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    Post by Keith D Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:56 pm

    Sometimes the smallest things in life bring the most joy.

    Today the weather warmed and I was able to spend some time in the garage working on the van.  All I did was mount a custom shifter knob but I swear it made my week much better than it had been. Looking at the shifter knob it probably gave me a smile as big as if I had rebuilt the entire front end.


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    Post by dix Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:26 am

    sweet,,
    where do i find one ??


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    Post by Keith D Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:41 pm

    dix wrote:sweet,,
    where do i find one ??

    Ebay... It's a Cal Custom P/N 2132. The seller is sheldonsmi, keep an eye on what he sells if you want one as he has had more than one in the past. He also has lots of other style vintage Cal Custom shifter knobs. Here is one that he just listed.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Cal-Custom-2132-Barrel-SHIFT-KNOB-1-2-adapt-3-8-5-16-NEW-IN-PACKAGE-NOS/143921563992?hash=item218264c958:g:-E8AAOSwvHJgBZIz

    All I did was take the wood off and give the two pieces of wood two coats of clear polyurethane to make the wood glossy and protect it. Then I drilled out the hole in the metal part with a 17/32 inch drill. Mark the drill so that you all most bottom out but not quite. Put it on the shifter and tighten the allen screw. It seems plenty solid but if need be you could drill and tap it for a second set screw.

    It was just great to be back working on the van, I can't stand working in a cold garage so I don't. Can't wait for spring time I have lots of ideas that I want to do to her.

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    Post by dix Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:23 pm

    Thank you, i just installed mine ,it looks great
    love it...


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    Post by Keith D Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:49 pm

    dix wrote:Thank you, i just installed mine ,it  looks great
    love it...

    Good deal... I think that they look good, goes with my wood steering wheel.
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    Post by dix Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:34 am

    yeah , it's a nice touch, i have wood everywhere!!!


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