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68 Roadrunner 4 speed Hurst shifter handle seems too short...

The Beep

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I have had this car since 98. I'm an average size guy about 5'11" tall with what I figure is an average reach. Thing is I've always thought this handle was too short. I have to reach down for 2 -4 and lean forward to hit 1 and 3. From the pictures can anyone with one tell me if it looks right?

Thanks, Mike

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Looks to be an A-Body shift handle. For sure its not correct.
 
OE Hurst shifter is against my knee in my '69 Bee. Now you wanna reach, try a Inland console in a 66.
 
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Interesting. Yours has 2 bends where mine has only 1. How long is yours? the one in my Roadrunner is about 13".

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I'm glad you're finally sorting this after 25 years... sounds like some of the jobs on my list.
 
That a-body shifter is worth some coin, although I think it's a bit tall for an a-body, not as tall as the later ones though.
 
Well it wouldn't be anything wrong with recovering some of the cost of a new one from selling the old one.
 
Just replace the handle, shifter works right?
 
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