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#574282 - July 16th 2012 12:06 pm Frame in the way
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Registered: September 05th 2011 10:30 pm
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Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
I got the trans into my dodge (a833) and the frame is in the way of the hurst shifter. should i cut out a piece of the frame? its looking like thats going to be my only option. Has anyone run into the same thing before? and what was the solution? Thanks in advance!
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#574299 - July 16th 2012 12:57 pm Re: Frame in the way [Re: fbmed]
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Registered: March 12th 2007 8:56 pm
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What part of the frame are you talking about? The shifter shouldn't be that far over. The Dodge vans are only box frame, you can cut a section and move it in a little as long as you reweld some metal in to re-box it.
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#574383 - July 16th 2012 10:22 pm Re: Frame in the way [Re: fbmed]
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Registered: March 28th 2010 5:48 am
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Could you take a picture of the situation and post before you cut? Maybe that would help to provide a solution.

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#574389 - July 16th 2012 11:40 pm Re: Frame in the way [Re: fbmed]
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#574457 - July 17th 2012 3:21 pm Re: Frame in the way [Re: fbmed]
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
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Get the right shifter to fit the van. They were made with three and four speed floor shifters.
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#574519 - July 17th 2012 9:12 pm Re: Frame in the way [Re: fbmed]
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Best pic i could get
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#575186 - July 21st 2012 3:13 pm Re: Frame in the way [Re: fbmed]
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Registered: February 05th 2009 6:02 pm
Posts: 243
Loc: puyallup, washington
Here's how it should look:








Here's the shifter to use:



Here's where to cut the floor for the shifter:





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#575235 - July 21st 2012 11:03 pm Re: Frame in the way [Re: vandude360]
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The way I'm seeing it is..,drop the shift rods off the trans,mount up the shifter(assuming it's the right one)and then sit back and take a look see as to whats what and where goes what.:)
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