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hey guys,

well it has been about a year since i designed the cloissone gripper knobs and i have decided that i have grown tried with them /images/graemlins/shocked

i REALLY like the gloveboxes i have in the newer cars and felt that having the colors on both may be a bit much. so i made an edm tool to emboss the viper head in a small aluminum billet puck and then send them off to be hand "antiqued" which gives it a nice shadowed effect and highlights the fact that these are NOT engraved knobs but 3D raised images. they really look sharp. anotehr thing is they are very neutral and go well in ANY color viper interior or exterior. they especially look good with the cognac interior.also while i was redoing it i made some MAJOR changes to the knob due to cusotmer requests( or in some cases demands!!! :grin:

as you can see from this pic i changed the following...


[image]http://www.mgwltd.com/george/viper-final3.jpg[/image]

1. i removed the setscrew and instead reverted back to the factory wrench flats. i still think this is more of a pain to install but it does kepp the threads from being damaged.

2. the bottom area is actuiallu designed now so you can EASILY pull the leather boot up and over the wrench flats and right up to the under side of the knob base for a MUCH cleaner look.

3. i changed the emble size on the snake to 1" instead of 1.25" so the BALL of the knob extends farther up the top. this gives it more of a true ball feel rather than the FLAT top . much more ergo!!!


here are some other pics...

[image]http://www.mgwltd.com/george/viper-test3.jpg[/image]

[image]http://www.mgwltd.com/george/viper-final1.jpg[/image]
 

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Does this mean your going to be doing away with this look altogether?




[image]http://www.mgwltd.com/images/vggrey.jpg[/image]
 

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AUSTIN said:
Does this mean your going to be doing away with this look altogether?


yes there are too many issues with the cloissonne .the quality control on them is VERY bad. we scrap out over 40 percent of the ones we get due to cracksa and imperfections, etc. also the 3d logos look MUCH better in person and i finbd myself constantly rubbing my thumb over the logo when in the viper even though i should not be resting my hand on the knob /images/graemlins/freak
 

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Well, that sucks. I really like the design I posted above. If you have any left over, left me know.
 

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AUSTIN said:
Well, that sucks. I really like the design I posted above. If you have any left over, left me know.
i have about 4 left in chrome only.


also here are some better pics...

[image]http://www.mgwltd.com/george/vgripper1.jpg[/image]

[image]http://www.mgwltd.com/george/vgripper2.jpg[/image]

[image]http://www.mgwltd.com/george/vgripper3.jpg[/image]

and the knobs are 75.00 for the gripper and 75.00 for the race knobs.

regards
george

http://www.mgwltd.com

706-793-1770
 

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Bill Pemberton said:
Nice look , George, and do you have one for the SRT-10 also?

hey billy /images/graemlins/supergrin.gif

we should have a new 3D fangs logo in about 3 weeks.


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I just got mine a couple weeks ago. I think it looks great! My wife ordered it for me and I was expecting the old style and was a little disappointed when I first saw it. Now that it is in the car for a couple weeks I most definitely prefer it over the old one.

Very high quality. Matches the trim around the gauges. Plus it DOES feel really nice in the hand. /images/graemlins/wink

Mark
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I am looking for one. Let me know how to order one. What is the difference between the race knob and the gripper?

Chip
 

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Ego Racer said:
I am looking for one. Let me know how to order one. What is the difference between the race knob and the gripper?

Chip
THEY ARE IN STOCK YOU CAN ORDER ONE BY CALLING US AT 706-793-1770.

WE WILL HAVE A FANGS LOGO VERSION SOON BUT NOT IN YELLOW. ONLY IN THE SAME 3D VERSION.


REGARDS
GEORGE
 
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