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Shift Knob

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Chris Insull, Aug 1, 2022.

  1. Aug 1, 2022
    Chris Insull

    Chris Insull All roads lead me back to the beach... 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Chesapeake, VA.
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    Bonehead move on my part... First one on the CJ in a long time!
    Trying to remove the shift knob on my T-14 to get the floor top cover off and I managed to sheer the shifter clean at the base of the knob.
    No, I did not try penetrating oil or heat first and yes I did use a small strap wrench... hence the bonehead part.
    Recommendations on how to correct this? Should I just purchase a used replacement?
    TIA!
     
  2. Aug 1, 2022
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

    Riverside CA
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    I would just re-thread the tip of the cane if that's all that broke.
    Choose replacement knob of your choice.
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2022
    boopiejones

    boopiejones I can’t drive 55

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    I would probably weld a bolt/threaded rod on the end.
     
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  4. Aug 1, 2022
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

    Albertville, AL
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    Mine broke off about 25 years ago, just rethreaded it, no one would ever know.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2022
    Keys5a

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    X3. No one will ever notice its 1/2”-5/8” shorter. Run a die over the stub. You might have to grind/file a little, but the threads don’t need to be perfect.
    -Donny
     
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