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Old 01-06-2019, 12:07 PM   #1
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NP205 shifter lever

just got done rebuilding my 205, and did a test fit of the shifter and it wobbles side to side a lot. Does anybody have a source for a shifter lever bushing kit that comes with a new shouldered bolt? Not going twin stick.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:45 PM   #2
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:51 PM   #3
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Re: NP205 shifter lever

Two places I know of to get a shoulder bolt. Caveat is, they are both 9/16 thread. The shoulder is nice to bottom out and tighten and have appropriate space to let the lever move freely.

If you have 9/16 and can use the bolts here's the low down. You may need to get your lever cleanly machined to accept the greasable bolt. I used the JB bolt with bronzed flange bearings. Same as what JB ships, except with a flange. I pressed in the bushings, they were tight. Once in, the pressure on the bushings caused the shoulder bolt to be too tight and not fit. I put a sand drum on my dremel and carefully swilled it around inside until I got the bolt in with a snug fit.

The new bolt with bushings work nicely.

I still got plenty of rattling from my linkage. I had to pull or push the shift lever snug to stop the rattling/ringing.

I got some spring washers and fashioned some washers out of a plastic milk jug. I used a combination of: spring washers, rubber washers and plastic washers to fill all the gaps where the linkage is cotter pinned together.

My setup is now quiet and shifts like new.

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Old 01-21-2019, 07:35 PM   #4
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Re: NP205 shifter lever

I've got some late model shifters with the rubber insulator built into the shifter. I have them on Ebay. Let me know if they work for you.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:13 PM   #5
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Two places I know of to get a shoulder bolt. Caveat is, they are both 9/16 thread. The shoulder is nice to bottom out and tighten and have appropriate space to let the lever move freely.

If you have 9/16 and can use the bolts here's the low down. You may need to get your lever cleanly machined to accept the greasable bolt. I used the JB bolt with bronzed flange bearings. Same as what JB ships, except with a flange. I pressed in the bushings, they were tight. Once in, the pressure on the bushings caused the shoulder bolt to be too tight and not fit. I put a sand drum on my dremel and carefully swilled it around inside until I got the bolt in with a snug fit.

The new bolt with bushings work nicely.

I still got plenty of rattling from my linkage. I had to pull or push the shift lever snug to stop the rattling/ringing.

I got some spring washers and fashioned some washers out of a plastic milk jug. I used a combination of: spring washers, rubber washers and plastic washers to fill all the gaps where the linkage is cotter pinned together.

My setup is now quiet and shifts like new.

Good luck!



https://jb-custom-fabrication.myshop...lt-upgrade-kit

http://jkwoffroad.com/offroadproducts.php


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I have the jbfab twin stick in my 77 here is the way I stopped them from rattling.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:31 PM   #6
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Re: NP205 shifter lever

just a heads up offroad design twin and tripple stick kits come with poly bushings in them to mimic the rubber ones from the last few years .

i have had ord levers for years with zero rattles and clanging around . used mine a few times today plowing and driving . smooth and clean fell .

so if you dont want stock and wish to have more control of t-case options look them up .
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I have the jbfab twin stick in my 77 here is the way I stopped them from rattling.
Also a good option. Plus, you can play the Bungee Base to your favorite tunes!


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Old 01-22-2019, 04:04 PM   #8
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Re: NP205 shifter lever

just a fyi : you do know holding pressure / tension on the lever will wear the shift fork pad a lot faster and maybe even the lock ring the fork moves . this later on will give you tons of play in the system .
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:47 AM   #9
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Re: NP205 shifter lever

On the original shifters, I'm pretty sure they used wave washers to limit the side to side slop. I actually have a shifter and bolt that still has one WW in the next room...

I'd try the little drawers of hardware at the hardware store.

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