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NP233c Install with floor heater duct

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Im getting ready to buy an NP233c to swap into my 2000 GMC Safari and have been looking at a bunch of the swap postings and it looks very straight forward and well within my skill set to pull off. I have been looking at the shifter kit for the swap from Journey's and also like Mmusicman's setup with the cable.

My question is that my van seems to have some heater ducting that runs next to/under the drivers seat where the shift lever from the Journey's kit would mount. Has anyone dealt with this situation? do i have to cut through the he heater ducting or remove it in order to be able to install their kit? Has anyone gone the cable route like Mmusicman and been able to avoid going through the ducting?

I like the idea of the cable operation so i can keep the shifter lever as close to the seat as possible as my wife and i want to be able to put a 12v refrigerator in the area between the seats, however i also like the simplicity of the Journeys kit since i dont have a tone of spare time on my hands to fab my own setup.

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I actually have a floor shifter like that for my transmission: Because the newer frame was set up for a totally different column shifter than my 89 body and transmission had, and without realizing it, I cut the stuff on the new frame. I used mmusicmans idea, but I used an egg shaped ball and I bent the shifter road and outer steel tube to put it away from the seat a little. I will post a few pictures tomorrow.
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