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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ghost of ElMirage, Sep 28, 2012.
Does anyone know who'd be the best to go to for four spoke Bell style steering wheel restoration?
I had one plaited w the rubber on ... if that helps
Awesome who did yours? In need rubber and chrome
296 does Sherms have a phone number or web site?
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
Yea, I saw those too, 4 figures...
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
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...
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.
Yeah I saw the Schroeder wheels they are sweet I may just go that way Thanx Guys
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