Column shifter pivot worn. How to fix?

SDCoronet

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Hey guys, the pivot of my column shifter has always been worn and loose. Is this fixable, or do I need to find a replacement housing? Can anyone tell me the proper name of this part?

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I "think" the part that's hollowed out is just called "shift housing". I would be real tempted to see if I could weld up the hole & re-drill it. You probably can find one pretty easy since so many people switch over to manual transmissions. I think it can also be called a "collar" or maybe a "shift collar". It's the part with the PRNDL on it, right?

Now that I think more about it, I'm not sure if you can weld on "pot metal". What year/column are you working on? I've got one a '70 B-body laying around somewhere.
 

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Might be able to use some liquid metal to fill it and redrill it
 

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How about a machine screw with a lock nut instead of the rolled pin.
 

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Try welding and filing or drilling.
 

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Are you still needing this shift housing??? I actually have two of them if your interested --$50.00 and shipping from Florida--
 

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Isn't that pot metal?

Not the easiest to weld.

I'd try drilling it larger and pressing in a sleeve.
 

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If that is for 70 and up i have quite a few of those in good used condition $25 shipped to you in CA. PM me if interested
 
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