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Old 03-29-2014, 12:14 AM
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Like it says....I have used screw drivers to get my shifter out, but for the life of me and two nights trying I can't get it back in. My hands are sore and I have new twin babies coming home this weekend and I just need to get this done. Is there anyone in the Denver/Golden/Evergreen area that has one? I live in Idledale.

Thank you ...I would be more than happy to come get it and bring it back and even give you a little something for it if you wish.

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Mark 314-440-5653

This is for a 77 FJ40....4 speed.

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:49 AM
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Didn't know there was one? Sorry to hear that it's giving you fits. No "nicks" in the aluminum housing causing it to bind? Or how about the bottom of the collar being "mushroomed" a bit. Maybe try "seating" your spring & shifter first; a lot (& me too) try to install as a package- spring, collar, shifter rather than one at a time. I'm assuming you have it lubed with grease too...both the collar & housing?
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PM Nattybumpo. I built an sst and think it is with him.

Usually getting them out is where it is hard. Putting them back in is easier. Are you sure it it the same shifter?
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:01 AM
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I'm sure it is the same shifter. I can get everything in there where it is suppose to be and get it compressed...I just can't turn it to lock it in place.

When I first started this I had the parts powder coated and the paint was too thick. I since used a dremel and removed all the paint and the parts are nice and smooth. I just can't get the stupid collar to turn once it is pressed down.
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PM Nattybumpo. I built an sst and think it is with him.

Usually getting them out is where it is hard. Putting them back in is easier. Are you sure it it the same shifter?
I have Ricardo's home-made SST in my toolbox.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:57 PM
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Well thank you to everyone who replied. I went out and lubed it up with more grease this afternoon and viola! I got it to turn with needle nose vice grips. Thanks again
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Glad to learn that you got it done with a little lube. FWIW, I have used the two screwdriver method for years and it is hard but usually works, Last time, I made an SST that works better. You're in Idledale and I'm in Kittredge. Is that the blue 40 down by the creek?
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I use a pair of "Channel Lock" style pliers set to wide. Knipex makes the best ones. They have a narrow profile nose. Just push down from above with the tip of the jaws.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:35 PM
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Jeff, I should have said hi the last time I was in Kittridge when I saw you at the park. You were in your red pickup, but busy with the festivities going on. That is not my 40 you are referring to, but I have inquired about it. The one right behind the post office is the one I think you are referring to, but there is another one on the low side of Idledale by the creek, but I can never get a good look at it. I can just see the roof and the snow blade. Mine is a frame off restoration...and I am on the home stretch and hope to put around in it this summer. The new additions to the family are going to make that tough, but all I need to do is get the fenders and hood on and hook the assorted electronics up there and get an exhaust system and I will be ready to rock.
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