $70 doesn't tell me if it was designed to run two things at once or if he just has it setup that way for now. "i have alot of extra space to cover as im not running a t-case shifter at the moment." The "at the moment" leads me to believe that this is a temp solution and the shifter was not designed to work this way. Also, personally, I can't see the picture well enouth to know exactly what the shifter looks like. This makes it much more difficult to just go down to Autozone and look at the shifters and find one that matches, assuming my Autozone even carries the exact same inventory his does. This is why I asked for more details on the shifter itself and a closer picture.
1. the guy who put the motor and transmission in this jeep (i bought it from a good friend after he was about 85% done with the project) told me he made my shifter "custom", and i had never heard of a shifter that controlled the transmission and transfer case at the same time, so i didnt think twice about it. the other day i was shopping for a heater line connector that goes into the intake on my 350 (performance isle never lets me down, had one that deleted a long coolant pipe that was making it really hard to get my heater core hooked up), and a friend pointed to the bottom shelf, and said "hey thats your shifter." sure as ****, theres my shifter. only thing my buddy did was build a custom bracket for it. i took it out of the box and looked at it, and its the same. whats crazy is nowhere on the box does it say "shift the trans and t-case at the same time!", and its weird because if it did say that they would probably sell a ton more.
2. i wont be able to get you pics until either A) i go back to autozone, or B) this weekend i will be adjusting my shifter, so ill get pics then. reason why is because i dont want to mess with that custom shift boot i made. it keeps the air off my leg, and i dont have time to fool with it right now. not to worry, ill be at autozone for sure tomorrow night lol. ill get pics for ya.
3. heres how it works. picture a shifter rod. the rod has two tabs on it on the bottom. when in the normal position, the tab on the left fits into a slot on a bracket on the left side of the base plate, and moving the shifter will move a cable that will shift the transmission. push the shifter knob of the shifter to the left, and it will move the shifter rod over to the right, and the tab will slip into a slot on a bracket on the right side of the transmission, which when moved will shift a cable attached to the t-case. i know its weird and complicated, and even pics wont do it much justice until you see it and have it in your hands. i just cant say enough how suprised i was to see it sitting on the shelf at autozone, and that i had never seen it used before.
4. i say "at the moment" because im going to have to grind the nub on the t-case side down a little, because it wont fit in properly to shift the t-case as it sits now. im gonna mess with it, and i should get to work pretty easily, but if i cant for some reason, then im forced to go back to having two shifters. also this explains why i used the shifter boot setup that i did, because it might not be permanent.
hope that answers enough for now until i can find it online or get some pics.