Well you learn something every day, came to find out that the original GT style shift lever doesn't work with the Graziano trans. The cross gate section moves in reverse to whats needed by the Graziano, oh well shit happens.
1st ended up where 5th should be and reverse was on the passenger side. The solution, add a bell crank ahead of the lever to reverse the action, one failed attempt resulted in there not being enough travel in the ball joints but MK2 works a treat.
Five feet of 1 1/4" 065 6061 aluminum tube, 8" of 6061 2" bar stock, a bunch of welding, bending and machining and seven hours of work later, just to come up with a filler pipe the way we want it. Its no wonder these things take so long to build. And yes it could be done quicker with straight pipe and rubber bends but it then never gets that more factory built look I'm striving for. Its all in the details, so that when you go to that show and open it all up, under the surface looks as good as above.