has anybody put a new leather shift boot into a 2nd gen (or any gen i guess). I'm just wondering how the basics of the install worked out and whether it was worth it. I hate this rubber accordian...
Found one at <LINK_TEXT text="http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ ... 1">Jegs</a">http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=32971&prmenbr=76&lastcat=2621">Jegs</a</LINK_TEXT></URL>>, though it's not actually for Cavs and it's naugahyde, but the right tinkering should be able to get it to fit (in the picture, it looks like a round bezel rather than D-shaped like the Cavs). I'm going to order one in a few days.
That's how I want mine to fit. I know the stock shift in the cav is only 3" long before it hits that flat slab of steel which makes up the bulk of the stick. Where these two meet is where the top of the stock boot rests (love the 'rubber accordion' remark ). In order for the top of the leather boot to rest that far down, it will probably require a replacement stick, which I've not had any luck finding yet. As for the bracket or bezel, I suppose one could try some rubber cement or some other suitable glue to adhere the boot to the existing console cut-out (you may have to use a hacksaw or similar saw to cut a truly rectangular hole in the console). I'm thinking about filling in the squared portion of the hole with plastic to make a round shape, and then using the chrome bezel to mount the boot on top of the console. It will all depend on the actual dimensions of the product when I get it. Hope this made sense
ps: thanks for fixing the link, moonwell.
[ This Message was edited by: generic on 2001-08-17 16:52 ]