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Old 09-21-2021, 10:32 AM
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Oh well, that explains it.
Impending childhood, eh?
Well...........
Lets just say that the other day Mrs T caught me napping and asked me if I was going t start drooling.
36 years of marriage and counting.
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Old 09-21-2021, 07:24 PM
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More floor today.
Welded in and bolted down the other 2 cross members.
Then I started to put in the filler pieces.
Also......
I'm in search for one of these. Its a in dash shift system from a 1955 Dodge.
All the Mopars used them for one year only. 1955. If anyones has one they want to get rid of, or knows of one. Send me a message. Thanks.
Keep on keeping on........
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:13 PM
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I bet that gear shift will be hard to find. Looks pretty simple, I bet you could fab one up pretty easily.
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Old 09-21-2021, 09:00 PM
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I bet that gear shift will be hard to find. Looks pretty simple, I bet you could fab one up pretty easily.
Iíve got a line on a couple of them, Bama. Just looking to see if there are anymore out there.
It could be fabíd up but Iím trying to keep putting more Mopar back into it.😎
Making my own is my fall back position.
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Old 09-21-2021, 10:16 PM
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You've brought back memories, Torchie. My school friend's parents had a '55 Plymouth with that shifter in it. I drove it in their yard once; one of the scariest 100 feet of my life. That was the first automatic I had ever driven or even seen. It wasn't the gearshift that scared me, it was the lack of a clutch.
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Old 09-22-2021, 10:26 AM
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If this is what you need i will send them to you. Have e-brake also if you need it too.
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Came out of a 55 plymouth dash that i got from WB3 a long time ago.
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Old 09-22-2021, 10:54 AM
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Came out of a 55 plymouth dash that i got from WB3 a long time ago.
Bruno, you brought back happy memories of Willowbilly 3.
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Old 09-22-2021, 01:16 PM
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Another reason why RRR/UDS will always rule.

It looks like you have the shifter deal covered. I have never seen one of these.

Another thought: some later vans had the shifter on the dash. I think the mechanism was the same as the early '60 floor shifter. It wouldn't look the part, though.
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Old 09-22-2021, 03:02 PM
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Came out of a 55 plymouth dash that i got from WB3 a long time ago.
Thanks bruno. Very generous. I don't need the parking brake. As far as the shift lever goes I'll let you know as I'm in contact with another seller that has the whole contraption. Bracket. cable trim ect.
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Bruno, you brought back happy memories of Willowbilly 3.
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Another reason why RRR/UDS will always rule.

It looks like you have the shifter deal covered. I have never seen one of these.

Another thought: some later vans had the shifter on the dash. I think the mechanism was the same as the early '60 floor shifter. It wouldn't look the part, though.
My brother pointed those out to me as well, Skip.
I agree with your thoughts about it looking too modern.
Finished the front section of the floor framing. Now all I have to do is connect it to the next main crossmember.
I received a message from another ebay seller that has the shift control as well as an overdrive control. I like the looks of the overdrive control but not sure it would work for a trans shifter.
Thanks for visiting....
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Old 09-26-2021, 10:52 PM
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Cut out a pattern for the sheet metal.
Iím using 18 gauge
I have to attach the toe kicks to the door opening then I can attach this piece of sheeting.
This will be it for a while.
Iím out of sheet metal and down to one piece of 1x2 frame stock.
My budget for this month is also gone.😳
Time to figure my next step until I get some more build funds together.
Keep on keeping on........
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