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I'm going to have to look at one of my spare (Sky) shifter assemblies. It does appear from the description that the boot will stretch enough to slide over the counterweight. This could be valuable information, since I have always understood that the boot will not come off unless you break the shift knob off of the shaft.

The RL's knob is loose, and I have been wondering about the best way to repair or replace it.
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Err, the Sky Knob & boot assembly may well be different from the Solstice one

See pics here: https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f...ck-boot-37462/

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I think if you want a spicific oe boot for a restore finding a oe would be a bitch but for just wanting a spiscific looking boot to match whatever there are lots of boots out there, leather,p~leather,no go hide included ..and stitched in many different colors and sizes. some with knobs some without.
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DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!!

Err, the Sky Knob & boot assembly may well be different from the Solstice one

See pics here: https://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f...ck-boot-37462/
It does look like they are quite different. Looking at those pictures makes me wonder which part of mine is broken.

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I think if you want a spicific oe boot for a restore finding a oe would be a bitch but for just wanting a spiscific looking boot to match whatever there are lots of boots out there, leather,p~leather,no go hide included ..and stitched in many different colors and sizes. some with knobs some without.
Iím sure it could be done with a universal boot but how much work would it take to make it fit the plastic/chrome ring on the bottom?

EDIT: I found a used one I like soo I think Iíll try it and Iíll report back - if anyone cares to know

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I’m sure it could be done with a universal boot but how much work would it take to make it fit the plastic/chrome ring on the bottom?
Not a lot, actually. The bottom of the factory boot has a black inner ring that the boot stretches over (see my JPM story, above). Then that clips into the chrome outer ring so the pleather is sandwiched between the two. So you'd just pull the aftermarket conical boot down over the black ring until the diameters match and it is tight, and then trim off the excess below.

I made my own boot, but didn't want to destroy my original. So I just cut a ring of 1/2" beech ply, the same diameter as the original black ring, then put a couple of small screws though existing holes in the chrome ring to hold it in place.

UPDATE: Pics and instructions from JPM's old product install, here: https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/...install-54528/

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Not a lot, actually. The bottom of the factory boot has a black inner ring that the boot stretches over (see my JPM story, above). Then that clips into the chrome outer ring so the pleather is sandwiched between the two. So you'd just pull the aftermarket conical boot down over the black ring until the diameters match and it is tight, and then trim off the excess below.
Thanks TS. Found a suede boot I like that matches my interior and new knob so Iíll give it a shot.

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Thanks TS. Found a suede boot I like that matches my interior and new knob so Iíll give it a shot.
Please do post info about the boot you found. The one I made has faded (I guess the suede material I used was poor) and I need to replace.

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Instead of starting another thread, I figured Iíd just post this here. I decided against trying to use the original boot so I could keep it all intact with the shifter in case I want to put it back to stock for some reason. I got a pleather/vinyl boot (sorry Tomatosoup not suede) and cut it the same length as the original and put it on with the ddm works
adapter and a new knob. Iíd like to cut the boot shorter so there is less to bunch up but any shorter and it wouldnít fit the plastic/chrome ring. It would have to be a custom made boot that gets wide really quick.

Anyway, Iím happy with the results and thatís what matters right?
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Looks good!

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