Gear lever boots

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Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:36 am

Hi there

I'm looking for a replacement gear lever boot for my SFA. Mine is quite tired after 32 years... Has anyone had any success in sourcing them, or a finding a similar part that fits?
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Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:16 pm

I was able to buy a new one from TSA some years back. Maybe they still have stock?


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Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:00 am

Nope, not anymore :(

I'm probably going to have to get a generic one from Midas and make up a Franken-boot. It doesn't matter what it looks like since I have a transmission tunnel cover already. It's more to keep the dust from coming in through the hole in the boot.
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:21 pm

Try a few Midas stores. Maybe ones just out of your town as well if possible. They tend to keep different stocks. Some just keep the ordinary leather covers and I’ve seen at some stores (Durban) the ones similar to what the SFA has. They are universal, but will give a more authentic look.
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:48 pm

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Did some checking up with colleagues for the boots. Their reply was that I am looking for “goue hoendertande” They have canvass tranny covers which fits over the hump with side pockets for R620.00. I tried to post a pics. If pic does not come through I can whats app you pictures and their contact details.
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Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:48 am

Thanks! I already have a tranny cover. I more want an intact boot to help prevent dust getting in through the gaping hole in the current one.
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Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:47 pm

Take the old one to an upholsterer, surely they can fabricate a new one based on the old one?


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Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:12 am

Family_Dog wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Take the old one to an upholsterer, surely they can fabricate a new one based on the old one?


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That's what I did with mine, McCarthys Auto Trimmers did mine last year but I had them also repair and respray my center consul as it was badly cracked.
I had tried to repair it myself a few times but it didn't hold.
I tried Toyota years ago for a new one but they didn't have any center consuls anymore.
But it wasn't cheap and they said they couldn't guarantee it wouldn't crack again and guess what it has started to crack already!
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Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:57 am

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That's what I did with mine, McCarthys Auto Trimmers did mine last year but I had them also repair and respray my center consul as it was badly cracked.
I had tried to repair it myself a few times but it didn't hold.
I tried Toyota years ago for a new one but they didn't have any center consuls anymore.
But it wasn't cheap and they said they couldn't guarantee it wouldn't crack again and guess what it has started to crack already!
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Go to one of the boat manufacturing companies. Usually when they are not so busy they tend to assist with small projects as fibreglass is there speciality and they do it professionally. They can make a new console from a sample usually at reasonable rates.
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:54 pm

Bear wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:57 am
Go to one of the boat manufacturing companies. Usually when they are not so busy they tend to assist with small projects as fibreglass is there speciality and they do it professionally. They can make a new console from a sample usually at reasonable rates.
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thanks for the tip will keep that in mind.
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