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hey guys,

thought you might want to see the shift knob and license frame i made.

the bad news is that i cannot make these for sale because i was told by LOTUS cars north america that LOTUS was not interested in licensing manufacturers here in the states :(

maybe if you guys push them we can get something done :p

also here is a pic of the badge i put on my gas cap. i got it from Sector 111. i am going to remove the gas cap when i get a chance and actually recess it flush into the door.

i also changed out the rear letters for the badge and it looks MUCH nicer!!!! :clap:








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george

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You can't get a license to manufacture in the US, but are they going to be able to trace the call I place to you and the cash I send to get me a set?
 

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pass on the gas cap but gearknob and license plate holder looks great...I would like to secretly order too...:)
 

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Lotus is very protective over the use of their logo. However one certainly could sell items with a recess designed to take a badge, and sell the Lotus badges also.
 

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That gear shift knob is fantastic!!!! May I ask which knob you're using? It looks like Momo. I've was considering ordering a Momo but was never sure if it would fit.

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It's Christmas !

It's not buying, it's exchanging gifts :D Handmade knob for cash!
 

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Allan Gibbs said:
That gear shift knob is fantastic!!!! May I ask which knob you're using? It looks like Momo. I've was considering ordering a Momo but was never sure if it would fit.

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its not a momo. i it made here from scratch in my shop.:D

check out my site to see what we make...

www.mgwltd.com

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II-soon said:
I love that shift knob too. How soon can I get one George??? :D

sorry guys but we just have too much to lose with playing around with unlicensed products :(

a shame becasue we are cureently licensed with viper, mustang, corvette etc and the lotus line would sell well i think.

\i am going to make up some knobs with the gear shift pattern in the lotus color scheme that may look killer.

i will post pics soon.

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george
 

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nice work!
 

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Great stuff I love the shift knob!!

Too bad about sales.

What if i steal your shift knob and accidentaly left my wallet in your car.

You could then mail me my wallet minus some cash.



only kidding :bow:
 

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George...shift knob looks great, would love one as well, especially since driving in 20 degree weather yesterday...without gloves.

Hey, is that your Elise, or is there a different lucky Elise owner?
 

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George, if you made some shift knobs that would work on the Elise at a price point comparable to Momo's (less than $100), I think there would be a demand here. Most of the other alternatives for the Elise are very nice but quite pricey.

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6859&highlight=momo

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7180&highlight=momo

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7765&highlight=momo


http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6969&highlight=momo

 

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Re: Re: Check Out The Shift Knob And License Frame I Made>>>

Allan Gibbs said:
George, if you made some shift knobs that would work on the Elise at a price point comparable to Momo's (less than $100), I think there would be a demand here. Most of the other alternatives for the Elise are very nice but quite pricey.

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6859&highlight=momo

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7180&highlight=momo

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7765&highlight=momo


http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6969&highlight=momo



I can make quality knobs as nice or nicer for about 45.00. :D


and yes that is my elise...

here are some pics...











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Love the knob and bracket. nice work!!
 

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Great looking products!

George, if you do go to market with a shift knob and license plate holder, I'd be interested in both. Just curious, is it possible to manufacture the shift knob with the recessed area, absent the logo. Then sell separately an insert with the shift pattern on it or allow the purchaser to buy the logo emblem directly from Lotus. I assume this would not violate any infringement rights of Lotus.
 

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That shift knob is sweet. If there is a source for the badges already licensed, then couldn't you sell blank knobs, possibly with a couple of optional inserts, and purchasers are free to put in whatever they like, even if it's a badge they buy from somewhere else?

I'd certainly be interested.

By the way, I thought that you were selling your Elise - wasn't it on eBay a few weeks ago? Or was that posted on here? Was that you who was thinking about buying a Gallardo instead?

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Nice work on th shift knob.

I'm not a big fan of having a lot of Lotus logos on the car, so I think the gas cap + wheel crests is a little much. Let there be a rule of 3. If you can see 3 badges at a once, it's too much!

I hate how Ferraris have sixteen badges, placed practically everywhere.
 

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I'll take a shift knob also... ( maybe two ).... what would be the " retail value " of the one you made ?? (careful wording)
 
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