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Column Shifter Knob Replacement?
#781404 August 29th 2021 10:01 pm
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but have any of you ever replaced your column shift-knob?
I just picked up a 78' Tradesman 200 and the knob on the auto column shifter is cracked and loose and slides right off. It's not a screw-on. Any one know what adapter I need to get if I want an aftermarket screw-on type or what the OEM connection-type is called?


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Re: Column Shifter Knob Replacement?
SaltLakeNorseman #781755 September 06th 2021 1:43 am
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Just a push connection, usually just a press fit, possibly epoxied/glued fit from the factory. Chevy uses a similar design on theirs. I haven't ever seen an adapter to use a screw on style knob, but I've used shift knobs that you buy from Autozone and similar that use a sleeve and then a set screw. The sleeves weren't small enough if I'm remembering correctly though. You could always make something wacky and custom like I did with one of my old 1969 C10s a while back. The billiard ball was just drilled out slightly larger than the shaft diameter and I used a piece of rubber bicycle tube around the shaft to help hold it solid. Didn't like the huge size of the ball, so I switched to a Captain Morgan souvenir bottle and used Gorilla Glue to hold it on as I thought the color resembled rum. lol

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