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#979738 - 08/05/13 06:24 PM Shift boot with a manual...  
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Ok so I am so sick and tired of seeing my gaping hole in the floor as I have the top plate removed from the stock console. I had a spare top plate I cut up and put a generic rubber Mr Gasket shift boot on it and it doesn't have enough movement and pulls the shifter out of gear.

So I was looking into a cloth/leather style shift boot type but wanted to see what some of you manual people are using ON A STOCK CONSOLE. I don't want to swap out the console, I enjoy the stock look of the interior.


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#979745 - 08/05/13 09:34 PM Re: Shift boot with a manual... [Re: Jameson]  
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I don't have a lot of info on the boot other than it's a generic piece from fleaBay stretched around a homemade ring. The shifter slot was altered obviously but overall it was an easy job.



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#979860 - 08/07/13 03:06 AM Re: Shift boot with a manual... [Re: Jameson]  
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Jameson, I send you a couple pics of the C5-6 upper shifter boot installed.
You should install a lower boot also, keeps out the dust, water, noise and fumes. Most use this one. Only available used now, discontinued by GM I hear.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Camaro-Firebird-T56-6-Speed-Manual-Lower-Shifter-Boot-New-/380683455457?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ACamaro&hash=item58a2808be1&vxp=mtr#ht_285wt_820

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#979863 - 08/07/13 03:58 AM Re: Shift boot with a manual... [Re: Jameson]  
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I'm using an S10 lower boot with the Hurst boot under it the make up the difference in the size of the stick. I will probably use a lightweight leather boot on the console plate that looks like the one Clutch posted. Let us know what you go with.


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#979870 - 08/07/13 06:02 AM Re: Shift boot with a manual... [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Originally Posted By: mmc427ss
Jameson, I send you a couple pics of the C5-6 upper shifter boot installed.
You should install a lower boot also, keeps out the dust, water, noise and fumes. Most use this one. Only available used now, discontinued by GM I hear.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Camaro-Firebird-T56-6-Speed-Manual-Lower-Shifter-Boot-New-/380683455457?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ACamaro&hash=item58a2808be1&vxp=mtr#ht_285wt_820

Bob


I have a lower boot already. I used a MR Gasket rubber one for the floor, Ironically I was looking at a C6 upper shift boot with trim ring for a Centennial edition with red stitching to match the interior. I would love to see a couple pics of how you did your install.


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#980076 - 08/09/13 04:04 PM Re: Shift boot with a manual... [Re: Jameson]  
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Anyone else?


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#980852 - 08/20/13 10:09 PM Re: Shift boot with a manual... [Re: Jameson]  
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Factory F body shift boot in a modified 4 speed console insert. It was the one with a big flat pocket that is listed as a "cassette holder". The boot fit great, nice and tight. I glued the boot to the insert with weatherstrip glue.







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#980935 - 08/21/13 06:28 PM Re: Shift boot with a manual... [Re: Jameson]  
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A member here was selling this boot/ring combo several years back, but from what I recall he sold the last ones a long time ago. His screen name was ZZ430 IIRC...


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#980937 - 08/21/13 06:52 PM Re: Shift boot with a manual... [Re: Jameson]  
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I got some pics of a C5 vette boot installed from MMC427SS and just received a boot I bought from Ebay from a C5... I will be installing it tonight, Ill post a few pics.


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#980972 - 08/22/13 12:59 AM Re: Shift boot with a manual... [Re: Jameson]  
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OK
You get it installed yet. Pics pics pics. I'm collecting parts for my build and yours is awesome.


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