Originally Posted by cfree
This is awesome, thank you! Only question I have is what are the dimensions?
Scanned the trace and the part (top two photos) at full scale.
Set the printout size to 100% (do not use the "Fit to Page" or "Scale to Fit" options) on your printer and it should come out actual size.
It will be several weeks before I have any chance to do any dimension measurements to confirm for you.
All this thing has to do is have the edges of the shift boot wrap around and be glued. I honestly don't think it has to have the bends you see, in order to strictly make something functional. I think, if I were trying to replicate... You could probably get by just keeping the cut out flat. As long as it lays flat between the console and and the plastic trim ring that snaps in, I don't see why that wouldn't do the trick. It needs to clear the snap tabs on the plastic trim ring, so the tabs lock into the base (with the metal part sandwiched in between and the boot secured on the four sides of the metal piece).
Instead of the edges that got folded downward, maybe extend those sections inward and leave flat for a little bit of structural integrity and some surface for the long sides of the shift boot to be glued onto. I think there is plenty of leeway in the area surrounding the shifter. If the long sides extended inward towards the center, there is more than enough room to allow that to happen without interfering with anything that needs to move.
Maybe cut a little oversize on all dimensions, then trim and try. Keep trimming/grinding a little at a time until retainer ring tabs clear and the piece fits flat between the plastic trim ring and the base.
I hope that makes some sense...
Let me know if I missed anything in my attempt to explain my conceptual solution here.