You'll have to cut off the stock shift lever and weld a new one on... Or machine what you've got so you could bolt in another. Our shift lever goes straight into the transmission so you can't just unbolt the stock lever and bolt in a new one. If it were that easy I'd have had a Hurst stick in there a long time ago. Someone on here did do that but he never posted exactly how he attached the new lever.I was thinking about buying a new shift lever heating it and bending it towards me.
I would then add an extension to get it to the position I prefer.
Yours might be easer because you have a deferent trans. I spaced what cars have that same trans.I was really interested in this thread a while ago, but never could get the OP to comment more about it. I really wanted to try and get a whole new hurst lever and knob in there, but I ended up just going with a new hurst t handle knob by itself and I like the feel. I have a 2.5 though, not sure if there is a difference. Heres that thread http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f9/new-hurst-t-handle-knob-32156/ you might want to check it out.
Make a good one and I'll buy it. Guaranteed.Funny, this is one of the first things I noticed that I "didn't like" about my truck.
I actually brought this up a few months ago in a thread. Can't remember which one off the top of my head. I asked if there was a short shift kit for my truck, was told there was no such thing so I dropped it.
Maybe I should figure out how to machine a few models for each generation, then get rich selling them to YOU!!!