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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by staleg, Aug 27, 2011.
The centre is from Ebay, but I added screws on it for a more racy look.
nice work on the wheel.
Good job and well done
Nice, how long did it take to build?
Great job, what kind of wood did you use?
great ! very talented .........
I just bought a Grant Classic walnut wheel for my Galaxie...yours looks much, much better!
looks like a scaled down version of an old jaguar wheel or something, well done
Nice Job! I made my dragsters steering wheel with cherry wood. They are a fun project. Yours is absolutey georgious.
Very very nice!
Takes some talent and patience to do that.
Beautiful! Very well done!
Very tastfully done.
Very nice, I think you could make a few bucks selling those. Good job!
Looks very nice.Has anyone done one with some dish in it?
very nice craftsmanship..
I always like to read the posts from the hambers in the Scandinavian countries because you guys must have a special gene in your DNA for making things from scratch. We buy stuff over here, you fellas just make your own. Great job,man. I may do that myself since I can't decide on a wheel for my project.
What kind of hub are you using?
Great looking wheel! Send it to me and I'll tell everyone it was built by a famous Norweigan car builder, great advertisment! LOL
Really nice job!
Thats real craftsmanship right there.
this is going to be one of the details on a car that when you say you did it your self, people will call you for a liar. awesome
Beauty. You should sell them!
I'm flattered. Since that's exactly what I tried to do: Make a scaled down version of a typical, non dished, british vintage sports car wheel.
Even if I'm very deep into hot rodding, I must admit that I love the interior design on vintage british sports cars.
The hub is Ebay stuff inteded for GM columns.
The wood is birch plywood. 1/2" at the back (beacause of the finger grips) and 3/8" on the front. Plywood with extra few layers. Only 5 on the 3/8" and 7 on the 1/2".
The rims are 3/16" aluminum. Same as on the classic British Moto-Lita steering wheels.
Cutting out the aluminum was the biggest job. Mostly because of my lack of high quality tools. I did most of it with a hole saw and a grinder with flap disc.
Cutting and sanding the wood was easier.
I'm not sure how many hours of effective work, but it really wasn't that much. Maybe 10 hours?
I did lot of homework on the design, tow. Made up an exact working sheet, asked several kit car Cobra owners about their steering wheels dimensions etc etc.
That is just about what I was telling my wife as I was looking at the steering wheel! It is embarassing to me when people say things like "yankee ingenuity" when there are talented people all over this globe. The scandinavian rodders that post here seem to be a resourceful and talented bunch.
Very good job!!
Very cool! I was just looking at this one last night thinking how elegant it was yet it looked like something I could make in the shop. ('64 XKE)
Well done sir!
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look good. i plan on building my own wheel too.. just cause i like to work with wood. and i have some pretty exotic wood scraps that would look great in a wheel.. was not sure o the thickness.. but see you mention it. will save this for reference and show mine when i get it build down the road.. need a car firs to build. lol. thanks for showing.. im really bad about building things my stuff just to see if i can. last winter i built a full size arcade machine that can play 5000.00 games using emulator called mame. google mame you get the ghist of it.. every shop needs a bar top arcade to bring back our pacmn days
what a beautiful job making your steering wheel , outstanding
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