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Custom Shift Knob

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Slypted, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    Slypted

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    So I was bored the other night and thought hey I'll make a shift knob. It's not finished yet, but I figured I'd put some pics up and get some feedback in case you all some good ideas on what else to do to it. My plans now are to modify the bottom (maybe turn it down some and/or shorten it) and paint the grooves black. I'm still not sure if I like the rough sanded look or if I want to polish it. I might polish it tonight then post some pics tomorrow to see what you all think.
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    It still kinda looks too long to me. I think if I turn the bottom diameter down some it will make it look better. Sorry for the pic quality, my phone kinda sucks.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

    EquinsuOcha Bourbon

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    I like it! I like the rough sanded look, but I also think that the strips should be black.

    And

    That's what she said.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    Slypted

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    Damn I set myself up for that one.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Since you have a lathe, you might think about a 2 piece design. Here's the one I made:
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  5. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    damn you both..im jealous
     
  6. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    Slypted

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    Nice! I like that toku. I'm gonna mess around with the one I got for now, see what I can come up with for it. I might try to come up with something 2 piece for the next one.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    So when are you guys going to be selling a few of these??? :D
     
  8. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    This is mine. This is on a X-Runner. 2 1/4" diameter.
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  9. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    NumNutz

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  10. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    How exactly is it made? And out of what?
     
  11. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    I say no paint, I like the look of it now....all metal, tough.
     
  12. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    That is beautiful!!!
     
  13. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    Sell me a billet one!
     
  14. Jul 21, 2009 at 11:44 PM
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    Mine is made out of 6061 T6 aluminum round stock. I just cut a chunk off and threw it in the lathe and started cutting. I actually had to make it 2 piece but you really cant tell. I had to cut it in half because I didnt have a tap long enough to reach all the way inside. Then I just turned a shoulder on one end and bored out a hole on the other and pressed it back together. I just got done modifying it some more. I cut the bottom down some and put another shoulder on it. It looks and feels much better to me now. I'll put up some more pics when I get home in the morning.

    PS: I took a black paint marker and painted the grooves black. It looked ok, but I liked the rough full sanded look better so I sanded the paint back off.
     
  15. Jul 21, 2009 at 11:48 PM
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    Ha nice.
     
  16. Jul 21, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    Ahh got it thats cool wouldn't mind getting one for myself.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2009 at 12:18 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    nice job guys! Now you've made me want to make one of my own. I'll have to add this to the list of things to do once I get back to college in the fall. My college has a great machining shop for the students. I also have another idea of a detail i'd like to add to mine when i make one(but im not gonna tell what it is:p)..... i think its a little too much for me to add it so I may have to enlist the help of another student who's awesome on the CNC mills.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2009 at 2:04 AM
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    Slypted

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    We got some CNC machines here too. I wish I had my own shop, I'd be mass producing all kinds of stuff and selling it. I thought about putting my shift knob in the CNC mill and doing some writing or a logo or something of some sorts, but I'm too lazy to set it all up and couldn't really decide on what exactly to put on it anyway.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2009 at 4:30 AM
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    Looks good man. :thumbsup:
     
  20. Jul 22, 2009 at 4:46 AM
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    Looks good down close to the shift gate & yes, do the grooves black.
     
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