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Old June 4th, 2003, 12:13
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Angry Broken shift knob

The entire inside broke out of my MT shift knob. I was thinking to fill it up with expoxy or something and them redrill the hole. If anyone has some sugestions I would appreciate it, or even a used knob would be good too.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 13:03
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Get a rock or 8 ball!

I went to Rose's and got a $10 8 ball knob for mine!
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Old June 4th, 2003, 13:05
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Rose's? Are they on the interent?
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Old June 4th, 2003, 13:10
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LOL! No its a Walmart type store that is about to go broke!
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Old June 4th, 2003, 13:13
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I didn't think about wallymart, I already check out the local parts stores and they had some ultra cheap crap and the good one I liked was $30. I figured I could fix mine up cheaper.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 13:16
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I didn't think about wallymart, I already check out the local parts stores and they had some ultra cheap crap and the good one I liked was $30. I figured I could fix mine up cheaper.
Have you thought about a ball of duct tape?

just keep wrapping it around the end of the shifter... until you make a nice size ball that fits your hand.

or just fill it with metal putty and then drill it out...

your choice...
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Old June 4th, 2003, 13:18
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It get's really hot! :fire: here in Fresno, Duct tape would be way too sicky. I thought of metal puttys, probably need two sticks.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 14:00
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I was kidding about the duct tape... ok not really...
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Old June 4th, 2003, 15:11
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I used West System epoxy on mine. I got it before all the innards actually fell out, so I was able to goop it back together. It has held for years.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 15:35
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LOL! No its a Walmart type store that is about to go broke!
I thought you stole the 8 ball from Rose's bar.

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Old June 4th, 2003, 15:50
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My vote is for one of these:







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Old June 4th, 2003, 18:00
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Ohhh Zion, I was so tempted, but I got the $5.00 putty instead. I'll make sure I post pictures and document this one.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 20:14
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Those things are crap -- I'm on the third or fourth knob in the '88 XJ, and I'm easy on them.

Go to a dealer and buy a knob, lock nut and shift pattern insert for a 2000 TJ -- it'll be the last one you'll ever buy, and updates the appearance to match the late model XJs.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 20:21
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I don't know Eagle, I think the neon lighted one will help me shift faster.
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