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Old 03-06-2008, 10:41 AM
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In anticipation of the manual swap scheduled for this weekend, I made this shifter knob.


It started out life as this:


and this:

I painted the emblem black and removed the white paint on the star and polished it up. It sits in a recess in the knob. The whole thing is covered in resin epoxy. I'm quite pleased how it turned out.
There might be a market for those. Not bad. Not bad at all......
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:40 AM
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In anticipation of the manual swap scheduled for this weekend, I made this shifter knob.

I painted the emblem black and removed the white paint on the star and polished it up. It sits in a recess in the knob. The whole thing is covered in resin epoxy. I'm quite pleased how it turned out.
That is hot. Is that emblem from the grill?
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:44 AM
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Very Nice Indeed.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:48 AM
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There might be a market for those. Not bad. Not bad at all......
get a splinter speed shifting?
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:03 PM
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get a splinter speed shifting?
In the MB diesel world, wouldn't that be an oxymoron?
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:19 PM
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In the MB diesel world, wouldn't that be an oxymoron?
It is, no way I can speed shift in this car.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:49 PM
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yea, exactly what are you speed shifting to get to??? Just a higher gear with 67hp applied......
BTW, shift ball looks nicely finished where splinters wouldn't be an issue.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:14 PM
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Thanks for the praise guys. Yes its a grill emblem. I probably spent about 6-8 hours on this thing just trying to get it perfect. The thing that took the most time was making the badge look right. If you look close, you'll see that I removed the raised portions on the star that separate the three portions. Anyway, too much work to make more than one. I guess I could just use the oem look...
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:20 PM
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You did a great job on the knob Bajaman. That could make a cool DIY project kit to sell on eBay, along with a photo instructional sheet. I wish I had a lathe, I could see a more cone shaped knob being used too.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:12 PM
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I built a custom shift knob for my Toyota... the only stick shift i have. i love it. i always wanted a Pistol Grip Shifter for my Charger. so i made this.





I had to remove the whole arm, i welded on a 1/2 in plate of steel shaped like the grips. the only pain about it was re installing all the rubber that insulates the transmission from the car. since the shifter comes straight out of the transmission. I really like driving the car! LOL

I'm still up in the air about what i'm gonna use for a shifter then i do the manual swap into the SD.

BTW the grips are Colt 45 Grips flipped upside down and backward.
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