Does the drive shaft fit properly?!? If it does then just cut then cut out the rectangular section with the bolt holes, flip it around and weld it back in. But then the center console might not fit the best ever though.
yep, normal. The back two holes will work with the 5spd shift boot but the front two will have to be drilled. Its nice if you take the time to weld nuts on or reweld the section you cut out further up, fits like a stock 5spd then.
I have an completely rust free auto '85 Ltype stored in my garage. One spare W58 and one R154. Couldn't decide which one to go with, but now it looks like with an auto to manual swap the R154 will work really nice.
well you'll have to notch the body to fit the r154 and the shifter will never be centered, but supposedly with a JK short throw shifter the back end of the shifter surround doesn't need to be trimmed. The real question though is do you need the r154? If you plan to make more then 350 to the wheels go for it, but otherwise its really not worth the heft or PITA of dealing with. Plus w58s shift a little nicer.
I have the auto mount because the car's an auto. I have the R154 and two JK short shifters. No notching needed, just some sledge hammer work. It will be hooked up to a 7MGTE or xUZ so there will be power.