Part review, auto trans floor shift handle

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by UNDERDOG350, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. UNDERDOG350

    UNDERDOG350 350 Buick purestock racer

    These are available from several retailers. Mine had TPP molded into it so it was made by The Parts Place.

    It looks beautiful with real chrome plating over copper base plating. When attempting to install it was when the trouble began. It would not lock into the holes in the shifter bars. I compared it to an original and found it was much thicker pretty much everywhere. I had to use a die grinder to thin down the side pieces as well as the inside of the corner radii, and the block right in the center where TPP was cast in. You will also need to reshape the 2 lock tabs as they will not drop very far into the hole in the shifter bars. This of course removes the plating but its on the inside where it will not be seen. Just hoping the chrome does not start peeling. In all a 1 minute job took 1 hour and compromised the plating.
    If you can find NOS get it. There was also someone making this in billet aluminum that may be a good option.
    If anyone needs a better description of where/how to modify it I will try to post a photo soon.



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  2. UNDERDOG350

    UNDERDOG350 350 Buick purestock racer

    Here are details of the fixes.
     

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  3. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron Nice Chevelle LOL

    Nothing like NOS. just sold one with console an shifter.
     
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  5. Daves 71 GS

    Daves 71 GS Well-Known Member

    Thanks Frank for the NOS parts.Good to know what needs to be done to the repro part,Thanks for that info also
     
  6. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    I still have a couple NOS,if anybody is interested.Bruno.
     
  7. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    I would be interested Bruno. Wondering how much with shipping ? Thanks,
    Steve
     
  8. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    I would have sent it back. I have no patience with poorly made repro parts.
     
  9. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Hi Steve,I'll take $34.00 shipped within the 48 states.And Mike I do have one for you too if you want it.Bruno..These are still in the plastic wrapper from GM.Bruno.
     
  10. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    Sounds good. I will PM info. Thanks ,
    Steve
     

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