Is this a factory thing.

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z28summit
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Is this a factory thing.

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Doing the floor boards and under the bezel that holds the shifter we found this god awful hole cut in the same shape as the shifter bezel. This cannot be a factory cut no? I mean you would only need a small hole for the linkage to go through. Why go through the trouble to cut something like this, and it looks like it was done with dull tin snips.


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With the shifter bezel

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fairlaniac
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That is a typical factory cutout. The shifter mechanism sticks up pat the floor so that is the large hole. These holes were cut on the fly, not pre-stamped. There should be some sealer under the shifter cover to seal the interior.
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Like Doug said,that's typical. only way to know for sure is look at the door tag trans code if it has the original door with your vin on it.
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Oh ok. Thanks for the replies. We have the original trans and doors.

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