Gennie Shifter How To Build Your Shifter


Now that you have decided your ride deserves the best shifter on the market, (Gennie Shifter of course...). All that is left is to select the components that will make your shifter exactly what you need.


There are some things that you must know that we can't help you with but we can help you provide some guidance.

  • What transmission are you using?

  • Where does the shifter need to mount on the transmission?

  • What length and shape of shift stick do you require?

  • What knob tickles your inner designer?

  • What boot is the best choice for your ride?

While these questions help you dial in your options, they are not rocket science or even particularly hard.



Determine what transmission you have to select the appropriate Lo-Stick Shifter assembly and its location. Most hot rod, street rod, muscle car, or custom builders know what transmission they have, but if you are not sure, use this link to determine the transmission by the shape of the transmission oil pan and the number of bolts holding it on.

What Transmission Do I Have?: How to Identify Common Automatic Transmi – Gennie Shifter

The type of transmission will be used to determine which Lo-Stick shifter assembly you need to purchase. Gennie Shifter Products manufactures two different Lo-Stick shifter assemblies: one will fit all GM transmissions (P/N 1021), and the second one fits all Ford & Mopar (P/ N 1022) providing all the gates for 2 speed, 3 speed, and overdrive transmissions.  

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 How to Select Your Shifter Shift Stick

Now that you've chosen your Lo-Stick shifter assembly, choose a mounting bracket kit.

The type of transmission you have will determine which mounting kit you need.

Shifters – Tagged "Shifters_Mounting Kits" – Gennie Shifter 

Choose mid or rear mount for your transmission.  Decide if the shifter will mount over the main body of the transmission, (with some adjustment fore and aft) or just behind where the tailshaft bolts to the main body case. Gennie Shifter calls the choices Mid-Mount or Rear-Mount. Vehicles that are more “upright", early street rods, pick-ups, 40's & 50's rides, etc. will most likely use a Mid-Mount while a "lower, longer, wider, vehicle from the 60's, 70's, and later will usually require the Rear-Mount bracket kit.




How to Select Your Shifter Shift Stick


Determine what length and shape of shift stick you require.  Simply measure from the tranmission case to where you would like the knob to sit in your vehicle.  Keep in mind that the Lo-Stick adds 4" of height.  So, for example if you want the knob 16" off the surface of the transmission, select a 12" stick.

Gennie Shifter Products shifter sticks come in many sizes in either straight, for the shortest sticks, a single bend for most applications, and of course the elegant beauty of the double bend swan.

Our stainless steel "Perfect" round profile shifter sticks make it  possible to bend the stick to whatever custom shape is needed without heat or flaking. No competitor can make that claim period!

We also offers that "Oh So Cool!" series of "Commander" Shifter Sticks. Commander Shifter Sticks use an i-beam style with polished edges and drilled holes through the blasted webbing that screams old school hot rod styling. 

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How to Select Your Shifter Knob


Choosing a shift knob is perhaps the most fun and personal choice to display your taste, or the theme for your vehicle. Because Gennie Shifter's side detent shift mechanism does not require buttons, levers, or cables, you can choose any knob in our extensive collection or one of your own.

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 How to Select Your Shifter Shift Boot


We offer selection of colors, trim styles and upper trim for your shifter boot.

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