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    If you use/have a stock type shifter mount is is imperative that the rod goes square into the mount and centers up under the shifter.

    You will be forever unhappy with the shifting and/or adjustment if that rod is not square.

    That also means that the shifter can only swing some from the rear joint. Bit if you use a buggy universal joint style coupler at the trans you can swing it further.

    Bending a lot of offset or welding in a bar that has a big zig zag offset can only somewhat work. It will have to move much farther side to side to get the rotation at the trans. It will also make the reverse lockout hard to set up, as typically it is the travel stop for the side to side or neutral gate.

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    If you need a lot of offset then the next level up is a buggy shifter box that is self supported.

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    With this you would do away with the original car shift rod all together.

    You could use a universal joint coupler at both ends and offset it. The whole set up will be buggy parts with no instructions. You will have to work out the rotation timing adjustment.

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    i have seen some conversions using 2 cables similar to what the chevy chevette had at least i think it was the chevette

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    Chevette shifter box molded into the extension housing not cable operated.
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    I do not know what a chevette has, but some fwd cars do have cable shifters.

    There are at least 2 types of cable shifters for the vw trans. They are expensive and are used mostly on mid engine dune buggies.

    PBS shifter that replaces the nose cone.

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    And the Mendeola that attaches to the vw nose cone.

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    They are quite expensive.... if I remember correctly around 600 bucks. Rarely see them other than mid engine buggies.

    Cool thing is that the shifter can be mounted anywhere and any direction you want.

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    Ok back on topic.

    That self supporting buggy box above is for a stock type bolt down shifter. A shifter of the sort that would go into a car and bolt to the stock location.

    Many of them use the stock reverse lock out plate. Then some have their own built into the handle lock out.

    Then comes the buggy super shifter. It works just like that buggy base, but has it's own shift lever and a reverse lock out built in the base. It is a real good universal shifter at a reasonable cost

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    Thanks for this Thread . I'll be watching and planning My Build . May Have to Abandon the Hobby Shop to Build Her but A Man Has to Do what He Has to Do .. Too much great info Here I will have to peruse it better ..

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