This is my first post, but long time lurker. I have scoured the webs a couple of hours (mostly this site and forwardlook.net. I have a 59 New Yorker that the entire bottom steering plastic/rubber is missing (see pic). I cannot afford (and do not think the cost is very justified for the value of the car) to send it out to be recast ($1200-1800ish). I would just clean out the cracks, fill, and repaint; however, the lack of original steering material makes that impossible. So, I currently have two options. Option 1: Somehow use modeling clay to "remake" the missing sections and fill imperfections in order to create a casting to recast myself and somehow get it smooth enough and *round*. Getting it round and even seems very difficult. Maybe I can get close enough with a the hose jerry riggin' from option 2. Option 2: I read that someone built up their wheel to cover in steering lace wrap to get by using fuel/heater hose that has been slit. Thoughts?