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Made my own shifter...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bad Bob, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. This is what I started with. A big S wrench,I got at Long Beach for a buck! I cut the two ends off and cleaned it up.
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  2. About 12" after cutting the ends off
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  3. chubbie
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    COOL!.. Bob, take the lens cap off...
     
  4. used one of those stripper wheels to clean it up
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  5. NotNuRodz
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    Looks like its the perfect shape and good length for a shifter
     
  6. chubbie
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    Cool! thats better!
    what you thinking for a knob??
     
  7. cleaned up real nice...
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  8. crackerass54
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    You made OR are making? It needs some holes
     
  9. then took a sharpe and marked the center
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  10. marked it every 1"
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  11. JAWS
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    Hmmmmmm neato!

    What knob are you gonna put on it?
     
  12. put it in the vise and drilled some holes and welded a bolt on the end
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  13. then cut off the old shifter
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  14. got out the JB weld
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  15. crackerass54
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    Oh my god what is that for?
     
  16. and installed the skull i've had for over 44 years! It used to be on the handlebars of my Schwinn Stingray! The bolt in it broke from an milk crate jumping stunt when I was about 8. Don't know how i've held on to it all these years,but glad I did!!!
    What do you think?

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  17. The Shocker
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    Great idea with the holes drilled in it.I made a shifter out of one of those "S" wrenches once ,but it was a column shifter in a 49 pickup .I like the way you did it better though :)...
     
  18. lorodz
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    pictures more pictures
     
  19. Here's what it looks like in the car...
    The boot's too tall,so you lose the bottom curve. I'm gonna make one that's shorter. Wish it would have been 6" longer.

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  20. FUCK! I just went back and read the thread! HAVE SOME PATIENCE GUYS,SHIT!!!!!
    Like a bunch of puppies...
     
  21. JAWS
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    yip yip yip!

    stop teasing.....
     
  22. PhilJohnson
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    Arf! Arf! and Woof!
     
  23. Ian Berky
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    Looks bitchin BB, buy some vinyl and make a small boot and use some small screvvs to hold the base, that vvould probably reveal the other S curve!! Good stuff man!!
     
  24. Coupe looks good, Bob!

    How did you attach it to the old Hurst base?
     
  25. crackerass54
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    Just spit beer everywhere, that is way slick.
     
  26. NotNuRodz
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    I like how one guy says it needs holes and the next pictures are of the shifter getting holes!
     
  27. Just welded it onto the arm sticking out in the pic
     
  28. I tried to post the pic's as fast as I could...
     
  29. I might make some more of them. They clean up really nice. I'll let you guys know when I get some made up,if anybody wants one...
     
  30. NoFun
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    Looked like you were going to JB Weld your new shifter on the one you cut off. LOL!
    Nice job.
     

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