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Ralph Rebandt

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From:Farmington Hills, MI
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 03-02-2000 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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 . . .



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From:Saco, Maine, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 03-02-2000 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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;

$ 21.99
Item-no 52054

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

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Dave Gibson

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From:Pensacola, Florida, USA
Registered: Aug 99

posted 03-02-2000 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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 Hope this helps.

Dave & Terri

66 Bench Coupe
65 289 "A" Code w/4 Speed


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From:San Francisco, CA
Registered: Dec 99

posted 03-07-2000 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390


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