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Old 08-17-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Shift knob removal tricks.

I am trying, without any luck, to remove the original shift knob on a 32 stick to use it on a 40`s style stick without destroying either.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Shift knob removal tricks.

Use a strap wrench.
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Shift knob removal tricks.

Or a pipe wrench with a strip of rubber to protect the knob. The threads are the normal right hand variety.
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Shift knob removal tricks.

Klein makes a small strap wrench of some sort of fabric covered with soft, almost sticky rubber-like stuff. VERY grippy and kind to surfaces.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:45 PM   #5
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Default Re: Shift knob removal tricks.

I've unthreaded some stubborn knobs by wrapping with course grit emery cloth and then using a small pipe wrench to unthread the knob after soaking with Kroil penetrant for a few days. Usually works for me. Paul J.

....just don't let the emery cloth slip.
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:26 PM   #6
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Default Re: Shift knob removal tricks.

Thanks for all the tips. I have been soaking it in Kroil as well and will try a pipe wrench with some rubber or suitable material.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:10 PM   #7
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Success !!
Rubber and a pipe wrench did the job.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:18 AM   #8
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Default Re: Shift knob removal tricks.

Good job.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:11 AM   #9
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Default Re: Shift knob removal tricks.

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Success !!
Rubber and a pipe wrench did the job.
Thanks
Glad to hear you got that shift knob off. Maybe someone had used Loctite on those threads in the past to keep it tight. It seems like the shift knobs on my cars are constantly coming loose .
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:45 AM   #10
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I ended up using epoxy to keep mine tight, pity the guy that needs to take it off in the future, hopefully it's not me.
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