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Old 07-22-2015, 05:29 PM   #1
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<p>Imma leave this pretty open, as I would rather have choices.</p><p>Preferably I'm thinking something that&nbsp;doesn't burn my hand, but post up what you've got regardless.</p><p>I took vice grips to mine because the leather was spinning on the plastic and I didn't see it likely I was going to get it off.</p><p>An NB1 **** would be nice.</p>
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<p>Imma leave this pretty open, as I would rather have choices.</p><p>Preferably I'm thinking something that&nbsp;doesn't burn my hand, but post up what you've got regardless.</p><p>I took vice grips to mine because the leather was spinning on the plastic and I didn't see it likely I was going to get it off.</p><p>An NB1 **** would be nice.</p>
A stock NB1 ****? I might have one.
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nb2 6speed **** is da bes, mayne.
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</p><p>They come with a steep premium though.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span>bahurd, lemmie know. I was considering a nice, heavy, COATED, anvil or something. Then I saw what those sumbitches cost. I don't need an $80 shift **** :X</span></p>
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Paying $60 or more for a chunk of steel is retarded. I have made them for nearly nothing. The one currently on my car is a former trailer hitch ball. Weight is perfect.

Cut off stud, drill, tap (M10x1.25 thread), polish or paint as desired, screw it on. Obviously, this is easier if you have access to a lathe, but you can use a hand drill and a vice, too.
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I have access to a lathe, I would just want a metal ball like that to be coated in something rubber. That's the part I've been unsure about.
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I suppose you could plasti-dip it. Many of the ones available online appear to be texture painted.

Mine is used as is, but I cover it during the day with an empty hacky sack to keep it from getting too hot in the sun.
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It's not stupid to pay money for something you'll be touching every day.
I realize most of the guys on here "daily drivers" are fully gutted race prepped tubs with no anything, but some of us don't like driving around with pit stains looking like homeless bums and shifting a **** that's on fire or covered in some gay sock.

....just my .02

If there was a good quality weighed **** that was covered in leather or some material (plastidip doesn't do jack crap), I'd pay $100 for it.
Until then, the oem leather **** will work.

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Hey!

I still have a factory **** that's not too dirty, thanks very much.




really wish I had the ac thoguh
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I like my shift ***** heavy as ****.

Skunk2 or knockoff works great, except it gets hella hot. Buy an oven mitt.

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<p><span>Schuyler</span>, I'll see if I still have it.&nbsp; FYI there's an NB1 on Ebay for not too much with free shipping.</p><p>99 00 01 02 03 04 05 Mazda MX5 Miata 5 Speed Shift **** Will Fit 90 05 | eBay</p>
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I have access to a lathe, I would just want a metal ball like that to be coated in something rubber. That's the part I've been unsure about.

plasti-dip on metal will wear off in a hurry if you go that route (just an FYI)
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It's not stupid to pay money for something you'll be touching every day.
I realize most of the guys on here "daily drivers" are fully gutted race prepped tubs with no anything, but some of us don't like driving around with pit stains looking like homeless bums and shifting a **** that's on fire or covered in some gay sock.
Tell me how either of these ***** are any worse than anything aftermarket.

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No, they are not leather covered, and no, they don't have a pointless shift pattern stamped into the top. But I defy anyone to tell the top one from a "real" type R **** selling for well north of $60. It cost me nothing but an evening of my time. They certainly aren't ghetto by any means.

I have also made some out of laminated wood (stays cool) and others out of aluminum, delrin and even corian.
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It's not leather covered, so already it's not what I'm talking about.

I'm not saying it's a bad **** otherwise.
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<p><span>Schuyler</span>,&nbsp; OK I found it.&nbsp; Pretty good shape for a 2000 with no nicks/cuts.&nbsp; Let me know if you want it for $22 shipped and we can PM the relevant info.&nbsp; I will be leaving in about an hour so can drop it off at the PO on my way out.</p><p><img src="http://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-2015_07_22_19_36_58_a67ee9eaeaeb52709047c307d5dbbe d9e3c0ec8d.jpg" title="Good shape, no nicks, cuts or other marks. 2000 NB1 shift ****." /></p><p><em>Good shape, no nicks, cuts or other marks. 2000 NB1 shift ****.</em></p><p><br /><img src="http://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-2015_07_22_19_28_39_de70886ad9b96210f86a88cadbd911 46994bc12a.jpg" title="Pic installed. Little white stuff is duct tape residue. I used tape when I took it off the car before. It came off and isn't in the other picture." /></p><p><em>Pic installed. Little white stuff is duct tape residue. I used tape when I took it off the car before. It came off and isn't in the other picture.</em></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p>
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I have an aluminum shift **** I'm going to be selling (could sell now) but probably not at all what you wanted (its light and its a metal one.. lol)
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