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    Posted: 27 Aug. 2011 at 11:42am

Like many of you I heard the pathetic cry for help from fellow forum member OSU Jack about his 7 year quest for the elusive WARN Overdrive knob. Quite honestly no one was giving him much sympathy so I will try to help. I aquired an older Bakelite shifter knob from e-bay that had the same thread and a similar shape.

I screwed in an old L134 head bolt into the back and put it on the drill press. I used  course sandpaper from a belt sander and a file to shape the Bakelite.
After a lot of course sanding and filing-----along with constant measuring--- I was able to closely approximate the original shape. I then had to prepare the face with a decal inset depression. Well the good 'ol Forstner bit did the Job.
I then filled the center hole with a little epoxy and started the process of fine sanding and polishing.
I then affixed the new Warn inset decal into place and BANG! Done!
 
So after all this I thought I would offer it to OSU Jack so that he would not stroke out. I f he does not want it because it is not "original" I will offer it for sale in the appropriate forum. I have also contacted a member on this site who deals with stuff similar to this and he said he could make some out of black EPOXY with threaded inserts---probably any size thread---So if there is any more interest in this exciting recreation let me know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kilroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug. 2011 at 11:48am
I can't wait for Jack to see this post!
Really nice work there!


Edited by kilroy - 27 Aug. 2011 at 11:49am
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bravo!
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Nicely done, David! 
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Splendid.....really nice!
 
 
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awesome.....
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I would certainly be interested in one. I've thought about attempting to recreate that, but that's as far as it progressed. Nice work. 
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PEACE AND LOVE!!!!

SWEET!!! Now I can finally install my NOS Warn OD in peace!! I need to post some pics of that unit so you guys can see what I'm freaking out over honestly, its just another OD, but its all clean and has the original box and manuals and such. I just wanted to make it all look pretty in 47 Blue.

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Very very nice!!!Clap




but it's still not NOSLOL


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Very Nice!

Be interesting to see a cnc engraving detail simular to the dash decal on one somewhere appropriately sized between the T90 knobs and the T/C knobs. Might have to talk to JPET ;{)

Edited by 48cj2a - 27 Aug. 2011 at 8:07pm
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WOW! Thank you OSU for the $1000!........That is way too much........Just the satisfaction of helping another-----as my brother-in-law calls me----- Jeep nerd Geekout is all the financial remuneration I need. What!? you won't take it back?..........OK I'll keep it.Big smile
 
Yeah that was a complete dramatization.....He was happy. I'm happy and I had fun doing it. Isn't that what it's all about?  Go ahead reach out.
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You about made me crap myself and look back at what I paid you but then again, that's why you did that in the first place I'm smiling, really I am!
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Will those fit a repo shifter from Herm the Overdrive Guy? if so I would be interested if you start to make them as that is real nice and maybe I would not be asked what is that shifter for!
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Dear Dave,
Your work is amazing! If you decide to make more, I would definitely like one!
The eBay knob that you started with looks like a transfer case knob from a Scout II, which is what I am currently using: and it's larger diameter makes it pretty close to the gear shift in 3rd with OD engaged.
So in addition to looking great, your knob would prevent some bruised fingers.
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I believe that he used a knob off of a dana 20 tcase...which is funny because I looked at my dana20 on my 66 Commando and found that it was close to what I was wanting to use lol. The only thing is, I don't have an old one like Damar has to get measurements off of..
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Knob came in!!! PERFECT!!!
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Glad you like it! Make sure you take a picture and let us see your OD complete!
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Big smileBig smileBig smile  Dave I received my Knob today and it is great. Thank you Here is a picture of it installed. Thanks again, Mike      
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