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#973215 - 05/30/13 02:37 AM Hurst Lightning Rods  
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I just did a quick search for Hurst Lightning Rods here and got no results. Does that mean I'm the first??? I had a bright idea to put a set in a Grand Prix Console. I figured with the GP lower door panels already installed and a GP dash waiting to be installed why not?? Well here it is, what do you think?



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#973217 - 05/30/13 03:12 AM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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Nice!! Looks good with the GP console and lower panels.


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#973238 - 05/30/13 12:07 PM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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VERY NICE! I'm a huge fan of the lightning rods. I wish they weren't so flippin expensive.


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#973239 - 05/30/13 12:08 PM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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Looks real good. I've been wanting a set of shifters like that for a while.


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#973246 - 05/30/13 01:03 PM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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#973296 - 05/30/13 09:02 PM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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For those of you wanting a set, they are currently being reproduced. They will be on the market later this year. Some parts can be bought at gbodyparts now but the shifter isn't out yet. A good friend is having them done and a lot of other parts that were hard or impossible to get.



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#973300 - 05/30/13 09:52 PM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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Looks pretty cool! I still have no idea how to use those shifters though. Someone needs to make me a youtube video on why you need 3 handles to select 1 gear lol stupid2


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#973303 - 05/30/13 10:22 PM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: spacemanspif]  
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Originally Posted By: spacemanspif
Looks pretty cool! I still have no idea how to use those shifters though. Someone needs to make me a youtube video on why you need 3 handles to select 1 gear lol stupid2

Ask and you shall receive. This is my friend that is reproducing them. The set in his car is the first prototype.
http://youtu.be/_nSGrfzJdd0



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#973318 - 05/31/13 01:12 AM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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Way cool. Any idea what kind of price they will have on them?


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#973319 - 05/31/13 01:33 AM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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That's good news. Hope they arnt an arm and a leg to get them.


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#973326 - 05/31/13 02:07 AM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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I'm not exactly sure, but I think (& definitely DO NOT quote me) but I think he said at or around $500 for a complete bolt in set with everything. Cable, shifter, and all brackets. Read "Tobyp"'s post on the topic on Gbodyforum. He's the man with the plan.



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#973327 - 05/31/13 02:13 AM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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#973377 - 05/31/13 06:56 PM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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Originally Posted By: galeaiii
Originally Posted By: spacemanspif
Looks pretty cool! I still have no idea how to use those shifters though. Someone needs to make me a youtube video on why you need 3 handles to select 1 gear lol stupid2

Ask and you shall receive. This is my friend that is reproducing them. The set in his car is the first prototype.
http://youtu.be/_nSGrfzJdd0


OMG thank you so much! I now see how they work and why they were built in the first place smile


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F-body bucket seats, camaro console, carb'd 5.3/4L80E swap

Fastest time to date: 13.390 @ 102.42
Best r/t: 0.007 I got lucky smile

Killed a few cones too

#973454 - 06/01/13 01:17 PM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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I went up to Tobyp's place last night, he helped me get the shifter in perfect alignment. I highly suggest watching his video when/if you buy & install a Lightning Rod shifter. It's not really hard to do but you will need to follow his directions to a "T" and need an extra set of mechanically inclined hands to get it right. I think including a lot of BS time it only took us about 2 hrs to get done.
Here's a link to Toby's video:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=4rqauGRczkA



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#973471 - 06/01/13 05:03 PM Re: Hurst Lightning Rods [Re: galeaiii]  
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this is pretty sweet!!


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