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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squeaky32, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    My heart shaped wheel.

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  2. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
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    from Wa.St.

    Before and after!
    wheelA.jpg steering wheel 1.jpg
     
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  3. heres mine
     

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  4. Cerberus
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    Here's the one in my '36 "Special Construction"
     

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  5. big duece
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    from kansas

    Corvette for my 5w build...
     

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  6. ROADSTER1927
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    Not a great pic but you get the FATMAN Idea-------Gary:D
     

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  7. squeaky32
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    How about some cut steering wheels? I'd like to see some of those


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  8. Somebody
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    Like this?
     

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  9. Agree with the translucent wheels looking sharp!
    My Grandpa installed a Lincoln translucent wheel a few months after he took delivery summer of 41 - it is still on the old girl - I just dig the way it looks when the sun shines through it.
     
  10. squeaky32
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    Exactly, I want some ideas to do mine


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  11. chevyfordman
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    A chevy II wheel.
     

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  12. 56premiere
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    Thank you for the compliments, mtm and sq32. Sq32 I have another wheel. Not much plastic left Horn ring pitted. Hrp, your wagon is nice. Jack
     
  13. theHIGHLANDER
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    The translucent look can be done in almost any color. Many moons ago I did an OT blue wheel. OK, it was for a Road Runner. The OEM wheel wasn't as "ghostly" as some of the 40s stuff but it had that look. On that one I did blue pearl over the base interior color. The blue would come out real strong so I was really conservative at 1st. Next I mixed up some candy blue with toner base (transparent) and ran it through the gun without cleaning the pearl remnants out. The blue candy was quite strong so I reduced it about 200% then just kept floating it on there. Even in the booth it looked real dark so I took it outdoors. That rich blue really toned down the pearl effect and it looked almost New Old Stock. There's only 1 'danger' to this approach, and that's rings on your fingers. It will scratch if you're not careful. Sorry, no pics of the blue one...
     
  14. Somebody
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    How did the wheel work out? (I made a new account.) Looks good in there BTW. It's a Nova wheel, but the same one was also used on '66 Custom cab pickups. The '60-'65 Custom cabs used the '58-'60 car wheel with the '59-'60 horn ring. (Non-Impala) Lots of fun and interesting facts and interchangeability in the steering wheel world, they are a lot of fun to mess with.
     
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  15. scrap metal 48
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    1949 Ford wheel in my old A coupe...
     

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  16. Fedman
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    49 Steering Wheels are beautiful!
     
  17. 50Fraud
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    Is the wheel for your Lincoln, or something else? I prefer to have the style of the wheel suit the period and style of the car, like these:

    '40 Dlx wheel in a '34 pickup:
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    Bell sprint car wheel in a T track roadster:
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    Repainted stock wheel in a '56 Victoria:
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    Nardi Anni 64 (I think) in a '50 Victoria:
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    IMO American steering wheels in upmarket cars of the '40s and '50s were often beautiful, especially the ones with cool horn rings. I think there were some nice ones in Fords, Chryslers, and Oldsmobiles, but I'd probably pick the best-looking one I could find that would fit my existing spline.
     
  18. squeaky32
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    I'm planning on running a 56 premiere wheel in the Lincoln, but the gf wants me to build her a squarebird with a more 60s custom style to it so I've been looking for some ideas


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  19. Stic
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    ...
     
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  20. squeaky32
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    haha i love the license plate
     
  21. RustyNCA
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    That's the same wheel I am running, just stock size. I like the leather wrap though, that's very cool.

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  22. docmike
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    I've got a '51 Chevy and I'm going to need to restore the wheel. What is the best product to use to fill the cracks?
     
  23. falcongeorge
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    Oh yea!
     
  24. RustyNCA
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    I used some JB Weld stick putty stuff. I don't remember the name of if, but you cut it off the stick, nead it till it mixes well, and it is movable and shapeable with a bit of water on your finger tip.

    This is the wheel I started with..

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    And the way it came out.

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  25. bonzo-1
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    Early 50s Merc wheel.
     

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  26. 50-51 Pontiac
     

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  27. Somebody
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    A few I'm working on today.
     

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  28. freeflynstl
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    I made this earlier this year for '37 Pickup. I made it to match the shift lever I bought from Limey Steve. Kinda matches. I got the idea from a thread I saw on here written by Metalshapes. Same idea, same procedure just executed slightly different.

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    Andy from STL
     
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  29. remopar
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    banjo style steering wheels seem to fit the era
     
  30. classic gary
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    i've made it hard for myself, lol, my three choices:
    red and gold will need a paint job, it's from a boat.
    the other two just need a clean up.
    i'm leaning towards the red/gold one.;)
     

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