We are still asking: What did you get done on your Bolt today ????
The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt this weekend?"
After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.
I found a wheel from a Fiero at Pick your Part. It has 3 spokes similar to the original wheel and has a slight dish to it. I replaced the horn cap with one from a mid 70's Camaro and used a bowtie emblem in the center. Also installed the stock turn signal cancel plate and it works well. Fred
1956 3100 Pickup/Red/350/3sp OD/PS/Disc Brakes 1957 Bel Air Sport Coupe/Red/355/TH350/PS/Disc Brakes 2017 Silverado LT Single Cab SB/Black/5.3/6 Speed Trans 1947 Willys CJ2A w/F-Head engine
I saw a thread elsewhere where a 1960-66 C10 steering wheel that was “shrunk”. The work was more than I would want to put into a project, but the result looked nice. The diameter of the wheel was made smaller by cutting the spokes shorter and then re-welding them to the hub. Sections were removed from the outer ring and then the pieces that remained were placed in a jig to align them so they could be welded together again into a smaller ring. Most of the original wheel outer plastic (or whatever polymer it is) was retained but the gaps where the welding occurred were filled with an epoxy much like JB weld and shaped to resemble the original wheel material. All done and painted it looked nice but not what my time is worth. Just saying.
A smaller diameter aftermarket wheel is worth the money IMO. I will say that the aftermarket wheels do a poor job at helping the average Joe figure out how to make the horn work again when installing a new steering wheel. That’s been my stalling point when I think about installing the new wheel I still have in the. I’d on the shelf.
Itroca 52 Sure you can re-size a steering wheel,get one that needs help,cut it down to your dimensions weld metal frame. Make a mold the shape you want pour in epoxy,file and sand,paint. Not rocket science !!