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#2460096 - 03/02/18 05:19 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: jeff968]
68Cbarge Offline
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Originally Posted By jeff968
....And the slapstick automatic shifter was cool too.


Worked in the same principle as the Pontiac Rally Sport Shifter...You can upshift agressively without the fear of going into neutral.
Put her down to "1" (or L in Poncho's) and bang away.

I had a few Ponch's before becoming a hard core Mopar fan..
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#2460105 - 03/02/18 05:25 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: 68Cbarge]
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Originally Posted By 68Cbarge
I had a few Ponch's before becoming a hard core Mopar fan..


We wont hold it against ya. up

I had a few fun ferds back in the 70's. whistling
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#2460210 - 03/02/18 07:37 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: RS23U1G]
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Originally Posted By RS23U1G
Have you tried wearing something in purple???


Always with the negative waves... she likes green.
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#2460264 - 03/02/18 09:40 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: RMCHRGR]
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Originally Posted By RMCHRGR
Always with the negative waves...



Only in your world...


Trust me, The Color Purple has its fan-base...


Be it Slap-Stik, or column auto...


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#2460284 - 03/02/18 10:19 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: EV2Bird]
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My Dad was born in 55. When he medically retired, he bought himself a 69 Road Runner column shift, bench seat project car. While restoring it, he picked up an original set of buckets, the console and shifter out of a 69 GTX and converted his 69 Road Runner.

My Dad passed away in 2005 and the car went to my middle brother. 3 years later, my brother gives me the car and within another 3 years, the bench and column shift are back in it.

I did like the buckets, console and floor shifter but, couldn't do it because, it was not original to the car.

Took me awhile to find a bench seat at the time. All the guys I spoke with from the era said the same thing; we ripped them out, threw them away and puts buckets in them back in the day.

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#2460303 - 03/02/18 10:56 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: parksr5]
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Have a reason for column shift bench car,mom said so! Old fellow I brought my GTO from said he was 17 and needed mom to co-sign for the car. She said ok but no stick and no buckets. He said she never drove the car anyway.


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#2460309 - 03/02/18 11:04 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: EV2Bird]
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If you are going to have a column shift, need to have something else make up for it. This would work.


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#2460377 - 03/03/18 06:59 AM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: EV2Bird]
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Not a thing wrong with Column Auto Bench car. I've got examples of all styles and personally I could do without the console cars. Waste of space. That's what a glove box is for. If you have an automatic it my as well be on the column. IMO.
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#2460408 - 03/03/18 08:37 AM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: 68Cbarge]
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Originally Posted By 68Cbarge
Push button Auto has got everybody beat for the cool factor
Works well with either bench or buckets.... stirthepot


the ONLY way to shift ! especially if it's on the floor !
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#2460418 - 03/03/18 09:19 AM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: EV2Bird]
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1969 Hemi Road runner, hardtop, black in and out, bench seat, column shift, etc. I like those really well. I've had mine sitting in my shop since 1977 smile

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#2460420 - 03/03/18 09:23 AM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: Pale_Roader]
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Originally Posted By Pale_Roader

Nothing WRONG with them... they're just not... sporty... is all. Bench/column screams grampa's car. That will never change. It took me 10 cars before i ever got into my first Mopar... 8 GM A-bodies and 2 Cadillacs. Every single one, save one 70 Skylark, had bench/column. The first Mopar i bought was a 73 Rallye Challenger, buckets, pistol grip... and that thing, although slower than my Stage 1, just screamed race car. Maybe if you're building a more plebian-bodied sleeper, like a square-bodied A or B-body... it'd fit, but if its a true muscle car, or any E-body... then i think it should be floor shifted and bucket seats. Why the hell they ever put a column shift in an E-body i dont know. Chevy never column-shifted a Corvette...


And in a weird twist, my '91 Dodge Dakota SPORT is a regular cab, bucket with console/buddy seat , auto on column! Been driving it since '94, 267k miles, very comfy. My toy is a '69 Cnet440. It's basically a Dodge Roadrunner. 2dr post, horizontal dash, bench seat, auto on column, previously swapped in 440/727/ 3.55 8.75. Very fun and comfy for a cruiser type deal, though curves don't seem to be a problem.

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#2460440 - 03/03/18 09:53 AM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: EV2Bird]
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My preference when the time comes is to buy a column shift car.
The cars I'm interested in came standard with bucket seats ( 1967 GTX or 1966 Satellite ) but a bench seat car would not stop me

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#2460442 - 03/03/18 09:55 AM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: RS23U1G]
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Is that Vicky Vette? MMMM!

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#2460444 - 03/03/18 09:56 AM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: kowalski440]
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I don't mind column shift in certain cars but do prefer the sportier look of buckets with the console. The one that I just don't get is the AAR's and T/A's with the column shift. I believe that the 1969 Z28 and Boss 302 were four speed only which makes more sense with the road racer theme.

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#2460453 - 03/03/18 10:07 AM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: Xgoldfish]
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Originally Posted By Xgoldfish
If you are going to have a column shift, need to have something else make up for it. This would work.


And the GREEN down totally wipes out everything else.

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#2460504 - 03/03/18 12:06 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: kcarfanatic]
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Originally Posted By kcarfanatic

Column shifted cars to me (auto or manual) were and still are undesirable,


X2


An appraiser told me many years ago column shifted cars are "highly undesirable".


How about a bench seat column auto Bronze Fire Metallic A12 '69 1/2 Road Runner post car. Doesn't even have chrome on the post!


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#2460512 - 03/03/18 12:27 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: kowalski440]
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Originally Posted By kowalski440
Is that Vicky Vette? MMMM!





At a quick glance it looks like her, but VickyVette has bigger "VV"

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#2460513 - 03/03/18 12:30 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: EV2Bird]
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I always liked the 68-69 Road runner bench with Column autos fun cars to drive.

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#2460516 - 03/03/18 12:32 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: MuscleMopars]
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Originally Posted By MuscleMopars
Originally Posted By kcarfanatic

Column shifted cars to me (auto or manual) were and still are undesirable,


X2


An appraiser told me many years ago column shifted cars are "highly undesirable".


How about a bench seat column auto Bronze Fire Metallic A12 '69 1/2 Road Runner post car. Doesn't even have chrome on the post!





Still dosen't pass muster, nice candidate for a 4/5 spd manual conversion though

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#2460524 - 03/03/18 12:53 PM Re: Whats so bad about auto on col. and bench seat cars? [Re: DAYCLONA]
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Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Originally Posted By MuscleMopars
Originally Posted By kcarfanatic

Column shifted cars to me (auto or manual) were and still are undesirable,


X2


An appraiser told me many years ago column shifted cars are "highly undesirable".


How about a bench seat column auto Bronze Fire Metallic A12 '69 1/2 Road Runner post car. Doesn't even have chrome on the post!





Still dosen't pass muster, nice candidate for a 4/5 spd manual conversion though


It's a one owner, 21K miles, one of 3 built this color and probably the lowest priced A12 from the factory built.
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