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corsa_sport_white
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25th Apr 03 at 16:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im thinking of replacing the gear knob with a nice chrome number. How do i remove the existing knob = cut or pull? Also the 'gaiter' i think thats wot its called, is it easy to change that for a silver one? Second the handbrake how do i remove and fit new handbrake handle? Wheres could and cheap to get these parts from. THanks
shawboy
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25th Apr 03 at 16:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

try this

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=35970

shawboy
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and this


http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=35971

that should help you m8.
cobra148
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25th Apr 03 at 17:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I might have this handle and knob for grabs very soon if its any good to you. A lot of aftermarket (universal) gaiters can be a pig to fit well. I might be able to get custom made ones in leather the same as mine for 30 for handbrake and gear gaiters if interested.
Adam_lee
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The gearnob is just a very tight fit! pull it, like your pulling a .......... of your granny. In fact when i did mine i had to saddle both front seats and put my back into it with such force that when it came off i chined myself. As you can imagine my mates were very undrstanding and dident roll around on the floor laughing. Hope this helps.

I have never done the handbreak but the haynes manual says you have to knock it off with a hammer and punch.
Bonzai
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25th Apr 03 at 17:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my gearknob came off with ease, just a lot of twisting whilst pulling. unfortunately the new one wouldnt let me use reverse so now my standard one remains on at a dodgy angle.

beware guys, cosmos gearknobs dont work on corsa Bs!
cobra148
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If you pull and twist the gear lever, you have a very good chance of breaking the plastic linkage at the base of the shaft.
I put a cut down one side with a hacksaw, put a large screwdriver in the cut and twisted, and the knob just came off with no effort at all.
The handbrake handle I scored a deep cut in with a Stanley knife, I put a screwdriver blade into the cut and twisted. The cut split from end to end and the handle just slid off.
If anyone local wants theirs removing, bring your car and a beer and I'll happily do it.
Daimo B
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25th Apr 03 at 17:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gear lever comes off easy as pie.

Its the handbrake thats the fucker
Corsa_Project
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25th Apr 03 at 17:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cobra, where did you get the custom gaiter from, also what colour is it??? Cheers.
cobra148
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quote:
Originally posted by Corsa_Project
Cobra, where did you get the custom gaiter from, also what colour is it??? Cheers.


Mines blue, see pic above.
They come in other colours too.
Corsa_Project
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Looks a little purple to me!!!

Where did you get it from??
cobra148
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25th Apr 03 at 18:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Purple....is your monitor ok?

Leather came from the side of a cow.
Gaiters came from a guy that stitches 'em together.
Corsa_Project
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lol, Very funny!!!



big_julian
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25th Apr 03 at 19:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how do u put the other knob back on then? superglue? or should it just stay on???!!
cobra148
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25th Apr 03 at 19:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Replacement knob is held on with grubscrews.
vitasport
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26th Apr 03 at 07:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sparco globe x and r , also momo model ending with "s" allow you to retain your reverse lever.
supacorsa
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i supose it will depend on the age of your car

 
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