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3x Beemer
01-14-2011, 06:34 PM
Well, I was going to wait until I was finished this one before I unveiled it, but got too excited and decided to see if theres any interest in these. This ones made from brass, but aluminum might be a better option.

I did this one fast today at work on lunch and it's not finished yet. I plan to make a cap for the top out of copper, brass or aluminum. I think a polished copper top would look pretty cool and also a piece to taper down at the bottom to fit over the shifter shaft, and will be secured with set screws..

Let me know if you'd like one this style, or draw me something up and I'll see what I can do. I don't think i'll be able to make ball style ones as I don't have a cnc lathe.. but we'll see how much interest there is..pricing would be around $70 shipped.

like I said, this still needs to be polished and have a cap put on top, and tapered extension to cover the shaft.

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3054/p1020481z.th.jpg (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/p1020481z.jpg/)
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3199/p1020480b.th.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/i/p1020480b.jpg/)

craz azn
01-14-2011, 08:33 PM
Your hands will be pretty dirty touching that all the time. And mad cold in the winter. Just an FYI.

3x Beemer
01-14-2011, 08:45 PM
yea i know that, going to make some out of aluminum and polish them next, this was just a scrap piece of brass that looked the perfect size.

01-16-2011, 05:59 AM
looks gay IMO, stock is better

01-16-2011, 08:47 AM
its unique and creative. i like it.

01-16-2011, 11:16 AM
Props for doing the work, but it doesn't seem very ergonomic and may be rough on the hands.

A skinny shifty like that is only useful if the shifter is a foot long.

3x Beemer
01-16-2011, 12:28 PM
ya I'll give it a try, was more or less just something to do, and to see if anyone would be interested.. should have finished pics early this week.

I remember seeing this one about a year ago and figured i'd make one and try it out


01-16-2011, 12:54 PM
do you have accces to a lathe? or did you just get round stock ?

3x Beemer
01-16-2011, 01:03 PM
yes I do..pm me what you're looking for

01-16-2011, 02:09 PM
was just curious but i might have someone interested, ill keep it in mind though. i miss having access to a lathe :( so handy

Bullet Ride
01-16-2011, 03:02 PM
It's a bit tough to gage how big this handle is. What's the length and diameter?

3x Beemer
01-16-2011, 06:07 PM
yes lathes and mills are great. this one is 4" by 1 and 1/8" going to be adding about an inch and a half for the bottom though that will be tapered down to shift boot.


01-16-2011, 06:23 PM
Make a copy of the Jaffster knob, I'll buy one:



craz azn
01-16-2011, 06:26 PM
Make a copy of the Jaffster knob, I'll buy one:


Why not just buy a Jaffster knob then? :P

01-16-2011, 07:25 PM
Why not just buy a Jaffster knob then? :P

Because a copy should cost significantly less.