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BardoFett 07-10-2013 12:02 PM

Custom shift boots - $20
 
Greetings everyone!

So, after I completed my interior paint-job makeover on my 97 TJ, I was thinking how my old, accordion style shift boot really stood out - in a bad way!

So, with the help of the wife, I whipped up a brand new boot, made out of marine-grade vinyl (=waterproof) with some cool blue accent stitching, to match my new interior.

A couple of you guys had some nice comments to say and even asked about ordering one for yourself...so, here we are - Fett Customs is born!

Take a look at the pics below to see what it looks like. Cost is $20 with FREE shipping.

It's a fun, easy way to customize your TJ - especially all you guys who did a custom paint job for your dash, like I did.

Post here or PM or email with questions - fettcustoms@gmail.com and thanks for everyone who's ordered so far!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...0in%20Hand.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...0Installed.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...%2013%20PM.jpg

Big Sarge 07-10-2013 12:31 PM

Can you do one in realtree AP camo?

BardoFett 07-10-2013 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Sarge (Post 3946590)
Can you do one in realtree AP camo?

Sarge - Yes...and no. I'll explain...

RealTree doesn't come in vinyl. The closest comparable thing I could find is outdoor-grade 500 Denier Cordura. It's waterproof with excellent tear strength and is very abrasion resistant (according to the manufacturer)...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...TreeFabric.JPG

In the vinyl area, we have a couple of options...

Hidden Creek Camo:
http://www.garysupholstery.com/image...eek_autumn.jpg

Or New Forest Camo:
http://www.garysupholstery.com/images/nuvtexcamo.jpg

All look to be pretty cool choices, just depends on if you want that leather-like look & feel for your shift boot, or if you're good with a more traditional fabric.

Also, camo print is super expensive vs plain black, so I'll have to up the price to $30 for this, if you want it. And if so, let me know if you want any contrast stitching - like hunters orange...

Thanks for asking!

TJspeed 07-10-2013 03:03 PM

Thats a good deal. And looks good. I maybe interested in a black with yellow stitching.

BardoFett 07-10-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 3947095)
Thats a good deal. And looks good. I maybe interested in a black with yellow stitching.

Cool! Just let me know! I've got a few I'm working on right now, so I'd be happy to make you one when I'm finished.

hcarlgolden 07-10-2013 04:42 PM

I really like the look of these. I am also doing same colors in my Jeep as you are in yours. I like the black and blue but would like some kind of stich pattern instead of just the straight lines. I dont know just some kind of pattern. More blue in all that black.

hcarlgolden 07-10-2013 04:44 PM

Fett and Sarge need to team up. Fett makes the boots and Sarge makes the shifter knob.

TJspeed 07-10-2013 07:16 PM

How do these mount/attach?

BardoFett 07-10-2013 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 3948031)
How do these mount/attach?

The new boot uses the same plastic rectangular bracket that the regular stock accordion boot uses. You take out the bracket and the new boot fits snugly around it. You then snap it back into the console. Couldn't be easier.

BardoFett 07-11-2013 11:12 PM

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Testing thread colors and stitch styles...

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BardoFett 07-13-2013 05:35 PM

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Progress update! Got three boots finished this weekend for PatrickStarFox, Brit Nick and Justin.

Thanks for the orders guys. They should be arriving within the week. I'll PM you with details.

Meanwhile, here's pics of the orders:

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hcarlgolden 07-13-2013 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by BardoFett (Post 3958762)
Progress update! Got three boots finished this weekend for PatrickStarFox, Brit Nick and Justin.
Thanks for the orders guys. They should be arriving within the week. I'll PM you with details.
Meanwhile, here's pics of the orders:

Those look great Fett, I so want one. Money is tight right now and I spent more than I thought on my dash paint job. As soon as I can stretch it I will definitely be getting one. I am out of work, waiting for disability, wish I could figure out something like you did to make some side cash. I would love making something for Jeeps. [/rant] Anyway man that looks awesome keep it up.

Brit Nick 07-13-2013 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BardoFett (Post 3958762)
Progress update! Got three boots finished this weekend for PatrickStarFox, Brit Nick and Justin.

Thanks for the orders guys. They should be arriving within the week. I'll PM you with details.

Meanwhile, here's pics of the orders:

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woot woot.. this ones coming to my house.. Cant wait to get it and put it on :)
Thanks Brad

patrickstarfox 07-13-2013 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BardoFett (Post 3958762)
Progress update! Got three boots finished this weekend for PatrickStarFox, Brit Nick and Justin.

Thanks for the orders guys. They should be arriving within the week. I'll PM you with details.

Meanwhile, here's pics of the orders:

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yeah! that thing looks NICE! i cant wait to install it and get rid of the nasty old accordian. THANK YOU!

Robertsk1 07-15-2013 08:50 AM

Very interested, however, they seem just a tad long for my taste. Not to be picky and a pain, but could they possibly come two inches shorter? I'm interested in black with black stitching

BardoFett 07-15-2013 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Robertsk1 (Post 3963816)
Very interested, however, they seem just a tad long for my taste. Not to be picky and a pain, but could they possibly come two inches shorter? I'm interested in black with black stitching

Absolutely. I could make them shorter if you like.

BardoFett 07-15-2013 04:33 PM

CUSTOM SHIFT BOOT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

For everyone who has ordered a shift boot, first of all, I want to say, THANK YOU! :)

Second, if you need a quick installation overview, I have posted a PDF here: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

You can right-click the link to download or just click to open directly in your browser. If you have any questions, you can always shoot me a PM or email fettcustoms@gmail.com

Thanks!

-Brad

BardoFett 07-15-2013 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hcarlgolden (Post 3958832)
Those look great Fett, I so want one. Money is tight right now and I spent more than I thought on my dash paint job. As soon as I can stretch it I will definitely be getting one. I am out of work, waiting for disability, wish I could figure out something like you did to make some side cash. I would love making something for Jeeps. [/rant] Anyway man that looks awesome keep it up.

Thanks for the kind words! Jeepin' sure is a fun hobby! I'll put one up for ya and it'll be waiting when you're ready!

patrickstarfox 07-15-2013 09:20 PM

got mine today! its AMAZING. you did a killer job making this thing man.

i installed it up tonight as best as i could, and i have to say that it just looks perfect. totally completes my interior. didnt take very long at all to install, and fits perfect.

thanks a ton man! good luck selling more of these. totally worth it. (and beats the hell out of $60 for one from Redline)

patrickstarfox 07-15-2013 09:42 PM

i installed mine shorter than it was meant to be i think...but i like how it fits. ill play around with it a bit more to get it perfect, but it looks really good. (the pics dont quite do it justice...looks strange in the pics for some reason.)

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...715_223209.jpg

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BardoFett 07-15-2013 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by patrickstarfox (Post 3966650)
i installed mine shorter than it was meant to be i think...but i like how it fits. ill play around with it a bit more to get it perfect, but it looks really good. (the pics dont quite do it justice...looks strange in the pics for some reason.)

That looks great!! Goes great with your interior!

patrickstarfox 07-16-2013 07:20 AM

lol. thanks. dont mind the mud and faded looking junk...its getting cleaned up asap. :p

BardoFett 07-17-2013 12:16 PM

Got a ton of orders in the cue, right now. Thanks guys! Working diligently!

BardoFett 07-17-2013 12:17 PM

Awesome CAMO EDITION shift boots coming up soon! Keep it tuned here for pics!

Big Sarge 07-17-2013 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BardoFett (Post 3972291)
Awesome CAMO EDITION shift boots coming up soon! Keep it tuned here for pics!

Should mean mine is almost done!!!! Can't wait!!!

BardoFett 07-17-2013 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Sarge (Post 3972392)
Should mean mine is almost done!!!! Can't wait!!!

Yup! Should have it done this week. It's gonna be pretty sweet, I think.

BardoFett 07-19-2013 04:59 PM

New Designs Finished
 
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BardoFett 07-19-2013 05:00 PM

New Designs Finished
 
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BardoFett 07-19-2013 05:01 PM

New Designs Finished
 
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BardoFett 07-19-2013 05:02 PM

New Designs Finished
 
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