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Shift Knob - Home Made

Discussion in 'Interior Modifications' started by nukewater, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. nukewater

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    Hey guys, ok here´s the deal, i plan on making my own shift knob today, i made my own plans on Autocad 2002 today, and i am making a prototype tommorrow, if all goes well, i plan on making this thing out of a couple of pencil blanks that look like this
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    <BR>And gettin the red one and joining them all together, gloss it up, will go great with my red int...
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    <BR>tell me what u all think
  2. Juggernaut

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    glossing up pencil blanks? huh? ya lost me, son
    <BR>the pic has a nice texture to it though...whatever it is...
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  3. siragan

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    does anyone here speak jive? :-]
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    <BR>The MOMO colored shift knobs are so pimp... they´re like machined stainless steel with lexan colored inserts...
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    <BR>I´d love one if money was no object, but I really don´t see the point in upgrading look if it doesn´t upgrade speed...
  4. Beaverboy

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    I can´t stand the stock knob in my LX.. doesn´t fit my hand well at all. I picked up a $20 aluminum/vinyl ball shifter at Advance Auto and couldn´t be happier. IMHO, paying more than $30 for shift knob is rediculous.
    <BR>I carved a nice knob out of a peice of scrap poplar when I was 17. Once I had it sanded down smooth I rubbed in linseed oil and then used it in the car until my hands had smoothed it down even further.. then one day I took it out of the car and spent a weekend running out to the garage every hour to put a coat of polyurethane on it.. it looks and feels great now. (got it in my Legacy)
  5. Juggernaut

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    i´ve got a big round 8 ball for my shifter :-D suprisingly, it actually conforms to my grip quite well, can do powershifts quite easily
  6. Zeemax

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    Have you seen the size of the shifter knobs in the Escort Cosworth rally cars? Those things were huge. Bigger than a baseball, smaller than a softball.

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