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Old 08-15-2012, 01:26 PM
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

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Presumably this offer has been permanently withdrawn? It would be nice to know.
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FOR THOSE OF YOU WONDERING IF THESE KNOBS ARE EVER GONNA BE MADE HERE ARE THE FACTS AS TO WHERE THIS IS CURRENTLY

Back in May I contacted William Rau of Rau Autowoods to see if they would be interesting in making the part for the OLIVE ASH shift knob.

I sent pictures of the finished product as well as pictures of the parts the GeorgeMD made so he could se what we wanted.

I also sent pictures of my own shift knob disassebled into as many parts as possible.

Then I sent in the actual shift knob to them.

Their response to me was as follows I am paraphrasing as the email correspondence was accidentally deleted.

$700 for the intial tooling (or to make the first one)

@225 for each piece after that.

I asked for him to come down and I also was tracking interest here in this thread to see if I could get a better price by giving Autowood an idea of how many pieces he could initially produce and no one want to do it for the price.

The bottom line is that I don't want to bear the intial tooling cost just to have the first one made.

They wanted to hold at that pricing so I have lowered my priority on this project.

If some aftermarket company wanted to place a large volume order and then sell to us that would possibly affect the pricing, but there are less that twenty of us in this thread willing to pay over $150 for the part
I was personally willing to go as high as $300 for the first one, but for now with that pricing I have put that on the back burner.

Thanks for showing your interest.
If any of you members have access to a company that does wood working it may be worth that shot to see if they are willng to take on this project I still want the knob for not at that price.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:56 PM
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

Was the 225 cost of the completed knob or just for the wood section? if it was for the completed knob would they be willing to produce just the wood section for less?

I would also be willing to go as high as $300 my question is do you think that we will be able to choose the differences in the wood i.e. summit vs overland color and possibly the difference in leather? If the answer is yes do you think we can get enough people to spread that cost for tooling across them?
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:37 PM
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

just the wood section to replace the top of the knob.

Which makes it even more pricey.

I am sure someone else can make them for less but noone has approached anyone.
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

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Yes, I can provide you with this info.
I have gotten a second knob to give this a try. The Chrome ring snaps off. I tried prying and also sliding the 2 half apart to no avail. Does anybody know how the 2 halfs of the knob come apart? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

There two types of knobs.

The Polyurethane (one peice) Knob available in black and Dark stone

The leather covered plasic knob (two peice) know available in black and frost beige.

which one do you have?
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

I have the 2 piece black leather wrapped.
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

Okay first thing to do is pry out the jeep logo medallion that should make it easier to separate the two halves.
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

Thanks! I will try that tonight.
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

Yes that did help! It was still very hard to get apart. The back part needs to come straight up and is held by 2 snaps for a lack of a better discription. The problem there is nothing to get a grip to pull is apart. Again thanks!
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