Steering Wheel Showdown

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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#16 Post by Pete Indelicato » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:31 pm

my goodness it's just a steering wheel, let's do shift knobs next--lol
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Steering Wheel Showdown

#17 Post by bil brown » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:50 pm

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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#18 Post by Mark Sabbann » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:21 am

The 'B' wheel I re-wooded in black walnut. Mitered in nine sections like a Carrera wheel. I prefer the spoke design of the 'B' wheel over that of the 'C' wheel.
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#19 Post by Mark Roth » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:05 am

I’ve had wheelskins forever. Looks great, nice grip. Be sure to wear gloves when putting it on. That thin thread will do a job on your pinky when you pull the thread tight.
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#20 Post by Wes Bender » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:25 am

Good job, Mark. I too have a Wheelskins cover on mine. I like the larger diameter grip that it gives me. The wheel underneath is still in good shape. +1 on the gloves during the sewing operation.
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#21 Post by Nate Greene » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:53 am

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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#22 Post by Mark Sabbann » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:31 pm

Wes Bender wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:25 am
Good job, Mark. I too have a Wheelskins cover on mine. I like the larger diameter grip that it gives me. The wheel underneath is still in good shape. +1 on the gloves during the sewing operation.
Thanks Wes. I prefer a skinnier wheel and when shaping the wood, got it somewhat too skinny such that there wasn't enough material to add finger bumps on the back side. I haven't lost my grip though! :D :D
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#23 Post by Martin Benade » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:26 pm

Mark, that’s beautiful! I am not really a steering wheel junkie but yours grabbed my attention. I like the way it meets the spokes and the dark wood.
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#24 Post by Hugo Karasawa » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:11 pm

Question for Bruce Smith,
Your steering wheel looks smaller in diameter.
What is the diameter of that steering wheel.

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#25 Post by Tom Keating » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:10 pm

My original Les Leston. Machine swirl marks are gone after years of polishing. 1964 Sunroof coupe
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#26 Post by Ed Pimm » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:49 pm

Les Leston being put to use in my 65 SC.(3rd gear)
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#27 Post by Al Zim » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:43 pm

Adam: I must be getting old I do not remember an ignition switch that close to the steering on the 540 series cars. Am I that old and forgetful?
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#28 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:00 pm

Al Zim wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:43 pm
Adam: I must be getting old I do not remember an ignition switch that close to the steering on the 540 series cars. Am I that old and forgetful?
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#29 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:05 pm

Al Zim wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:43 pm
Adam: I must be getting old I do not remember an ignition switch that close to the steering on the 540 series cars. Am I that old and forgetful?
How does it compare to these?
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Re: Steering Wheel Showdown

#30 Post by Eric Lenius » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:51 pm

C2 wheel
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