Best way to get floor shift is to buy a used 3 spd and have the seller remove the top plate and shifter and send them. Them throw the rest away! WHy convert from vac shift on the case? It works great and almost never breaks down. Less to go wrong than direct shift. Just replace the hoses and go. I would go with Land Cruiser Parts if you want to get rid of it. Vic is a good guy
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All you need is the top plate with the manual shift linkage. I would search around for a parts truck or someone's old t-case. pretty sure 3 spd and 4 spd top plates and linkage will work.
I don't like to rain on anyone's parade but the top plate of the transfer cases are different for 3 speed and 4 speed (shift dog is 90 deg. different between 3 speed and 4 speed), and the top plate does NOT enter the equation on vacuum shift. The vacuum part is on the transfer front extension housing. Top plate shifts between hi/lo and the front extension housing shifts between 2wd and 4wd. The front extension housing shifters are also different. The three speed one is shorter than the 4 speed one.
I have all the parts (except shift knob) for the 3 speed transfer floor shift if someone needs it.
No feelings hurt, my bad. I had my facts wrong. Guess I was mixed up between 3 spd tranny column to floor shift and 3 spd t-case vacuum to manual linkage. I'm kinda suprised David didn't catch my mistake, he tends to be apt to correct my unfortunatly somewhat numerous mistakes.