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 Posted: Sun Feb 2nd, 2020 11:06 pm
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Hey look ↓ they ↓ bounce!

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410customs wrote:
The difference with the floor shifter vs column shifter is the cable and the transmission side of things. The ranger/explorer shift cable approach the transmission from the front of the vehicle
The car style console shifters the cable approaches the trans from the back of the vehicle

Well, today it was 64 degrees and sunny; awesome day for February!  I took the opportunity to venture under the truck to check some things and found that the Escape floor shifter will operate my trans the same way as the column shifter.  I actually disconnected the column shift cable from the trans lever and installed the Escape cable which was connected to the floor shift unit.  Worked perfectly!  I will have to bend the bracket that holds the cable to the side of the trans to get it ever-so-slightly closer to the shift lever, but that shouldn't be difficult.  I think the hardest part of this mod will be the console top... getting it fabricated to look decent and solid.

-- Michael

2003 Ranger Edge / Extended Cab / Flareside / 3.0L FLEX / Auto / 2WD / 8.8 Open 4:10 / Sonic Blue Pearl

So many mods... so little time...