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I need to make a longer shifter shaft for my Hurst body.
Needs to be about 25 in with the curve in the "normal" profile.

What type steel should I use that will hold up well?

Not a race car application, maybe some street antics though

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How much more do you need? Why not just make an extension, or a taller knob? As far as materials, I don't see needing anything special.
 

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Made one for a Saleen Mustang, but it didn't need to be that high. Made mine out of flat stainless to look like the old style Hurst shifter I had back in the day.
 

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Kinda piecing the shifter together....didn't get the handle.
Thought about making it out of SS....but too much to cut
 

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Maybe give Hurst a call? 707-544-4761 They may have just what you need :)

Another option would be to make one out of 7075 aluminum, maybe 0.5 thick?
 

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Tks Jim. I know that Hurst sells replacement pieces, but I'm more than "kinda cheep" . So at100.00 + ship, I'm hoping to make one.
.5 aluminum sounds like a good idea
 

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YUPP like most men never satisfied with how long there shifter is.
 

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I think you would be fine drawing your profile on a piece of 3/16 mild steel plate. Slot the top to receive a cut off grade 5 bolt, 3/8-24 if memory serves. If your so inclined you could temper it, but I think you would be fine without. I've made some from old cut off truck shift levers and bar stock for my 67 F-250, TKO 600 conversion. Mike

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I'd go with a medium-wall seamless steel tubing. Put my bends in it and then about half flatten it to get a rectangular shape with heavily radiused corners. Mill out whatever ends I needed for the shift knob and linkage to slip in and weld them in place. Grind the welds down, sand it all good and smooth, and then have it chromed.

That's what I'd do.
 

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What is .the application. Hurst makes them out of round tub,, flat steel bar and flat aluminum bar.
 

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Great Ideas above
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The application is for my 50 Ford with bench seats
 

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I would head to the junkyard and look at BIG trucks. Then modify what you find to fit...
 

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Tks for your suggestion KBeitz.
Years ago I used to go to the "yard " regularly. Today, none around here allow entry.

Found one on the bay...Correct bolt in part...never left the couch
 

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never left the couch
Well, alrighty then. I do have the old Hurst shifter from the Early Bronco. My dad put it in there to replace the '3 on the tree', and to beat my kneecap to pieces! I replaced it with a four speed tranny, and a proper shifter. Glad to make you a really sweet deal, should your current plan fall through.
 
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