G-Body shifter assembly wanted

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CopperNick

CopperNick

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Feb 20, 2018
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L-WTB (Looking for-Want To Buy) the floor mounted version of the 4-speed automatic shifter assembly that was used by GM on its 78-88 G-Body vehicles like the Monte-Carlo, Grand Prix, Regal, Cutlass, et al. Need not be pristine or still in the box. Surface rust and grime/crud will work just fine. Need not be 100% intact as long as the housing itself is complete. Would want to use Paypal to deliver the price and shipping costs; USPS for the courier. Can contact me through this ad or by a message to CopperNick on the forums. Pictures below show
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what I am looking for.
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Thx.

Nick
 
TURNA

TURNA

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The cars you listed all used different shifter frames, So you may want to be more specific

The one you posted I believe is from a Monte or Camino
 
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CopperNick

CopperNick

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Fair Enough Turna, and that is on me. I had assumed, (bad habit to get into), that because a substantial number of the infrastructure components for the G-Bodies tended to be common from model to model, or more or less universal to a significant degree, that this would extend to the auto-stick shifter assemblies as well. HUH! Guess Not, so my bad.

The pictures that I posted for my example are of the correct item and they are, as you surmised, from a Monte Carlo, specifically an 85 that had a TH200R4 as its original transmission. As I mentioned earlier, I do not need one that is NOS or pristine or even working for that matter. Grime, rust, and crud are quite acceptable. As I plan on making a few alterations to the basic unit, starting with something nasty and ugly works for me as does an assembly that is not complete as long as the basic exterior frame is all there and undamaged.
 
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Gonzo1970

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Too bad, Ill have one from a Grand Prix pretty shortly here...

-Gonz
 
CopperNick

CopperNick

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Feb 20, 2018
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Feast or Famine. Just me with a quick recap here. TURNA is of the opinion that the shifter bodies differed from make to make with in the G-Body group as a whole. Chicknhead believes he may have just a Monte floor shifter housing or body sitting on a shelf somewhere in his shop and Gonzo looks to have a whole one sitting under the console unit in that G-Prix he is taking part. (Although judging purely from the sheet metal, I personally can't understand why.)
The only way I can compare the two options, Gonzo and Chicknhead, is to see pictures of each of them and do a comparison to the pictures that I posted above. If one or the other matches what I need then then it becomes a question of how much and by what means. If they match both my pictures and each other then I could be looking at a two-fer; that is me bidding on both of them. ?????

Nick
 
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chicknnhead

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Jan 3, 2010
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Pontiac and Monte's are similar, the difference is the two front legs with the bolt holes. the Pontiac don't have them the Monte's do, the reason being it because the Pontiac shifter essentially bolts on to the floor in the rear like the Monte, and the front bolts to a metal plate inside the Pontiac Console. The Monte bolts to floor both in the front of shifter and back of shifter. and can be used without the console

this is an example of the pontiac shifter, see no front feet
 
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Gonzo1970

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(Although judging purely from the sheet metal, I personally can't understand why.)
Nick
The Console is in bad shape. It's so brittle, you lean on it, it cracks. On the passenger side by the seat belt (you can't see in pic) an entire section is just missing.

Add to that, the stupid rearview mirror fell off, and now the console is REALLY busted up on top at the shifter.

An Impala Console with a B&M Hammer Shifter going in.

The shifter hole is in the right place, the Hammer Shifter is a shorter one and the leather boot looks like it will work in that consoles hole nicely, the front of it goes under our radio set-up nicely.. Wood trim matches (ok, semi-matches) the wood trim already in the Grand Prix.. tons of light and dark gray available, and cheap ($25 at the local pick-n-pull - still havent made up my mind.. the console now is darker gray than the rest of the interior), 2 USB/Aux ports under the radio, 2 in the storage compartment.. and... CUP HOLDERS!

I don't think it will look too bad. And finding a 1986 (or any freakin year for that matter) grand prix console has proven futile.

-Gonz


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Gonzo1970

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ala...

-Gonz
 

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CopperNick

CopperNick

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Bummer on that plastic console. Nice pictures that readily explain why Turna commented that there were differences. Problem for me is that the ears that Pontiac cut off in their version are the ones that Chevy-Monte-Carlo used in theirs and are also the ones that I need for what I am thinking of doing and which would be useful for their angles even if I did go ahead with the made version that I have prototyped.

Gonzo, despite your shifter being un-needed for what you are doing, it is still way too complete and in good a shape for me to just take a hacksaw to it. Seems no one is looking for one of them right now but that does not mean you won't have someone throwing an e-mail at you about it and two days after you pitched it out for scrap; (Murphy's Law)

Chicknhead, if you do happen to dig up that picked over Monte Carlo shifter body that you believe to be lurking on a dusty shelf somewhere in your shop/garage and it has the front ears that I am looking for still there, would you let me know so I can make an offer on it?

Nick
 

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