What are the mechanics on installing the repair kit on a midyear console. Want to make sure I know what to do before digging in. Thanks if anybody knows. Don
I completly dismanteled this car and built it but never knew how to change that plate with shift pattern. Yeah I remember wrestling the console when I did the R&R. I guess on a "nothing better to do day" I will get into it. Its not in that bad of shape, just needs to be nicer. Thanks for note. DonThe biggest pain in the ass is removing the it. Once on the work bench, all you need to do is pop a few rivet heads, clean everything up, and re-assemble it with a total of one ( 1 ) screw. Not exactly the toughest thing you will tackle on your Corvette.
I completly dismanteled this car and built it but never knew how to change that plate with shift pattern. Yeah I remember wrestling the console when I did the R&R. I guess on a "nothing better to do day" I will get into it. Its not in that bad of shape, just needs to be nicer. Thanks for note. Don
I did mine a couple of weeks ago. With the console removed, I used a heat gun on the underside to loosen the adhesive. I then lifted the shift pattern and the shift surround with a razor blade and a scrap of thin sheet metal. Be careful when you buy the repair kit if you're going for an original look. I got mine from Corvette America and the numbers on the shift pattern looked nothing like the originals. In addition the brushed finish wasn't even close. I ended up salvaging my original shift pattern and refinishing the new surround to make it look correct. What a bunch of unnecessary work. ad Good luck!
I was concerned about that issue of being correct looking. There is no way I would subject myself to that effort with those results. Your experience is why I will wait till something better is available. I'll bet you were P..... off. Did you send it back to Corvette America or eat it? I thought it would be obvious to a company that markets parts for these cars that originality,or close to it is most important . Did Corvette America move to India also ? That would explan it.
Is the Krylon durable enough or may it chip or flake.
Good pics. Looks close to me. Need to see close up of a manual kit, Thanks
I was thumbing through the Paragon catalog and it appears as though the numerals on their manual shift pattern are accurate. Those for the automatic, on the other hand, are too thick and look like Ron's example. And then there's the issue of the accuracy of the finish. Who knows what that looks like... Ask lots of questions if you plan on ordering.
See p116 on their website for details.