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PostSubject: Anyone converted a shift on the column riviera to a shift on the floor?   Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:18 pm

I am just curious if anyone out there has attempted to convert a shift on the column riviera to a shift on the floor Riviera? I worked for GM dealers for ten years. I did some research and from everything I have found it is pretty much a bolt in conversion. there was only one little thing that was located under a center console, maybe some kind of relay, that I wasn't sure about.

I am just curious. I have been toying with the idea mostly because where I live it would be relatively inexpensive to do. If you guys know rivieras the steering columns tend to crack where the tilt mechanism is. The box is made out of pot metal AND CAN BE WELDED. I know because I had this done. But a shift on the column is definately not as cool as other.

The other fact is that it is immensley easier to find a steering column that is from a shift on the floor car if it needs to be replaced. Believe me I know.

If not for any other reason but "because we can!".....
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted a shift on the column riviera to a shift on the floor?   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:10 pm

I've not done it although I have converted an AT to MT in another car. I can't imagine it'd be that difficult. Going to need to find a nice donor car though.

I would also imagine that the firewall is already stamped where you would need to use a hole saw for the linkage.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted a shift on the column riviera to a shift on the floor?   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:28 pm

rivy96 wrote:
But a shift on the column is definately not as cool as other.

I DISAGREE!!! shout

But I believe Corey did it in his '95.

Read from page 2 on...
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted a shift on the column riviera to a shift on the floor?   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:34 pm

Reading it now, I don't see where he actually says what he did, but there are pretty pictures. He hasn't been on in awhile so it might be hard to contact him, but from what I remember, it wasn't too hard.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted a shift on the column riviera to a shift on the floor?   Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:39 pm

I'm a little confused... I couldn't find page 2... please direct me if ya can... sorry to be a pain
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted a shift on the column riviera to a shift on the floor?   Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:07 pm

column shifters are cool too. shifting into gear shows off your bicep
impress da b.....s
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted a shift on the column riviera to a shift on the floor?   Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:23 pm

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