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Unread 06-23-2008, 10:56 AM   #61
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I like the baseball.

To do a Baseball shift knob.....do you use a theaded insert some how....or just a hole and jam it on the shifter?

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Unread 07-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #62
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I'm intrested in doing this but not sure about threading a hole in the grenades. I'll have yo practice on somethign else first to perfect the art. But I really do like this mod!
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Unread 07-02-2008, 12:49 PM   #63
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I like the baseball.

To do a Baseball shift knob.....do you use a theaded insert some how....or just a hole and jam it on the shifter?
Anyone?.......
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Unread 07-02-2008, 12:59 PM   #64
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You'd need an insert. Baseballs are just wound cord. The threads on the shifter wouldn't hold after a while.
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Unread 07-07-2008, 06:57 AM   #65
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Unread 07-08-2008, 11:49 AM   #66
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You'd need an insert. Baseballs are just wound cord. The threads on the shifter wouldn't hold after a while.
Yeah inserts are best, you can do it with epoxy though.

You need to find a bolt with the same threading as your shifter, drill a hold big enough for it in the baseball, spray the bolt with a bunch of wd-40 or Pam or something to make it less sticky, fill the hole in the baseball with epoxy (takes a bit), insert bolt, allow to dry, unscrew bolt and screw onto shifter. Holds well depending on what epoxy and how much you use.

I did my first one with epoxy, then I found the inserts while working at a furniture store and when I decided I needed a new one I used the insert
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Unread 07-08-2008, 12:09 PM   #67
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Yeah inserts are best, you can do it with epoxy though.

You need to find a bolt with the same threading as your shifter, drill a hold big enough for it in the baseball, spray the bolt with a bunch of wd-40 or Pam or something to make it less sticky, fill the hole in the baseball with epoxy (takes a bit), insert bolt, allow to dry, unscrew bolt and screw onto shifter. Holds well depending on what epoxy and how much you use.

I did my first one with epoxy, then I found the inserts while working at a furniture store and when I decided I needed a new one I used the insert
Thanks....I will give the epoxy a try if I can't find an insert.
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Unread 07-14-2008, 10:32 PM   #68
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I just bought a skull carved from smelted quartz on ebay... gonna drill it out and use it as my knob. Go to ebay and do a search... some really cool ones on there... I only paid $1 plus shipping
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Unread 07-17-2008, 09:49 AM   #69
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I found some brand new pistons when I was moving and was thinking about making a shifter out of one! anyone else every done this? I have no clue where they came from or how they got in my garage, but I have 3 of them????
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Unread 07-17-2008, 10:57 AM   #70
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i see you live in New Jersey .remember to keep your old shift knob for inspection day.if you replace the factory shift knob with the pattern on the knob then you have to have the pattern displayed someplace.you might be able to find a sticker in an auto parts store then just stick it on the dash in plain view
Some law makers need to just quit and go home... Have to have the shift pattern on it for inspection. They really don't have enough to do. Good Grief!
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Unread 07-17-2008, 11:13 AM   #71
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Unread 07-20-2008, 08:04 PM   #72
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I got the grenade from Quadratec. It's tapped in the side and is a T handle. I love the thing. I did take the pin out because of the rattling, and it's much more comfortable now.
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Unread 10-23-2008, 08:54 AM   #73
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Unread 11-10-2008, 05:06 PM   #74
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Unread 11-10-2008, 06:51 PM   #75
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Is it possible to get an aftermarket shift nob for an automatic?
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