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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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FS: Grey Blazer Floor Shift Console

Hi Folks -

I have a light grey Blazer console with shifter for sale. This has all of the parts you need for the conversion to floor shift (auto) with console. There are a few places on the net with descriptions of how to do the conversion. The console is in good shape for a junkyard pull. I installed one of these in my 95 wagon 3 years ago and it really was not hard at all. A small (~1") oval hole has been cut in the upper front end of the inside compartment (under where the coin holder goes). This is perfect for an Ipod cable, etc. as it's not visible when the coin holder is installed and nothing will fall through it.

Included: Main console, compartment lid, Shifter with indicator, Shifter cable (in tact), Shifter cable bracket (to trans. pan), shift arm from transmission, cable retainer pin (u shaped), coin holder, rubber inserts for cup holders & front compartment, inner "flocked" compartment, bolts & screws.

The issues are:
- A crack in the front plastic (pic) - this will not be visible once installed since it will be under the dash
- The tabs that hold down the middle section are broken in the front - these can be glued in place once you have it ready to install. Most consoles you find are broken there. The rear ones are fine.
- The metal return spring for the console lid latch is missing. It will still latch closed but you just need to push it down after you close the lid. No big deal.
- It just needs to be cleaned. I wiped down most of it and it came pretty clean but I did not get detailed with it. There is some dirt in the carpet and in the flocking inside the compartment. It should all come out with appropriate cleaner. SEM Medium Grey will make this like new again if you want.

I bought this from a junkyard on eBay, spent $200 on it incl. shipping just a few months ago. Now I have my old DGGM wagon back and it already has a blazer console so I don't need this one. Asking $200 shipped to the lower 48. Please PM or email me if interested.

-Mike





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Just wanted to say, this really is a pretty nice console. I am brutally honest in my posts because I want buyers to know exactly what they are getting. The issues are minor and fixable without any major work. The most effort you'll put into this besides installation is just cleaning it up. The light grey ones with shifter are getting harder to find.
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This is everything to make a floor shifter setup ? Fits the 4l60e ?

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 09:22 PM
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The questions you ask ARE answered in the original thread.

" This has all of the parts you need for the conversion to floor shift (auto) with console."

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This is a good deal for one of these consoles that has everything included. Not a whole lot of gray ones are out there. The rarest color is actually dark blue, FWIW.

For the missing console lid spring, just take it apart and insert a styrofoam packing peanut, then reassemble. It's springy enough and has just enough force to keep the lid closed.

You will need to weld up a combination between the B-body shift arm bracket and the blazer shift arm bracket to make it all work. Not a big deal, and any welding shop should be able to do it for you pretty easily.

You will also need a relay to invert the Park Brake Shift Interlock signal, as the B-body requires you to REMOVE power to get it out of park, and the Blazer setup requires you to SUPPLY power to allow the shifter to move. Any parts store will have this relay and some wire.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Joel! Appreciate the feedback and additional details!

For installation I followed the instructions written up by a fellow forum member on his web site here:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/629700/3

Several pages worth of very good info and pictures. He shows how to make the hybrid shift arm (the blazer half is included, you supply your b-body stock bracket and weld them together. Took me maybe 20 minutes to do this myself). Also details on the wiring. The entire process was done in a day when I did this on my car. You will have to cut the back of the console to make the floor hump fit, and you will need to put together a mounting system for the back of it. Mine was made from common building hardware just like in the web site above. It's not a direct bolt in, but you won't have to search a junkyard for parts.

I can even include a packing peanut for the lid fix. heh

I don't have an extra relay to throw in, but here's a link to autozone for one. It's just a 12v SPDT automotive relay.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=946045_0_0_

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Any interest at all before it goes to ebay?
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