New shifter knobs - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 03:18 PM
BogDogJim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
New shifter knobs

The shifters in my 89' YJ had alot of slop, so I took them off and drilled and tapped 8 bolts into each one. Now they are solid! When I was un-screwing the shifter knobs, both pins sheared off inside the knobs. A $14 after market skull with lighted eyes made a suitable replacement, but now each shifter is 2" lower. The other shifter knob was also $14, it just bolted on better than the skull.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1251218-tapped shifters.JPG (65.7 KB, 2 views)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 05:29 PM
Official Curmudgeon
 
CJ7Taz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,705
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
 
Re: New shifter knobs

Nah, I cast my own.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1251271-0082.jpg (57.0 KB, 1 views)
CJ7Taz is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 08:57 PM
Official Historian
 
WILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 8,339
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
 
Re: New shifter knobs

Seems to me you have twice as many bolts as you need. Two sides is all that should need them, not all four.
WILL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 09:00 PM
Way Outta Control
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
Posts: 13,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
 
Re: New shifter knobs

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
I cast my own.

[/ QUOTE ]1. Hey Taz,
2. Can you describe,
3. The casting process?
LEVE is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 09:20 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
OlllllllOCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,917
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: New shifter knobs

Taz has a serious Woody there...... but I'm thinking that I got lost here somewhere....... I must have missed something
OlllllllOCJ is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 11:14 PM
I Do This For The Glory
 
JEEPN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
Posts: 7,958
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: New shifter knobs

Check with the modelers, they have all the casting stuff, and it's pretyty reasonable. I'm going to do the same thing with the shifters in the Scrambler.

My dad has made salt water fishing lures like this for year, he uses old film cannisters as molds, then shapes them when they come out. They're awesome, he adds glitter into the clear base, eyes, and some come out looking better than storebought ones.
JEEPN is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 08:21 AM
BogDogJim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: New shifter knobs

the metal I tapped into (the shifter) is thin and of poor quality. I had to put so many bolts into it to to keep it from stripping. The bolts are only hand tight. (One did strip and I had to re-tap it)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome