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Old 07-09-2018, 12:33 AM   #1
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Ratchet Shifter Box {my way}

I bought a Hurst Ratchet Pro-Matic 2 shifter at a swap meet 8 years ago . It had nothing with it, no knob, no cable, no box. no boot, you get the idea. After getting the cable and transmission brackets and having a T handle already and pricing the box with other pieces, I needed an alternative. So finally I had a idea that just might work.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:46 AM   #2
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Re: Ratchet Shifter Box {my way}

I hand hammered a piece of scrap steel I have had for longer than I have had my '67 step side (20 yrs). made a box just the right size for the shifter.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:47 AM   #3
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Re: Ratchet Shifter Box {my way}

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Old 07-09-2018, 12:54 AM   #4
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Re: Ratchet Shifter Box {my way}

I came up with an idea for the cable end and it worked and I had a co-worker weld it up for me.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:00 AM   #5
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Re: Ratchet Shifter Box {my way}

Added a pcv grommet for the cable hole and n.s. switch wires and ran the b/u wires thru the slot made for the shifter cable bracket.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:06 AM   #6
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Re: Ratchet Shifter Box {my way}

Now for the cool part.
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Re: Ratchet Shifter Box {my way}

And the end result.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:14 AM   #8
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Re: Ratchet Shifter Box {my way}

Now I have decide carpet or rubber mat. I live on a dirt road so that might help in that decision.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:27 PM   #9
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Re: Ratchet Shifter Box {my way}

Looks good to me. Nice fab work! If you're going to be bumping up and down a dirt/gravel road often, make real sure you seal that box up good. Otherwise... you'll never keep the dust out of your cab.

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