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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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Mmusicman said:
The heater duct is irrelevant... just drill or cut though it, it won't matter that much.
I did. Or remove it if you like...
With the cable setup.. it totally doesn't matter.
Cable is fastened underneath and simply pushed though..
carpet, insulation, plastic duct, none of this matters.
I figured that the cable route would'nt be a big deal im more concerned about if i go with the Journey's kit. Since ive never installed one of there kits i dont know if the shift mechanism bolts up inside to the vehicles floor and thus the ducting would be in the way or does it bolt up to the floor from the underside of the vehicle? My other concern is that the shift assembly with the Journey's kit may stick out to far interfering with me putting a 12v cooler on that space or interfere with the power seat buttons on the drivers seat.

If anyone has the Journey's set up can you post some pics and let me know if the shifter gets in the way of the power seat switch and how much the lever sticks out from the seat base?

Thanks guys!
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