Hi everyone I’m converting a 65 from an automatic to a four-speed and I was wondering if anyone had measurements for where to weld the brackets down for the console or some measurements to cut the hole out for a 65 Chevelle four-speed hump to work with the cutlass shifter?
If you go to Jasen's site; ultra-high-compression.com/ he has an online version of the assembly manual that will have the console mounts and the placement for the cut out for the shifter. The Chevy 4 speed hole should work just fine
Post by island65cruiser on Jul 2, 2020 8:53:30 GMT -5
I'm getting into the same project. I looked at all the same stuff. As Mike said, the hump will fit our floor, but I'm not sure you need to add that part. I remember my original 4 speed, Holiday Coupe with console (back in 1965) that I converted to automatic, didn't have the hump under the console, just a lower boot right on the tunnel. From my recent inquiries, it looks like if you use the Chevy hump, you will have to use the Chevy front carpet, too. I'm not sure an olds console will cover the hump, either.
What I decided to do after checking Jasen's stuff on line, and messaging him was to buy the floor boot for a 66 442 from Fusick that is listed as the lower boot for a console car. Haven't made the cut yet, so can't confirm yet from practice. "Measure twice, cut once"! Perhaps try a PM to Jasen (RamZ), he would be the guy to talk to, he absolutely knows everything about building these cars. He has a well documented photo journal of the red car build, that will probably answer all your questions on his UltraHighCompression.com site.
By any chance did you buy the pedal kit from The Parts Place? That's the last part I need for my conversion, but I'd like some feedback on the quality before I buy. Thanks.
I noticed that the front console bracket holes were drilled in all cars, no matter if it came with one or not. So if you have a console, buy the brackets, and mount the front bracket. Its screwed down. Then mount the console and use the holes to mark the other two brackets.
You could just cut a hole in the floor for the shifter and not use the floor plate. Its not a hump, just a plate to cover the large hole in the floor. If originality is no concern you dont really need it.
I waited until the 4 spd conversion was finished and then installed the console with the shifter handle still attached and the rugs removed and the bucket seats unbolted. I positioned the console on the floor bye eye with the shifter handle through the console. I then placed the brackets in their correct placements under the console. Next I marked the brackets through the holes in the console and faceplate. I drilled those holes and then attached the brackets to the console. I also drilled holes through the brackets where screws would go into the floor. Next I placed the console between both bucket seats by eye and then made sure the shifter could travel to each gear with the console in that position and then marked the floor through the brackets holes for drilling the floor holes. After doing this I installed new carpet and removed the console and shifter handle but left the brackets screwed into the floor. Cutting the carpet around the brackets and shifter hole was a little difficult but was made easier because I bought a good pair of shears. I also snaked the wires for the tach through the hole I cut in the carpet under the console. Last, I installed the shifter handle and connected the console and faceplate to the brackets.