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Chris-pee 01-06-2012 08:26 AM

Custom shift knob.
 
Since I want a decent metal shit knob and I am cheap, I have a buddy of mine that works at a machine shop that is gonna make me one. Material he has laying around he believes to be brass. I think it will turn out kinda cool. Pics for reference.
[IMG]http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f305/posae86/IMG959859.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f305/posae86/IMG955587.jpg[/IMG]

Ill keep posted how it turns out.

Gonna be shaped somewhat like this

[IMG]http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f305/posae86/Skunk2-Shift-Knob-_6-Speed3.jpg[/IMG]


Edit-Why are the pics showing up as links instead of images?

pzr2874 01-06-2012 08:45 AM

Do you have the weight down yet?

Chris-pee 01-06-2012 08:50 AM

Not 100% sure yet, he is gonna rough cut it and gonna see where its at.

pzr2874 01-06-2012 09:36 AM

Here's a link

[url=http://www.cobbtuning.com/products/?id=4313]CobbTuning.com - COBB Knob[/url]

117grams is what they state....

Chris-pee 01-06-2012 09:39 AM

[quote=pzr2874;274012]Here's a link

[url=http://www.cobbtuning.com/products/?id=4313]CobbTuning.com - COBB Knob[/url]

117grams is what they state....[/quote]

That's delrin though, which is a kind of plastic If I remember correctly. Mine will probably be at least double that weight.

Chris-pee 02-06-2012 07:04 AM

Small update. Change of plans, gonna go with a solid brass round knob (Which is what I originally wanted)

All he has to do is drill out the old threads and make a new insert or re-tap.

Here she is before cleaning up/ machining.

[IMG]http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f305/posae86/IMG959315.jpg[/IMG]

Chris-pee 02-06-2012 07:08 PM

Its done ! I think it turned out fantastic. Thing weighs a ton and he ran it over some emery cloth on the lathe. Gave it a nice mat finish with a little texture.


[IMG]http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f305/posae86/2012-02-06_17-57-31_764.jpg[/IMG]


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