Well, you guys inspired me to do so w/ your creations, so I have to thank you guys for that. Lowering it a little more than what you guys had seemed to be necessary to not have your shift boot get all mangled at the cable attachment point (especially w/ the EG console). I guess it would be fine w/ the rsx shifter, since the attachment point is lower than a revo, but this design will accommodate both. Running the cables under the chassis I think is also a big plus. I still don't really like having to hack up the tunnel area, but I tried to keep the modifications to a minimum. I’ll provide a template of what needs to be cut where so that no unnecessary cutting is performed. I was also able to utilize the factory welded on nuts for attachment on the rear, which I think is also a benefit. Because of this, no holes or anything will need to be drilled in the side of the tunnel under the carpet either (it looks like hybrid’s prototype design requires that, but I may be mistaken).#2 said:Hey!!! :wink:
The new design looks awsome karcepts... :up:
Those are difficult questions right now for me to answer, as what I've shown is not yet reality. I will be finished fabbing the prototype today and let you guys know early next week if not this weekend how everything goes (w/ pics). Basically what needs to happen is that I check out the fitment of the prototype on all three chassis (which I have), see what areas I can seal up better or make minor adjustments to, revise the drawings, make another updated prototype, do one last check, then prepare the prints to be sent to my outsourcer which has a lead time of 2-4 weeks. Best case would be 4 weeks, worst case, maybe 8. As for price, I will still need a quote from my outsourcer. I cannot see it being much, though I don't know w/ some of the funky bends on the parts. There is no way it would be more than $150, but hopefully it will be in the sub-$100 range. It's too early to tell. These are the best answers I can give right now...yellowman said:what kind of time frame are we looking at on this shifter set up?also what price tag are we looking at for this kit?
No problem haolerot!haolerot said::wow:daaaammmmmn...nice pics...i hope you have them up for sale in like 2 months. Put me down for one.
Thanks for the question/concern. I won't give away the material thickness right now, but it is thicker than the two layers of sandwiched sheet metal that your tunnel is comprised of. I ran through the calculations real quick and found that if you applied a force of 200 lbs. downward onto the shifter, you could only deflect the shifter mount 1/32nd of an inch. Only a small component of force gets applied downward since most of the force is front to back movements. If you were a crazy man that applied 30 lbs. of force to shift forward (1st, 3rd, 5th) or backward (2nd, 4th, 6th), that would maybe translate to 5 lbs. downward. Trust me, the thing is a tank. I stood on the shifter and could not see the 1/32nd inch of deflection. But 1/32nd's of an inch is pretty small, and I don't quite weigh 200 lbs...drhonda said:looks great! How sturdy is it? What's the thickness of that sheet metal? I just curious because if somone shifts real hard will anything bend? I'm sure you've already thought of this but as an engineer it came to mind. good job.