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Old 07-22-2006, 12:58 PM   #1
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I used to have a T shifter but today I bought one of the leather one from a Bonne which they also used in GPs. Is there a longer shift boot with these ones? Mines seems too short. How hard is it to change out the boot if it is longer?
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You mean the cobra head? Yes, it needs to be longer. You'll need to carefully take apart the donor car'* console. Or make your own boot out of some black vinyl or leather.
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No, the shaft itself was cut down in 95 I believe. I put a round one on too and had the same problem, it got annoying so I took it off and put my t-handle back on. See my car here -
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I went with a Leather 2000 shifter in the Zilla and made my own shift boot out of an old leather jacket.

I've gone to a rubber 2000 SE shifter in the SLE, but haven't made a boot for it yet.

I've got an old post around here somewhere on all the shifter types with pics, and another topic on the home-made boot.
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Mine has a Cobra head too, boot is definitely shorter (or shaft is longer). I have a nice leather jacket (well, it used to be nice before I stood in the rain with it on for 3 hours). I'll be making a boot for it soon. Though I'd like myself a 2000+ Bonneville shifter **** instead.

EDIT: Yeah Bill I remember your post about it. I've been looking for a 2000+ leather shifter for a while.
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I've got an old post around here somewhere on all the shifter types with pics, and another topic on the home-made boot.
Ask and ye shall recieve..

Shifter types

Custom boot
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Anyone want to make me a boot for some $$$
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Bill, how exactly did you make the boot? i.e. how did you close the other side of it..opposite of the original seam?
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Sewed it by hand inside-out, then flipped it. Top is folded over and sewn inside out also. All seams are hidden on the inside.
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Sewed it by hand inside-out, then flipped it. Top is folded over and sewn inside out also. All seams are hidden on the inside.
Ok...I figured you did something inside out, I didn't know if you actually sewed it or did something else. I'll probably staple some seams on the inside.
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