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Old 02-07-2009
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$2 Copper mod

I hated my old gear shift ball. The face plate was gone and it looked ugly. So, I have been thinking about different items that can be tapped to fit my lever. I was at Lowe's today and this is how it turned out. Let me know what you think. I love it.

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Not so much.

Needs something more to finish it.
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wtf...thats kinda random...and different but if you like it then have fun...thats gotta feel really odd when your shiftin too
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ehh. not really my thing.
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honestly, I'm not feelin it...it looks really out of place
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All I know is that it is going to be really hard lighting it and shifting at the same time. It needs a screen also. LOL
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That belongs in a random things stuck on a gear shift thread.
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I think a golf ball is cooler...

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would work in a rat rod, but not your truck
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ummmmmmmmmmmmm.... different
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Damn, I surprised no one liked it. I thought I would get at least one "thumbs-up". Oh well, I like the way it looks and feels. I'm glad someone mentioned ratrod cuz that is the direction I'm going.
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get some end caps for it, would be better.
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get some end caps for it, would be better.

Excellent suggestion, I think I will go to Lowe's tomorrow and get some. Thanks!
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gonna have to make that 90 longer with short stubs to solder the caps onto it...
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I like it, it's different... I'd find a way to solder a cap on the ends of the elbow... give it a finished look.

Best shifter I've seen though, is on my neighbor's 65 Chevy C10 rat rod/street truck.... a beer tap handle! Sucker sits about mid level with the windshield, think it's a Newcastle tap handle if I'm not mistaken
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^ yeah those are really popular, and almost getting played out now. I see them at car shows all the time lol.


As for the copper shift ****, I'd just save up for a whole Hurst shifter and call it a day but that's just me. An actual shift **** would work better too, for shift ***** you want something heavy. Maybe get a dummy grenade or something, that would be a little cooler.
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I hated my old gear shift ball. The face plate was gone and it looked ugly. So, I have been thinking about different items that can be tapped to fit my lever. I was at Lowe's today and this is how it turned out. Let me know what you think. I love it.

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i just threw up in my mouth a little bit
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Jeez some of you guys are harsh. Know what might be kind of cool is fitting an entire piece of copper pipe for the shift level and then out a T on top of that for the handle. Now that would be cool.
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^ yeah those are really popular, and almost getting played out now. I see them at car shows all the time lol.
Tim's had it on his truck for a few years now though, and I haven't seen many around here with em.

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Jeez some of you guys are harsh. Know what might be kind of cool is fitting an entire piece of copper pipe for the shift level and then out a T on top of that for the handle. Now that would be cool.
Be expensive as hell though. Copper is really really expensive. Doing that would be an easy $75-$100... not to mention copper is a real soft metal so it wouldn't be ideal for a shifter
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Mmm, not feeling it bro.
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This is a joke right? You got bored and found a copper elbow laying around?

It could be cool on some old-*** farm truck or something. But clashes with the style you're going for with your truck.
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Tim's had it on his truck for a few years now though, and I haven't seen many around here with em.



Be expensive as hell though. Copper is really really expensive. Doing that would be an easy $75-$100... not to mention copper is a real soft metal so it wouldn't be ideal for a shifter
Yeah i know, you would probably have to sleeve it with something. It would be cool though.
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I know some of you think these are played out too much. But I had these laying around. Would this look better than the current setup?

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if you people cant tell...thats not in his ranger, so how do you know its going in any direction?? if i had to guess, id says its in the ramcharger..Jeremy, if you like it man, do what you want...how is it out west?
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