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Old 11-21-2005, 08:52 AM
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Your thoughts on LeCarra steering wheels?

I am in the market for a steering wheel and really like the look of the LeCarra Mark 3 or 4 three spoke wheel. I was wondering if anyone who has used one has anything positive or negative to say about LeCarra wheels.

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I purchased a LeCarra sterring wheel for my 34 project and it looks great. I did however have to get the adapter hub machined a bit to work with my Ididit steering column. When installed and tightened down it would bind at the very top of the column.

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As much as it pains me to buy anything made in France, the LeCarra steering wheels are very nice. I've had one on each of my last two projects and they bolted right up to my Chevy columns.
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I agree Centerline, I almost would rather buy Chinese.

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Lecarra is a American business now...
This is a copy of some information I found on the internet.......while looking for information on the LeCarra 40 Ford steering wheel.

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Originally Posted by SUPERCHEVY
the company entered the whole new market of street rodding, which embraced the stylish and comfortable steering wheels they produced. After twelve years of building the France-based business, the two brothers sold it to American Ross Adams, who also took a 12-year stint working the steering wheel market. It wasn't until 2000 that Lecarra's current owner, Chuck Losey, transformed the 90 percent French manufactured business, into a 100 percent U.S. business.
http://superchevy.com/technical/addi...104sc_lecarra/

Is the page on the internet IF you want to read the article.



Here is a real 17 inch diameter 40 Ford steering wheel adapted to the Chevy/GMC van tilt. This is NOT the LeCarra kit. Their 40 Ford repro copy wheel is 15 inches in diameter and a stock 40 Ford is 17....


This is in my 32 3Window.....photo taken the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I may buy their wheel....the 17 incher looks a little bit large in the small 3W......But it is without all the other interior so .......it may look correct as I add pieces.


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No kidding Deuce, that 17" whell must be right up against the door when closed.

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that 17" wheel must be right up against the door when closed.

Vince

Not really..........the 32 came with a 17 inch wheel originally. The column is in about the place a stock 32 3W is and at the same angle. I have been real careful as to the placement of the steering column, the floor boards and the toe boards. I have the stock 32 3W seat also ........I want the stock Ford designed " Human Comfort " ( ergonomics ) that was designed in it. I have ridden in a bunch of uncomfortable rods because those features were not taken into consideration.

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Lecarra is a American business now...
That's nice to know. Unfortunately the brand new LeCarra wheel I bought last summer for my truck still says "Made in France" on the back. Must have been NOS.
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Well.........what can I say ? ?

I just read it on the article.....have never bought anything from them......but I might.....buy the 40 Ford wheel stuff.


Here's a photo of a 40 Ford Lecarra wheel in a 32 3W .....that I found on the web...it looks better .....as in not too big.

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Here is my experience with LeCarra. http://hotrodders.com/cgibin/rls/mag...1&icon-status=

Very positive. I had read the history of LeCarra. They were a French company, gentleman in Tennessee purchased them leaving the production in France and assembly in TN. Recently I believe the production was moved to TN. May have been at article in Street Rodder.
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Here's a pic of my new wheel in the truck. Also had one in my pro-street 41 and I really like them.

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