The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BAILEIGH INC, Nov 9, 2009.
I think this thread was just recently done but anyway..............
Here's one I just made a guy for his 50 merc.
Is that a pimp car? Whats with the white fur? Cool shifter though.
Are you kiddin? I mean, the interior is gutted now as its beeing
re-upholstered w/ simple rolls e pleats, but whats wrong w/ angel hair?
Im making the headliner outta angel hair w/ 1 or 2 rolls e pleats
insets runnin across the whole lenght of the roof,
i personally love fur, of course it has to be in the right car.
Its a 70 ford, which is goin early lowrider style, so i guess is appropriate.
Hey mckustoms, your knobs are wicked! nice work!
One more to look at
you just did one for a friend of mine, the b/d yellow datsun 620, really nice work. my wife has already put in that she'll have one for her datsun
No pic, but one of my favorites is the HURST aluminum T-handle, but not the common one. The one I'm currently looking for has the shift pattern in the H and is covered in black "fuzzy" material, like velvet. It came in a plastic, zip lock pouch in the mid-late 60's.
Besides that, I'll take a good ol' Hurst white ball over any "novelty" knob.....nothing feels better in yer hand while BANGIN' gears....especially one that's turned yellowish from years of ABUSE.
I know that truck and that shifter!!! You bought that truck from my buddy Bones!
Yes I did. He bought it from me first.
Rocco and Cheaters in B'ham Alabama had a bunch of those fuzzy T handle hurst shifters. You would think they would get NASTY!
I like the old yellowed up Hurst knobs too. My Dad had one with a nick in it I wanted real bad and it has disappeared over the years. I got the shifter but that ball is GONE DAMMIT!
Tommy, IMO that is the coolest shift knob ever. Where can I get one of those coins?
Made it in high school 30+ years ago, been on the road ever since.
Here's one I have:
Sounds good, just let me know!
And thanks for the compliment.
mckustoms shifters rule!!
Finally got round to fitting this one to the Modified
There's some cool stuff here!... mckustoms' especially.
Here's a couple I made a while back... part of a series of one-off cast bronzes.
found this pewter tiki on ebay and drilled/tapped & plopped it on.
One of these days I will find something cool and old to use or make something myself, but for the time being, this is what's going in the '54
some sweet ideas in here!
I made this earlier this year:
Also did a set of knobs out of the same woods (podunk and maple burl) though they're not this shape. Pictures unfournantly don't capture the movement of light in the wood. When you turn it the light on the podunk runs through the grains in the opposite direction as the burl (which looks 3D, not flat), it's very cool.
And I did this one years ago for my car, looks kinda dead in the picture though. Thats Purple heart, it's actually a deeper purple in person, and clear around.
Damn thats slick!
let me jump in here with a few I have painted......
I know the whole skull thing is kind of overdone, but does anyone remember the skulls that Socal carried a few years back? They were by an artist of some note but I can't remember who. There were several different styles and all were cast aluminum if I recall correctly.
Here is a shifter knob one of my students made in our machine shop. It looks way better in person. This is taken with a phone. It's brass. Machined on a manual lathe with a radius attachment.
I ant that winged skull for a hood ornament. Tell me where I can get one.
Here`s mine,way overdone but fits the theme along with white marine pearl steering wheel and SW Hollywood panel with pearl insert.White pearl dot and red cotton candy looking stuff.It even fits the timeframe of my build(40s).Looks delicious!!!
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