Newer "Lift" Shifter Knob on Ebay For Sale

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by dadgonebroke, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. dadgonebroke

    dadgonebroke Veteran Member

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  2. realrsz

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    Thanks for posting this - I'm glad I looked in the "questions" section today. I happen to be looking for an original knob for my '73 and even though this looks to be in decent shape, I still have a hard time paying $100 for a knob.
     
  3. dadgonebroke

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    I don't think this is a correct knob for '73.
     
  4. dadgonebroke

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    1973 Z28 Sift knob.jpg This is the correct one you're looking for. Close but no cigar on the one on Ebay.
     
  5. realrsz

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    I think it is. The ad states "...GM PART NO. 357703". The box in your photo has that number hand-written on it. Anyway I appreciate your reply. If I can get the original knob for around $75 or so, I'd do it, but for now I can live with my $20 white knob. The funny thing is, it's not that I'm a purist but I bought a '73 RS right out of high school and I loved the shifter as well as the knob. A lot of people tell me to go with the Hurst Comp. Plus but I love the feel of the stock shifter; it's got that compound angle that gives your right arm a perfect position, I feel.
    Thanks again.
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  6. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That knob on eBay looks like the knob that was on my new Z28’s I ordered. 77, 78 and 80.
     
  7. realrsz

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    Dadgonebroke: you know, on second thought, I do believe you're correct. I think the e-bay ad has the wrong GM part number listed. Or it could be they changed the profile a tad in later years. If I look at a side view (profile?) of the correct knob, it does look a little different than the photo I see in the ad.
    Good catch. I love this site; I'd be lost in my restoration w/o it.
     
  8. dadgonebroke

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    Yes- it's a bit different but still kinda close. Chances of tripping across a correct 6262264 are pretty slim!
     
  9. secondgenaddict

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    6262264....
    IF anyone has one of these - is the parting line for the mold down the sides or is it at the high ridge around the circumference 2/3 from the base where it meets the shifter handle?

    These would be fairly easy to make - take a 2 piece rigid epoxy mold - make them using a 2 part resin degassed then either make a resin injection system which pulls a vacuum then injects the resin or just inject the resin under pressure with a sprue at the far end. There can't be more than maybe 2-3 fl oz of material there...

    To determine the approx fl oz required -
    Fill glass Quart measuring pyrex half full, submerge the handle and note the change, that gives a rough estimate of the displacement.
    There is probably $20 materials in each knob, maybe $10 if bought in gallons.

    FWIW having something injection molded is not too expensive either - if there were a few hundred people wanting 73 shift knobs at maybe $25-30 each there is a good possibility of short running it.


    Buddy of mine had the correct screw caps for a 69 Camaro RS wiper bottle reproduced - cost him about $800, out the door done for 1000 caps. he took them an original they made the molds and injection molded them, these are the caps which went on a 3/8 headed grounding sheet metal screw used to mount the bottle to the stand beside the battery on a 69 RS Camaro. - the caps were impossible to find and were approx $60-100 for a set of 3 originals.
     
  10. realrsz

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    You know, that thought crossed my mind. I have a friend who owns a plastic injection mold shop and I was kicking around the thought of him making the mold and running a few hundred knobs. Like you say, if I can sell enough of them to cover my costs it would be worth it. I think we could produce knobs that look like the original and maybe even get Summit, NPD, et al to carry them. I know I'd pay $50 for an after market if it was identical to the original.
     

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