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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moriarity, Nov 10, 2020.
White ball on the Astorian
Here is a closer view of the McPhail skull in top hat that Moriarity has in his display bottom center. Currently it is getting a longer shifter arm so it will be staring out the windshield on my '48 Packard hearse instead of being hidden between the seats.
I am going to get these 2 next week. Top hat wolf for the '60 Pheonix and the creeper skull is another for the Packard hearse but that one will be mounted to the back bumper in the corner basicly to hide a hole that one time had a spotlight mounted there. Think it would look good with a skull climbing out on that type of car and you won't really notice it until up close what it is.
here are my missing pictures out of my other post.
ok here is the front view that went missing.
Glass ball from a garage sale, already had the screw mount. Top of a bed post or something.
I have one of those...unpainted. It's pretty rad. Been in quite a few of my cars.
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your post -#17- reminds me of "one eyed" Willie in The Goonies movie
I believe this is Bakelite. Now I just need a 39’ Frd to put it in
I'm not sure of the age of this beautifully simple, maroon mushroom knob but it's older. I found it in a coffee can that was filled with hardware some 20-ish years ago. It was wrapped in paper, protecting it from the grimy nuts and bolts. Someone must've liked it enough to hide it away.
Originally, I was planning on a white or black ball knob or even a black mushroom for my coupe but once I screwed it on (it was even the correct thread size), I figured I could make subtle changes to the car's plan to make it fit in aesthetically.
I have had this old former doorknob forever, since it came with the 1929 Ford cabriolet in 1958-59. Iirc, it came in a box of miscellany when my uncle brought the car back to the original owner, my dad. It is a fairly soft stone that I sanded with successively finer grits and finally gave it a decent polish. Colors match the interior pretty well.
Here's mine. HRP
The shift knob for our 51 pickup started as an old glass doorknob I found in the barn.
Here's a bunch from the pit at Pacific Steel when we would meet on Sat. morning back when you could still go salvage.
The butterscotch colored round bakelite are 5/16'' NF in brass inserts, the tapered are bored 5/16'', and came from scrapped movie projectors from a theater downtown.
The 5 in a group are from our Western Auto when they went out of business.
Brent, the red ones I have came from fork lifts, but have 3/8'' studs instead of threads.
The red, white, & black are Hurst, and the rest are the mandatory door knobs ...
Hurst Autostick I. I bought the whole shifter right here on HAMB. They very rare and usually expensive but I was treated very fairly..
A few samples in my swap meet inventory.........
A cheap resin piece upgraded by me to "Mr. Sparky"
A survivor "Felix"
"Da Ram", solid brass
Vintage cameo style
One-size-fits-all, US or metric (required key supplied)
Hand Carved Tribal 8-ball
Hand Carved Bone Mermaid
Insect (cicada) in faux amber
Gamble Oak out of my back yard in Colorado.
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I thought I had a shift knob problem until I saw other H.A.M.B.’ers post. Thanks again for helping me feel normal again. Here are the ones that I have sitting around my office.
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Part of my collection..................
The knob is on my '37 Chevy coupe.
One of @Saxman shift knobs.....makes the HAMB knobs and does great work. And that's more times than I care to use "knobs" in a sentence.
I ran across this one today. When I was young, I took an Adult Ed. class at the local trade school to run a lathe and this was one of my projects. It's not much but it sparked an interest in machine work. A few years later, I got laid off from my factory job and took the 1 year machine shop course at the same trade school. I've been using these skills ever since and have a small lathe and mill in my home shop.
Out of a broken service engine.
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And then you looked at your hand after rolling through the gears
So might be a good time to bring this up...
I have several old ceramic/porcelain? door knobs with brass inserts in them.
I've several similar, think mine might be porcelain or? But don't think glass. Mine have brass inserts inside, what method did you use to bore/tap? i think the largest I could go in the brass would be 3/8ths.
A treasure from my VW years.
My favorite. Thanks Ryan!
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