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Steering Wheel Dia.

This may be a dumb question but I am ordering a steering wheel for my 32 ford project. What diameter wheel is most used. Don't want something that looks to big for the small car but also don't want a wheel that is too small and hard to drive. My car does have R&P if that make a difference. Thanks for any info.

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Let's put this in General Rodding Tech.

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wheel dia..

i'd say u need to make that judgement to what feels best.. but u may want to go to your dmv web site and see if there is a min dia allowed...
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Make a cardboard representation of various diameter steering wheels and just see which size feels best. The interior of a 32 Ford is rather cramped and it's just impractical to have too large a steering wheel. A manual R&P is going to be hard to steer when stopped regardless of your steering wheel diameter.

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I have the 40 Ford style steering wheel in my 32 Ford 3W coupe. It is a 15 inch wheel. I find it to be the ideal size for me. I am 6 foot 2 inches tall and not thin.



I had a stock original 40 Ford wheel in the coupe but it was too large ...



As you can see ... it was too large to be comfortable but it really did make turning the wheels easier when sitting still.


Here is a photo journal on the 3W and it's components


http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=1&reverse=1

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Steering Wheel Dia.

Thanks all for your help. I did make a few cardboard templates as suggested and it looks like a 15 inch diameter wheel is going to work. Thanks Deuce for the photos. That really helped. I was hoping that someone with a 32 coupe would respond. Again, thanks everyone for your help.
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