Below are the shifter components I used for the T5 conversion in my '66. The Tri-Ax shifter did require some very minor grinding on the tunnel opening - YMMV. All parts numbers are from CJ, however, you can source the same or similar from your vendor of choice (most accessories were Scott Drake). Please note that I completed the swap in 2010, so some of the part numbers may have changed:
I'm using the stick/knob that looks like the original four speed.
For the boot, I have a HumpHugger console with their boot.
The lower boot seals the shifter opening against water, etc. I had a bear of a time getting mine in (the T-5 in mine gives very little clearance).
'65 coupe, 200ci, T5spd, Silver Smoke Gray, Std Red Interior '03 convertible, V6, auto, Silver Metallic, Black Top '14 coupe (on order- ETA 05/30/13), Sterling Gray, 5.0, 6spd, Track Pack, Glass Roof, Brick Red interior
I got lucky. Visited the junk yard. A fresh 68 6 Stick coupe just got there. Bought the shifter for like $30.00. Sawed off the handle at home, welded in a chunk of flat stock. Drilled two holes, Presto, shifter. And I didn't pay $130 for it! I can tell you, old cars do not show up at junk yards in the Chicago area ever, that's how lucky I was.
I have no idea what all these $200 plus shifters are doing for the T-5. The made-up shifter is very similar to the top loader shifter in my stock Shelby.
67 GT 350 (#0036)("Miss July" 2004) owned since 1971. And I still drive it...SAAC 29 Concours GOLD, Div II, MCA Concours Trailered Gold 2X,
Also: 67 GTA S code COUPE (under construction)
General Shelby and Mustang enthusiast, MCA certified Concours judge
I also used a Mustang 3 spd. shifter with the stock T5 mechanism. I just cut off the small mounting bracket at the end of the 3 spd. shifter, ground a little flatness on the side of the shaft where it mates the T5 rod, and drilled two matching holes. I used the more rectangular shaped '69 mustang boot and topped it off with a 5 spd. shift knob. The shifter puts the knob in a perfect position, and is quite substantial (being solid steel).
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