I am going with a non-console floor shift boot and ring. Not going original on most of my build, so was not interested in a factory set-up, and many used a round-hole boot for the stock shifter. I am using the short Hurst rectangular stick which I got 35 years ago and still have. I believe it came off a "Super Shifter." Got a Hurst T-handle to go with it.
What I ordered was the Summit black shifter boot part no. SUM-700012 - $12.99. It measures 5 1/2" x 6 3/4". The shifter hole is rectangular
like many Hurst shift handles are and it has an offset position within the boot - meaning it is not in the middle of the boot.
The boot comes with a flat stainless steel boot ring and has absolutely no character to it and not what I envisioned sitting on my carpet. Looking through Summit's boot ring assortment, I found a nice appearing Lokar boot ring, part no. 70-SFR - $25.99. It measures 5 1/4" X 6 3/4", is polished stainless steel with rolled edges, and looks 100% better than the flat stainless steel plate from Summit.
The edges of the Summit boot hang slightly outside the edge of the Lokar boot ring. I will trim the boot edge to match that of the Lokar ring. I don't see any problems such as the Lokar ring/screws won't catch or go through the Summit boot to secure it into place. So in my opinion, a perfect combo that works together and looks great.
is the shift porch on my '68 Lemans.
is the Lokar boot ring placed over the porch. Seemed to fit well and no edges overhanging anywhere.
is the Summit boot with the Lokar ring set over it.