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Hurst shifter boot for 68 Mustang with factory console

I am looking for a shifter boot that will work for a 68 Mustang with factory console and a Hurst 4 speed shifter.

I have the factory boot for a 70 BOSS but it is too stiff.

What are you using?

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I've used the stock Ford boot for 65-68 with Hurst Competition Plus™. Works well with console, but not with the 66-68 non-console trim ring. With non-console cars, I use the early 65 trim that bolts to the floor.

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The 65-68 boot has a round hole. Does that work with the Hurst rectangle shaped handle?

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I find as 22GT says that the Chrome non console square boot surround cannot be used with a hurst. I've not seen the 65 one mentioned but will now look for it.

As far as the stock 3 and 4 speed shifter boot I find (and found yet again today) that this is too thick for the hurst shifter as well and cannot be used.

I have always had to use the larger than stock rectangular hurst boot and thin stainless hold down trim when using a hurst shifter

Put a T10 and Hurst in a 65 GT fastback today and tried using just the stock boot and it wasn't having it

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"The 65-68 boot has a round hole. Does that work with the Hurst rectangle shaped handle?"


Believe it will work fine, You just stretch the Original boot a bit and it will conform to the Hurst Shifter.

I've seen others do the same thing with high success...They just use the original Ford boot.

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The 65-68 boot has a round hole. Does that work with the Hurst rectangle shaped handle?
It's rubber, and fits the square lever easily.

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I find as 22GT says that the Chrome non console square boot surround cannot be used with a hurst. I've not seen the 65 one mentioned but will now look for it.
Looks like the one shown below:


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As far as the stock 3 and 4 speed shifter boot I find (and found yet again today) that this is too thick for the hurst shifter as well and cannot be used.
Put a T10 and Hurst in a 65 GT fastback today and tried using just the stock boot and it wasn't having it.
Strange. I drove my 66 for about 20 years with a Hurst Competition Plus™ and stock Ford shift boot.
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That Big Square Chrome Trim was a '64.5-(Very Early '65) piece only...though it it will fit and work through '68.... The standard Square Chrome Trim for '65-'68 was just a small chrome square that fit around the top of the Shifter Boot. The Earlier 64.5 Piece (as pictured above) is much nicer...

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I use a leather one. Got tired of the rubber style always tearing after a while. And I also use a wider style chrome bezel around my shifter.
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I like the look of the Leather Boot. Any idea where I can lay my hands on one?
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I like the look of the Leather Boot. Any idea where I can lay my hands on one?
Npd has them in pretty much any color you'd like. I used a lokar one with my home built console.
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I like the idea of the leather boot....but it looks a bit to baggy for my tastes... I'll stick with the rubber boots...

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I like the look of the Leather Boot. Any idea where I can lay my hands on one?
Anyone who sells Scott Drake products.


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