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Technical Quick release boss to 1928 steering wheel.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 282doorUK, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. 282doorUK
    Joined: Mar 6, 2015
    Posts: 114


    Only having a small lathe I had to find another way to turn off the old boss, so I introduced it to Mr Shaper.

    The boss is a super cheap Chinese one, the brass piece in the wheel center acts as a lock tab for the bolts.

    The mottled spoke colour is just a few coats of exterior wood stain slapped on over etch primer quite roughly, which I'm quite pleased with.


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  2. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,053


    Very cool.
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  3. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,822

    sloppy jalopies

    [I've a big belly] , so a removable wheel works well...
    i too use the speedway style... they sell a hex, and a splined...
    have used both, the hex is much faster/easier to line-up the wheel ...
    but it gets sloppy after some time, the spline is slower to line-up but stays tighter longer...
    my $0.02 ...
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  4. 282doorUK
    Joined: Mar 6, 2015
    Posts: 114


    That's what I found too, I bought a hex type then sent it back and bought a splined one which is much better, if I have the need to be slop free (tech inspection) I just put a polythene bag over the splines before putting the wheel on and tear off the excess, which works quite well.

  5. gary macdonald
    Joined: Jan 18, 2021
    Posts: 116

    gary macdonald

    Great way to use the shaper . Ive not used mine in 30 plus yrs . Ive used a gap bed lathe alot since acquired. Thinking out of the box is what I enjoy learning about . Thanks .
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  6. 282doorUK
    Joined: Mar 6, 2015
    Posts: 114


    Even if i had a gap bed lathe I don't know how easy it would be to get a sound grip on that wheel center because of the way it's made of folded sheet metal.
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  7. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,672


    I had to go look up shapers! Learned something on a Sunday morning
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  8. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 725


    Great to see a shaper in don't see many of those anymore!
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