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Made my own shifter...

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

  1. kwoodyh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
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    J-B Weld...Nectar of the rodding gods! ;)
     
  2. I tried to use Testors Model glue to get the skull to stay on,but it didn't work. So I went with plan B....JB! The skull is made of resin,I think.
     
  3. CedarSpeed
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    bob, i used a countersink bit on the holes when i made one after i drilled the holes out it really makes a difference in the look. just an idea for ya
     
  4. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
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    kewl man thats what its about "i made it myself". i built this one out of an old horse drawn plow handle. cut 2 pie cuts, and hacked off my Unishifter bunt it al back together ....not bad for an hour in the garage. now spent 2 years looking for another.....ran it in my 29 at the Shelton drags ,..worked awsome
     

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  5. It was harder than shit drilling without a drill press! I might take it out and finish it someday,lol...I have a counter sink,but it won't fit in my drill. Need a 1/2" chuck...
     
  6. Casny used a bitchin water pump handle on his Boattail. That would have been nice in my Coupe...
     
  7. fastrnu
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    should probably start a thread on homade shifters. would be great to see what all people have used. i am constantly on the prowel.
     
  8. ol'chevy
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    I always wanted to find a big ass ratchet, like the big diesel mechanics use. Weld a big ass nut to the stub of the shifter, then use the ratchet as the handle......Ratchet shifter.
     
  9. Bob- Please tell us all you will not becoming a "hand" model!:eek:
     
  10. Obviously you haven't seen the baseball glove hands I have! My buddies at work call me "Bear Paws",hahaha! I wear a size 22 ring.
     
  11. chubbie
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    NO WAY!! this is cool shit! don't make me wait!
     
  12. Okie Pete
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  14. jd55f100
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    thats cool ..........i made mine out of 1/4 plate and 3/8 round bar and i made my shifter knob out of bondo
     

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  15. flynbrian48
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    Nice, but I don't see any typewriter parts anywhere...

    Brian
     
  16. Amazing the stuff we Bell guys can do. :cool: Looks bad ass!
     
  17. torchmann
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    you could use a 1"drive breaker bar for a shifter. plunk a 3" socket onto it an fill the socket with jellybellies or boston baked beans on a trip
     
  18. BCR
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    VVovv That looks nice.
     
  19. GasserDave
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    Thats pretty cool..I wouldnt have thought of that. Awesome idea.....
     
  20. There was actually a 1" drive speed wrench,that I had my eyeballs on. But then I thought it might look cheesey!!!
     
  21. 3wLarry
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    bob...you...are a mental case.
     
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  22. Experi...mental!!!!
     
  23. "WE ARE THE EAGLES.....THE MIGHTY MIGHTY EAGLES..."
    come on,everybody!!!!! hahaha!
     
  24. Mr.Musico
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    vvonderful stuff
     
  25. very nice, the skull looks the size of a pigmys head......lol.
     
  26. Now i know who that cheer leader with the hairy legs is :D
     
  27. Kinda gross,but it's the size of a real baby's head...
     
  28. Nobody shaved their legs back then...it was the 70's!
     
  29. LabRat
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    Bob , If you want it longer , why not make an extension at the base so it is hidden by the boot and it will reveal the S more ?
    Nice work !
     
  30. I'll probably just leave it til I find a longer one.
     

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