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Automatic Transmission question - 1967 / 1968 Floor shift / column shift...

I own a 1967 W108 250S sedan that I purchased without engine or transmission. It had column shift. (Automatic)

I bought a 1968 W108 280S sedan that I purchased as a parts car with good engine and transmission. It has floor shift.

We have finally gotten to the point where the engine and trans from the 1968 is attached in the 1967. The shift linkage from the 1967 car is a couple inches too short to connect to the side of the 1968 transmission. But I went to the junkyard and the shift linkage from the 1967 car seems to be the same length as the shift linkage on a 1968 car, but the piece that it connects to on the transmission seems to be different.

From what I can tell from MB on-line, 1967 and 1968 are different transmissions. Is there also a difference in transmission between column shift and floor shift? Or is it just the piece on the side where the linkage connects? It wasn't clear to me how to remove that and swap it onto my car...

Help please....

Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...
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