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WTB: 57 Star Chief Steering Wheel


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Would like to buy a nice original (or restored) black or white steering wheel for my 57 Star Chief.  Not interested in one that has to be restored, since I already have one of those.  LOL

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  • Ringo64 changed the title to WTB: 57 Star Chief Steering Wheel

the one thing i am going to do is get my upholstery guy to make me a nice leather lace up rim cover... i kinda like cow hide steering wheels...it justA has a nice feel. as opposed to manufactured plastic steering wheels :cheers:

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I'm with Kiwi on this one. That is a very repairable wheel. It just takes some time and patience.

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That is classy looking steering wheel bro. Can wait to see pics of your progress!

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Jerry, you are a braver man than I am. I had this with my '56 Bel Air wheel, but I sent it away to be repaired and painted. It lasted the 10 years I had the car, and still looked like a new wheel when I sold her. Was expensive though if I recall.

On 1/5/2022 at 11:39 AM, 64 kiwi boni said:

Thats one nice looking Wheel Russel👍

Thanks, it feels nice to when driving, not too small, but not large like the standard one, especially as I have power steering.

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18 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

yip i for one certainly agree with JustA :cheers:

 i am interested in how Jerry gets on with the jb weld... i have never sanded it before... it may work very well being so hard!!🙄

I used JB Weld to fill in the hole in the middle of my wife's mixing bowl, which used to have a blender through the bottom, as she liked the glass bowl to use. After filling the hole in (about ½" diameter) over several times, I then ground it smooth with some grinding stones in my cordless drill until they were super smooth to touch. This was five years ago and it's still going strong.

 

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1 hour ago, KiwiStarChief said:

I used JB Weld to fill in the hole in the middle of my wife's mixing bowl, which used to have a blender through the bottom, as she liked the glass bowl to use. After filling the hole in (about ½" diameter) over several times, I then ground it smooth with some grinding stones in my cordless drill until they were super smooth to touch. This was five years ago and it's still going strong.

 

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Very good test for jb weld Russel 👍👍😀

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Love it! The Washtubman lives on. Perhaps you could wear a cape with WTM on it and wear your undies on the outside.

I also used fibreglass resin to go over the entire rim (after the epoxy putty) to build up the rim thickness and to make everything nice & glossy smooth. Epoxy putty shouldn't be 'runny.' You form a paste using your fingers and when it starts to get physically warm (epoxy chemical reaction) push it into the cracks. It will work a treat.

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