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#1 Old 01-28-2005, 01:11 AM
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My custom double adjustable short shifter

I just fabbed this up yesterday at work. Tomorrow I am going to clean up the welds and paint it black (not like you can see it anyway). I am quite amazed at how much better it shifts. Once I get the shifter bushings replaced I'm sure it will be even better. I had to notch out the bracket that holds the gasket down and I have it a bit too short right now. I'll have to do some fine tuning on it tomorrow. Hmmm maybe I should sell these...

Also, The welder that we have at work sucks. It's somewhat broken so you have very limited adjustability on your heat and wire speed. Makes it very interesting when trying to weld. I'll post some finished pics later.

The shifter works great though and that's the main thing.
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Haha, that rocks. You should make a how-to for the adverterious welders.

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Looks really cool. Nice job!
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Ok so here it is cleaned up and painted (except for the weld at the ball, I'm going to use the bench grinder at work tomorrow for that one). I'm seriously thinking of making several of these and selling them. Not to make money but I think it would be cool for people to use parts that I made in their cars. And I think I could do it for less than most of the other shifters on the market. Do you guys think that I should???

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I think it would be really cool if you did that. Unfortunately I wouldn't buy one becasue I have one. Sorry
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I think it would be really cool if you did that. Unfortunately I wouldn't buy one becasue I have one. Sorry
That's cool, I'm thinking of getting a welder with my tax return money that way I don't have to use the ghetto one at work I also have some ways that I would do it better so that there will be fewer welds. Plus I just want to test it for a while to make sure everythings ok.

I also just made molds for some shifter bushings (as well as a few others) so I can cast my own urethane ones and sell them as a set. I'll let you guys know how it comes along.
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