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Offline torqueaddict

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Slapstick shifters
« on: September 10, 2010 - 03:13:42 PM »
How hard are slapstick shifters to come by used, do they sell them new, and what are they like? My car was a 4 speed car (maybe before I was born) when I got it. However someone had put column shift in it, so I put a B&M in it but the original looks so much cooler. I am just weighing the pros/cons, and trying to find out what too look for if I find a unit used any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Slapstick shifters
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Re: Slapstick shifters
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010 - 03:36:32 PM »
My car was a column shift from the factory. I swapped out to a slap stick. They are not that hard to find. Here,E-bay, Moparts ..... Type in "slap stick shifter" on E-bay and there are always parts on there. You can see the differences between the 70 and 71-74's also? Keep an eye out on here too as it's a popular swap to install  a 4 speed so someone might have a "package deal" ?
There are 2 Slap stick shifters . One for a 1970 e-body and another for a 71-74 e-body. The 70 shifter uses a round ball and the chrome shaft is round too. The 71-74 uses the t-handle shifter and a squared off chrome shifter shaft.
Mine came with a B&M shifter and I hated it, first thing I took off! I went with a 71-74 as I liked the style better?
You will need,
slap stick shifter,
linkages,( both above ,going through the floor , and under the floor to attach to the tranny, and tranny shifter arm.)
Floor brackets for shifter and console ( they are re-popped new now....?)
Tranny bracket, Your tranny has to have the mounts for the bracket!
Console
Wiring for the shift indicator bulb.

Then you need to see member Quapman ( Steve) on here and get an autogrip shifter!
Very cool, great quality and workmanship too!


Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
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Re: Slapstick shifters
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010 - 03:52:04 PM »
How much do the Auto Grip Shifters go for? For Slapstick as well? Cool Look!

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Re: Slapstick shifters
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010 - 04:26:46 PM »
How much do the Auto Grip Shifters go for? For Slapstick as well? Cool Look!
I'm not sure? I bought mine 1 1/2-2 years ago? Pm "Quapman" and ask?
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

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http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
 My handling upgrade post
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Re: Slapstick shifters
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010 - 04:36:07 PM »
Another custom look....still an auto slapstick but someone used a 4 speed shifter boot over top? Looks good I though? The grips Steve ( Quapman) uses are stock replacement for a  pistol grip. Lots of custom choices to replace them!. Carbon fiber, different kinds or real wood, different coloured plastic's etc.....
There are other vendors, gunslinger, shift-r-arm, Harms. But I liked Steve's the best because it sits at the correct angle when it first gear, others do not.
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

My restoration thread 
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
 My handling upgrade post
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

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Re: Slapstick shifters
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010 - 04:38:07 PM »
Man thats alot of stuff, and sounds kinda pricey is there a major difference with the slapstick, by the way B-rad that 4 speed boot looks KICK A**!!!
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Re: Slapstick shifters
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010 - 04:42:39 PM »
Here is my post about when I was considering what shifter to buy? Hope it helps?
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=63490.0
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

My restoration thread 
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
 My handling upgrade post
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

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Re: Slapstick shifters
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010 - 04:48:31 PM »
Man thats alot of stuff, and sounds kinda pricey is there a major difference with the slapstick, by the way B-rad that 4 speed boot looks KICK A**!!!
Ya it can add up but like everything else....just pick away at it.
*HINT* watch Moparals Christmas post.......  :grinyes:
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

My restoration thread 
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
 My handling upgrade post
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

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Re: Slapstick shifters
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010 - 04:48:31 PM »