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Finally I have my Short Shifter installed :turn:
This shifter reduce shift 40% lenghtways and 40% sideways.





 

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Wow those are some ugly welds, man :D But hey they hold. I like how it's not too much shorter than stock. And you shortened the sideways travel. Wish mine was like that :(
 

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i like it, it should just pop in gear then & the tree is trimmed. Is this your work Volks?
 

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SquishyPanda said:
I like how it's not too much shorter than stock. And you shortened the sideways travel. Wish mine was like that :(
Its quite short he just raised the whole mechanisim I guess to make the gear leaver not hiding inside the shift boot lol!
 

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So sommeone has actually caught on to my original design then.
 

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crappy server
 

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Raf, had to clear out some PM's so you might need to send that PM again now. (had an email telling me you'd tried to send one to me)
 

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SquishyPanda said:
Wow those are some ugly welds, man :D
How rude!!

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Just sayin :D Not like it matters, since it's gonna be hidden, and an ugly weld isn't necessarily a weak one. As long as the weld penetrated all the way through, you're golden. A few spaters and stuff won't hurt anything.

As soon as my TIG welder comes through, redoing my shifter is gonna be high on my prority list. Gotta shorten the sideways throws. And get it all cozy up next to the steering wheel like 88SE's :D
 

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I know, I know. I didn't think it looked bad. It was so bad when Volks said it was made by an ugly man. Well, I thought it was. Poor bastard...

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evoludesir said:
Is this your work Volks?
It is my design but work is done by someone else. I don't have mig welder.

88SE Lude said:
So sommeone has actually caught on to my original design then.
this is the only way to do it ;)
 

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Hey I don't have an ego but credit where it's due.
It is a direct copy of my design so hardly your own Raf really.
irrespective of if it's the only way. patents aren't my strong point or you'd be paying my royalties or getting sued ;-)

Besides I'm on version 4 now.
"The original and still the best"
 

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ok 88SE when I make mine and if I decide to sell copies, i'll give you royalties...

You like sandwiches? :D
 

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Absolutely :emthup:
 

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OK ... I said it is my design. Why?
The hole idea how its done is the same as yours thats no doubt
You have done it this way first thats no doubt but ...
my shifter is designed to short shifting 40% both ways and still fits under unmodifited center console.
I had a look at yours and I think is around 50% - different design.
Thats what I mean by design ;) You can measure and calculate many designs.
 

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So, who gets to convince me to buy theirs and how much?

No..seriously...i want to go use my old one as a baseball bat..

haha.

Nice job Rafal, it's not the beauty of the welds but the strength, so as long as they're tough. Let us know how it feels.
 

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Raf, just being pedantic and claiming the credit for my work.
Don't take it too seriously. I couldn't give a shit tbh
Just wouldn't mind a bit of credit for the original idea.

BTW you cannot say yours is a different throw etc to mine as this is my 4th version that I've used in the car over the years.
And at least 8 different mock-ups were tried.

As you probably have noticed , I have made various comments on here about mine being the only true short shifter (where peopel keep using tha tterm incorrectly) as it was the first one to ever shorten the throw in both motions. Almost no-one actually understood what I meant by that.

Oh, my welds are far nicer than yours as well lol

And I'm presently working on version 5 !

As for those asking about buying thejm. It was never my intention to sel lthem and make money. I have offered the advice on how to make them though as it's no big job at all.

BTW Raf, did you ever re-send that PM?
 
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