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VW symbol gear stick knob

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Miss Poppet, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Most mechanics can work cars out but - tyre blokes that have never had a VW??? I got some tyres from the local Goodyear Tyre & Brake joint and I had to show him where reverse was as he kept moving forward. It worried me enough to get the pattern gearshift knob...:rolleyes:
     
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    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Chris, take the Caddy for a cruise to Seaforth and pick it up ;) or then it may be cooler to turn up in the Kombi :D
     
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  5. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Good morning to you Bert ,and happy Easter to you and your family.
    Well as it happens I decided yesterday to make one .I do have a ready supply of olive tree wood and a VW badge .So will post some photos later on as it progresses..
     
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    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Not exactly worth the fine for non-essential travel.

    Looking forward to seeing what you make up in wood, Chris :)
     
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  7. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    WILL post photos in I hour from now . Nearly finished complete with the VW badge.
     
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    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    20200410_095136.jpg 20200410_095149.jpg 20200410_095229.jpg 20200410_095246.jpg 20200410_102427.jpg
    From start to end.
    1 gear stick nob
     
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  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    A crappy piece of olive branch to a nice practical gear shift bob.
    1 more photo to come as soon as I install it in paddy.:)
     
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  10. micklyan

    micklyan Active Member

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    Think you are on a winner. Nice little earner during lockdown
     
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  11. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Hi micklyan. The reason i did this is to show others that things are not that hard to do.In this case a bit of old branch becomes a useful gear shift nob ,and cost virtually nothing but look at the satisfaction you get from doing it.
     
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  12. melissa

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    Looks great Chris - you could always use a clear resin over the top of the emblem to level it off and protect it too.
     
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    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Yes I like that idea, that would solve the issue of the gap between the badge and the non.
    Thanks Melissa.


    .Chris
     
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  14. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, Chris!
     
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    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Nice work Chris. :)

    I assume you had a suitable mask at all times, to protect those lungs? :rolleyes:
     
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    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Of that you can be sure Grant

    This little black duck is taking no more risks.:mad:.lesson learnt.
     
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  17. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Happy Easter to you also Chris and the family.

    Not a bad few hours work ;)
     
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    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Changed it just a little bit.now it doesn't rest on leg when driving. 20200412_155732.jpg
     
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  19. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Excellent result Chris!
     
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  20. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    I would make a few but cant get the badges.
     

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