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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
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  2. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
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    ahhhh, now Ryan Cochran has become a low-life used car seller. Beware World!

    love, love, love the steering wheel
     
  3. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    curious as to the price ranges of those wheels...inquirin' minds.
     
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  4. Pearlcraft-done wheels are a work of art.
     

  5. jeta12
    Joined: Oct 14, 2012
    Posts: 235

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    Must have one....Great looking wheels. Thanks Ryan for posting these.
     
  6. Beautiful wheel. I regret the day I sold my '65 Riv. If I could ever find one as nice, and all black like it, I would buy it in a blink!
     
  7. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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    Excellent looking wheels. Did you keep the one from your Riv? I would have had to.It is kind of a work of art.
     
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  8. Those are beautiful! Absolute works of art!
     
  9. Way too cool!
     
  10. That looks great.
     
  11. texdesoto
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  12. Dreddybear
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    600-800 Last I checked. Well worth it.
     
  13. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 852

    froghawk
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    After all these years it's not often I wish I still had my '59 Pontiac, but imagining its steering wheel in white or silver-grey Pearlcraft makes me wish I did. With the lurex-fleck carpet, "jeweltone" silver and white "morrokide" upholstery plus the chrome and aluminum surfaces it would've been a real feast for the eyes!
     
  14. That Riviera is a beautiful car, the Borrani's will always make it special. What color is the paint anyway?
     
  15. 7car7
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
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    7car7
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    from Washington

  16. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,660

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    Thanks for the post, I had just posted about wheel restoration, but this takes it to a whole new level! Sorry to hear you sold the Rivi, I saw it at Roundup for the first time with the Borranis and sure liked the result. Obviously someone else did too and made you an offer you couldn't refuse....................................can't wait to see what's next!
     
  17. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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    That's sad,you should have kept it.So,what did you get,a Volvo ;)
     
  18. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,033

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    I have wanted to send my steering wheel to Pearlcraft for years. I've just always been leery of sending it all the way down there. Why isn't there someone in the US doing this?!

    ps I hope the Riviera stays in the Austin area so we can still see it at local shows!
     
  19. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    autobilly
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    Expensive. Plus postage.
    You've also got to have a spare wheel if you want to drive your car while your wheel is away.
     
  20. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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    The Buick 8 banjo wheel is........superb! Sorry you found it necessary to sell the Riv. Condolences, Carp
     
  21. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
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    Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Member
    from Hays, Ks

    Oh Baby! Love This!


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  22. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
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    Agreed, the wheel is a beautiful detail to a great Riviera. Now I want one too! Ryan, I was very surprised to see your Riv for sale, but I understand. I've had mine for 13 years now and still have occasional thoughts of selling or trading for something different in my garage. Until I read your ad. You nailed it with the claim of driving it 75mph being therapeutic. So true. Rivieras are in my blood too. Good luck, cant wait to see your next ride.
     
  23. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
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    mashed
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    from 4077th

    I will assume you sold it with another steering wheel.
     
  24. Jesse James's Merc has a beatiful pearlcraft wheel.
     
  25. haychrishay
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
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    Could be worse... he could be a politician
     
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  26. jack_pine
    Joined: Jan 20, 2007
    Posts: 352

    jack_pine
    Member
    from Motor City

    There was another Riv at Roundup that had a pearly wheel AND pearl where the woodgrain used to be on the dash and console. Super suave!

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  27. MRpants
    Joined: Feb 19, 2010
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    MRpants
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    from pea ridge

    dang those are pretty.
     
  28. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    mgtstumpy
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    Photo0377.jpg
    I used another supplier down under for both my wheels rather than Pearlcraft. Just as good IMHO and a quality job that has stood the test of time. I haven't seen the fellow for a few years now and he may have stopped doing them altogether. From memory he used a 3M brand product.
     
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  29. I wish I could figure out how to get the depth that Pearlcraft does...
     
  30. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498

    striper
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    They use flattened bowling balls....easy
     
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