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    Thread: DIY: Custom Shift Boot

    1. Member mkivdubbin's Avatar
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      06-24-2012 11:09 PM #1
      I got really bored today and decided to be somewhat productive. My creativity got the best of me so i decided to see if i could throw together a custom plaid shift boot.
      This was more of a learning process than anything so I decided to share my mistakes and triumphs with the vortex world.

      Needed:
      OEM shift knob
      flathead screwdriver
      hot glue gun
      sewing machine
      scissors
      staple gun
      highlighter
      fabric of your choice

      -Remove the shift knob from the car and disassemble. Since the boot was useless to me I just yanked on it until it separated from the knob, then pried the rest of it off.


      -Use the old boot as a template and trace the shape onto your new fabric. You want two of the same halves since that's how the OEM is set up.


      -Sew the two halves together down the two straight sides ONLY. Note: Face the sides with the tracing marks OUT because this will be turned inside out.


      -After that's done, turn it inside out and it should look like this....


      -This step is pretty optional but it's mostly just for durability purposes. Hot glue the stitching on the inside toward the bottom to keep the fabric from coming undone during those hard shifts


      -Now for the hardest part, staple the bottom of the boot to the plastic bottom while simultaneously stretching it. And re-attach the knob (easy).


      -For the last step, hot glue all the frayed edges and corners. Then re-install. Should look something like this. BTW this last pic was taken before I tucked all the corners and glued them so it's a little sloppy.


      Feel free to post and let me know what you think
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      06-24-2012 11:15 PM #2
      word
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      06-24-2012 11:25 PM #3
      Pretty neat

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      06-25-2012 07:42 PM #4
      thanks fot the input
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    5. 06-25-2012 07:58 PM #5
      Nice job!

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      06-25-2012 08:03 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by PGvwGLI View Post
      Nice job!
      thanks haha. this was my first real write up
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      06-25-2012 08:37 PM #7
      nice work
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      06-25-2012 08:40 PM #8
      good job!
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      06-25-2012 09:01 PM #9
      nice job man

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      06-25-2012 09:32 PM #10
      in before the plaid nazi.
      good work.

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      06-25-2012 09:35 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by scirockalot8v View Post
      in before the plaid nazi.
      good work.
      plaid nazi?
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      06-25-2012 09:37 PM #12
      some jagoff was trying to conform us against plaid.

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      06-25-2012 09:38 PM #13
      forget that haha i like it
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      06-25-2012 10:06 PM #14
      awesome!

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