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Unread 06-24-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
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Auto Floor Shifter out of AMC Car

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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Unread 06-25-2010, 11:10 AM   #2
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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...
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Unread 06-25-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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The postal Jeeps used floor shifters.
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Unread 06-25-2010, 05:11 PM   #4
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x2 on the Lokar shifter. I installed one on my 999 this past winter and love it.
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Unread 06-25-2010, 07:23 PM   #5
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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'll look into the postal jeep thing.
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Unread 06-26-2010, 10:15 AM   #6
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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.
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Unread 06-26-2010, 10:45 AM   #7
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I use a B&M, it's a cable shifter. Works well.
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Unread 06-26-2010, 11:44 AM   #8
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The International Scout II has a very nice floor shifter for the TF 727 transmission. It is a cable shifter.

Not sure how different the TF 727 Scout transmission is from the Jeep TF 999

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Unread 06-28-2010, 05:48 AM   #9
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...but really nobody has tried sourcing a floor shifter from an AMC car?
I would think it would be pretty tough to find any of these any more.

Other than the AMX and Javelin, they just aren't very desirable. I would think they are the first in line for the crusher at the salvage yards.

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Unread 06-29-2010, 07:00 PM   #10
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Ok, so does anyone know how similar the cases are for the TF727 and the TF999?
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Unread 07-10-2010, 03:22 AM   #11
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Anyone run an Art Carr on a TF999?
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Unread 07-10-2010, 11:43 AM   #12
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Yep, I have an Art Carr in my CJ-7.
I've had 2 different B&M shifters, and so far, I prefer the Art Carr.
I did file off one of the tabs, so I can go directly from D to R
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Unread 07-10-2010, 01:29 PM   #13
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I am running a hurst pro matic 2 in my jeep with the tf999. Haven't driven it yet but seems like it is going to work just fine.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 08:38 PM   #14
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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..
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Unread 06-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #15
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I mounted mine to the trany. Used the bolts where the tail shaft meets the main trans body.
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