So it seems like we should have a tech thread that can sink down to page 20 while we all talk about how cheap that Monster Garage car sold for. I'll start. My favorite steering wheels are the circa 1960 Mopar ones with the clear glitter sections in them. Pontiac also had some like that and probably others. Unfortunately every one I come across is so deteriorated that it's unusable, or insanely high priced. They can be recast, and the place that does them does a beautiful job, but cost is around $1200, and that's more than I can afford. So I decided to try to rebuild my own using clear vinyl tubing that you get at the hardware store, along with some craft glitter and clear glue made for vinyl. This probably won't be the most exciting pictoral ever and my pictures aren't that great either but bear with me and we'll go though the steps fast. Here's what I started with, from a '60 Dodge Dart Pioneer in a local junkyard. The clear part crumbled away in my hands and the painted part has huge cracks in it. The horn ring I found on eBay. I started by doing the center painted part, Vee'd out the cracks with a cutoff wheel just like any other steering wheel resto. And filled them with PC7, as suggested by other board members. Body filler doesn't last (I've tried it) and J-B weld is a lot harder to work with since it doesn't keep it's shape as well while it's curing. I've also used the stuff you can knead together in your hands, that works too and cures a lot faster but it sands out harder. This PC7 stuff takes a couple days to cure out but it's worth it, it smooths out really nice and doesn't seem to shrink. Then I sanded it all smooth and painted the center. The old clear stuff on the steering wheel just crumbled away, so I cleaned it all off and polished the chrome underneath. I also painted the center of my horn ring and polished it up. Here you can see the two sizes of clear tubing I used. I slit the tubing and fitted it onto the wheel to make sure it was the right length. Here it is mocked up, it fits just right. You put the smaller diameter stuff on first with the big one on top to give it enough thickness. First step is to glue the first layer on over the chrome bars. Once I got it on, I taped the seam shut to keep it from spreading, this also helped work air bubbles out. I let that cure and then for the second layer, I slit the bigger tubing, slimed the inside of it with the clear glue, then spread it apart and sprinkled my glitter into it. It's really hard to get the glitter evenly distributed, you can only spread the tubing out so much. Then I slid it on and taped it like with the first layer. Once it cured I took the tape off and this is what it looks like. Here's a closeup to show more detail and my uneven glitter. I'm pretty happy with it, we'll see how it holds up to regular use. It feels pretty solid though. I've got a lot of hours in this but the materials were cheap, maybe $30 total. I'm putting this in my '62 Chrysler, it should look good in front of the fishbowl speedometer. I think if you painted the bar, you could do this to any steering wheel, I'm thinking about adding clear glitter sections to my '59 Impala wheel. I could cut it off right where the two tone usually goes, would be a neat look. What do you think?