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Unread 05-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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shift knob

I was looking online and I saw how someone used a pineapple dummy grenade to make a t-case shift knob. I was interested more in creating a auto shift knob for the column, since i've never had a knob anyway. does anyone think this will work or know the thread size? thanks for the help either way

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Unread 05-21-2010, 12:54 AM   #2
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It's always good to have a knob. Sure this should work, so long as the end of the column shift is threaded, or if you have a tap and die set, you can thread it yourself. If your shaft is threaded, and you don't have a thread gauge, you can dig into your "box-o-nuts and bolts" and trial fit until you find the match, then take that nut to your local hardware store and test fit in a variety of bolts til you find the thread size/pitch.

I honestly don't know if the knob screws off on the column shifter on autos, or if it is splined on, but if you find it isn't and have your own tap and die set, then thread it to the closest fit for the diameter of the shaft and then figure out what you can stuff on it.

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I don't know how heavy those "dummy grenades" are, but if you put to much weight on the end of the shifter, it might pop out of gear whenever you hit a bump.
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Unread 05-21-2010, 07:08 AM   #4
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i actually believe it might be splined on.... anyway that i could still do this haha
thanks muddy i didn't even think about that... i might have to check the weight
looks like i'm gonna have to make a trip to the army navy store haha
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