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1968 4-speed console
« on: June 12, 2021, 05:12:15 PM »
Is/was there a chrome finish trim ring (square) attached to the opening in the console where the boot for the shifter comes through?
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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 08:21:18 PM »
I believe so... but not really attached as far as I know.

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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2021, 03:21:33 AM »
Yes, it is retained by the lower part of the boot, not screwed to the console

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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 08:41:35 AM »
So sandwiched between the console? Shelby specific? Anyone know if they are available? I don't see anything at Branda's.
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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 10:47:29 AM »
The square, chrome bezel is not Shelby unique. It is installed on top of the console. It pushes down over the folds of the shifter boot and "floats" in place.


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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2021, 09:51:21 PM »
Ok, now I understand! I remember this trim from a 67 Mustang 289/2V 3 speed manual my father had from 1970-76.
Thank you very much for the clarification! I knew the boot floats... now I know how they were "sealing" the inside of the car from the outside.
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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2021, 08:29:52 AM »
Not sure what you mean by sealing the inside of the car from the outer but this chrome bezel is not really doing that.  A combination of the lower rubber boot around the shift mechanism and the upper boot do that.

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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2021, 06:29:32 PM »
Yes, but I would think the bezel on top would help to keep the boot portion under the console secure to the underside of the console. Or, is it strictly cosmetic?
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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2021, 06:42:27 PM »
Cosmetic

The rubber boots are screwed to the floor

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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2021, 08:54:07 AM »
Two years after I thought I had the console properly back together, now I think it probably is thanks to everyone's input. Any exact placement issues on the shift pattern plate or was it centered, toward the driver side? Any instructions for the worker, or was it pretty random?
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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2021, 09:16:28 AM »
I am not sure it should even have that shift pattern plate?

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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2021, 10:20:44 AM »
Not used on your cat

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Re: 1968 4-speed console
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2021, 11:11:07 AM »
Thanks, it will be heading to the dark drawer of other useless chotskies.
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