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Last night I was a little bored and since I have about eight yards of slate colored Ultrasuede left over from my custom radio bezel I decided to use some on my boring factory shifter.

What do you guys think?

D.

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Last night I was a little bored and since I have about eight yards of slate colored Ultrasuede left over from my custom radio bezel I decided to use some on my boring factory shifter.

What do you guys think?

D.

im diggin it!

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Last night I was a little bored and since I have about eight yards of slate colored Ultrasuede left over from my custom radio bezel I decided to use some on my boring factory shifter.

What do you guys think?

D.

im diggin it!

How did you get the curved piece off the shifter that's now covered in suede?

I know the very top part with the gear numbers on is stuck on with glue but the rest of it going down the

shifter? does that just pull off?

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How did you get the curved piece off the shifter that's now covered in suede?

I know the very top part with the gear numbers on is stuck on with glue but the rest of it going down the

shifter? does that just pull off?

Very carefully... ;) It is a press fit.

I had to a small mechanic's screw driver and spent about 15 minutes working it out around the edges as to not damage it. If you damage this part you are in trouble.

D.

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Last night I was a little bored and since I have about eight yards of slate colored Ultrasuede left over from my custom radio bezel I decided to use some on my boring factory shifter.

What do you guys think?

D.

Dwiggy:

Very, very nice. It also gives it a one-of-a-kind custom look! :notworthy:

Good work. Much better than sitting in front of the TV. :D

Regards, Maurice.

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I have an extra one of these shift knobs if anyone wants it. PM me and I will send it to you if you want to experiment. Make me a token offer :lol: and pay the shipping and it's yours. It's black leather and in good condition. It's off my old 99 996.

Phillip

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I have an extra one of these shift knobs if anyone wants it. PM me and I will send it to you if you want to experiment. Make me a token offer :lol: and pay the shipping and it's yours. It's black leather and in good condition. It's off my old 99 996.

Phillip

Pillipj I sent you a pm. Let me know how much you want and I'll do a diy write up on it when I get the shifter. :lol:

D.

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How did you get the curved piece off the shifter that's now covered in suede?

I know the very top part with the gear numbers on is stuck on with glue but the rest of it going down the

shifter? does that just pull off?

Very carefully... ;) It is a press fit.

I had to a small mechanic's screw driver and spent about 15 minutes working it out around the edges as to not damage it. If you damage this part you are in trouble.

D.

Thanks D. I'll give it a try next weekend.

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Thanks D. I'll give it a try next weekend.

When you pry it out it will come out about a quarter of an inch and then seem difficult to move from there. You could clean it, cover it with adhesive and then place the material on it where it sits or continue to remove it.

It is better to remove it as you have more area to work around and you do not risk damaging or coating the leather on the knob.

If you do decide to remove the piece entirely make sure not to hit yourself in the face when you pull it out of the knob. It takes a little more pressure than feels comfortable to pull the plastic cover completely out of the knob and then it will just let go on you! :o

I ended up throwing the darn thing into the back seat on accident and I almost put my eye out with the screwdriver I was still holding...LOL! :unsure:

I thought I should mention this for everyone’s safety.

Have fun with it and let us know how it goes for you. Maybe we can start a custom shifter trend here…

D.

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