Thank you very much for your response. I bought the shifter kit, a shifter boot, and will shortly buy the stick. Your ingenuity is appreciated and admired. When installed, I'll be sure to tell all who like it that you did it first.
First I had the Hurst short throw shifter unit installed on the car. I ordered the longer shifter through Summit and the part number is #5380015 and it is 8" long.I bought the Hurst shift boot and a generic similar boot to use as a donor. I took the front portion of the donor boot and cut it and glued it to the front of the Hurst boot. On the underside of the boot and add on piece I used a strip of rubber from the donor boot to cover the seam and clamped it too the flat surface of the my work bench and let it stand for 72 hrs. The trim ring from the factory shifter is removable and you will have to take it out. Once removed I had to drill 2 additional holes in the console which will be hidden when you put the factory shifter cover back in place. I used the 4 holes from the shifter boot and small black wire ties to connect the boot to the console, I left a little slack when I attached the boot to the console to allow the boot to move. Especially when you shift into reverse.