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Old 12-26-2012, 09:00 PM
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my steering wheel fabrication

Learned to tig while doing this project.

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I have now chromed it, will post soon.

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

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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.

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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!

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AZLO,

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

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

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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....
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looks dang good. nice work.i like it !
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cool..Somethings are just supposed to be a neat art work..

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awesome work! Love it. Would go great with a lowered Impala. Don't forget the creased Dickies.
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Thanks for the good comments everybody.

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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.

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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!

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

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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....
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.
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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.

Well it looks cool none the less.

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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
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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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