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Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby Winfield Dave » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:09 am

Got my first Cub with the deluxe seat and bent shifter.
Find it uncomfortable always bending down to reach the shifter.

:?: Has anyone made an extension ?...would be interested in hearing ideas / seeing pics.

I remember a George Willer post where he said he liked to extend the standard shifter by a few inches.
Didn't know if something was possible with the bent one.
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:16 am

I don't see any reason why it can't be done, oxy/acetylene and a welder and some round bar. You have to figure out which way you want to bend it.
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby BigMatt » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:28 am

There are some crazy shifters in muscle cars to get around those bench seats. I would like to see what you come up with.
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby Bigdog » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:36 am

Dave - there is no reason you can't add an upturn to the shift lever to make it easier to reach. You will just have to experiment a bit with shift lever positions in all 4 gears to make sure the shift lever will clear the seat and your legs. I think a slightly less than 90 degree upturn and slight extension would clear the seat and you might want to turn is slightly to the left to assure it would not take up leg room.
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby Boss Hog » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:31 am

buy a shifter off a 154, they sell cheap and have plenty of length to do as you may
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby Mr E » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:34 am

Winfield Dave wrote:Got my first Cub with the deluxe seat and bent shifter.
Find it uncomfortable always bending down to reach the shifter.


Dave,
You are a young man. Exercise and bending the ole back is good for you. C'mon, man. :{_}:
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby daddydip » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:47 am

Dave my father use to put a screw coupling on the existing shifter and bend a length of straight bar stock to what ever shape he wanted ,thread both ends for nob and couple. I still have one around here. It doesn't mess with the original engineering.
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby Winfield Dave » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:51 am

Something I threw together yesterday with what I had.
It is real convenient when operating the loader.
Will paint it and maybe cut it shorter after I try it out for awhile.
Not real happy with the bend...next one will be better.
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby chief » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:19 am

this is the way I both of my shifters higher on my cub,
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby jlmason81 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:21 pm

Dave,

I have the one that Mike Mueller (a forum member) makes. They are a great addition to any deluxe seat or Lo Boy pan style seat Cub. He is a perfectionist and does an excellent job at making them. I now have 3! Hope this helps.
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby RUSSALL » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:06 pm

I also have a shifter extension from Mike Mueller. Received it last week. Have not painted it
or installed . It is a nice addition to a shifter with a duluxe seat.

Edit to add this link . viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75429

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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby Winfield Dave » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:53 am

I like Mike's extension, but I don't have the machinery to make one,
and am too frugal to buy one.

Here's my 2.0 version.
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby Ole90633 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:16 am

Dave... that V2.0 is beautiful :{_}: Looks factory ! Nice work !
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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby jlmason81 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:01 pm

For $20.00 it would be hard to make one. I couldn't pass it up.

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Re: Deluxe seat / bent shifter ideas ?

Postby Rudi » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:25 pm

Dave:

I liked version 1.0 :D .... but version 2.0 is real slick :big smile:
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