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AT & MT Custom Billet Shift Knob (2-1/4" diameter). ***Utilizes factory boot.***

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by 7r41lbr34k3r, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Feb 15, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

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    *All knobs sold are raw material, no coating is applied (if any is applied in pictures it was performed by the customer). If you wish to coat the product I strongly recommend that all threads and polymer components be masked. Coat at your own risk.

    All delrin models were designed to function in hot climates to protect the skin from heated metal. I do not recommend using them in cold climates, but you may certainly buy at your own risk.*

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    Complete, for sale:


    1 - 5sp V1 55HRC 440C SS/6AL-4V Ti Hybrid
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    Ordering:

    There is an order form that I will provide a link for, but it is active between batches of 10 maximum orders at once. These batches typically take 4-5 weeks from start to finish. Please be patient as I only do this in my spare time.

    Order form opens again on: 2/25 (12 noon eastern time)

    **Stay tuned to this thread for updates, because I am unable to send personal messages to notify when orders are being accepted. Order progress can be followed via updates in this thread (usually on Monday @9PM Eastern), and I also post random real time shots to instagram.**
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    Automatic Transmission

    (OEM boot attachment available)

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    Manual Transmission
    (OEM boot attachment available)
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    AT/MT Knob base materials and configurations;


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    What is a hybrid knob? This means the selected base material is "hollowed", and then fitted with a separate core. The purpose of these configurations are mainly to control the final knob weight, and/or to change the material of the threads that mount to the vehicle shaft.

    *All V1 AT knobs are hybrids with an aluminum core by default*
    [weights below are for MT versions]*

    (PayPal fees will be calculated to total cost, but said fees can be circumvented through other payment methods.)

    - $080 (Solid Black Delrin/Acetal) [approx. 160g]*
    - $080 (Solid 6061-T6511 Aluminum) [approx. 300g]*
    - $120 (Solid 316 SS) [approx 850g]*
    - $275 (Solid 6AL-4V Titanium) [approx. 470g]*
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    Options;

    (Regardless of options chosen, if you spec an established design that has no stainless or titanium features the price is capped at $150 plus shipping.)
    (click blue text for picture)
    $15.00 - Top engrave (Max engraving area shown in blue. Custom, SS, or Ti subject to additional charge)
    $10.00 - Side engrave (x2) (custom, SS, or Ti subject to additional charge)
    $10.00 - Collar engrave (x2) (custom or SS subject to additional charge)
    $25.00 - Delrin ring mounted (shown in blue).
    $15.00 - add 6061 Aluminum hybrid core
    $30.00 - add 316 Stainless hybrid core
    $25.00 - 360 degree "knurling" effect (shown in blue).
    $00.00 - Border grooves (highlighted in blue) are mandatory for delrin ring mounting process, but I can put them on any knob if you like the look. Not a typo, it is free.
    $25.00 - V1 OEM style MT connection. Machined. 3rd Gen Tacoma only. No boot collar is supplied when this option is selected.
    $15.00 - V1 OEM style AT connection. 3D Printed. 3rd Gen Tacoma only. No boot collar is supplied when this option is selected.
    $00.00 - V2 connection. Designed by me. Machined. Compatible with 3rd Gen and 2nd Gen (for both AT and MT). Potentially fits Tundra and T4R as well, but not confirmed as of now. Black Delrin or Aluminum replacement collar/boot collar included in the price of the knob.
    $25.00 - 316 SS boot collar (V2 only). [+65g to MT knob weight]
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    ***Contact me via email if you have a need for further customization. 7r41lbr34k3r@gmail.com***
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    Shipping:


    Flat rate $9.30 for non-stainless and $14.35 for stainless an Ti in the US. Canada is $16 flat rate for non-stainless and $25 for stainless/Ti (USD of course).
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    Payment:

    PayPal is typically used, but I am also set up on Venmo and Zelle.

    A deposit is typically asked after filling out the order form, and full payment will be due within a week of being invoiced.
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    Installation:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...zes-factory-boot.534205/page-41#post-19037688

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    **All machined aluminum threads will require upkeep of Permatex #81343, #80208 (or equivalent) anti-seize lubricant. All machined stainless and titanium threads will require upkeep of Permatex #77134 (or equivalent) nickel anti-seize lubricant. I will ship them with the proper lubricant applied, but for added insurance the buyer should apply the appropriate lubricant to the shifter shaft threads on their truck prior to installation.**

    **Machined delrin threads will not require anti-seize lubricant, even when mated with metal.**

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    3D Printed Parts


    $25.00 - V1 OEM style AT connector. 3D Printed. 3rd Gen only. If you already own one of these and it breaks, I will sell it to you at cost.
    $25.00 - V1 MT Boot retainer. 3D printed. 3rd Gen only. To secure boot for installation of other aftermarket knobs.
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    Spare parts

    - Panduit Contour Ty (CBR2M-M)
    - 10-32 x 3/16" nylon tip half-dog set screw (McMaster Carr # 94115A824)
    - 6-32 x 5/8" socket head cap screw 18-8 ss (McMaster Carr # 92196A150)
    - 1/8" x 7/16" alloy steel dowel pin (McMaster Carr #98381A218)
    - Precision Brand Color Coded Shim Stock (size and color reference can be found here)
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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    El Taco Blanco

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    Any chance of one for an automatic? It doesn't look too much different.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

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    I just need a stock knob to take measurements from, and it can happen.
     
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  4. Feb 15, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    presta24

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  5. Feb 15, 2018 at 9:41 PM
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    Nice machining. Looks like Fusion360 too:thumbsup:
     
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  6. Feb 16, 2018 at 2:18 AM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

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    Thanks! Yep, all of my personal projects are done with fusion.

    For company stuff, I have to use mastercam. This has to do with documentation sharing, and it is also frowned upon to tie up the network licenses for levels 3+ unless absolutely necessary.
     
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  7. Feb 16, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    @7r41lbr34k3r here is a pic of an automatic knob just to give you an idea. I'll work on getting an OEM knob stop send you.
    IMG_6243.jpg
     
  8. Feb 16, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    7r41lbr34k3r

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    Definitely some challenges to be faced here. The boot collar for this is epitrochoid-shaped. I would have to make a transition from milling that shape ... then blend into a simpler (i.e. machinable on a lathe) profile. Otherwise, milling the entire thing would price it quite a bit away from what any reasonable person would pay.

    Edit: or, I could make the collar itself ... change the OD feature to a more blend-able shape. Then we would have to figure out the feasibility of swapping that out without damaging the boot.
     
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  9. Feb 16, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    Yeah seems like a lot of work. They are some great looking knobs though!
     
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  10. Feb 16, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    Ugh, I really need to up my vocabulary...epitrochoid?

    Hmmm, that chicks ass looks a little epitrochoidal...
     
  11. Feb 21, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    Rick, awesome workmanship...awesome feel, looks incredible. Thanks very much again!

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    Edited for better picture
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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    I would like to see one for an automatic
     
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  13. Feb 21, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    The only one in Canada, looks great! Definitely keep your tongue away from that for at least a few more months.
    I might tackle this project, but I don't think a similar boot connection is going to be achievable at this price point. I might just have to make a regular knob.
     
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  14. Feb 21, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    Triple dog dare me?

    Lol crappy pics, I'll try to get some better light angles for less glare.

    As a side note, I didn't chamfer the lug and I didn't put an insert for a tortion fitting either. I was just putting it on to see how it all worked and it snugged up real nice in the perfect alignment. Then I thought what the hell lemme try the collar and it clicked right it place and is firm and snug. Will have to see if temps fluctuations loosen anything up but for the moment its perfect as is.

    For the auto knob engineering...would it not be easier to fashion a shifter boot fitting to your biĺet and 86 the plastic collar altogether?

    Again, many thanks

    @69TACO16 lookey what I got!
     
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  15. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    could you make these out of black or gray delrin?

    or coat these with a coating like the flossy knobs so they don't get hot in the summer?
     
  16. Feb 22, 2018 at 2:47 AM
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    *gasp* Triple? That is srs business.

    Yes, that would be ideal if the boot collar was easy enough to remove. I don't think the product would go over well if the installation was too involved.

    I wouldn't make them out of delrin, simply because the nature of making this eccentric design means that I must do my work-holding on visible features. I must be able to perform a final polishing operation to remove any superficial scratches. With delrin, the chances of it looking like shit by the end of the process is pretty high. I wouldn't want to sell anything that is less than what I call "perfect". Delrin does not polish well, at all.

    If the threads and sphere were on the same centerline, I would be able to make a fixture that would allow me to skim scratches from the outer profile on a lathe, all in one simple operation. I could technically still make a fixture for the eccentricity, but it would be a real pain in the ass to set up. So it's 2 parts of me worried that the knob will scratch/need a coating to protect it, to 1 part pure laziness.

    EDIT: I can make delrin knobs with the hybrid MT design discussed later in this thread.

    As far as the flossy coating, I'd be offering that for sure if I knew what the heck they were doing ... and it wasn't too much trouble.

    The beauty of raw aluminum and stainless is that you can just file/sand/scotch brite any kind of imperfections that may develop.

    Some of you may also have noticed that just by driving you are slowly polishing it to a shiny finish. You may even have to hit it with some scotch brite from time to time, just to keep from blinding yourself.
     
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  17. Feb 22, 2018 at 4:49 AM
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    That looks awesome !!! Definitely keep your tongue off it.... LOL
     
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  18. Feb 23, 2018 at 6:35 AM
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    A couple side engrave options for the retro offerings. The second side would be mirrored, of course ... so they both flow the proper direction.

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  19. Feb 24, 2018 at 4:53 AM
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    Also, thanks to @MarcosBalderas, I expanded his SR bed side decal side engrave request/idea to the rest of the trims.

    I might have to replace mine with this configuration, but I'll wait until the end. You fellas have some great ideas.
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  20. Feb 24, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    Looks great! I have the same, but an SR5.
    IMG_6191.jpg
     
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