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Old 01-22-2010
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shifter ball adapters?

I got a free 05-09 mustang shifter ball to replace my old worn out one on my '91 ranger...but the holes in the bottom are different diameters, are there adapters for this or am I S.O.L.
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Is it threaded? You might be able to drill and install a helicoil.
If its just a hole, might be able to get a bushing in there.
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the one on the ranger is a 5/8 and I'm assuming around a 3/8 on the new one, and its just a hole and I couldn't find a 5/8 drill bit with a 3/8 chuck(cause that's the largest I have)
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So the new **** has a smaller hole !
What if you take a piece of steel rod about 1” OD drill the hole for the OEM Ranger Shift and machine the other end o fit the New ****.
I know a lot of work but who knows maybe there is an adapter.

OK another thought… This is stretching it, I know but it is possible.
Find a used Hurst Shifter, cut the OEM Shifter about 2” from the base, weld on a piece of Flat stock, sized so the Hurst Shift Handle Position fits your truck/seat/you, and drill a couple of holes and you have a Hurst Shifter with a ⅜” threaded end. Just watch how much steel you add so that it will all fit under what ever Shift Boot you use.
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I have a mustang ball on my shifter.

Just got a bolt from home depot with the same threads. Cut off the push on splines on the stock shifter. Welded on the bolt to the stock shifter rod. Painted it black. Screwed on ball.

Works perfect. Looks great too.
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it doesn't appear to be threaded, this **** is from a 05-09 mustang
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Oh I thought there was threads, i do not know of an adapter but again it would appear it coulf be made with a little machining.
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I got a free 05-09 mustang shifter ball to replace my old worn out one on my '91 ranger...but the holes in the bottom are different diameters, are there adapters for this or am I S.O.L.
How’s this going ?

What did you do ?
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How’s this going ?

What did you do ?
I've been working on getting the ranger out and the explorer repaired, but all I need is either a 5/8 drill bit or take the shifter to school and have a bolt welded on, haven't decided whats easier yet
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