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Old 02-13-2019, 10:24 AM   #1
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Made my own shifter for my auto.

I saw Elvis66 posted a White Madness shifter a week or so ago and decided I would order one. I already had a manual shifter boot in the car but was using the stock shifter.

I put the White Madness shifter in and while it is a great design and well thought out and great finish, I wasn't happy with how it looked with the manual shift boot.

I was going to make an adapter for the boot but then decided to just make my own shifter instead.

I took some 2.5" solid AL stock I had and started turning it down until I had my desired shape. Then I figured out the actual length and cut it to size. Then I hollowed it out and tested it to make sure it worked like I wanted it to. Next step was to machine a piece of delrin as a bushing to the metal on the shifter so I wouldn't have metal to metal rubbing. I threaded it for a 12x1.25 because I couldn't find a CF ball I liked in the 12x1.75 thread. Lastly I milled a slot in it and turned down a screw to hold it all in.

I am not quite finished but far enough along to share what I have. I will be ceracoating the screw head with "micro slick dry film coating" to help with any seizing but I don't think it will be a problem if I didn't...I just would rather do it just in case.

I am NOT a professional machinist, and I wouldn't even say I am a hobby machinist...I am more of a "I got a good deal on some big machines from a friend and I like to play and use them some" machinist LOL. I used to use them a good bit to make collectible lightsaber hilt parts and even entire hilts but I haven't used them in quite a while so it was fun to use them again.

The shifter ball I ordered will hopefully be in on Thursday or Friday and I will update the post when I have that pic. Until then here are some progress pics.


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Old 02-13-2019, 10:52 AM   #2
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Please put me at the top of the list if you decide make some more. Extremely interested.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:19 AM   #3
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Following as well. Already have the manual shift boot upgrade. Liking what i see here.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:24 AM   #4
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Would like to be 3rd on the list! Looks Awesome!
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:35 AM   #5
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:49 AM   #6
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Very clean and well made, wish I had your skills, came out awesome!
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:10 PM   #7
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Fancy! Nice work
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:18 PM   #8
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:13 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. I do not have plans to make anymore right now. It doesn't look like much but it was several hours of work on my manual machines and I have several projects going on right now (I work full time and run a side business).

I will speak with a friend of mine that has a CNC machine shop and see if its feasible to take my design and machine it but he is pretty swamped as well so I am not sure its something he would take on.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:15 PM   #10
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Beautiful work. I wish I had your skills.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:27 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone. I do not have plans to make anymore right now. It doesn't look like much but it was several hours of work on my manual machines and I have several projects going on right now (I work full time and run a side business).

I will speak with a friend of mine that has a CNC machine shop and see if its feasible to take my design and machine it but he is pretty swamped as well so I am not sure its something he would take on.


Great work man, would really like to have one if you decide to move forward and build a couple more


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Old 02-13-2019, 05:26 PM   #12
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Very nice work, looks great .. well done
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:39 PM   #13
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Great job!!! Looks great .so after playing with the shifter I found away to adjust the boot.. simple zip tie inside the boot .. really like how yours turned out it's much more like the white madness did for automatic mustang..
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:48 PM   #14
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