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Old April 9th, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Shift knob installation tricks?

The shift knob on the truck was stripped and the new britpart unit isn't threaded but rather has a rubber bushing. Any secrets to getting this installed ?
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Old April 9th, 2012, 09:59 PM
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The shift knob on the truck was stripped and the new britpart unit isn't threaded but rather has a rubber bushing. Any secrets to getting this installed ?
Stick it in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. Put on a heavy glove. Then take it out and thread it on while it's still hot.
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It's in the convection oven now . . .
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I didn't think they came threaded. My genuine one had the bushing. I just forced it on and started turning. They all spun after awhile.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 10:29 PM
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My R380 knob didn't fit my defender considering a PO cut the damn shifter. I kept it and put it in my 4Runner and the R380 knob had no threads so i just "self tapped" it if you will onto my 4runner shifter considering the shift pattern was the same it looked much nicer than oem.
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175 degrees for 20 minutes worked great!
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Old April 10th, 2012, 12:31 AM
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I am tempted to put JB weld in one and thread it on.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:30 AM
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I used two pack wood filler when the rubber stripped out. Sets rock hard in 1/2 hour and has lasted years.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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I hate these pieces of crap, i stripped out 2 of them.

So i had a custom one made with a threaded brass insert

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...96&postcount=1
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safari dust also has those metal ones.
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Are original LT77 knobs available anywhere? Mine is almost done. If not, what is suggested?
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yes http://www.lrseries.com/shop/product...%20knob&page=1

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

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Are original LT77 knobs available anywhere? Mine is almost done. If not, what is suggested?
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The original knobs are kind of annoying in that they are not threaded but slip on the threaded shaft with a rubber bushing.

It would be nice to find an aftermarket shift knob that threads on.
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I lubed it up with a little rubbing alcohol spun right on
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The rubber part on my orginal fell apart so I dug it out and filled it with Acraglass and stuck it on the shifter. It has been there for two years and doesn't move. Any epoxy should work, I just happen to have gallons of that stuff around.
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I lubed it up with a little rubbing alcohol spun right on


This sounds like a Neil post
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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:40 PM
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I am going to try JB weld for plastic

I've used it in the past and it firms up but it is non permanent.
I used it on a shower fixture and it could be peeled off.

I'm thinking it will hold but can be taken off, if and when I buy a new one.
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impossible to get on
tried all of the mentioned tricks
finally took a large drill bit and cored out just enough to push it on
worked great
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