Thanks 4doorSS and 1slow96.
I figured if I was going to a metal one, I would have to have a spare towel or t-shirt in the car at all times, just to keep it cooler than a frying pan.
On the F-body stock shifters, I've got a few of those laying around, both auto's and 6-speeds. The old man has a firehawk ball, a couple cue balls (one black, one white), a Hurst and a couple stockers laying around. (Guy doesn't get rid of anything.) I have a F-body stocker and a 6 speed handle or two laying around myself. The only problem with my F-body stocker is that it isn't in that great of shape either.
Best case scenario for me would be to blend a black SS engraved ball, with a boot (from a TBSS perhaps). And I have seen some of those SS balls available out there for F-bodies, but no luck on ones specifically for the Impala SS. So that's kinda where I'm leaning there.