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post #1 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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shifter replacements?

hey guys,
was looking into a better condition shift knob and bezal because mines old like most and comming apart. what iim wondering is is there any way to swap out a xj shift assembly for maby a nicer looking grand cherokee assembly if its the same year, ive seen a few on ebay that look nice but i dout they would work. il probly end up going to the junkyard andjust getting another factory piece but was wondering what everyone els has done or replaced theirs with, thanks for the help.


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& 33/12.50/15 M/T's mostly built.
-Current 2009 Jeep Liberty KK 4x4,
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-20-2013, 11:18 AM
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i went to o'reilly's and got an 8-ball knob

classic and the cheapest they had!
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-09-2013, 01:07 PM
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I need to do the same thing.
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post #4 of 10 Old 10-23-2013, 07:23 PM
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i went to o'reilly's and got an 8-ball knob

classic and the cheapest they had!



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post #5 of 10 Old 11-02-2013, 08:06 AM
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i have flash bang gernades, after we tossed a couple i noticed they were already threaded,perfect fit,-wish i had saved the spoons and pins,,

maybe i can get a couple more after next gernade class
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-02-2013, 08:12 AM
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cant get pics to upload for some reason
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-23-2014, 10:52 PM
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If you check ebay there's all kinds of used pool balls. 8 balls are scarce, cue balls a little less so. I've got a 4 ball (purple) in my Landcruiser and a cue ball in my Dodge pickup.
The big problem is proper size taps are in the $35 range, so what I did is got some grade 5 bolts in the right size and cut L-shaped slots in 'em just like on 'real' taps with a dremel, worked a treat as pool balls are pretty soft.
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-31-2014, 07:21 PM
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I make my own pool ball knobs.

Pick up a set of used balls on ebay, I got mine, sadly minus the 8 ball for under $20. I used the one ball 'cause I gave the three ball and the 14 ball that would match my green jeep to other people. The cue ball is in my Cummins pickup and the four ball is in my LandCruiser.

Figure out what size tap you need, go to the hardware store, price one and put it back on the shelf. The things are friggin' expensive!

Go to the nuts 'n bolts aisle and get the proper size bolt. Grade 5 or 8.8 will do--pool balls are pretty soft. Go home and haul out your dremel tool and cut the bolt into a tap. (see pics)

Drill a hole a bit undersize for the bolt, use the bolt to tap it, mount.





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post #9 of 10 Old 05-20-2014, 08:07 AM
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I had a golf ball in my truck. The core was soft enough that I just drilled a hole the size of the inside thread diameter and screwed it on. No tapping required.
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-20-2014, 05:21 PM
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The thread is 3/8-16 (for 1985 T5, YMMV).

85 CJ7 258 T5 32x11.50
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