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POOL BALLS!!!

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by phoenixv6quattro, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    I wanted a gearknob to mach my piano black trim. I couldn't find ANYTHING that was just piano black....soooooooooo.....Went to my local boozer, racked up a game and buggered off with the black ball much to my opponents annoyance! Went home, drilled a 12.7mm hole in it and voila, new shifter! Feels nice, matches the trim to a tee and was free! Anyone wanting to do this can either do what I did or buy one from snooker spares for under $2! RESULT!

    PIC...........

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  2. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    I love that! And I also love the fact that you just nicked it. Of course, i don't agree with thievery, but top marks!!! :yahoo:Suits the car as you said. I think my wife would kill me if I did that to mine, ha

    Oh, and another thing. Have you got a short shift on there? It looks so short. I really want one on mine, but can't find much info about them
     
  3. phoenixv6quattro

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    Thanks mate! No short shifter present, I just chopped off an inch and a half or so of the shifter rod! It does make a difference.
    Ref the pool ball, the landlord is a mate of mine. I sent him a ransom note informing him I will need Guiness to set the ball free (but of course, thats not going to happen).
     
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    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    Cool Ollie, looks smart.

    I was expecting the "8 ball" style when i first read the post!!!:lmfao:
     
  5. crazy88

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    Does that not affect the gear changes in anyway? Also, if you cut the top off, how did you re-thread the top, or didn't you?

    THanks for the reply too :D
     
  6. phoenixv6quattro

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    Shifts are slighty shorter as a result of the shortened length. There is no thread anymore....

    Foxy, I didn't want the "8" because that would have been too golf orientated (and we all know that vw's are the poormans Audi!). Just wanted something piano black and simple in design.
     
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    That looks sweet!
     
  8. aidank1981

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    that would have been too golf orientated (and we all know that vw's are the poormans Audi!)...

    love it lol:salute:

    looks nice lad!
     
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    Cheers kid!
     
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    Looks cool. Wait until the winter though. That pool ball will get REAL cold, and you'll not really want to be changing gear, lol.
     
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    HA HA ! No colder than a metal one will get. Always had solid metal ones so I'm used to it!
     
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    I'm not sure about it myself... but I DO love the carbon centre console. Twin cup holders...? Trick. :rock:
     
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    I had a solid aluminium richbrook one that I inherited with an old audi, should have pulled it off before I sold it, was seriously heavy even for Ali and did smooth up any gear changes . F cold in winter though!
     
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    i like the pool ball idea, very cool mate! good thinking!

    and the centre console does look good, i like the 'hybrid' facelift update. how did you get the hazard switch to work anyway?

    Ash
     
  15. phoenixv6quattro

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    The switch itself is the same/original one, all thats needed is to transfer the covers. I got it to fit by lots and lots of trial and error and a bit of fabrication.
     

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