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azlo 12-26-2012 10:00 PM

my steering wheel fabrication
 
Learned to tig while doing this project.

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I have now chromed it, will post soon.

cobalt327 12-26-2012 11:43 PM

Pretty wild! Kind of reminds me of that black widow bike the Tuttuls built.:cool:

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MARTINSR 12-27-2012 09:14 AM

I really worry about the structural design, looks prone to failure by collapse or twisting especially. But with that aside, what a great how to video on putting something like that together, very well thought out process.

Brian

S10xGN 12-27-2012 10:32 AM

Azlo,

Have you been in Dallas long? I'm thinking you better be packing gloves between April and November or that chain rim will absolutely fry your fingers! :D

Russ

texastomeh 12-27-2012 11:01 AM

AZLO,

Beautiful job man - on both the wheel and the video!!:thumbup:

It is not exactly "my cup of tea", but I admire and commend your craftmanship!!:thumbup::thumbup:

Tom

boatbob2 12-27-2012 11:01 AM

Steering Wheel.........
 
Did you make that wheel,just to show you could?or are you actually going to drive using it? believe me,that will be the most UNCOMFORTABLE wheel,you have ever used,i drove my buddies car,what a chain wheel like that,it was terrible....:nono:

geezer69 12-27-2012 11:03 AM

looks dang good. nice work.i like it !

OneMoreTime 12-27-2012 11:09 AM

cool..Somethings are just supposed to be a neat art work..

Sam

tech69 12-27-2012 11:35 AM

awesome work! Love it. Would go great with a lowered Impala. Don't forget the creased Dickies. :mwink:

azlo 12-27-2012 08:33 PM

Thanks for the good comments everybody.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MARTINSR (Post 1627532)
I really worry about the structural design, looks prone to failure by collapse or twisting especially. But with that aside, what a great how to video on putting something like that together, very well thought out process.

Brian

Before chroming it i threw it on the pavement a couple of times. i thought it was gonna crack or come apart, I checked & it looked good. After I installed it I hit with my palms pretty hard. I know its not an osha approoved test but its been strong.

Quote:

Originally Posted by S10xGN (Post 1627548)
Azlo,

Have you been in Dallas long? I'm thinking you better be packing gloves between April and November or that chain rim will absolutely fry your fingers! :D

Russ

LOL, Yep your right I already felt it. but I bought a cover to go over it when its hot.

Quote:

Originally Posted by boatbob2 (Post 1627557)
Did you make that wheel,just to show you could?or are you actually going to drive using it? believe me,that will be the most UNCOMFORTABLE wheel,you have ever used,i drove my buddies car,what a chain wheel like that,it was terrible....:nono:

First it was just to see if I could. Then I installed it on the old van. Been driving for 3 months. I have to say that I love it but It may be because I built it and the sense of self acomplishment. But I am getting a bit tired of the attention at the drive through. Sometimes at the gas station, the same question. "where u buy that steering?"

Im Ok with it, I learned a lot though. Thanks again for the good comments.

MARTINSR 12-27-2012 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by azlo (Post 1627738)

Before chroming it i threw it on the pavement a couple of times. i thought it was gonna crack or come apart, I checked & it looked good. After I installed it I hit with my palms pretty hard. I know its not an osha approoved test but its been strong.



LOLOL, I always laugh when I see a bodyman at work after welding a rad support in give it a little tug with his hands. Yep, it passed the test. :D

Well it looks cool none the less.:thumbup:

Brian

gearheadslife 12-28-2012 12:40 AM

it's mostlike stronger than any oem wheel.. look at the 50-60's wheels and the tiny rims..
you can bend them without try'n . just drumming on them to metalica ..

it'll be fine

azlo 12-29-2012 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gearheadslife (Post 1627842)
it's mostlike stronger than any oem wheel.. look at the 50-60's wheels and the tiny rims..
you can bend them without try'n . just drumming on them to metalica ..

it'll be fine

Amen to that!!


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