I have a '70 Nova. Is it easier to install a floor shifter while I have the tranny out, or can I do it after I reinstall it? Also, are you supposed to cut a hole in the carpet for the floor shifter (hurst quarter stick), or bolt in on over the carpet? Ok, last question. My car has a bench. Should I wait until I put in bucket seats to install my shifter, or can I install the shifter first? I just don't want to find out that the shifter needs to be moved back farther after I install buckets.