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'Bolter
I know this may sound like a dumb question, but can anyone provide me tips on installing the push-on (not threaded) 3-speed gear shift knob for my ‘39 1/2 ton pickup? The hole in the knob is much smaller than the shaft and does not easily press on. I’m afraid that if I force it on, it will shatter.

Thank you!

Mike

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Maybe put it in boiling water for a bit to heat it up and expand it?
Or drill out the hole so it's an easier fit and glue it in place?


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It's supposed to be a tight fit but sounds a bit too tight. If it was me I'd take a drill bit and make the hole larger.


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'Bolter
I had the exact same problem with my 1940 half ton years ago. I do remember that I drilled it out and glued it on. I don't remember what kind of glue I used, but it's still on there and has never been a problem.


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Shouldn't need to glue it. It's a push fit.


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'Bolter
I threaded the shifter rod and tapped the knob to screw on the rod.

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'Bolter
Thanks for all of your tips, everyone! I’m going to drill it out and see if I can get it to fit. Take care and thanks again!

Mike


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