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Old 03-16-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Saleen N20 Shift Knob

I received my Saleen Focus N20 weighted metal shift knob today. You can pick one up HERE on FF for $22.50 shipped.

Nice, very nice shift knob. However they do not come with screws and while some like the clean look without them my first stop was Lowes (you will have to trim the screws to length). I just used a nut screwed all the way on, and cut of the excess length, that left the perfect amount of thread for the knob.

Here's the knob with the screws installed;





And then I had one more issue, I didn't like the way it fit in my stock shift boot. It just sat in that big hole the stock knob fits in.



OK, so I just happened to have an extra Steeda billet headlight switch cover laying around, so I went to work.



The switch cover and the inside of that hole in the boot only required a little work with with dremel before the cover fit right into the hole. And this is what I wound up with.







I also hit the switch cover with a wire wheel on my dremel to give it the same brushed appearance as the new knob.

Oops, glad I posted those pics, I can see that I need to unwind that boot a little. Oh yeah, I also have an F2 short shifter installed so there's a little more slack than normal in the boot material.


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Old 03-16-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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That looks really cool Brad. As always your fit and finish is fantastic. You should start making parts and selling them people would gobble up your beautiful work.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:13 AM   #3
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Wow, thank you
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Looks great, good thinking with the switch cover, nice finish!
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That is really nice! I personally like how it looks without screws too. Anyways that shift boot is annoying the hell out of me...it looks ridiculous without that piece you have on yours...I have to figure out how to make one on the cheap...
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hurray for the brad white mods....always seem to come out just perfect
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FYI, Ace Hardware has 8-32 x 3/8 cap head screws that work great on the Saleen knob, I installed the screws yesterday. I'm goin to Ace whenever I need hardware as their selection is MUCH better than Lowe's or HD.
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Good idea with the switch cover Brad. I'm just going to cut off the plastic piece in the shift boot and sew it back up around the little seam that goes around the knob. Make it so it can't slide anywhere!

Thanks for listing those screw sizes too, I'm going to lowes on my way home
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FYI, Ace Hardware has 8-32 x 3/8 cap head screws that work great on the Saleen knob, I installed the screws yesterday. I'm goin to Ace whenever I need hardware as their selection is MUCH better than Lowe's or HD.
We used to have an ACE right up the street but they've been gone for a long time now and I miss 'em for sure.

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I am just going to cut off the plastic piece in the shift boot and sew it back up around the little seam that goes around the knob.
I'd sure like to see how that turns out! Can you post up some pics when you're done.
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Wow, im jealous. looks nice. does this shift knob eliminate the reverse lockout?
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