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Almost everyone of us with the six speed has had that stooopid plastic ring that retains the shift boot break. The replacements back in ’97 when I broke my first one were about $45. They are now over a $150.00 (www.gmpartsdirect.com sells them for $90.44). I’d replaced mine twice but it’s futile. They always seem to break again.

Enter a Fbody Hero….

There is an innovator that got tired of this and saw a need and so he stepped up. He’s created a stainless steel retaining ring that captures the boot and WON’T FREAKIN’ BREAK!! <Dave composes himself after venting aloud to GM>

Here is a small picture portrayal of the device installation…

The seller/creator ([email protected]) sells this device for $18.00 which includes shipping. I ordered mine on August 2nd at 5:44pm and it got here in today’s mail at the Post office.

It arrives…
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Opened the box…
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Better look at the device …
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The device, the bezel, and my nasty azz boot with gorilla glue residue left over from an unsuccessful attempt at gluing the dang thing into the bezel.
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The instructions tell you to insert the front first…
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Then the sides…
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and then the rear …
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Now insert the hooks in the front of the factory boot slits first …
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Then, using a razor, cut more slits if necessary (I needed two in the back, you may need them on the side) for the hooks to slide thru…
www.taekwondoplus.org/z28/Shiftboot09.JPG

This is the underside of the boot when in place…
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Side view of the finished installation …
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Opposite side view, revealing hideous gorilla glue residue (Yes, I’m going to buy another boot, lol…)
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Front side fitment…
www.taekwondoplus.org/z28/Shiftboot13.JPG

Backside…
www.taekwondoplus.org/z28/Shiftboot14.JPG

Total time to install, about 15minutes.

David K. Wilson
 

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Does he have a link for this? Also do you know if he makes a ring for a T/A?
 

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Nice fix.Might have to have this later on down the road.
 

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someone needs to sticky this... i have been looking for a ring that didnt cost an arm and a leg for over a year now
 

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I got one about about six months ago, works great and you can't beat the price.
 

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First off Dave, I want to thank you for doing this great write up on my Boot Clip. You da man;)

For the ones interested in a Boot Clip. I now make them for all the 93' to 02' Camaros and Trans Ams.

Just PM me and I will send the order info to you.

Dave
 
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these are awesome

Hey guys,

He is still selling these. I just got one last month. Very fast shipping and it was easy to replace. It feels solid, so I think this is a once in a lifetime purchase!

Ben
 

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he made one for my t/a and did a great job and shipped it quickly with instructions as well....good guy....good work dont hesitate to get one from him
 

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+1 for a great product!
Had mine in my DD for a year...good as new. :thumbsup:
 

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this is a great way to replace that broken plastic one
 

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Dave I will send payment when I get home. Work computer wont let me do it. Also Do u happen to have the boots as well? Can I buy any boot that is for year model camaro? ie ebay ect.

Ive got a 97 Camaro SS. Ill send u the rest of the info when I get home.
 

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Dave I will send payment when I get home. Work computer wont let me do it. Also Do u happen to have the boots as well? Can I buy any boot that is for year model camaro? ie ebay ect.

Ive got a 97 Camaro SS. Ill send u the rest of the info when I get home.

Sean I just make the clips for 93" to 02" Camaros and TransAms.
I make the Stainless clips not the cheep plastic ones.

I dont sell the Boots.
 

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I didn't know that. 2 bucks is good. His work looks really good as well. I was ordering a custom boot so I went ahead and got the ring with them.
 
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