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Cache of old shift knobs found!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Saxman, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. '54Caddy
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 929


    Wow great work! Request for a possible GMC knob.
  2. 2nd that on the GMC knob.
  3. old rat
    Joined: Oct 22, 2009
    Posts: 86

    old rat

    Maybe you could just give them away free (not making anything off them) and charge a nice shipping and handling fee.
  4. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,238


  5. X2! there is the loophole you need.:rolleyes:
  6. Bikertrash
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 150

    from Boise

    Put me down for the Ford one. It would look great in my Model A. I'm sure that others in the Model A club would sign up as well.
  7. rainhater1
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,150

    from az

    Would look great in our 41 packard

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  8. 4woody
    Joined: Sep 4, 2002
    Posts: 2,092


    Chrysler logo seems made for it:
  9. nefareous
    Joined: Nov 21, 2008
    Posts: 361

    from maryland

    Old Rat had a good idea.. they are free with a hefty charge for the shipping & handling Start production..NOW..I want one
  10. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,822


    I'd take one with the Gettysburg Address on it !

  11. That's funny. Thanks a lot everyone. I guess I better get busy, huh?
  12. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    from Scotland

    Very nice indeed.'1936' is my fave,very 'Deco'.
  13. 55chieftan
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 309

    from Maryland

    Might be a silly question but, does anyone know if these would work on an auto? My current auto shifter has a button on it but the whole shifter is a piece of crap and I want to get something new, and perhaps something where this WOULD work on it.
  14. This is just a solid knob, no button. Thread size 3/8-24. Knobs can usually be adapted, I think. I guess it would depend on the shifter you're using.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2010
    Joined: Jun 22, 2006
    Posts: 70


    Great job on the knobs I attached pics of a couple of my knobs. I like to bend the coins in my press to give the coin some crown. I set the coin inside a large socket and push with a small socket. My knobs are not for sale only for inspiration.

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  16. Great idea an great work!
  17. Whoa! That's nice! Love that grille man!
  18. Hey! Very cool! I was debating about ordering a special tool to dome them but it looks like you're idea works fine. Good job.
  19. Irish Dan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,231

    Irish Dan

    Nice work. Even nicer because you made it rather than bought it! Good Luck!
  20. Whew! Thanks for all your positive comments. You guys have made some great suggestions and ideas. It takes a while to make them but due to your encouragment I think there might be another batch with some different designs in the near future. Some designs might have trademark issues though so unfortunately I will probably stay away from Ford, GMC etc. I really don't want to break the forum rules either so if you're interested in something send me a PM.

    I'm waiting to hear back from Ryan to see what he thinks about a HAMB knob auction. Maybe just a one-off and donate the proceeds to the HAMB. I dunno. I'll see what Ryan thinks. Hmmm...I have some ideas for that one.

    Thanks again All.
  21. skoh73
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,553


    That HAMB knob idea sounds like a really good one- especially if you could make some with the centerpiece having a HAMB logo (and maybe a dark red knob). I bet you'd have to make a ton!
  22. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,573


    We polish some aluminum discs that go on the dash of the new Mustang. The guy making them has already got a cease & desist from Ford for using the words Ford & Mustang. Now they are fighting over the word Pony.(?) I know that the University Of Oregon has over 300 words and phrases copyrighted that apply to the sports programs. Sell a few here & your probably OK, put them on ebay........... they will get you.
  23. 666Irish
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 152


    I know I am a bit late to this thread, but I am in love with the War Bonds knob from the first post!

  24. Yep, I've heard that about Ford. I pulled the Ford knob. Crazy stuff. Thanks for the heads up.
  25. Licensed to kill
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 214

    Licensed to kill
    from Alberta

    Should work on a gennie shifter.
  26. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,375


    Did you make or buy the Ford emblem? If you bought it and put it in a shift knob I dont see how you have violated any laws. If you manufacture the emblem thats something altogether different.
  27. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,756

    from vail az

    Those are amazing! I think as well dont do the big three.
    No need finding Jimmy Hoffa as a roommate. Theyres plenty of others.
    The HAMB idea is perfict and I'd like to see how high it goes.
    The "buy bonds" would be the one I'd be in for also.
    I could do that too. I just dont have any talent.
  28. If you bought a licensed Ford emblem it probably wouldn't be an issue but I am making these myself. So as another poster suggested, I'm staying away from the Big-3. I need to keep it all legal.
  29. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,403


    You might want to pull the "V8" knob too...according to Ford, that's theirs too...

  30. 57tony31
    Joined: Jul 20, 2008
    Posts: 632

    from Woods

    Just sell them at car show cash only deal:D I dont see how they could track you down:)

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