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Picture 6 of 6 from Album RevPaul's Pics
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Picture Added 04-15-2014 10:38 AM
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  1. Bigcat1911
    07-09-2014 11:25 AM
    Bigcat1911
    Thats awesome! how did you get the old one off?
  2. RevPaul
    07-10-2014 04:34 AM
    RevPaul
    Pull straight up on the old one. Drill into the new handle a hole that is slightly smaller in diameter. Then, tap the new one on the end of the shift lever to leave imprints of the "teeth". File those imprints to remove excess material and allow it to fit snugly onto the shaft end. Tap it home with a soft mallet and it is done.

    I coated mine with a few coats of poly varnish to make it smooth and a little glossy in color.
  3. Bigcat1911
    07-10-2014 06:03 AM
    Bigcat1911
    definatly one of the best custom knobs ive seen (i mean if you can call it a "knob" haha)
  4. Bigcat1911
    07-10-2014 06:04 AM
    Bigcat1911
    and thanks for the tips. ive been trying to do one for my truck but couldnt get the old one off
  5. RevPaul
    07-10-2014 07:06 PM
    RevPaul
    I had the piece of elk antler given to me by a friend who has an elk and deer ranch. My intention was to make grips for revolvers out of it. When I had this part left over, and I saw the natural curve and how it fit in my right hand, I decided that was the section that would make the most comfortable grip when shifting. My hand now rests on the handle a lot of the time.

    So I recommend that you try the antler piece you want to work with and make sure that you orient it in the way it is most comfortable. It's not enough that it looks good, it has to feel good in your hand or you will not want to use it.