I finally managed to scrape together the time to fix the busted transmission to transfer case adapter this month. Since that required pulling the entire transmission and transfer case assembly I decided that now was the best time to finish the last of this project - installing the shifters.
Unfortunately the weather has had other plans for me. So, after two and a half weeks I have the shifter bracket mounted, the cables through the firewall and ONE shifter mocked up. God, I HATE working outside especially with as flaky as the weather has been here the last six months. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
Running the cables through the tunnel was educational but not terribly difficult with the transmission/bell housing assembly out of the vehicle. A Rotozip with a metal bit made very short work of cutting out the holes. It also made cutting out the stainless trim plate for the interior really easy.
The travel on the shifter is exactly 90 degrees from HI to LO. I was expecting around 110 so that was a nice surprise.
Anyway, so far, so good. If the weather cooperates tomorrow I'll finish up the shifters, put my drive shafts and wiring back in and be back on the road.
Shifter bracket and trim plate with the cables run through the tunnel.
Another view of the above.
Test fitting the doubler shifter and cable assembly - 1:1 (HI).
Test fitting the doubler shifter and cable assembly - 2.72:1 (LO).
Cables feeding through the tunnel. Insulation on one cable and the TJ boot I'm using to seal the opening.
Better picture of the shifter cables coming through the tunnel and the boots.
Since I had the transfer case assembly out - the two 2WD/4WD switches and the relocated vents on the t-case and doubler. Also shows the shift cable bracket for the transfer case mounted.
Tunnel area where everything has to fit.
Complete V5MT1-6 (1997 Sport) transmission, bell housing and transmission to transfer case adapter assembly.