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Old 08-09-2008, 02:33 AM
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Scratch built steering wheel

Im here working offshore, looking at a big roll of 5/16 stainless chain & decided I am building a chain link wheel.
Never even removed a wheel though, so not sure what kind of holes/bolt pattern I should put into it.
So, what kind of holes & spacing would you guys recommend? I dont have a ride at the moment (working on the bike), but the next one will likely be a 60's-70's gm of some description.
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I find myself a Grant aftermarket wheel as all they are are a simple plate that bolt to a column adapter..use the grant column adapter to fit the column that you are using and then cut a center out of a piece of plate and then weld up a circle out of the chain for the rim of the wheel..the adapters are cheap enough that getting one online and using it as the pattern for the holes needed in the plate is feasable..



http://www.grantproducts.com/t-faq.aspx
http://www.grantproducts.com/c-225-s...tion-kits.aspx

You can see the bolt pattern used in the pic..

these are chain wheels they make:
http://www.grantproducts.com/c-21-chain-wheels.aspx

using this info running your self up a custom wheel is a doable thing...

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Let's also put this thread in General Rodding Tech.


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Just remember chain wheels get real hot real fast sitting in the sun when plated. It would be cool to get it rubber/pvc/vinyl dipped with a mettalic flake in it .
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