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post #1 of 88 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 20, 1:52 AM Thread Starter
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Show me your steering wheel

I'm thinking of replacing my '67 Chevelle original steering wheel with something like this:
https://www.opgi.com/interior-accessories/steering-wheels-accessories/retro-leather-steering-wheel-kits-with-slots/steering-wheel-kit-1967-68-chevrolet-retro-wslots-red-bowtie-pol-hi-rise-ch31043.html

I definitely want leather wheel. If you've replaced your original steering wheel I've love to see a photo or a website link.
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post #2 of 88 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 20, 3:58 AM
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I don't like modern steering wheels. I like the old style Cragars, Covcos and Grants in metal flake and wood..
Getting a smaller diameter wheel will help that slow factory steering out a bunch.. I have a 14:1 Lee box with this 13" wheel and its very nimble with a very fast return to center after a turn..
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I decided to try and use an original comfort grip wheel with a leather wrap, the type that you sew closed.
The wheel I had was blue. I don't think it looks too bad. Not the greatest picture tho.
Only downside is that it covers up the trim ring on the outside. But I'm gonna give it a try.
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I'm another one who likes the old school cushion grip with spokes. I went with a Grant from NPD. Had a similar but smaller diameter wheel in before I installed the tilt column and fast ratio steering box. I always end up scratching the leather wheels up in my other cars with my wedding ring.
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post #8 of 88 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 20, 12:58 PM
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Have an 81 Z/28 rope wheel I used sem dye on looks factory
I really do like leather wrapped ones but not sure how it would look on a red interior...or if I dyed it would look goofy?
If they made a smaller version of the stocker Id use it.

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post #9 of 88 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 20, 1:07 PM
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I decided to try and use an original comfort grip wheel with a leather wrap, the type that you sew closed.
The wheel I had was blue. I don't think it looks too bad. Not the greatest picture tho.
Only downside is that it covers up the trim ring on the outside. But I'm gonna give it a try.
Where did you get the wrap? Looks good.

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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post #12 of 88 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 20, 4:40 PM
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I'm thinking of replacing my '67 Chevelle original steering wheel with something like this:
https://www.opgi.com/interior-access...e-ch31043.html

I definitely want leather wheel. If you've replaced your original steering wheel I've love to see a photo or a website link.
If you want a leather wheel consider a C3 wheel. I have a three spoke wheel from one of the later (early 80's?) model C3 cars. It bolts directly onto the hub that holds the 3 spoke wood wheels from the some of the Chevies of that era. That hub bolts right onto the stock steering column....tighten the nut and done. The Vette wheel is leather, it has the thicker grip rim diameter and it is of smaller diameter than the factory wheels from that era. I got mine from one of the Corvette resto houses. They redid it in new black leather and I really like the size look and feel of the wheel. I should add it has a somewhat shallower dish that allows for a more comfortable arm hand position when driving.
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I use to have this Steering Wheel in my 65 GTO in the 80s

https://www.jegs.com/i/Grant/470/213/10002/-1
the Horn never seem to work right and the Button would fall off often

Since the Orginal 67 Steering Wheel was Cracked in a few places I bought one of these

https://www.jegs.com/i/Grant/470/405...oductId=746022

The Horn Button on this one works great

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1969 L78 SS Chevelle. I replaced the stocker with a 3-spoke "cushion grip" wheel.
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I've used this Momo more than a few times, just feels good to me.
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