General Ideas/suggestion needed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AccordCU2, Sunday 27th Apr, 2014.

  1. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Box with goodies arrived the other day and everything fitted but have a little problem and have no idea what to do here so ideas,suggestions welcome.
    Box with goodies.
    20140426_085228.
    20140425_165657. 20140427_145520. 20140425_165723. .

    As you can see the original gear knob have plastic at the bottom that hold gaiter/boot in place and tight against gear knob but Skunk2 does not have it.
    My guestion is how or is there a way to make that gaiter stay in position where it should be?
    Quite like Skunk2 gear knob but if i can't make it look nice then it will be sold.
    Thanks in advance..
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    That plastic ring is listed for my 7th Generation.
    Are there different sizes, or an adaptor for your new one gear knob ?
     
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  3. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Not sure Nels.don't think there is.
    If you look at the old gear knob it has that plastic clips at the bottom which Skunk2 does not have.Trying to work my way round that and to make gaiter stay in place but have no idea how to do it and it looks ugly as it is.
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Just had a closer look at your photos.
    I see what you're up against. :Wassat:

    I would be keen to see what others have done...
    Alternatively, some creative thinking needed.

    If the Skunk2 is an alloy, is there enough width on the bottom surface to make something similar to the original and screw it in?
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Just noticed, @SpeedyGee's on line.
    Any ideas SG?
     
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  6. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Unfortunately not Nels.
    No space at all
    I will post another pic soon.
     
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  7. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I wasn't thinking about this when I bought Skunk.
     

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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Was going to suggest:

    Could you
    1. Cut/saw a groove front-to-back over the top of the gear stalk.
    2. Cut a vertical groove down the front of the treaded part of the stalk.
    3. Cut a similar groove down the back
    Then make a wire hanger to support the gaiter

    But looking at the photo you've just uploaded, the gaiter plastic ring is far too wide for the base of the Skunk2.
    You would need a small conical bridge between the two.
    This is getting very tricky.
     
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  9. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hmm tell me about it.Been messing around with it most of the day but nothing that makes sense comes to mind.
    Thanks for trying Nels.
    Might just sell it to somebody and stick with the old one.
     
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  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Sometimes, sleeping on it, (the problem, not the gear knob), helps find the right solution. :Grin:
     
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  11. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Ha ha who would thought "knob" can give you so much problems. :Rolf:
     
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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I've often had problems with 'knob heads' :Whistle:
     
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  16. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Thanks @Racy Jace
    I will look at this and see if it fits.
     
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  18. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Now that look like something it would fit flush with Skunk gear knob.
    Will order one and give it a go if i don't brainstorm nothing.
    Thanks again Jace.
     
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  19. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    No problems:Drinks:
     
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