There was some information missing that I needed for this. Thanks to PCH, I found out that in order to go slapstick, all that is needed is the button inside the shifter
needs pressed at all times
I took the white plastic out, because I wanted my shifter to be short and out of the way.
The pipe I found was just big enough that a M8x1.25 bolt would fit inside it, and the pipe would fit into the OEM shifter pipe.
Here's all I had left after I cut the metal with a dremel:
I drilled a hole into the front of the pipe, the unseen side, and a screw holds the two pipes together, and also keeps the button pressed.
The copper just sleeves over it for now. I may get a shift boot.
Here's how I have the shift knob installed. I can unscrew it if I want to change it up.
I hope this helps anyone that wants to get rid of their auto 'schoolbus' shifter.
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