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Old 10-27-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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Lets talk steering wheel ideas!

Hi all,

As many of you know i'm in the process of finishing up the frame off restoration of my 72 GMC Jimmy. The truck was mostly stock but had an aftermarket steering wheel on it. That steering wheel isn't right for this truck (see picture).

I'm looking for inspiration. What steering wheel do you think i should put on the truck? My truck is mostly stock, its been repainted in the original color. there is no lift. I put in leather instead of vinyl seats and i'm reupholstering the doors in brown leather, but it is made to mimic the stock look. I'm using orange seatbelts rather than white to give it a little bit of custom look.


I have heard many talking up the chevelle 15" steering wheel with a softgrip on it. I'm considering that. What other ideas do you think i should consider? Pictures are worth a thousand words!!!

Thanks all!
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:10 PM   #2
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Re: Lets talk steering wheel ideas!

Is the Chevelle wheel a 3-spoke? I do like the look of those.
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:22 PM   #3
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Yes, its a 3 spoke. polished aluminum.

I also like the rosewood 15" steering wheels that you see in many of the 67-72 truck catalogs.

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Old 10-28-2018, 11:47 AM   #4
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You're going to have a very nice rig once you're done.
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:25 PM   #5
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Thanks! I see you're in orem, i travel there semi frequently. My brother lives on traverse mountain, just above the outlets in Lehi. I hope i get to bring my truck by his house one day.
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Old 10-29-2018, 08:20 AM   #6
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Re: Lets talk steering wheel ideas!

As mentioned above, the 69-72 GM “Comfort Grip” steering wheel. Buy a 67-68 Camaro installation kit which fits the smaller diameter columns before they had the ignition in the column. I have them in my Camaro, my ‘69 short step, and even in my CJ-5!

That or an ‘88-‘94 truck with either “Chevrolet” or “GMC” on the horn button depending on the flavor of your truck. If you like a larger diameter wheel, this is the way to go.
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Old 10-29-2018, 08:32 AM   #7
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Never came on a K/5....but period correct...just an idea
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:16 AM   #8
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A1971blazer, that steering wheel looks really nice. I only wish I could get a GMC horn cap or even a blank cap instead of the bowtie. Any ideas?
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A1971blazer, that steering wheel looks really nice. I only wish I could get a GMC horn cap or even a blank cap instead of the bowtie. Any ideas?
I never thought about a GMC horn button....?
I suppose there isn't one available...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-1973-S...3:pf:0&vxp=mtr
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All of my trucks have this Chevett steering wheel
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I never thought about a GMC horn button....?
I suppose there isn't one available...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-1973-S...3:pf:0&vxp=mtr


that is an awesome find on ebay! I'm going to order that steering wheel, it looks just like what you got on your truck + the GMC logo on the horn cap. Thank you so much for the link!!
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All of my trucks have this Chevett steering wheel
I worked for Hertz when the Chevette came out. I've driven too many of them; I'm afraid that steering wheel would give me horrible flashbacks.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:58 PM   #13
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Grant 926. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/grt-926

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Old 11-03-2018, 08:33 AM   #14
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This is what I am doing. Will be padded and stitched leather.
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I'm interested in how this is going to go back together? Weld it up and bondo it or?
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Re: Lets talk steering wheel ideas!

I think these came on Safaris or GMC Canyons 1992 or earlier and are 15" diameter.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:55 PM   #17
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Tom, this looks awesome. I've always wondered why somebody with the skills didn't offer a smaller diameter version of the factory steering wheel. No other wheel looks right to me. This looks like it's gonna be very cool. Please keep us updated on your progress.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #18
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Gm comfort grip steering wheel. I love it!
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