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Steering wheel refurbisher?
Posted by: nmunn ()
Date: October 01, 2017 03:18PM

Can anyone point me to a vendor that refurbishes steering wheels. Optional simulated wood wheel in particular.

Thanks in advance.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/01/2017 04:34PM by MattNall.

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Re: Steering wheel refurbisher?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: October 01, 2017 06:55PM

Look up Quality Restorations in San Diego area. Top notch work. Expensive but worth it. I had them recast a '48 wheel for me and it is flawless.

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Re: Steering wheel refurbisher?
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: October 02, 2017 04:24PM

I've used the folks in Poway and they do excellent work. It's crazy expensive though. To redo a GTO faux wood wheel was over $400 in 2001.

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Re: Steering wheel refurbisher?
Posted by: wv-geo ()
Date: October 03, 2017 06:52AM

cschneider53 Wrote:
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> I've used the folks in Poway and they do excellent
> work. It's crazy expensive though. To redo a GTO
> faux wood wheel was over $400 in 2001.

That's not a bad price, even for 2001.

It just depends on how bad you want it done.

Dan Stark
Hurricane, WV

1961 Lakewood 500, 80HP, PG
1964 Corvair 500 Coupe, 140HP, 4spd (Christine)
1965 Mustang Coupe, 6cyl, 3spd

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Re: Steering wheel refurbisher?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: October 03, 2017 08:35PM

Yes - There are places that will re-furb your wheel. When you are done, what do you intend to do with the wheel? Put it back into daily service? Good Luck. The wheel is not a good fit in the Corvair. With two spokes, it is destined to be pushed and pulled at the unsupported top and bottom. It will crack again. And it won't wait the many years that the original wheel lasted, either. When you get the wheel back from re-work, ask yourself how long you intend it to last. There are dozens of replacement wheels available that will bolt-on in place of the Factory Wood Wheel. If you like the looks of the 2-spoke Corvair wheel, and want to display your car with that wheel, note that is held-on by only 6 screws, Buy a nice leather wheel for daily use of your car and take the 10 minutes to swap back on the wood for a show. - Enjoy!

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Re: Steering wheel refurbisher?
Posted by: coleslaw31 ()
Date: October 04, 2017 07:16AM

I have a 66 wood wheel and was thinking of having someone convert it to real wood? Wonder if that is possible, my grandfather was a pro golfer and I would love to make it out of perssimon wood which his clubs were made from.

South Carolina Upstate



68 Monza convertible 140 4spd A/C (coming soon)
66 Corsa coupe 140 4spd

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Re: Steering wheel refurbisher?
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: October 07, 2017 07:59AM

It is possible if you have the time, money, and/or the skills to do it.



coleslaw31 Wrote:
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> I have a 66 wood wheel and was thinking of having
> someone convert it to real wood? Wonder if that is
> possible, my grandfather was a pro golfer and I
> would love to make it out of perssimon wood which
> his clubs were made from.


1964 Spyder Convertible, Laurinburg North Carolina
Restoration Website: [www.corvairspyder.com]

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Re: Steering wheel refurbisher?
Posted by: Bill Chellis ()
Date: October 11, 2017 09:26PM

Using Seth's hub adapter I installed an un-cracked original 3 spoke GM wheel that I have had for over 40 years. Plan to switch to a Grant 930 wood wheel this weekend. Would have had the Grant in already but during a trial fit I found I need to bend the signal light lever a little because the the Grant is only 14.5 inches in diameter. I have attached a couple of pics.

Bill Chellis

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