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post #1 of 8 Old 03-05-2015, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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liberty cable shifter in a zj?

I hate the stock z linkage in my zj so i was looking at the cable shift system on a jeep KJ and was thinking about pulling the parts off a liberty at the junkyard and fabbing it up.
Whatdya think?anyone here done it?

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-05-2015, 01:52 AM
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Hmm, I was looking at the transfer case shifter setup in a Liberty the other day and was thinking the same thing. Need to see how it all mounts and if there's a reasonable way to just get the entire thing in (handle, boot, etc.), otherwise try to adapt the cable system to the ZJ handle.

Other thing I was thinking was finding some short trans shifter cable and coming up with a couple brackets similar to the Novak cable shifter.
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Apparently some WJs have cable shifters also.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-06-2015, 05:21 PM
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I will be watching this to see if anyone makes this work. I looks like a bit of work when i looked at trying to make a wj shifter and cable work. I just made my own shift linkage instead.
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-06-2015, 06:07 PM
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You're not the only ones hating the Z- linkage Most likely KJ or WJ setup is doable if the cable length matches. I'm fairly sure you do need custom brackets though.

If you don't mind spending about 200$, Novak Conversions has a bolt-on cable shifter. I will be ordering one as soon as I get my front axle built.
http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/shifters/sk2xz.htm

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post #6 of 8 Old 03-06-2015, 06:11 PM
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I thought about this after seeing a wj with the cable setup. I had already welded up a direct linkage like in this thread so I didn't give it a second thought but would probably be doaBle with some patience
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Novak shifter is the way to go.

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-07-2015, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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I might be the guinea pig once the weather warms up.

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