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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-10-2014, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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So I decided to try and make a gated shifter plate out of some spare aluminum plate I had.

Problem is the the plate sits so low on the shift stick, and the gears are spaced too close together, there isn't enough room to allow for individual slots for each gear.

I would have to build up the console around the shifter to a point where the stick has enough left and right play for individual slots.

That seemed like too much work (for now).

So this is what I have come up with.

Just an aluminum plate cut to fit, wrapped if faux carbon fibre, and silicon'd in place.

Then I glued some stretchy material underneath to fill the space.

Quick trip to the hardware store for some copper, and the shaft is covered with shiny brass look

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-10-2014, 03:43 PM
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That's different. Good job!!
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Thanks guys.

I will upload the finished product once I get the shaft nice and shiny :p
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Looks good, I'd just be wary of the material failing.

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Looks good, I'd just be wary of the material failing.
This material is actually pretty strong. I used it to cover one of my couches in my basement, lol. Its ridiculously stretchy, so I think it should hold up. If it does give out, its easy enough to change. I am going to experiment with different materials and colours once get the shaft polished.
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Added pics to album. Covered the shaft. Let me know!
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I think it looks even better.

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just when you think the cobalt crowd is out of originality..

looks great! :D

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