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Shift **** options?

I've got a 1991 Ranger. The splines on the inside of the shift **** are stripped out and the **** spins and comes off easily. One time during some spirited shifting (aka fooling around with my friend) I actually yanked off the **** and through it out the sliding rear window and into the bed.

So, I want to replace it. What options do I have? Most ***** I see are hideous. Ideally, I'd like to replace it with a factory one, but there apparently isn't a huge market for these.

I was thinking of modifying my existing stick and attaching a Hurst Pistol Grip stick to it. But, with the cost of a Husrt Pistol Grip, that's out of the question. I mean, one of those would cost about the value of the whole truck. lol.

I need some help folks. If you can, post up some pictures of other factory Ford shift ***** that will fit. Also, some links of places that sell ***** that fit the Ranger would be great.

Thanks a million!
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there is a hurts shifter for rangers...
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there is a hurts shifter for rangers...
Yeah, I saw it on Jegs. I don't really want to spend $200+. Besides, I just need a new ****.
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If you can weld/ have access to a welder, you could make your own shifter arm and weld the right size nut on the end and put your own **** on it like I did.
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If you can weld/ have access to a welder, you could make your own shifter arm and weld the right size nut on the end and put your own **** on it like I did.
Wow! I checked out your cardomain page. That pistol grip shifter looks awesome!
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the coolest one ive seen so far is a buddy of mine used dummy handgrenades on his dodge ram He used an old pinaple grenade on a 90 degree on the tranny like a t handle , and a regular baseball grenade on the t case it looks cool though
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Thanks for the responses guys. I guess for now, I'll just put a set screw into my **** to hold it in place. Maybe down the line, I throw in a Hurst shifter. That way I can get some of those cool "Hurst Equipped" badges. lol.

Thanks again.
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I just ordered this from UPR Products...the black and silver 5 speed emblem one:http://www.uprproducts.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=618

mine isn't just loose, the base is actually cracked.
Its shipped, should be here Tuesday...which would be great, since the loose wobbly cracked one is drivin me CRAZY.

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just got and installed it, looks great, and is rock solid.
A little differnt shape, and feels great in the hand too.
glad to have a non-loose shift **** again.

I can post an installed pic in the morning if anybody wants one...
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you could try a junkyard for another ranger handle
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If you find a spare stock **** somewhere, you could always try my mod...

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=29685
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the lit **** is pretty neat!

as for the stock ****/handle, all the ***** will eventually fail, I guess you could keep buying replacement shifter handles and *****...:D
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the lit **** is pretty neat!

as for the stock ****/handle, all the ***** will eventually fail, I guess you could keep buying replacement shifter handles and *****...:D
I just used a bit of electrical tape to increase the friction between the two... haven't had a problem with mine ever since (been a year now I think)
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just got and installed it, looks great, and is rock solid.
A little differnt shape, and feels great in the hand too.
glad to have a non-loose shift **** again.

I can post an installed pic in the morning if anybody wants one...
which one did u get? am interested in an installed pic i am thinking of getting one of these
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I got the black and silver since my truck is a Black XLT with a little bit of chrome...
early morning pic, with flash

the **** goes right to the top of the boot, and is nicely smooth.
the set screw is hiddn under the silver ring which threads on.



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