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Offline Ross

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Gear knob for a Robin Hood
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:36:19 PM »
Hi everyone,

Today I made a new gearstick for my dads car, it's a robin hood kit car - apologies for the lo Res picture!

He bought it recently fully built, I can't see this being the last mod I'll have to do to it!




Here is the gearknob that was replaced, he wanted something a bit more slick and that would be able to grip onto better than the "golf ball"



he wanted something a bit more slick and that would be able to grip onto better than the "golf ball" aboe so here is what I made nothing too special but it fits the purpose!




It has a slight chamfer on the base going up to a radius on the corner. I made the radius with a file on the lathe and tapped an M12 hole to thread into the gearstick. 

I haven't picture of it fitted as of yet as I need to polish it some more and it's too dark to fit it! 

All in a days work for a lazy Friday!

Ross

Offline Stilldrillin

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Re: Gear knob for a Robin Hood
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 02:25:33 AM »
Ross.
I love your Dad's taste in cars!   

That purely functional gear knob, looks just the job too.....  :thumbup:


Just wondering.........  :scratch:

How long before he lets you try it out??   

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Re: Gear knob for a Robin Hood
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 03:32:33 AM »
That gear knob is much better and in keeping. I've always fancied building a Robin Hood  / Caterham etc. They are amazing fun.

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Re: Gear knob for a Robin Hood
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 11:24:30 AM »
Hey Ross...

It looks good... are you going to clearcoat it?
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Re: Gear knob for a Robin Hood
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2012, 03:30:00 PM »
Ross,

Nicely done,  :thumbup: :clap: what material is it made from?
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Re: Gear knob for a Robin Hood
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 06:17:40 PM »
Ross,

Nicely done,  :thumbup: :clap: what material is it made from?
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DaveH


Thanks Dave, it's aluminium needs to be light to give the car a competitive edge in sprints!




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Re: Gear knob for a Robin Hood
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 06:19:40 PM »
Hey Ross...

It looks good... are you going to clearcoat it?


I should really, but its holding well as it is as it doesn't see too much use!