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77volvo245
02-03-2008, 06:24 PM
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z229/77volvo245/volvoknob005.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z229/77volvo245/volvoknob002.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z229/77volvo245/volvoknob001.jpg

I made this Aliminum shifter knob in my machine shop class. It took me about week an 1/2. I was going to put a little red bottom for the OD. I put a set screw on the shifter so the knob doesn't move.

Krunk Fu
02-03-2008, 06:28 PM
thats freakin sweet, nice work man

340GL
02-03-2008, 06:40 PM
i don't like metal gearknobs because they're too cold to the touch, but that one does look really nice - and a good shape

Krunk Fu
02-03-2008, 08:12 PM
did u turn it on a metal lathe?

Lord_Athlon
02-03-2008, 08:24 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/lord_athlon/51447295.jpg

heres mine. gil made it a few years ago.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/lord_athlon/100_1808.jpg

77volvo245
02-03-2008, 09:09 PM
[QUOTE=volv093t;1613182]did u turn it on a metal lathe?[/QUOT

I used manual lathe, here is a pic. I made 90, 67.5, 45, and 22.5 degrees chamfers then file down the high spots, and shape the knob. Took really fine sand paper to smooth out any defects.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z229/77volvo245/VOLVOPARTS011.jpg

Lord_Athlon
02-03-2008, 09:38 PM
It looks good =)

mbaker
02-03-2008, 10:07 PM
man if you could make some of them with the over drive button i would buy one!!! but looks great man

mike

77volvo245
02-04-2008, 08:21 PM
Pm sent

man if you could make some of them with the over drive button i would buy one!!! but looks great man

mike

B-dub
02-08-2008, 07:19 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/lord_athlon/51447295.jpg

heres mine. gil made it a few years ago.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/lord_athlon/100_1808.jpg

Jacked... Did that Dynomat make a huge difference?

volvo940tuner
02-08-2008, 07:35 PM
fatmat or dynomat are awesome under the carpets and stuff, makes the cabin so much quieter, especially when you have no resonator ;-)