CUTLASS Stock console, aftermarket shifter?

old80cs

old80cs

Greasemonkey
Jun 27, 2013
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#1
Has anyone installed an after market shifter, Hurst / B&M etc in a stock 80' Cutlass Supreme center console? I swapped a TH700R4 into my Olds and have the 4 speed auto console plate and factory shifter but like the looks of an after market unit and wonder if it's feasible. Comments and or pictures appreciated.
 
Injectedcutty

Injectedcutty

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 24, 2014
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Louisville, KY
#2
Anything is possible if you have the time to modify it. It's not exactly the same, but I'm putting a Monte console in my '87 Cutlass and modified the shift plate to work with my Hurst shifter.

I had to make spacers for the rearward mounting points on the shifter to raise it about an inch so that the shifter handle will clear the armrest when in 1st gear. These are the best mockup pics I have right now as my interior is still gutted...
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84cutspreme

84cutspreme

Royal Smart Person
Jun 4, 2009
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#3
there is a link on one of the websites about doing swap with b&m quicksilver shifters. looks great n I want to do it but it is more entailed than I had imagined. I forget which website but its a buick website
 

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Qdub24

Qdub24

Royal Smart Person
Sep 6, 2006
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Columbus, GA
#4
there is a link on one of the websites about doing swap with b&m quicksilver shifters. looks great n I want to do it but it is more entailed than I had imagined. I forget which website but its a buick website
turbobuick.com/threads/quicksilver-shifter-installation-with-pics.320426/
 
lilbowtie

lilbowtie

Comic Book Super Hero
Jan 7, 2006
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Canton Mi
#5
Not a cutlass but a regal.

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Michael Watts

Master Mechanic
Dec 12, 2017
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#6
There is the B & M Quick Silver and the Hurst Quarter Stick that bolt in the stock location with no modification
 
xitabl442

xitabl442

G-Body Guru
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RegalBegal

RegalBegal

G-Body Guru
Jul 10, 2009
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Claremont, NH
#9
Basically my shifter is mounted to the floor directly using spacers as my car was column shift. The top plate is 1/4" aluminum plate. Ill be re doing it soon ill post pics when I do.
 
snotrocket71

snotrocket71

Greasemonkey
Feb 20, 2011
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Wading River Long Island
#10
I picked up an 80's f-body hurst dual gate and plan on having it hooked up this summer, it will need some fabrication to work but should look cool.
 

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