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Manual shift lever extensions and knobs anyone???

Hey guys. I drive a 7.3 F250 6 speed manual. I'd like to try extending my shift lever a few inches (maybe 3in to start). Has anyone else out there extended their shift lever and any tips or ideas how to do it? Also, what do you guys use for a shift knob, anyone using a semi style shift knob? I would love to throw a semi knob on my truck as I find them much more comfortable. Let me know what you guys think.

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I don't think that it would be too hard.
You could find a piece of tube the same diameter as the shifter, cut a 3 inch piece, weld threads ( ready bolt, regular bolt lol) on the top.
And fab up the bottom so you could either slide it over your shifter or put female threads on it to thread it on ( not sure how the zf 6 knobs attach)

Pretty easy as long aS you have Access to a welder etc.

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The ZF5 and ZF6 knobs are not threaded on, the shaft has splines that the OEM knob is glued and press to fit on.

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semi shift knob will fit!
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I have put a little more thought into it, the shaft will have to have a bend in it if it is extended so that it will be able to go into every gear without hitting the steering wheel, dash, etc. I'm still trying to plan in my head how I would like to do it, weather I will extend it from the top or bottom. I would like it to look as clean as possible lol. Just seeing if anyone has a good plan on how I should go about doing it so it will fit and not look too make shift.
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