KARR's New Shift Knob

posted Feb 24, 2015, 6:28 PM by Jonathan Imberi   [ updated Mar 21, 2015, 8:41 AM ]

The original Fiero shift knob in KARR was leather wrapped because it was a GT. Considering its age it held up well, although the leather was starting to come unstitched.  KARR, being the uber cool prototype for Knight Industries, deserves better! 

Matt Meyer, a member of Pennock's Fiero Forum, offers a service of recovering your shift knob in leather. He does however require the core from your current knob. I could not send mine in until I had one to replace it so I took before and after pictures to show what an awesome job he does on these! 

I ordered KARR a grainy black leather with Knight Industries gold stitching. You can see the results below:

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This last picture was taken with the flash on so you can see the grain in the leather. Thanks for a great service Matt! My old shift knob is on its way back to you.

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