Given the "cutting shifter" posts and all that, I felt I had to take some type of leap.
Take 1 stock shifter lever. And two chunks of metal, same thickness, about 1.5" long each
(No, I don't measure... Did this all by eye... rulers are no fun..)
Chop that chunk about somewhere in the middle.
Weld the two plates to it about 1/2" or 5/8" longer or so... again, no ruler..
Install that chunk o ugly weld into your 020 trans... and..
Yup, its a real short shifter folks. My shift throw went from 5.6" at the top of the shifter, down to 4"...
Does not, and cannot "hit shift linkage" or "harm syncros..".. I have a cut away trans if you don't think so...