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Old 01-14-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default Gear shift boot removal

How do you remove the rubber gear shift boot?
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:42 AM   #2
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:54 AM   #3
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If it seems stuck, I've seen where people have secured it under the cover plate.
Just remove the cover plate, shift knob and pull it up and off the lever.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:30 AM   #4
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It should just slide up the shifter lever. You obviously need to unscrew the shift knob to get it off the shifter. Someone may have installed a hotrod large dress up ring around it that could be screwed to the floorboard? That would have to be removed.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:11 PM   #5
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If the floormat is installed and the boot is sticking up through it, I can see how it would not be immediately evident how to remove it.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:46 AM   #6
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my boot split in very short order wish there was a better quality option
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:48 AM   #7
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You have to unscrew the shift knob from the shaft to remove it... hasn't been said yet.
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You have to unscrew the shift knob from the shaft to remove it... hasn't been said yet.
See post #4... "You obviously need to unscrew the shift knob to get it off the shifter."
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:42 PM   #9
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Probably hard Argentinian rubber from the 1950s, now affixed to the chrome plating/rust/whatever.

Use a utility knife and "whittle" it off.

I recently took possession of a Model A engine and some miscellaneous parts which are probably "left overs" of a Model A restoration of the 1960s.

The engine looks like a "keepah" - rusty bore (he didn't put the head back on) but not much ring-ridge. I speculate in my mind this may be a "1st tightening" engine which may have all the original shims? It would be nice.

Other parts included a steering column anti-rattler - in the original plastic wrapper - label typewritten using a typewriter. Rick Freeman and his "How to Restore the Model A" books came to mind.

Bend the wrapper and and anti-rattle rubber inside cracks in two.

That one for trash.

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Old 01-18-2019, 03:10 PM   #10
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See post #4... "You obviously need to unscrew the shift knob to get it off the shifter."
It was hidden I tell you Or I am guilty of not reading all of the posts
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