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Old 05-11-2019, 10:50 PM   #1
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impala steering wheel

would like to put a 64 or 65 impala steering wheel on 72 c10, stock, no tilt. anyone done this? problems? i would get a 15 or 16" repo. thanks.
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:19 PM   #2
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Re: impala steering wheel

Yep, done it. Nope, no problems.
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:53 AM   #3
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I have a 67 Chevelle wheel on my 71 C-10 that I refinished and leather wrapped it. I also re did my 64 SS wheel. I have a 67 truck wheel I'm re doing also. I cut it off and made it smaller. I stopped working on it over Christmas and just haven't gotten back on it yet. I I also fixed a original wood steering wheel for the 64 Impala and it's the one I like the best. These wheels fit the truck columns are the car columns of the 60,70's.

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Old 05-12-2019, 02:21 PM   #4
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Re: impala steering wheel

Impala wheel is the same dia. as the stock wheel.... a little BIG but comfortable for steering with 2 fingers while resting my elbow on the arm rest or console on the seat. Couldn't do that with the small wood rim Grant in the truck before. I shortened the steering column moving the wheel closer to the dash. Get the smaller repro, I used this original 'cause it's the right color, I got a pretty good deal on it and it's in fair shape... kinda patina.
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Re: impala steering wheel

Rustybucket, that looks awesome, I think I'll go with the 15inch,that's what I was wondering if there was any issues in installing, I'm not lazy by no means but I have done so much retrofitting and fab work in the past, the older I get the more I like bolton's. Cool cat.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:18 AM   #6
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Re: impala steering wheel

Thanks Rooster, I've always liked the '59/'60 Impala wheels. When I was about 8yrs. old My Uncle bought a '59 Impala 348 4spd. & I remember the red steering wheel. I'd imagine that your repro wheel's installation should be pretty easy and have instructions.
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'66 Plymouth Belvedere City of Miami cop car clone

'70 Nova 406"sb, 13.5-1, solid roller, Brodix, p.glide/t.brake, back halved, 9" Ford, spool 4.88, cage,ladder bar/coilover, 10.5 tire....... SOLD!!
'67 C10 short/step side mount spare -- shop ornament, needs resto.... SOLD!!
'72 Jimmy 2wd, 350/350, ps, pb, fun driver, lots of bondo & a shiny red paint job..... SOLD!!
'69 Nova 350, 4spd, A/C, ps, p.b, needs resto...SOLD!!
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:09 AM   #7
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Re: impala steering wheel

68 and earlier GM car wheels work on the 67-72 trucks.

In 69 the ignition moved to the column for the locking mechanism and the steering wheel hubs got bigger.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:36 AM   #8
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Re: impala steering wheel

That is true, but post-68s still bolt on. It depends on the wheel whether it looks ok being bigger than hub. The problem would be a 68-earlier on a post-68, looking at the exposed hub behind the wheel (if wheel center is small like most). Post-72 trucks have locking column and truck wheels all the way up to airbags look fine for fitment. The view from the driver's seat is all you see
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:38 PM   #9
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Re: impala steering wheel

Thanks everyone for the info, my truck has a early 90's wheel now, I like the comfort and it's the perfect size. Why can't I leave anything alone? Hats off to the guys who are content,haha.
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