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Changing the shifter boot(s)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Looking to change the vinyl (or pleather what ever it is) shifter boot on my transmission and transfer case shifters.

    Has anyone ever done this?

    Was there ever an option in the Tacomas for black vinyl?

    I'm looking to change it out to black.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    take it off, cut the seams appart, trace outline onto black vinyl, cutout and sew it together. Cant be that hard:D
     
  3. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    You are clearly overestimating my sewing ability
     
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  4. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    lol, got a woman?
     
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  5. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    Not any more.

    I'm also wondering how the vinyl is attached to the plastic trim
     
  6. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    not too sure, you could try taking the trim off, its just a few screws.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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  8. Jan 2, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    Nice.

    Did you have to resew the new one around that metal frame? If so, how easy was it?
     
  9. Jan 2, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    You dont have to, because the new one has elastic...but its more secure if you sew it on.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    I went through your gallery...

    can you post a pic of what it looks like?
     
  11. Jan 2, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    sure, I will try to tomorrow.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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    Calling TacoMX...

    I'm about to order that shift boot. But I have no sewing abilities.

    Just wondering if

    1. You sewed the boot around your metal frame.

    2. If not, how secure is it?
     
  13. Apr 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    dude...I am so sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. :eek::eek:

    I totally forgot about this thread.

    I ended up sewing the cover over the frame just in the corners and half way between the corners just to keep it from moving off the frame. Working good so far. Not factory fresh looking...but pretty good IMO.

    Will get a pic tomorrow AM if you want.
     
  14. Apr 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    If you don't mind.

    No rush.

    I'm plastiderping all the trim, transfer case shift knob and center console assembly black. The gray shifter boot(s) looks friggen stupid. Want to change it to black.
     
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    I am vinyl dyeing my trim with duplicolor vinyl dye.

    I already did the shifter cover frame...doing the door handles and floor trim pieces next.
     
  16. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    My trim is plastic.

    How does yours look so far?

    I'm impressed with the plastiderp... however I see no way of peeling it off like everyone claims.
     
  17. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    yeah I know, its plastic and vinyl dye. Works great.

    But its permanent unlike plasti derp.
     
  18. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    Now you tell me :mad:

    :p
     
  19. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Haha, not too late, peel of the plasti derp.

    I am doing my door handles tomorrow so I will post pics.

    Its this stuff:

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    The stuff is fantastic...it literally soaks in and dyes the plastic. Doesn't scratch off or anything.
     
  20. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    You can use that on seats and carpets? :confused:

    I'll see if I can peel off the derp, but like I said I see no way of doing so...
     
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