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brad


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posted November 11, 2002 10:51 PM

Shift Knob with old Mazda logo

Where can I get the factory original wood shift knob with the old school Mazda logo?
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repuguru


Redlining
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posted November 12, 2002 03:22 PM

I don't think I have ever seen one of those other than in an R-100. I have seen one that was made with an emblem off of a key chain.

       
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brad


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posted November 12, 2002 04:13 PM

I personally drove a 75 REPU that had one on it! Looked factory to me. Did some internet searching last nite and couldn't find anything. I might have to look at some australian sources.


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ovquick


Redlining
Posts: 253
posted November 12, 2002 05:43 PM

shift knob

All the manual REPUs and Couriers came with plastic knobs, the Cosmo, had a wood one for it's 5 speed though, also the nifty wood wheel.

       
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wankel_dreams


Redlining
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posted November 12, 2002 08:25 PM

there were a couple on ebay a year or 2 ago. they were aftermarket though. The seller had 2 different styles, wood grain and leather. I picked up one of the leather ones. It doesn't fit on my '77 shift lever. I haven't gotten around to modifying it yet, maybe tomorrow i'll post pics of it. I'm pretty sure i still have the box it came in, so maybe a manufacturers name can help you in your hunt.
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brad


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posted November 13, 2002 11:39 AM

aftermarket shift knob

wankeldreams, it would be killer if you can supply info on ur shift knob!

thanks
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wankel_dreams


Redlining
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posted November 15, 2002 12:32 PM

This is what i got. the manufacturer is Amco as you can see. unfortunately, looks like somebody used adhesive tape and took off a portion of the part number. like i said there was this one, and a wooden one.



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RotaryTruck75


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posted December 13, 2002 10:53 PM

old logo on shift knob

i gave my brother a wooden shift knob it's on his truck you
can see pics in photo gallery

have not been able to post pics here (don't know how)but will try again


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Klaus43


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posted January 05, 2003 03:12 AM

How about a custom glass 'knob?

...if there's enough interest, I could develop and produce for us a custom, or limited-edition run of borosilicate (pyrex-type glass) shift knobs and/or other items... various art options exist, even within the theme of the old-school logo... How about texture, too?

       
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Matt22


1st Gear
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posted January 07, 2003 01:00 AM

I would have some use for a glass
shifter knob. just let me know.
lates Matt22
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brad


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posted January 07, 2003 09:43 AM

sure

i'd like an old school logo'd shift knob. pyrex type material would be fine as long as it won't shatter or crack with vibrations. smooth surface might get a little slippery.


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Klaus43


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posted January 07, 2003 10:43 AM

Texture's not a problem...

...just imagine 'fluid' nubs all over, for example. The biggest challenge is how it'll interface w./ the lever--several options to consider there, from building in threads in the glass (problematic), to creating/adding an insert that epoxies into the glass (doable), to simply leaving an adequate-size hole that allows the owner to adapt to their liking (simplest).
Other than that, it'd be a question of favored size and shape, not to mention which of a zillion decorative options are preferred...
Price-point would likely be running somewhere between $50 & $100 for what I'm thinking... but of course, sky's the limit if'n ya wanna get real elaborate... (I do have experience working with dichroic glass inclusions in solids, for example...)
For those of you who aren't familiar, dichroic coatings are the sparkly stuff (tho spendy to work with) us glass guys use for snazzy effects... developed for NASA originally, they've become a staple in the glass art world--and the latest even feature color-changing properties when viewed at certain angles to the light!

       
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wankel_dreams


Redlining
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posted January 07, 2003 04:49 PM

well as long as we're dreaming....I want a miniature rotor suspended in mine.
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Klaus43


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posted January 08, 2003 10:13 AM

It could be done!

Just might be a bit beyond my talents, tho... but it's already been a while since I ran the idea of a custom, old-school mazda logo millefiore cane past a buddy of mine who makes those kinds of things...(for the uninitiated, a millefiore--Italian for 'thousand flowers'--is a method whereby an image is constructed, and shrunk down in size, allowing slices of it to be used--and magnified--in further work to the effect of great detail.) There are a number of other options for a rotor/logo image as well... a laser-cut dichroic image (2-dimensional) is one... while we're dreaming, a custom REPU logo wouldn't be entirely out of the question, either! Again, it's just a question of which particular version(s) become cost-effective with a committment to how many units...
Like I said before, if we can nail down the preferred insert to attach to the lever with, it could be epoxied into the glass knob...

       
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Klaus43


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posted January 31, 2003 12:51 AM

By the way...

I did a prototype shift knob in glass...it's just a clear one for now, just to get an idea of size, shape, and hole size...pretty pleased with the results! Now to work out the attachment interface... Decorative options will be phase three. Please do give me any input as to preferred size & shape! (Personally, I like a bit larger diameter than most usual shiftknobs--fits my big hand better...)

       
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brad


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posted January 31, 2003 01:34 PM

You go Klaus! Keep us updated!
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knight1976


Revvin Up
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posted January 31, 2003 01:39 PM

Yea it would be cool if someone could make some knobs for the repu. Something classy tastefull..............ya know.....like a skull or a 8ball. Just the classics :) [This was a joke please dont flame me LOL]

Shoot some pics when you get em klause. You just do glass or do you work in any other materials (like metal)?
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rotormunky


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Orlando, Florida
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posted January 31, 2003 03:17 PM

Shapes?

Hey Klause not to make it harder or anything ... :)

But I was wondering if when you cast it if you could do it in a triangular form?

From the top it would look a little like a rotor, and the shape would fit the hand nicely I would think.

Just imagine a standard round knob pressed in from three sides. Something like that. Do you cast these or use some other method? I know nothing about glass work, just metal casting and fiberglass stuff really.


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Klaus43


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posted February 01, 2003 03:26 PM

Not cast; Flameworked!

Thanks for the interest/input, guys! That triangular shape is doable to a good extent... the rounded-off triangle (like a rotor) I'll have to work on... I'll try that next! Matt (who happens to be here local near me) wants a solid black one for his 2nd gen... looks like I need to devote some more time to this idea! Nope, don't work in metal at this point--just flameworked borosilicate ('hard', i.e. Pyrex-type) glass at the torch...and what I've currently got left of my line of dyed clothing...
I can tell I really need to get my hands on a digital camera soon! Keep those ideas/desired specs for sizes and shapes coming, guys! You can always call me or email me direct as well: (541) 689-7178 klausdp@hotmail.com
BTW: there's no 'e' (or 'c', or 'o') in my first name... it rhymes with "house" and "louse", tho.... :)

       
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brad


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posted February 02, 2003 07:53 PM

I think a rotor shaped shift knob with the old school white and blue M mazda logo in it would do the trick.

Thanks!
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