A custom gearshift you can make for your vehicle. I make these for custom cars since I am a gearhead that loves building cars. I even threw one on my little truck just for grins. They are roughly 4" high by 3" wide. I am sure you can use your imagination and use whatever for the shift knob if you want to. Hmmmm, the possibilities.
Step 1: Get mounting hardware
Purchase cheesey plastic 8 ball gearshift to use for parts. Approximately $9.99 at your local auto parts store. I am sure if you look at the base of others you may be able to use them-just look carefully before buying.
Step 2: Get Parts
Take shifter out of package and smack both sides of it just enough to crack the plastic, this will release tension on the mount that is encased in the plastic and you can pull it out to use it later. Anybody here knows where I can buy these mounts themselves cheaper please let me know, thanks.
Step 3: Mounting hardware pieces
Pieces removed for later use.
Step 4: Drill Bits
Purchase el cheapo diamond covered drill bits-3/4" & 3/8" from local budget tool store. In this case it was Harbor Freight, and the cost was $5.00, for both. They cut into resin like a hot butter knife goes into butter.
Step 5: Drill out the Resin Figures base
Purchase a resin figurine to use as a gearshift knob on the internet-approximately $15.00. 1. Drill the 3/4" hole in the center of its base, and as far down as the drill bit will go. 2. Drill out the center of the first hole (3/4") with the 3/8" drill bit, and then using a small flat blade screwdriver gently "pop" the larger holes inner casing loose from the resin. It usually pops right out with a little bit of gentle pressure. 3. Ignore the fact that this knob is already painted, drill them out before painting them.