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Art & Inspiration Steering wheels - we all got to have one

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Have you ever installed a steering wheel thinking this is perfect for the car your building and then a few years down the road you start thinking a different wheel would look better? HRP
  2. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,853


    Done that many times, Danny. Not only steering wheels, but wheel covers, too. Still's cheaper than changin' women...... :)
  3. While the old beater is down for some new threads I been staring at the old banjo wheel which has been on the car for 30 years and thinking how good a 40 Ford wheel might look. HRP
  4. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,056

    from oregon

    To quote Geoff Peterson (Google him) "OH HELL YEAH"!!!
    I actually have two new ones, one still in the box, may not ever use them, post a photo you say.
    That won't happen, one of them came from the "tweed and pastel" period.:eek:
    I'd like to maintain what little credibility I have left!
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  5. 1940Willys
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 397


    Trends change, follow them if you like? Personal taste changes as we get on in years. Maybe they stay the same through the years. It's your ride equip it with what you like. I've never been one to follow the leader
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  6. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 3,451

    from Ioway

    What's wrong with vise-grips?
  7. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 814

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    mine rides and drives like a truck so.... i have a truck steering wheel in
    its a large diameter wheel to make up for the lack of power steering... it works well as long as i am paying attention when turning left as it is possible to rake my knuckles across the top of the door...….
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  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,095

    Jalopy Joker

  9. mkubacak
    Joined: Jun 20, 2005
    Posts: 75


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  10. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,157

    from texas

    Always liked the older corvette wheels. Finally saw one on a 32 5w several years back. Looked great. Go myself one. Then sold the 54 Chevy and the 32. Looks good hanging in the closet on a clothes hanger.
  11. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,799


    Yes! So now I have a small collection of them.
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  12. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,562

    ramblin dan

    414.jpg And sometimes it's what's behind your steering wheel that makes it special...
  13. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 3,451

    from Ioway

    Hello Darlin'!!
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  14. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,056

    from oregon

    I always liked them too!
    In case someone likes them but think they are a bit big for the small confines of an older hot rod they are being repopped in a smaller diameter.
    If it rocks your "traditional" world just move along.
  15. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,177


    No, not my grand daughter...just some little hotrod girl that saw the passenger door open and went right in.

  16. RECAST LINCOLN.jpg horn.jpg

    Vise Grips just wouldn't work so I did this instead ! LOL
  17. OH YEAH! I've got this one for my 56.
  18. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 961


    I just had to try out my '59 Impala wheel on the T. Sure enough, I managed to break the plastic ring which springs back the horn ring. The good thing is, this is available new but the cost of it coupled with the shipping is too much for a cheapskate like me so that means I have to find someone else who needs to buy mid-fifties Chev parts to include my little piece in his shipment. Some days are diamonds...

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  19. Always liked the old banjo wheel on old Fords and the Vette wheel too. Worst wheel I ever had though was an old tri-five Chevy I bought years ago that had about a 10 inch chrome chain wheel on it. What a horrible mess it was, couldn't get it off quick enough.
  20. love the 59 impala wheel also!
    (there's one there somewhere)
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  21. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 779

    jim snow

    Changed the wheel on the 41 about 7 or 8 times. I finally settled on a repop 40 wheel. Love it. Snowman
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  22. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,477

    pecker head

    A5A55E5D-5A4C-4EA3-A11D-0B7C0C53D574.jpeg Orange glitter wheel. Been on here over 10 years.
  23. Great pic, I haven’t had slip on checker board Vans in 30 years.
  24. You mean one of these?

  25. I've changed mine before hitting the road for the first time.
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  26. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 3,088

    from Oregon

    I have one exactly just like that octagon steering wheel except it's not gold, it is not round and it does not have plastic grips ....but it is exactly like yours :D
  27. I tend to spend a small fortune in time and money getting the “right” steering wheels for my cars. The dash and the steering wheel are the two things you look at most if you are driving the car. It makes sense to be picky on these items.
    I built a 1938 Studebaker banjo for my 1929 Ford cabriolet.
    I am building a 1953 Buick wheel for my 1951 Ford

    No photo yet.
    I will build a 1939 Packard banjo for my 1929 Ford coupe.
    I will roll a smaller rim and make my own horn button when I get to it.
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  28. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 545

    Dennis D

    I sure am glad to find out I'm not the only one with this problem. Maybe we could come up with a steering wheel exchange program? D
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  29. I have always thought mine are just what I wanted!:cool: Although I do like Vise grips.:p
    Coupe= SC19.jpg
    Rumblers 040.JPG
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