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Old 05-03-2005, 04:26 AM   #1
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Well, I finally got fed up with the T-handle. Don't get me wrong, I loved the T-handle in my 'Prix, but the interior of the Bonneville is a little too modern for it, so I opted for a cobra head shifter. Unfortunately, the junkyard I frequent didn't have a leather-wrapped one, so I had to get one out of a '94 Grand Am.. that equals no shift boot, and the T-handle boot is too short. I was looking around a little and I spotted a '98 Intrigue. Tada.. real leather shift boot. I went and grabbed it, but **** was it dirty. A little Mr. Clean Multiserface cleaner followed up by some Megiars rich leather foam and it was good as new. The shifter got a good cleaning too. I cut the old shifter boot out and superglued the new ones in place. It works pretty well! Here are the pics.

The parts when I started:


A few ounces of elbow greese later:


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As soon as I spot one, the car will DEFINITELY get a leather wrapped shifter. The boot doesn't stay up very well with this one since it doesn't have an indentation for it. Not really worse than the T-handle one was..
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loooks stock!!

make your own leather cover

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Hah, that'* pretty awesome. How would I go about doing that?!
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Looks sharp..........gotta love the "Cobra head"!!!!
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[quote="harofreak00"]loooks stock!!

make your own leather cover

what'll you charge to make me one, I like.
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Looks good...
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Want a good combination? Get the shifter from a 2k+. Beats the T handle and the Cobra head. I'll stick with it forever. Very ergonomic, right angle, and finger grooves. Shorter throw on the shift release button, too.
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Want a good combination? Get the shifter from a 2k+. Beats the T handle and the Cobra head. I'll stick with it forever. Very ergonomic, right angle, and finger grooves. Shorter throw on the shift release button, too.
only one problem....there are no 2000+ in boneyards, you just got lucky
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There was one.
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That angled shifter is also in A LOT of other GM cars. To each his own.
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