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Old 05-29-2015, 08:46 PM
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Wooden shift knob

Pick and Pull "barn" find today, sitting in a trunk......nailed it!! Goodbye genuine black plastic one. Sometimes it's good to be lucky.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:40 PM
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For the uninformed....this is for your '72 280se? Nice. Thx PP.
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I plan on putting it in my '85 300D. '72 is a column shifter. Since I just finished re-finishing the console and climate control wood I think it will look nice.
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Old 05-30-2015, 02:04 PM
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be advised that different models have different bends in the shifter handles...
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:11 PM
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Are you sure that will fit?

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Old 05-30-2015, 07:39 PM
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Agreed with MTU!

I got a burl handle off a w126 auto....refinished it...then found out it won't work

That looks like a straight shaft? If so it may be from a manual something or another..
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:53 PM
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I know the threads are correct, it might be a bit longer than the original, but I'm putting it in even it obstructs my view. I sanded it some today and the grain looks pretty interesting. The chrome is a bit tarnished.
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it's not the threads or length- it's the bends and angles. Good luck- we all hope it fits. I have three in my garage and one on my w123 wagon which I installed a early model all chrome shifter base.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:56 PM
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Final install of my wooden shift knob after refinishing.
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:26 PM
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I made one out of Olive wood.

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Old 06-19-2015, 06:20 AM
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Pick and Pull "barn" find today, sitting in a trunk......nailed it!! Goodbye genuine black plastic one. Sometimes it's good to be lucky.
Sand that down to get off the dirt and apply tung oil. Lovely knob! A little chrome polish will take off that light rust.
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I made one out of Olive wood.

Wow! That is impressive.
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Yes. That is very nice. I wish i got my knob polished like that.
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