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post #1 of 4 Old 08-26-2009, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for someone who can turn me a shift knob for my new sports car....Hyundai Accent. I'm sure I could find someone around my area but I wouldn't know where to even get started finding someone. Can anyone do this for me? I don't even know how much I should pay for something like this. Just wanting something about the size of a cue ball, but out of maple, or maybe something exotic, I'm not picky. The only thing I'm not sure of is attaching it. Could I just glue a nut in the knob that would fit the screw on the shifter? Any help would be great. Thanks.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-26-2009, 11:31 AM
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Your best bet would be to just buy a ball, like this, and drill out for a threaded insert to fit the shifter.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-26-2009, 07:58 PM
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Hey Sausage,
Here's a knob I turned for my jeep a few years ago. Very comfortable, and has held up well. I drilled a hole an ran a tap through it and just twisted it on without overdoing it. I will turn one for you if you want. The only thing I would need is your current knob so I can measure the hole and threads, if that's how they have it attached. I made one for my cousin's newer style 4 door jeep and it didn't have a threaded shaft. He used a bit of epoxy to hold it on.
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Thats a cool knob firehawkmph.

I threaded a 4 ball (pool table ball) once for a 65 cheve short wheel base step side. It had a 4 speed granny transmition

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