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Can anyone help me??? I have an automatic but I want to put a shifter boot on. Can someone please tell me where to get a shifter boot big enough to cover everything and have enough slack for when I put it 1st gear. Or any other opinions will help.....
 

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hmmm... I toyed with this idea once too. Basically, I was gonna cut a hole around the shifter, use a shifter boot that I grabbed from a junk Nissan Z, and make a plate outta 1/4" polished steel or aluminum to fasten the boot to the console. I was going to do this until I ultimately decided it was useless to fake a standard transmittion in an auto, beacause I want an actual 5-speed. :wink: I'm not sayin that it would look bad, tho. :D Hope my idea helps
 

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You could probably make your own boot with $5-10 in supplies. Just get a bit of soft leather, some backing material, a heavy needle and leather thread.
 

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Was the shifter boot big enough to fit??? I wasnt going to cut anything I was going to mount it directly to the plastic plate. The boot has to be long...
 

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mjh215 said:
You could probably make your own boot with $5-10 in supplies. Just get a bit of soft leather, some backing material, a heavy needle and leather thread.
yep i would do this, i planned on it. i made one for a friend and it turned out good.
 

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Is it hard to make??? I am not very good at sewing....
 

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girlracer said:
mjh215 said:
You could probably make your own boot with $5-10 in supplies. Just get a bit of soft leather, some backing material, a heavy needle and leather thread.
yep i would do this, i planned on it. i made one for a friend and it turned out good.
I also made a couple shifter boots and E-brake boots... It was cheap and they really are not that hard to do. You don't have to know how to sew either
 

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I have had 1 in my car for 2 years now. It was pretty simple I wrote a How-to somewhere how to do it. but basically all yoou do is cut 4 12" triangles. Sew them together inside out, leaving 11/2" at the top and 5" @ the bottom. I hot glued the boddow to the inside underneath of the shifter cover and the top I bought these elastic rings at wailmart I just sewed one at the top and when the fabric was through it was tight nd secure to the shift handle. BTW I used crush velvet I was going through a "lowrider" phase, don't ask. Hope this helps, PEACE!
 
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