Shifting Things Back Into Gear

posted May 30, 2017, 7:23 PM by Jonathan Imberi   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 3:21 PM ]

As more and more vendors seem to be leaving the Knight Rider conversion parts scene, I have been keeping my eye out for last chance deals. That's exactly what I was able to score with Billy Chingas's billet aluminum black anodized shifter knob! He has painstakingly recreated the iconic shift knob from the '82 Firebirds, but in aluminum. I managed to get one of the last three he had. :)

It arrived today and I couldn't wait to get it opened!

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Everything was well wrapped and protected.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aomRernk5OXq_iHk3VcFoy_E4G2Sevf2g45PBQkLwckOMi_EtKrRYXU93-PVteTmxF7oGp1KeVUdImtcSl_Jb4JYi5DyuPo_2_ZepLMmk5IY75NtvVw-TN64nrPFoRgdqZEO1sgZJtjejbRL-XMGfehuzu0zVFJCVD0epEDaUoUc-o0-ZRIm3prZOE166ujBpwpbdNmJqwsSiIAh2w8aLvq9whqxJekN38c7tsX2F8R3Trt7rRsdu9IyTD4JMeK5h4DdE5tgDDIj5sieuyb2pqBxp5eHZETT8ZJyTJJQJkJrLZJnm_js07wJNidvJqh6RiSuiov90OpDw6peSKCbeIB1rLxrLVE8adTOq1YKYo3HahNOHkfTEGmY5eIYkBqiraqz4hZ6ydYdH-CDTaAANU4_RKun8oAJv6aGrEG-DZulNKV7vasqu0IW_B5Tw18JDo95fk9r-dHWrWnGiTKfapMjugUTx1zCzIPeNE7zS4bQfzPZgHODa2myrTUPRfOzS-d65y18XiAS0RL3uM_Gf4MQdKti9nP9Teh0USLA1A21eK3Km0og-hMga36nDeRTnJRdm3rOzZcNQD2NwcyOqeoOe9YWtVfm2FQehXQXEmrksST3Y92k39nnuDswse7VHDHw9FssjuLx0uwuSpvTvj-JZNdOKNyYuAhE02M7QAE=w1675-h942-no

Billy includes everything you will need to install the knob including the drill bits!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1-6X2pcAyPbKR8P-xxkQC3zimFG2-wZ3eAknukQ0LB6lPb8HA0WBIpqtkJL0ZUZXs-KODgdxlBHTQsflfSC6Ne3Bz3NtU1YpYrwfsJeDJWEJm9LND9XnRqC5ZL2HUOSF5lxj2TNuZWj6hcF_uQZhtmrQzzJNA59ytUTMT6iwRi8hb5BjnxGwaQFOBbQz8p8bM2RauNuHG_31FeoCJKhftpvEeFmMvQsiKE4kNvyJ2vO6CGmhqVOWsnDEAGMCyJk53R3ZZVQvtAuy3tnQIn9G4jWCkbRVX9R6IqyGIDn5Q0anDhWK3mIHQDW5rXIMXn1NX3CLlOVB4XKyjCVlIaezO6_jBMPh54ypeWhtONQabxVOerrT74BJuDJ88mywB0iAwqp6kjy1cpVHcP5FDgi2EFHxdcN5C2wH7iJ0S8TAb4OohpqPfXkxPqz09uL1KcSJkwBZW29tbgWqWi5x9G8hRkVT2edZWYzpj7gknQHnOL1Dt8g9egc_9J6dZxKoz3EznRMx1-VyLR2ymiHzlNGCV7VRNo_7SKXmhg9hQ25feaxIr0Nqp6uhCceu6pQGw7-7F6weMkOQJhd-UX20cnQf3uUnxiWLqeGk-s-uYI2u5uMEItRZJJEzRZz5hrT-_8xrmdEKNpf98_i6ZwjyCySolj2EYoNLnVCHuAiZARBouM4=w1675-h942-no

Here it is in all its glory! This thing is built like a tank!

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I am so glad I was able to snag one of these. It has such a solid feel to it. Thanks Billy!