I pulling the T5 out of my CJ7 and swapping a TF999 out of another CJ7 in. I was asking the mechanic who is doing the swap for me his suggestions for a floor shifter. He is a friend of mine and works at a transmission only shop, so I believe him when he says that most aftermarket shifters he has worked with were crap. He said that factory OEM shifters are better products. Makes sense to me, but the only factory TF transmissions I know of that came floor shift from the factory were like Pacers and I think Eagles. Does anyone have any idea if this will even work and where the heck I could even find some OEM floor shifters from some old AMC cars?
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I beg to differ...I use a Lokar floor shifter with my 4L60E and its been flawless.
I know they make floorshifters for the TF series trannies...
1985 CJ7 Project Phase One : 5.3L Vortec/4L60E, Moser axles for AMC20, Twin Stick'd Dana300 - Completed Phase Two: Bedliner, Rollcage, Seats, BESRK Rear Bumper w/ tire swing, Soft Top, and a few other goodies - Mostly Complete Phase Three: Waggy 44 front, Scout D44 Rear, 4.56's, ARB's (F/R) SOA with YJ Springs, 35x12.50x15 BFG MT - Not Even Close to beginning
Also a mostly rust-free 1970 Scout 800A That I'll get to start working on someday...
Chrome won't get you home...BUT Rattle Can Black may just get you back"
Thanks for the input guys, I have always heard good things about Lokar, but really nobody has tried sourcing a floor shifter from an AMC car? I know you get what you pay for, but the Lokar I was looking at is 220. Trying to keep it around 100
I have seen a CJ8 with an Eagle auto shifter mounted on the left side of the dash. It also have Eagle leather seats. The guy said it was factory. Something made up for a company exec.
I made mine. Got a shifter from Pep boys for $39. Made my own mount from some flat bar. I didn't like the shift rods it came with so I used a piece of 3/8 and a couple rod ends from a riding lawn mower. Made the boot out of a piece of leather from a Caddy seat in the junk yard and the hold down ring out of the liscense plate I had on the jeep when I started takeing it apart 5 years ago.
I didn't like the Lokar because it sits on top of the trany. You have to cut a huge hole in the floor plate. Mine sits on the far left next to your leg.
Oldie but a goodie... Im working on rigging up my Scout II shifter to my 727... any thoughts on how to mount it to the tunnel (fiberglass) without breaking it? Need a new tunnel cover and will need some sort of bracketry, brain isnt working to envision it..