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Topic: How Do I Fix a "Cracked" Steering Wheel?
From:Farmington Hills, MI
Registered: Feb 2000
posted 03-02-2000 09:59 AM
Family of Ford Fanatics,
I have a 68 blue steering wheel. It is separated in two places (perfectly straight separations). Should I fill the separations with something? What should I use? I also want to make this a parchment color steering wheel. Is there any special prep so that the parchment paint will stick? Would you just buy a new aftermarket parchment steering wheel instead of doing the restoration?
Just getting into the restoration
project . . .
From:Saco, Maine, USA
Registered: May 99
posted 03-02-2000 12:03 PM
I don't have my catalogs with me, so I don't know if a new parchment wheel is available. That would be your best option.
There are companies that repair them.
There are also kits available, such as this one from Eastwood;
STEERING WHEEL RESTORATION KIT W/O PULLER
One of the Mustang Magazines had an article on this very subject, a few months ago.
'72 Mustang Sprint 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac-Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC/CD4E
[This message has been edited by SteveLaRiviere (edited 03-02-2000).]
From:Pensacola, Florida, USA
Registered: Aug 99
posted 03-02-2000 01:47 PM
Mustang Monthly just ran a big article on Steering Wheel restoration. It's in the August 1999 issue, page 34. Let me know if You need it scanned and e-mailed. Or You can check with Mustang Monthly at www.mustangmonthly.com Hope this helps.
Dave & Terri
66 Bench Coupe
65 289 "A" Code w/4 Speed
From:San Francisco, CA
Registered: Dec 99
posted 03-07-2000 02:31 PM
Epoxy putty works really well. Mix it up, force it in the gap and sand it after it dries. Repaint the wheel and you are good to go! Probably not the best fix but it works.
68' Fastback GT 390
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