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Who's got the coolest shift knob?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Slimegreeeeeen, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Tommy's cycle: I think you guys should do a dvd about your work Especially dmtris work
     
  2. I'll play. Posted before but why not. The guy that started this thread did the work for me. I supplied the old gaming coin. Turned our neat in my opinion.
     

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  3. 56 Frame Dragger
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
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    Well we all have our own opinion and I must agree with you it did come out pretty sweet
     
  4. Sick Six Cylinder
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
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    Old bullet mics are so great you should put a harmonica for the wiper switch
     
  5. OK I actually found some pics of my lucky shift knob. I thought I had posted pics of it on this thread, there must be another shift knob thread out there.

    Anyway here's pics of my lucky shift knob. Like I said nothing fancy but it is at least 50 years old and I have owned it all this time.
     

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  6. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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    Beaner : That sucker is to KOOL! I`d bet its grabbed a few gears over the years.
     
  7. Tnhaks.
    Tons of gears, even broke a tranny or two. I think I will give it to a sick kid for luck before I check out. It has served me well.
     
  8. madmike8
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    Does any one have a pic of one that's made from an old Pocket Watch? My Dad gave me an old Pocket Watch a long time ago. I was thinking of embedding it into wood or something with the dial facing up as a shifter... but the more I think of it, I probably won't use the watch he gave me... I still like the idea though...
     
  9. steaceclark2235
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    very horrible pitcher above on this threads I feel so much disturbance when I saw that's pitcher but that is so much interested pitcher.
     
  10. 32Gnu
    Joined: May 20, 2010
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    Mine is the coolest..

    My dad made it in machine shop in 1957.. His junior year right before he dropped out.. Got his name on it..
     

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  11. OK you say UK but you speak english like it is your second language.
    Let me help you out a bit here, a pitcher is something that holds water, or someone who plays base ball or the male entity in a homosexual relationship.

    Is that what you are talking about?


    Follow this link
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18

    Then click on read this first. read what is written there and do what it says that you should do prior to posting on a thread. Folks will accept you more if they can see who you are.
     

  12. Bad to the bone my friend. I hope you got kids to collect that when you are gone.
     
  13. docmike
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    This knob started out as a cast iron tool handle I found years ago in my Grandpa's garage on his farm. I cut off the part where the tool (file maybe) attached to the handle and then I sandblasted the whole thing. I then threaded the end of it and chucked it up in my lathe. I sanded it smooth while turning it on the lathe. To finish it off I sent it out to be chrome plated. I plan on putting on me column mounted automatic shifter in my '51 Chevy.
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    Doc
     
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  14. fleetside66
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    Nice piece of work, young man. It's great when you can incorporate things into your car that have a personal meaning.
     
  15. XXL__
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    I use one of these, but left it all carboned up as it better reflects the look of the truck. No pic at the moment... just picture a dirty piston on the end of a stick.
     
  16. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
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    Here's what I'm using in my 54, my sons name carved on the back.

    I sell these, just in case someone is interested

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using TJJ
     

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  17. We're proud to point out we made this custom knob for Jeff.
    PM me if you've got something special in mind.

     
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  18. This was a one-off custom we made and sold at the Round Up. It sure looks good in your car. Thanks for posting it up.


     
  19. I can't wait to see the one you guys are making for me
     
  20. mines
     

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  21. Shane Spencer
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    tommys cycles on here has some badass custom knobs
     
  22. Tommy's Cycle
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    Thanks for the Kudos, Here's the one we did for Doc's Roundup Giveaway and we are tossing in a cool stand also reminiscent of the old "Stick Ponies" a lot of us had as kids.
     

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  23. The people at HotRodShiftKnob.com made this awesome knob using a milk bottle cap from my grandfather's drive-in dairy from back in the day.
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  24. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Not sure what it was, but it makes a cool shift knob (handle). Anybody know?
     

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  25. Graham M
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
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    Holy shit, beat me to it. I used the exact same piston out of a 22cc Weed Trimmer. I just welded a nut right to the pin.

    Cool! Yeah I too would recommend a weed whacker sized piston as anything bigger will be hard to grab on to.
     
  26. WhiteZombie
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
    Posts: 652

    WhiteZombie
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    from Denton TX

    Skateboard wheels make cool shift knobs because you can play with them and spin them at red lights.
     

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  27. Thanks for posting it, up Road Farmer. And for being patient with us during the process. We're thrilled you like it, man!

     
  28. Tommy's Cycle
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    Tommy's Cycle
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    from So Cal

    Chainsaw Piston.........
     

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  29. mckustoms
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    Almost done with this one.

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  30. staleg
    Joined: Jan 8, 2004
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    Here's mine:

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    From the making:

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