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Old 06-29-2006, 11:50   #1 (permalink)
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Shift knob ideas...

I just finished installing my Hurst short throw shifter and chrome 16\" handle (pics to come ASAP, I promise) and I'm stuck on what to use for a shift knob.

8-ball is too played out and I'm not sure a cue ball is unique enough, either (not to mention that I don't play pool nearly as much as I'd like to).

I want something unique and cheap. I can get anything drilled and tapped for ~$5. I want an item that's $10 or less if I can, just to keep it interesting.

Give me your ideas!
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:46   #2 (permalink)
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I've always liked the minature piston. Don't see too many of those these days. Especially if it is chromed.

Stag Horn? A shorty box & open wrench welded up as a T-Handle? A nice piece of Burl wood? A Granite or Marble ball used for artsy farsty decoration? I'm coming up dry here.
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:59   #3 (permalink)
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Doh, another couple of ideas. A glass ball, or one of those big glass pretend grapes or cherry's that Grandma had on her table in a bunch as decoration. How about the 1 billiard ball to remember the year the Towers came down. One of those dummy pineapple grenades upside down, or just cruise K-Mart for things that could be converted to your use?
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A hard plastic 20 sided die the size of an 8 ball if you're a nerd like I am. ;-)

Or maybe an old hand gun!

One more I can think of... no I think that's all I have. I doubt they're useful either. :-)
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I forgot I'd posted this here. I found my knob...



I'm gonna take the ball off the shaft and use that.
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