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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:55 pm 
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hey all

looking at what i want to do in regards to my shifter handle. i've got an AU XR one at home, but it looks like its going to be too much effort to make it worth it for the handle. so, as i see it, my options are:

-2nd hand NF/NL one etc - looking at $165+ 2nd hand
-custom EF one - have been quoted $110 to get it leather wrapped
-imitation one - none available over here though

would also like a chrome button as well, to fit in with the rest of my interior. looking for thoughts/suggestions please!

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:22 pm 
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Thats pretty cheap to get a normal one wrapped in leather, sounds like a pretty good idea

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:47 pm 
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I'd get the NF/NL Fairlane chrome one that is plastic, then wrap that in leather..

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:17 pm 
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I just went and got aleather shifter with chrome button new today - bit of a b**ch to pop on for some reason, but i fixed its wagon in the end - VERY happy with result..

OUCH, my wallet! :cry:

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:43 pm 
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solid chrome Daniel or plastic??

What colour is it and what was your $ figure??

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:04 pm 
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Well all chrome buttons on all the ef/el shifters are plstic chromed - not real chrome otherwise they never break like mine did!
Its cappa leather.
$310 new, steep but its so worth it when i go to drive now and it looks, feels and works like new.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:18 pm 
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The one in the NL has gone for the second time - Now I will save all the bits and see if the button can be made from billet aluminium so it lasts.

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:25 pm 
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The one in the NL has gone for the second time - Now I will save all the bits and see if the button can be made from billet aluminium so it lasts.

Shane

a lot of machine work in one of them
i can sell you a new genuine chrome button for $125 ouch!!! :shock:
you just need to make a little hole in the shifter to get to the screw to get the old one out.
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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:47 pm 
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ooer, in that case I am going to definately stick with my standard shifter then.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:12 pm 
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hey fraser if ur not gonna use the AU XR how much u want for it?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:36 pm 
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azza wrote:
hey fraser if ur not gonna use the AU XR how much u want for it?


well, i got it off frank for a 6-pack, so a 6-pack! :P

we've got some clientsat work who do upholstory, so i'll give them a call on monday and see if they can do me a good deal on covering my shifter handle in leather - and maybe the steering wheel as well... :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:14 pm 
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so you still going to try and fit it then bob?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:18 pm 
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Happy wrote:
so you still going to try and fit it then bob?


prolly not eh - after having pulled the EF one apart, it looks like too much effort for it to be worth it. i'd rather go a leather one if i can, so will see what the people i know can do for me...

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:15 pm 
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The one in the NL has gone for the second time - Now I will save all the bits and see if the button can be made from billet aluminium so it lasts.

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If you have success with that project I think you could have a few interested buyers... Got my attention ;)

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:19 am 
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Yeah baby, get that leather feel in the palm of your hand... oooooh baby it feels so good! :D


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