post #1 of Old 04-13-2006, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Well, when I bought the Jeep it came with a chrome skull on the 5 spd. and nothing on the 4wd box. Naturally, I went to my retired machinest grandfather and asked him if he could help me out. He drilled me out 4 billiard balls in his shop so they screw straight onto the top. I'm now running around with an 8 and an 9 ball on the shifters. Looks pretty cool and fits perfectly in the hand: Cost - Some extra pool balls, someone's gotta have 'em.


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post #2 of Old 04-15-2006, 08:47 AM
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Here's a shot of my Top Flite golf ball shifters. Just drilled a smaller hole in it than the shifter threads. Screwed down tightly and volah! I like the feel too (makes me want to go golfin' everyday)!

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i cant get my freakin shifternob off what the heck?

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post #4 of Old 04-17-2006, 07:22 PM
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i cant get my freakin shifternob off what the heck?

You're suffering from limpwrist disease..common in San Francisco and vermont.








I dunno, I'm having the same issue.
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post #5 of Old 04-17-2006, 08:22 PM
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If I remember correctly, the TJs you have to pop off the shift pattern logo and under it is the nut that holds it to the shift lever.

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Damn,if I only knew that yesterday. I was removeing the interior to herculine it and when I came to the 4x4 shifter I noticed 2 notches on the side and I thought ok Ill unscrew it with a wrench, well it came off alright, now I have a knobless shifter!!!
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post #7 of Old 04-19-2006, 12:47 PM
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I took a universal shift knob and fit a nut inside to thread on. In the past, all the universal shifter knobs I've used have eventually come loose and rattled, but these have been on for 2~ months now and are still holding tight.
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post #8 of Old 04-19-2006, 01:13 PM
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Sweet pete. I've been stabbing at the sides of the ball trying to get the "pattern top" out of and she's just not gonna do it cap'n. I have almost destroyed the ball and the cap is still in there! What did you guys use? My girlfriend told me I should put a grenade there, "it would look cool". Oh she's a keeper.
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post #10 of Old 04-19-2006, 07:03 PM
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You're suffering from limpwrist disease..common in San Francisco and vermont.








I dunno, I'm having the same issue.
This coming from a guy who lives in a state with an outrageously high man to woman ratio....lol

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have you tried just twisting the stock knob...i think thats how I got mine off, but i can't remember. i just know i didn't pry the top apart
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