While I do understand the market in regards to vintage cars and supply/demand,I am absolutely appalled at the prices of some parts on the market.
Particularly, manual transmission shift levers. I can't believe It costs $100-$200 every single time for a chromed-steel stick with threads on the end of it.
You would think a Chinese company would've found a way to produce this part for less than $35 by now. It would be incredibly easy to die threads in my own metal rod, heat-bend it, hammer the end flat, drill two holes, and paint it.
So that's what i'm going to do. Problem is, I don't currently own or have access to a 1969 mustang manual shifter lever. After checking many websites and the ford factory manual, I have yet to find the dimensions of a factory ford manual transmission shift lever.
My plan is to install a T-5, but go for a factory-look regarding the shifter.
Does anybody here know where I could find, or have the dimensions for a factory 1969 toploader ford shifter? The below picture would be an example of what i'm looking for, however this is an aftermarket unit not for a ford. Any help would be appreciated, as always!