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little things to do to my car

Post by dakta1420 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:46 am

I am basically bored and want to do so e little things to make my car more mine and unique. Its an 02 sl any suggestions? Not wanting to spend a lot of money just somethings to make it more me. All suggestions are appreciated im very open and just looking for ideas

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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by cwat89 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:54 am

A new shift knob is always a good start! :)
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Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:40 am

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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by tankinbeans » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:16 pm

New shift knob seconded, I'm still thinking about changing mine - if I can find a Clifford head for it. Maybe some tinting too. I'd say seat covers, but they look trashy after about 5 minutes.
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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by watkins » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:36 pm

Ive changed my shift knob. Sorta. I replaced the original H pattern cap in the top of the knob with a Viggen one.

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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by monkeyhunk » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:55 pm

My shift knob doesn't screw off. Some research dug up some people saying if you pull on it for all you're worth you might get it but be careful not to sock yourself in the mouth. One guy talked of using a dye to thread the shifter to accept conventional knobs. Ridiculous.....
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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by tankinbeans » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:20 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Image
Are those seats supposed to look morose?
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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by noob5,000,000 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:07 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:Image
Are those seats supposed to look morose?
Can't unsee :lol: :lol: :lol: .
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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by theholycow » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:26 pm

monkeyhunk wrote:My shift knob doesn't screw off. Some research dug up some people saying if you pull on it for all you're worth you might get it but be careful not to sock yourself in the mouth. One guy talked of using a dye to thread the shifter to accept conventional knobs. Ridiculous.....
You're probably supposed to remove the lever from the car, attach it to a workbench, and use a puller or press of some sort...and you could probably rig something to operate similarly in the car, thereby avoiding punching yourself in the face. If nothing else you could build a long lever and stand outside the car at the end of it with the other end on a block on the seat.
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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by theholycow » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:28 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:Image
Are those seats supposed to look morose?
They're made for this guy:
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Post by tankinbeans » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:37 pm

My favorite character in that movie, aside from Zaphod.
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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by watkins » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:41 pm

theholycow wrote:
monkeyhunk wrote:My shift knob doesn't screw off. Some research dug up some people saying if you pull on it for all you're worth you might get it but be careful not to sock yourself in the mouth. One guy talked of using a dye to thread the shifter to accept conventional knobs. Ridiculous.....
You're probably supposed to remove the lever from the car, attach it to a workbench, and use a puller or press of some sort...and you could probably rig something to operate similarly in the car, thereby avoiding punching yourself in the face. If nothing else you could build a long lever and stand outside the car at the end of it with the other end on a block on the seat.
No, you literally just pull it off. Official Chrysler instructions:
"1. Firmly pull up on gearshift knob (1) to remove from the gearshift mechanism (2)."

What we do when a shifter knob or transfer case shifter knob is particularly feisty is loosely clamp vice grips around the shifter lever and hit them up with a hammer. The knob pops right off
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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by theholycow » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:45 pm

watkins wrote:What we do when a shifter knob or transfer case shifter knob is particularly feisty is loosely clamp vice grips around the shifter lever and hit them up with a hammer. The knob pops right off
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Re: little things to do to my car

Post by dakta1420 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:59 pm

Does my saturns just pull off?

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