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Re: Resize a stock steering wheel
latroca52 #1435190 Thu Dec 30 2021 06:30 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback on this topic I will do some more research on another steering wheel that will work well with my stock steering column.


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Re: Resize a stock steering wheel
latroca52 #1435291 Fri Dec 31 2021 01:23 AM
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FYI:

I think Classic Truck Magazine sold out to Motor Trend (the link I posted above).

Re: Resize a stock steering wheel
latroca52 #1437152 Thu Jan 13 2022 09:52 PM
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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.
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Re: Resize a stock steering wheel
latroca52 #1437548 Sun Jan 16 2022 11:15 PM
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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.

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Re: Resize a stock steering wheel
latroca52 #1437551 Sun Jan 16 2022 11:59 PM
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The link is on page one if you want to use it for reference.

Re: Resize a stock steering wheel
buoymaker #1437554 Mon Jan 17 2022 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by buoymaker
The link is on page one if you want to use it for reference.
Yes indeed. I passed right by that link as I scanned the replies.

Looks to be the same set of pics I saw some time ago. Good reference!
Well, my description pales to that thread with pics.

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