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Old 04-26-2008, 09:22 AM
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Great Knob Job

That got you to look!

I am looking for cool ideas for dash knobs and shifter knobs - both store bought and home made.

Anyone have any great ideas - pics?
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:59 AM
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Lowes or Home Depot. Hundreds of ideas using cabinet or drawer pulls. Google cabinet pulls and get thousands of ideas from the web suppliers. Almost any thing you can think of is made in a pull that would double for knobs on your dash. Jerry
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:56 PM
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I guess..............

But I was looking for something funky kool.
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Knob job

Try using empty firearms brass... 50 cal. brass for shifter and 45 acp for other dash knobs.. It would be different.
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How about making some custom aluminum knobs that would accept twist off beer bottle caps?
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I made a new headlight knob for my '78 T/A out of 6061 Al. Chucked it up in a "lathe" and went to town - really came out nice. No pictures at the moment (can get em up tomorrow), but it's 'bout 1" diameter or so, and for the front I got a [unexpectedly] sweet-looking design cause the tool I was using decided it wanted to chatter and complain.

For the shifter knob, I'm using a skull that i picked up through Alchemy Gothic. A bit expensive, but it's also the best-looking skull shifter I had seen. Again, pics tomorrow if interested. I've been thinking about swapping this out since I saw the pic of a skull shifter that someone on this board had made. I'm gonna someday try to make one myself, except make the jaw hinged like a bobble head doll. Passengers would probably get a kick out of it when the skull reacts to the acceleration - hit the gas , cruise down the road .

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When I was in high school I had a shifter know made from a beer tap pull. My grandfather worked for Bud and got me a Bud Light pull handle. I had to drill it out and tap it to fit the floor shifter in my truck. Was great until the school saw it and made me take it off. So needles to say, I just unscrewed it and put it in the console while on school grounds.
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How about making some custom aluminum knobs that would accept twist off beer bottle caps?
That is an excellent idea!
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shifter knob samples on my drill press. Yes that is a Hurst shifter lever mounted to a drill press.
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COOL!!!! My drill press needs a new handle.Thanks
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My idea of recycling......
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re: Great Knob Job

Here a some knobs that I made from weed eater pistons,I used a die grinder with a 1/4 inch carbide ball and cut most of the wrist pin bosse's out so it would fit over the knobs on the window crank and expoyed it in place ,the flames were engraved with a Dremal Tool with a 1/16th carbide bit. The shifter knob has a nut with matching threads for the shifter expoyed in place. The pistons are just the right size to grip on to.The best part is they cost me nothing as I got them out of the scrap pile at the local mower shop---Well it did cost me the price of some J-B Weld.

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Pool Table Balls, a full size ball for the shifter and buy some of the small balls made for the little kids 2 foot tables for the controls
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..can only think of..

..a cobra necktie...and a gearshift made of a human skull..

With regard..Bo Didley...RIP.
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