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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
BatJeepRises
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Custom Gear Shift Knobs

Hello, sorry if this has been posted before, but I couldn't find it.

Anyway, I literally bought my first Jeep two days ago. 2013 JK Sport. My friend directed me to this forum.

I'm looking to make custom gear shift knobs, but not of the normal round variety. (To be honest, I'm looking to make the Batman symbol.) My question is what I should use to do this. Should I buy a custom molding machine and carve the molds myself? And what should I mold the knobs out of, a type of hard resin? Any advice would be great, thanks everyone.

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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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Oh, and if you couldn't the from my post/username, I'm going to make a mod Batman would be happy to use. If Batman needed to go off-road, of course.

Now. If I could figure out a way to shoot a grappling hook attached to a winch wire...
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Unread 04-25-2013, 12:56 AM   #3
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Your question might be better suited to our Fabrication Forum which you can find down the list on the main forum page or scrolling down the forum jump at the bottom of this page.
If I was making such a thing it would either be carved out of wood or made from metal pieces welded together.

Good luck with your project and show us some picture as it progresses!
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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:25 AM   #4
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Hello, sorry if this has been posted before, but I couldn't find it.

Anyway, I literally bought my first Jeep two days ago. 2013 JK Sport. My friend directed me to this forum.

I'm looking to make custom gear shift knobs, but not of the normal round variety. (To be honest, I'm looking to make the Batman symbol.) My question is what I should use to do this. Should I buy a custom molding machine and carve the molds myself? And what should I mold the knobs out of, a type of hard resin? Any advice would be great, thanks everyone.
As it sounds like you want to mass produce to sell my only concern would be licensing.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:03 AM   #5
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No, not mass production at all. Resin casting was just the first thing I thought of when I started thinking about it. I'll check the fabrication forum, though. Thanks!
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Unread 04-25-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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You could see if any company's make custom knob handles. Than if they do have them make one up for you.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 11:36 AM   #7
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I did a search online, most of the custom places I found either A) won' t do copyrighted things, or B) only do round or otherwise normal shaped knobs.
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