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Old 04-27-2008, 06:56 AM
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Home made steering wheel?

Why haven't more hot rods home made steering wheels? Yes, I know there are hundreds of different after market styles to choose from. And many on vintage car wrecking yards too.

But on the other hand, many of the after market steering wheels are rather expensive and it can not be that difficult to make a nice looking steering wheel?

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Tooling to make a nice steering wheel may be the issue for a lot of fellows..That and i could get very spendy if one had to farm all the machine work out..then if a fellow wanted to make one out of found stuff for a rat rod then it may not be quite as hard..As there are so many nice aftermarket wheels out there it may not be worth the time and effort for many of the guys ..

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Well. I intend to give it a try. We'll see...

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I have a length of chain and a welder.....................

That's so 70s......................
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I have a length of chain and a welder.....................

That's so 70s......................
Thats what I was thinking too!
What are you thinking as far as design? I guess it better be like nothing else if you are going to put in all that work and time into making it.
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Well. I intend to give it a try. We'll see...


All righty, we have someone who intends a little personal touch or two on their build.

I made one years ago for a rod, came out nice in my mind
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:41 AM
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It will not be 70's look.

Imagine a mix of the traditional 3 spoke Grant woodgrip wheel but with D-shape and slightly bent down upper rims.
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I saw one made out of rebar on the net once,Looked pretty good.

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Check out Neophyte's project journal - he made a custom steering wheel for his Chevy.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...age=5&reverse=
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