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Offline Lefty

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79 leather steering wheel recovering or new?
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:57:24 PM »
Hi,
The steering wheel on my 79 is skanky. The rest of the wheel is ok, but could do with refurbishment,
I was wondering if anyone could recommend a company to recover the wheel in leather and insert new padding?
Or was there a preference to replace, and where from.
Wheel is a black leather, 3 spokes are clear polished finished, with black hub.
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Lefty
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Re: 79 leather steering wheel recovering or new?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 05:48:19 AM »
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Re: 79 leather steering wheel recovering or new?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 09:23:33 AM »
I bought a leather black & red one Super Cheap about $140 brand new

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Re: 79 leather steering wheel recovering or new?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 04:14:56 AM »
Thanks GEOFF,
Were you able to bolt it straight on, or did you need to reuse the old steering wheels boss?
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Re: 79 leather steering wheel recovering or new?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 02:29:10 PM »
I reused corvette boss the screws are at 11 & 1 o'clock you need to get a wheel with holes at 12 & 6 o'clock & redrill in between holes to suit the corvette pitch circle. With a tilt column you also have to make a spacer to allow the horn button to clear the end of column I used a 90 mm stormwater end cap, bit of shaping covered in black vinyl & all works as per original