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Old 08-27-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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$1.50 shift knob

went to AC Moore and bought a wooden ball for 1.50. drilled a hole. took old sticky nasty rubber knob and cut till i got metal insert out. mixed some JB weld and poured into hole then inserted metal insert. let dry. then got spray bomb clearcoat and sprayed ball about 20-30 times(didnt count). installed and looks killer compared to that synthetic stock pos that cam with vehicle.
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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Yeah that does look really sharp, how did you come up with that idea?

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Old 08-27-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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Yeah that does look really sharp, how did you come up with that idea?
really not much to lose so go for it.
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really not much to lose so go for it.
That's generally the best way to do anything anyway.
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That's generally the best way to do anything anyway.
I was going to just tap the ball for threads but figured they would just pull too easy.hell for 1.50 who cares but i decided i could do it right. im happy with it and with the tan top and interior and green paint the more organic look just fits better. real easy, real cheap, and looks good. Im thinking i shoulda burnt in shift pattern with a pencil iron before clearcoat...next time.
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Wow! Nice knob!
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Wow! Nice knob!
Thats what she said
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:59 PM   #8
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I will make another one for transfercase, maybe a little stain though.
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Very cool .... guess i need to go to AC Moore now and get me some balls..
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:41 PM   #10
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Very cool .... guess i need to go to AC Moore now and get me some balls..
Yeah, they have an unpainted wood section. rods, balls. thats where i get wood


im easily amused .
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rods, balls. thats where i get wood .
THATS what she said
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OMG! There's way too much wood and balls in this thread.....
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:18 PM   #13
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I will make another one for transfercase, maybe a little stain though.
that is really awesome dooder, it came out great. i have a rock knob for the shifter on my cj, but the t-case knob is stock. i am totally stealing your idea for the t-case.
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nice nearly 'free mod'
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i am totally stealing your idea for the t-case.
Take it and run with it. But you must post pics

i added this to share so if you like do it.
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OMG! There's way too much wood and balls in this thread.....
you need to get a handle of the situation.
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i'll definitely post pics. thanks for posting this.
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im really surprised if no one else thought of this and the blazer/bravada rear view mirror good fun mods that are functional.
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i'll definitely post pics. thanks for posting this.
your very welcome.
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I love this idea..I was thinking of doing something of the sort, but didn't know what. Wood looks good...but mine is all black. maybe a nice red mahogany or dark walnut stain would look good in mine.
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I love this idea..I was thinking of doing something of the sort, but didn't know what. Wood looks good...but mine is all black. maybe a nice red mahogany or dark walnut stain would look good in mine.

Nah, go cherry stain. get a nice red in that black jeep.
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Mmm, that would look good. I'm leaning towards the red mahogany...but that's because I have a can of it laying around :P It's not too dark, but I think it's dark enough that'll fit right in...cherry might stand out, and that'd be awesome...but as it is I have to go out and buy transmission fluid, gear oil, engine oil, alot of brake fluid, and possibly a torque wrench and oil pan gasket this weekend :P
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Did you change around both your balls or just one?
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I have seen those at AC Moore before, & wondered why I even picked one up to look at it.

Musta been thinking the same thing, only subliminally!
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That's a pretty cool idea there dooder. I like it.

My t-case shift knob used to be the bit of output shaft that was cut off from the SYE. I just drilled and tapped it, then sprayed it silver. Somehow I lost it or a neighbor kid took it while I was doing the frame off.

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