New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by JT68 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:26 am

Yep, I've seen them assembled "trim ring below" with just the "non-accordion" rubber boot.

I dissected a 1/2 year original assembly that had the vinyl boot and rubber boot glued to the underside without the ring.

Also saw a photo of the ring on top retaining the decorative boot and a rubber boot (presumably) below.

It was certainly "not a refined process" from Nissan for 67.5.

The good news is all those approaches work, the ring is just a better approach than glue only.
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by S Allen » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:43 pm

Got mine today for my 67 2 liter 5 speed. Very nicely done for sure. Thanks much JT.

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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by sfdaugherty » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:32 pm

So if you want to keep the pretty stainless ring on top do you wrap the vinyl boot around the edge of the lower rubber boot, place the ring on top and then use four screws to hold the entire assembly in place?

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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by Kevin Desirello » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:39 pm

I received mine 2 days ago real nice piece very well made paint looks right on to.
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by JT68 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:21 pm

Thank you all for the feedback!

KevinD received a painted prototype, the intro offer pieces for 135 are bare, ready-to-paint or powder coat. At this point painting in 67.5 two/tone texture paint adds 35$.

Here are a couple photos with a 1/2 year rubber only boot installed from below. SOOOO easy, bolt it up and then run around the ring inner perimeter with super glue bonding the boot to the ring. Suggest a drop of blue loctite on the nuts. Done.

I'll post some photos with the ring on top with a leather boot soon. I'm really pleased with the way these turned out! I think you will love them!
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by Gregs672000 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:32 pm

Looks really beautiful. I just got done refabing my original, but I'm finding that the rubber ring is too thick on the bottom and will not allow the plate to go forward enough to meet the consol or the mounting bolt holes. Just an FYI in case you want or need to take a look at yours. They sure are beautiful.
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by JT68 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:36 pm

Photos with upper and lower boot. Trim Ring installed on top. Thank you for all the positive messages!
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Post by spl310 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:59 pm

Has anyone found period photos showing the ring on top?
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by Datsun 440 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:09 am

Are we sure the ring was a stock part. I have never seen a 67.5/2000 shift plate with holes for rings.
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by spl310 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:45 am

Datsun 440 wrote:Are we sure the ring was a stock part. I have never seen a 67.5/2000 shift plate with holes for rings.
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Yes. Rallye had some. My car was delivered with it. I have had a few 67.5 1600s with them as well. Of all the cars I have had,only one had the retainer (what folks are calling a trim piece).
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by sports imports » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:57 am

I have a few of the trim rings. They did come that way because one of the available rubber boots had the holes in it for the ring hardware to fit through.

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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by Datsun 440 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:23 pm

Ross I have a new boot with the holes. Just have never seen the plate with holes. And you know how many plates I have.
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by JT68 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:30 pm

Mike Young provided the original that we copied.
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by 240z666 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:27 pm

I received mine today...great job. It looks fantastic.
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Re: New Item 65-66 67.5 5-speed Shift Plate

Post by JT68 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:19 pm

You are very welcome. Glad you like it! Thank you all for the great feedback!
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