While i've had the gearstick out of my car i thought it might be an interesting challenge for me to try and recreate an exact copy of the GTI6 Gearknob, as they are no longer being made!
(cap is not pushed in all the way)
I have basically succeeded in what I set out to do, which is nice for a change!
I have modelled and printed a body out of Carbon Fibre infused plastic that is exactly the same as the original Peugeot Rubberised one.
I have also made a 99% accurate top "button"/insert and resin printed that. The numbers and lines were modelled directly from a photo of my original knob. the only real inaccuracies are the 5 is missing a small flick and the 6 is slightly too thin, but I will fix that before printing another!
This is the first time I've ever stitched or dealt with leather before, so I'm not the greatest, but I think it turned out pretty damn good!
(rough top surface as these are printed upside down and supports are here. This is all under the cap and not shown though)
I am going to paint that cap in "chrome" and then lacquer to closer match the original, and make the text black. Just used blue as I had it on-hand!
I have enough leather to make another knob and could easily buy more if there is any demand.
would anyone be interested in one of these??
I was thinking somewhere around £35 covered and £25 just the raw printed parts?