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    Shifter Knob Adapter Bushing

    Doing a trans and shifter swap in my '56 wagon. A friend at work brought in an old red metalflake shifter knob he had in his stash. He "thought" I could use it... It looks tons better in the car then the aluminum T handle.

    The only issue was it didn't fit. The shifter has a 1/2-20 thread and the new knob is 5/8-16. So! Into the machine shop I go! I used a 5/8" diameter aluminum cutoff and drilled and tapped one end for the shifter handle thread. 1/2-20.

    I chucked the stock up in the lathe and cut the 5/8-16 thread. This pic was after the 3rd pass I think.

    All done and another pic with a test nut threaded on.

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    Last edited by astroracer; 03-17-2016 at 10:22 AM.

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    Test fit into the knob.

    I trimmed it off in the band saw and threaded it into the knob.

    I think this looks good!

    Mark

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    Wow, what a gorgeous knob. Nice work!!

    Ken

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    Thank You Sir! Yes, he did good. I think it transforms the whole interior! Once the new console is done it will look great!
    The original T-handle was okay but this puts it over the top.


    Yup, MUCH Better! I am also working on a little something to make it pop a little bit more...

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    Thanks astroracer! We've added your Shifter Knob Adaptor to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: astroracer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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