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Old 08-13-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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Cutdown / resized steering wheel

Wondering what everyone's thoughts are. What would you pay to have a 14 1/2" 1968 steering wheel and horn button. This guy has a buy it now for $350. I think it's cool and definitely something I would want. But seems a little steep in price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330949529478...S:1123&vxp=mtr
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

It's a LOT of work cutting one down...I am not surprised at the price.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

Would you pay it? I'm running a 1990 S-10 wheel now. I don't want a large wheel due to being 6'-5" and personal fitment.....but I do like the 68 stock look.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

I personally would not pay it, lol. But I can see the reason for the cost, and I am sure there are people who would buy one.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

I have seriously considered building a jig and breaking out the welder and doing it myself. I really like that look. Just not sure about the pesos. I assume it is quality work. And i suppose a quality steering wheel is going to cost $250+ anyways.....hmmmm
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

72K5ZL1 on here had one done. Guarantee it was more than that. I like the look as well but wouldnt pay that unless I knew the quality of work firsthand.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

look in the FAQ's....you can do your own wheel, if you can tack weld.
I would post a link but when I do a search I get a blank screen.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:46 PM   #8
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=233643
there is a better one somewhere too. with the wheel getting a smaller diameter.
i'll be darned if I can find it
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #9
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

Someone did one here and had some nice pic's on how he did it, personally i'd move to have the original look and a little smaller diameter.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #10
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

I FINALLY FOUND IT!

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=457422
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:28 PM   #11
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{"This is a Very nice used Custom Wheel.
Excellent Driver Quality! This wouldn't take a lot to make it show quality. Paint is great condition."}


I would love a resized 67-68 wheel in my truck, but at that price it should be show quality.
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

A 67 Chevelle wheel, or 67-68 Camaro wheel is very similar to the 67-68 C10 wheel. There's an article in custom classic trucks magazine outlining how to reduce the diameter of the 67-68 wheel. Good article, but the end product looks funny.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:17 PM   #13
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My wheel came out to 14 1/2
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My wheel came out to 14 1/2
If you're still around here, I'd like to know what you used as fuller for it? That's about the perfect size I want to be with mine
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Re: Cutdown / resized steering wheel

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Wondering what everyone's thoughts are. What would you pay to have a 14 1/2" 1968 steering wheel and horn button. This guy has a buy it now for $350. I think it's cool and definitely something I would want. But seems a little steep in price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330949529478...S:1123&vxp=mtr
I think that is reasonable for a custom piece. How much would you want to charge to do all that? This isn't call Summit and order one, this is true custom work in steel, plastic, and paint. The Taiwan repros cost $200. I'm just glad I'm happy with the stock size.
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If you're still around here, I'd like to know what you used as fuller for it? That's about the perfect size I want to be with mine
That's a good question...I have trouble remembering yesterday let alone 4 years ago. lol

I actually did a 49 steering wheel last year so I do remember what I used, it was two part epoxy called A&B epoxy. One is black and one is white, you mix'em together a start packing. lots of fun
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