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onetrick56's 1964 Grand Prix

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My GTO has an old aftermarket wheel in it that needs replacing. My question is about the depth of steering wheels. When I adjust my seat so I can comfortably reach the pedals, I feel like I'm too close to the wheel, I feel a bit crowded. I'm looking to get the wheel a little farther away from me. Are the Pontiac wheels you can get from OPG or Ames deep or are they on the shallower side? I'm open to a non-Pontiac wheel as well. I attached a pic of the wheel I have now (I know I need to clean up some of my wiring).

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As an alternative to your steering wheel, might I suggest you look for relocation brackets for your bucket seats. There are kits available that relocate the mounting brackets of the driver and passenger seat two inches further back - away from the steering wheel.

 Universal kit from Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/YearOne-Wheels-Universal-relocation-brackets/dp/B01H611QTE

 

Kit speciific to GM A-bodys from JEGS

https://www.jegs.com/i/Golden-Star/189/SB03-64S/10002/-1

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I still have plenty of room to put my seat back, but if I do, I’m reaching for the pedals. I have my seat where I want it, I just feel cramped by the wheel. I’m 5’11”  so it’s not that I’m short, maybe it just is what it is and I’m Just spoiled by modern cars where you can push the wheel farther away if you need to. 

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Would you suggest putting the blocks under the front or the back to make more room?

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