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1938 GM shift lever - need one

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dan hiltz
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Aug 7, 2013, 6:48 PM

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1938 Oldsmobile shift lever on column is broken. Looking for one that someone may have taken out performing a conversion and tossed in a box. The car, 4 door sedan, has AST transmission (manual/automatic w/ clutch). Shift lever moves clockwise/counterclockwise. May be common part with1938 buick/pontiac/chevy but not 100% sure. The lever is a pot metal casting with button on end of lever. The button moves a rod in the length of the lever which moves a release detent to allow reverse/park. The casting cracked inside the steering column housing and attempts to repair it have failed.Unsure

Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 8, 2013, 12:15 AM

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Someone here may know of a specific source but I think you will be needing a place that can make up or fix what you have for a 1938.

A great resource for places, parts, and whole vehicles I think is still strong and I'll let you Google it out is called HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS based out of Bennington, VT. Not sure now how they do biz but was a phone book of stuff for the old car hobby that I think is still sold in some places that would sell magazines. Ads will have web sites for what they have or do world wide.

I think you'll need to find a place that can fix what you have and really doubt any NOS parts would be out there,


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Aug 13, 2013, 1:06 PM

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There is one one on ebay right now


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