Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

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s14GreenNimbus
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Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

Postby s14GreenNimbus » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:57 am

Hey im new to the forums i just bought a super clean 96 240sx about 2-3 months ago. the car onnly has 95k miles on it and ive put 4 of them on it. The car looks super clean minus small craters in the hood which i think is from whoever painted the car!
Something for a little fun though, or a budget mod is changing the shift knob to something you can find around your house most likely, something cheap, hopefully free.

I've made a tennis ball into a shift knob on my 240, screwdriver, half a pair of boxers, and your good to go!

1. Make small hole in part of tennis ball, if tennis ball has a name id make it so it faces straight up, (but thats me.)
2. Stuff tennis ball full of something so that its not loose, i chose boxers which worked good for about 50-60 shifts, then started getting loose. You could use silicone or something of that consistency but you may ruin the threads and i didnt want it to be a permanent mod, just something to hold me over til i get the money for a nicer one.

Pros - Completely different feel from stock 96 leather wrapped, Lightweight, Good grip.
Cons - Fuzzy... s*** gets everywhere in shift boot, not my favorite texture.

If anyone else has any ideas please post up,im new to nico but ill be here often!

ps Also, any DIY job, anything simple, such as taking out back seats. any small project that actually is fun or makes the car look better in the end. or perform better whichever you want.

thanks


s14GreenNimbus
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Re: Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

Postby s14GreenNimbus » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:12 pm

Come on guys views but no replies? that sucks no input or anything? Get creative.

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Re: Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

Postby Zeifer » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:18 am

How about a pic? Lol.

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Prof Chaos
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Re: Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

Postby Prof Chaos » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:45 am

I used a samurai sword handle, drill out the hole just right thats all you "need" bt theres plenty of ways to put it on
To get the idea Image
Once i re-covered it Image

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YeaEmailMe
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Re: Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

Postby YeaEmailMe » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:13 am

I'd Love to have one made out of wood and carved in it the SF 49ers Logo.....varnished of course... But i have no clue how to do any of that stuff.

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Re: Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

Postby seldomseen » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:06 pm

That looks more like Long Dong Silver :crazy:

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Re: Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

Postby MikeRL411 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:13 pm

What? No "Ha Me" Sting Ray belly skin on the handle?

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anneetee
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Re: Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

Postby anneetee » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:04 am

Wait, what!!!! A sword handle

Were you dreaming of driving a sword? This is one the craziest thing I've ever seen in my life.

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Re: Ghetto shift knobs, Free.

Postby wa-chiss » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:17 pm

I'll snap a picture of mine tomorrow. It's a Prius shift knob. LOL.


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