Those of us interested in using this for 4WD use in lifted rigs won't have the same clearance issues. We could do perhaps with a simpler, hopefully easier to produce setup. Would 2 or 3 inches make it easier?
I will document the shifter as I go, there are many options at hand, that in itself is a problem because it tends to lead to distraction, there are two idea's in the mix.
first of all I build the narrow block 4G63 Mitsubishi turbo engine adapter to the R 154 Toyota tras suitable for the engine swap in the Starion Conquest, this application requires the low profile of the shifter and a short swing ' joy stick' style shifter handle
second is the longer shift handle required for a truck style shifter that comes stock on the original Toyota transmission, with a newly relocated mounting perch moved to the drivers convenience
either way, the shifter must be located so the driver takes its location and its function for granted, just like everybody that ever drove a car takes the brakes for granted, they work every time and we think nothing of it
There is nothing worse than working your rump roast off getting the transmission you want mounted in the car you want and having the shifter handle either under the dash or behind the front seats
Its like kissing your sister