Shifter boot ring screws

Discussion in 'U-shift em' started by ilikebmx999, May 11, 2018.

  1. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    does any body have a picture or specs on what screws I need for a 4 speed non console shifter boot and ring? I’ve converted from auto and I’d like something similar or the same as stock.
  2. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    On mine, they are just big, course threaded screws that are completely covered by the factory boot.
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  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    They are supposed to be screws similar to the ones that the sill plates use. A semi countersunk chrome Phillips head. If you look in the parts manual, they come up as "NL"- no listing. They do however list the size- #8, 15 pitch by 1/2" long.
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  4. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    Awesome, thank you! Now to nervously drill holes in my floor.
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    Technically, the holes aren't in the floor, they're in the 4 speed hump. The factory cut a huge hole in the floor for a 4 speed. And not very well I might add. They used a plasma cutter. Then, to finish off the hole, they welded a finish piece which is commonly called these days a "4 speed hump". That's actually what receives the boot and ring. If you like I can post up pictures of what it all looks like
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  6. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    I do have one welded in place currently, but some pics of where everything attaches would be great
  7. Mkiley

    Mkiley Well-Known Member

    Jason- they shouldn't look like this? And only sunk in 3 out of the 7 holes???? LOL

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  8. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    Here are a few pics of my conversion. Aside from the rubber boot, its all factory parts.

    Here's the hole cut out in the floor. I used an original 4 speed floor tunnel as a template. I remember saying to myself that there's no gong back now!


    And the 4 speed hump laid over the cutout-


    Then finished with brush on seam sealer and a mist coat of bamboo cream.


    And this is what the boot ring and screw looks like. I pulled the carpet back so you can see the countersunk screw


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  9. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    The hump I was told to buy was this one.

    The boot and ring seem like they’ll fit fine on it though I’ve already installed the carpet and seats so may be a pain to install.

  10. buick64203

    buick64203 Right wing conservative Staff Member

    That's the closest your going to get as far as repros go.
  11. DBS

    DBS Well-Known Member

    You're fired for doing far too nice a job on that hole. Need the torch, a cig hanging out of you mouth, a couple beers that you had @ lunch @ the bar across from the plant, and probably a few hits off the pipe.
  12. DBS

    DBS Well-Known Member

    As you can see on Jason's, it's unusual to find an original hump with only one set of screw holes.
  13. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    Picked up some stainless #8 x 1/2” oval head sheet metal screws. I’ll probably start drilling later in the week.

    Thanks guys!
  14. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    Trying to put this all in with the carpet installed seems fruitless. I’m guessing the “best” way is install the shifter ring and boot and then the carpet over the top. Then just pull the boot lip up over and trim if need be?
  15. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I have no idea how it was setup originally but mine was carpet, first flap of boot, ring screwed down through that and the top flap of the boot covered it all. May not be right but it worked.
  16. ilikebmx999

    ilikebmx999 Well-Known Member

    I know that’s the correct order it should be in when finished but seems like a bear to actually go thru the process of installing it like that.

    I don’t want to cut the hole too big in the carpet so it seems easier to install the boot and ring with the carpet out then install over the shifter and pull the boot lip up thru it and trim as necessary.

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