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post #1 of 4 Old 12-31-2008, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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broken shift lever 1978 CJ-5

while i was removing the shift knob from my shift lever (to replace the hurst knob the previous owner had installed with a stock lknob i ordered on line and am awaiting in the mail), i accidentally snapped off the threaded part of the lever. i cleaned up the lever as best at i could at the break with a wire brush and am wondering is this a single piece of metal, or can the threaded part be removed using an 'easy out' or similar application and then replaced with a similar sized piece of all thread, or is this a solid piece and the whole lever needs replacing. although it cleaned up, it looks like it the threaded piece may have been introduced to a threaded opening at the top of the lever and then spot welded. anyone had any experience with this?

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-01-2009, 08:31 AM
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A buddy had this same problem. We ground the remaining threads down to a flat surface and tig welded the correct threaded bolt to the lever. Any welding shop can do this for a few dollars.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-17-2011, 01:43 PM
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I snapped the knob off my T-176. I want to weld a small stud onto the end of the lever like stated above. Anyone know what the correct thread is for the knob on a T-176? thanks.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-17-2011, 07:36 PM
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Same thing happened to me. Since I don't own a welder (shame on me), I drilled and tapped a new stud in the top of the shifter.
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