Originally Posted by stopper
I think this could be a really unique alternative, but I'd worry that you may bite off more than you can chew, depending on how much research you put into it.
One thing to bear in mind...While replacing the boot with machined gates is one thing, our exposed shifter stalk isn't exactly pretty, as it was never meant to be put on display, not is it probably as thin as it needs to be for cleanly machined gates. You might need to consider a shifter stalk that not only has the right diameter, but one that looks the part too.
i planned on making a new stalk, i thought i but that in my OP but i guess i didnt