Possible leather shift & ebrake boot group buy

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Possible leather shift & ebrake boot group buy

Postby woody90gtz » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:54 am

I sent George Paul at Softtrim Concepts an email last night about doing a possible group buy for leather shift & ebrake boots for the 91-96 console. He's the upholstery guy who did my custom Z seats and does a lot of prototype work for OEMs, so this is up his alley. I asked him for a recommendation on fastening the ebrake boot to the console since there is no retaining ring stock with our rubber slide. Not sure what price would be, he was fair with me. I'll keep this thread updated as I hear back.

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Re: Possible leather shift & ebrake boot group buy

Postby speedy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:56 am

think he can recover a dash and make it look factory?? :D


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Re: Possible leather shift & ebrake boot group buy

Postby Berettas#1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:28 pm

I assume you mean a for a manual right? I would be interested if we can get some prices.


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Postby woody90gtz » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:47 am

Yes. Autos are the devil.


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Postby Berettas#1 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:26 pm

Haha, I could not agree anymore with you, autos are just not fun to drive. Excluding the one that runs 12s on this site, I bet its fun to drive :p


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Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:15 pm

LOL, I appreciate the recognition... Yes mine is fun to drive but I also have a 5-speed for my daily car. Mine is an auto due to it's function I want it to do. If it were an auto-x car it would not be an auto.



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Postby heavywoody » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:21 pm

I'd be down. He can cover dashes too? Hmmm...


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Postby Lothurin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:25 pm

pending on price i might be intrested.



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Re: Possible leather shift & ebrake boot group buy

Postby woody90gtz » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:24 pm

George is going to send me a prototype and see how it goes. Won't know price until we have the design finalized...but mine will be free since I do web work for him. haha


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Re: Possible leather shift & ebrake boot group buy

Postby DanteGTZ » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:28 pm

I'm in - I've always hated the silly rubber shift boot on these cars.


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Postby MY91GT(Z) » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:03 pm

Im in if they better looking then the one i have



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Re: Possible leather shift & ebrake boot group buy

Postby woody90gtz » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:51 am

First prototype is done, and adjustments are being made. The ebrake boot has a plastic ring that will be drilled to use christmas tree push clips to hold it to the console. The boot will be sewn on the backside of the ring so it and the clips are not visible. The shift boot will be held in with the stock retaining ring from the console plate.

I also need to know from anyone who has a stock 5spd shifter: what is the measurement between the top of the shift plate and the bottom of the shift knob? My guess came out a little tall for mine, but I have a shortened arm and non-stock knob.

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Re: Possible leather shift & ebrake boot group buy

Postby bonecrrusher » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:29 pm

Nice knob.


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Postby woody90gtz » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:35 pm

Hurst Camaro 6spd knob. And the ebrake knob is from a 3rd-gen Camaro. Mmmmmm leather.


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Re: Possible leather shift & ebrake boot group buy

Postby Robert 89gt » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:40 pm

Would it be possible to just get one for the shifter boot? I'd be interested in that:)




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