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Four spoke Bell style steering wheel restoration?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ghost of ElMirage, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Ghost of ElMirage
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    Does anyone know who'd be the best to go to for four spoke Bell style steering wheel restoration?:cool:
     
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  5. 296 V8
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    I had one plaited w the rubber on ... if that helps
     
  6. Ghost of ElMirage
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    Awesome who did yours? In need rubber and chrome
     
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  8. Ghost of ElMirage
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    296 does Sherms have a phone number or web site?
     
  9. 296 V8
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    http://www.shermsplating.com/

    There’s nothing magic about what they did ……. Plaiting doesn’t stick to rubber.
    Polishing without getting into the rubber was the issue.

    I see Don Orosco is making new bell's ..... w a D.O. price
     
  10. falcongeorge
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    Yea, I saw those too, 4 figures...:eek:
     
  11. Floorboardinit
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    Ok, you can chrome a bell with with the rubber on but what if you don't have any of the rubber grip left on it? Does anybody put the rubber back on? I've got a rad 15 1/2" old crager "bell" style wheel that doesn't have any grip left on it. JohnnyA
     
  12. Atwater Mike
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    There have been a few threads on this, what I remember was the mold they made.
    One guy did it with wood, a 2" thick piece 18" square was routed out in a circle and the spokes' profiles routed out to their depth.
    A matching square routed out for the upper half of the rubber cross section was fitted, sealed, and sprues bored. (like 4 of them, so the air could escape when pouring the melted rubber)
    One gent said he got the rubber 'mixture' from the guy that does the Chevy rubber parts for tri-5 convertibles.

    Quite a project, as I think the old $60 repops are now available again thru So-Cal, (around $180)

    But if anyone knows of someone doing the rubber on 15" Bell wheels, please mention it!
    I have 3 that need covering...
     
  13. CutawayAl
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    Schroeder still makes their traditional 4-spoke wheel in 14" and 17" diameters. Not cheap, but less that the cost to plate and re-mold an old one.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  14. Ghost of ElMirage
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    Yeah I saw the Schroeder wheels they are sweet I may just go that way Thanx Guys
     

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