Automatic Shift Knobs?

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Been thinking on replacing the little OEM shift knob on my '90 Suburban; preferably to something a little bigger that is easier to switch gears with.
Has anybody done this on their column shifter? I could use some ideas or suggestions.. I know sometimes simple stuff like this is a pain in the ass because of glue, threads, etc.
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Not sure if you’re handy with wood or like it as an option, but when I built my dads C10 we turned some hardwood on the lathe to make the shift knob, turn signal, and tilt knobs.

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Very rad. I really like that steering wheel as well!
Do you recall if you had to add threads for the shift knob or did you just glue/epoxy it in place?
Thanks for the pic
 

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Very rad. I really like that steering wheel as well!
Do you recall if you had to add threads for the shift knob or did you just glue/epoxy it in place?
Thanks for the pic
Thanks! I did tap some threads in the shift knob, but I also used a dab of epoxy when I installed it for some extra strength.
 

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Thank you. The steering wheel is Alder and the hardwood is Canary.

The column is aftermarket, but the tilt and turn signal were glued and the shifter was threaded. I used a heat gun to warm them up and they slid right off.
 

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I don't have a picture, but on my suburban I use a beer tap. If you flirt with the girl at the bar, she will give you one sometimes!!!
Haha to each their own!
Personally I'm looking for something a little more practical than a beer tap; I'm often shifting through the mountains so I was thinking of something more of a billiard-ball size. I could be assuming the beer tap isn't practical though.
I've read that beer tap shifters are a good way to get pressed toward a DUI as well; just wouldn't be my go-to route although I'm sure your shifter looks awesome. I'd love to see a pic
 
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