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Features Bell 4 spoke steering wheel, where to buy?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BobbedT, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Does anyone know where I can get a Bell 4 spoke steering wheel like the ones in the pics. Eric (Vaphead) had them but he hasn't got back to me. I don't want a leather wrapped one, just a hard plastic type, if possible.

    Apologies if I've stolen anyones pics

    thanks

    Bob
     

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  2. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    from Wa.

    Watch Ebay under "sprint car parts".The old Bell style had soft rubber rim.
    Most of the modern sprint car wheels are plastic or aluminum rims.
     
  3. billthx138
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
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    Try So-Cal Speed they have them.
     

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  4. Phil1934
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  5. brandon
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    schroeder was selling them a few years back......
     
  6. krylon32
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    from Nebraska

    I got the 17 inch 4 spoke wheel for my roadster from Schroeder Steering. Very good quality and has the rubber rim.
     
  7. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    Probably the nicest steering wheel ever. There's nothing like a real original wheel but I'd like to look into the Schroeder ones.
     
  8. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    Don Orosco sells a PERFECT repro Bell Auto Parts wheel.
     
  9. I've got a repop, rubber rimmed 4 spoker for sale, never used. PM me.

    Steve
     
  10. VoodooChile
    Joined: Sep 10, 2010
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    Don't know if you're still looking, but the racing supply joint below has 15" (flat and 2" dish) and 17" 4-spoke Bell style steering wheels.

    17" Flat, Stainless-- $100
    15" Flat, Stainless-- $95
    15" Dish, Stainless-- $75

    Less than half the price of the SoCal or Hot Rod company wheels.

    I'm grabbin a 15" dish for my Model T RPU....


    http://www.schroedersteering.com/OWWheels.html
     
  11. alchemy
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    Voodoo, if you look closely you'll see the style of wheel he's asking about is still $165 to $195 at Schroeder.
     
  12. VoodooChile
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    Alchemy: mea culpa my friend!
     
  13. Ole don
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    Speedway has them.
     
  14. banjorear
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    I'm sure it is. Don puts out a super nice & detailed products. I'm not quite sure the price is really reflective on cost plus what ever mark-up he deems necessary.

    His parts are certain for a particular clientele.
     
  15. I bought mine at Lime works
     
  16. the shadow
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
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    I have a 17" with a 2" dish that cam off of a sprinter that I will be selling, it's used but in good shape. I need to find a 15" flat one for my project.
    how does someone get ahold of don orosco, I keep hearing about his awesome parts but I can't find any web sites for him? how are you supposed to know what he has for sale or producing?
    Paul
     
  17. Mpls 40
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    just curious, anyone know what Orosco gets for his wheels?
     
  18. Fiddytree
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    from Durango

    I'm running a shroeder, great price/great people.

     
  19. As mentioned by AussieSteve, the best source is in Rosemead, CA.
    But the name of the business is Specialty Ford Parts. Ask for Jim Gordon, who usually answers the phone, (626) 288-2121, between 11 am and about 4pm (Pacific time) Tuesday thru Friday and sometimes on Saturday. The shop is actually worth a visit if you're in the area. Lots of nostalgia and old hot rod parts.
     
  20. fortynut
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    re/ Specialy Ford Parts. I have bought two of their wheels: the smaller, three spoke midget 15" & the larger four spoke 17" sprint car wheel. Both were righteous and I will buy from them again. And, Hell Yes, go inside and drool. It's a time warp if you're into old Fords. CE
     
  21. Dirty Dug
    Joined: Jan 11, 2003
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    I have one of his in my roadster. It not only looks exactly like the original it's made the same way too, hardened steel and all.
     
  22. Stu Padasso
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
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    Monterey Speed and Sport. Website has his catalog of parts.
     
  23. Schroeder all the way. Had mine for 26 years. Reasonably priced, GREAT quality, comfortable, unless you just have to have a Bell.
     
  24. I just picked up this one and put it in my sedan. It has cool patina. You can find an original if you look for awhile.
     

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  26. firerod
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    What year did Bell Auto start selling their steering wheels?
     
  27. WHOA... $750. Must sit up and dance for that much at Monteray S&S.

    Steve
     
  28. firerod
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
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    firerod
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    from Colorado

    Does anyone know if the original Bell wheel was 17" or 15"? Or were both available?
     
  29. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    from FRENCHTOWN

    I'm using a (cheap) Cal Custom hard plastic rimmed copy in my champ car replica, but I don't know if they are still available or in business even.

    [​IMG]
     
  30. Atwater Mike
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    Both were available...15" were for Midgets/Sprint cars, 17" for 'larger' Sprints and Indy cars. (and '40 Fords...and F100s...and '32s...LOL)

    My pal Sneaky and I drove down to Bell Auto Parts in '58 just to buy one for his '29 Rdstr P/U. (from San Jose...we wanted to look the place over...Cragar parts galore!)
     

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