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Robert K
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From: Nashville, TN
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posted 10-25-2001 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got the stock steering wheel in my 65 fastback (manual steering). There's really nothing wrong with it under normal driving but when you start going around corners, it is almost too thin to get a good grip on. I was wondering if anyone had success with one of the aftermarket wheels and which ones. I was thinking about one of the shelby reproduction wheels like Kcode has in his coupe. I've got blue interior so I was leaning toward a wood wheel as opposed to a black leather or foam one. The aftermarket wheel must be thicker than the stock one.

Thanks in advance.

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JAAZZY
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posted 10-25-2001 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a Dino wheel. It's like a Momo in style. It black leather and black andonized. Fits and works great but is expensive. Grant makes similar products for less than half the price.

BTW, they sell leather wheels that you can order in your choice of accent colors. You cn find a blue to match your interior that way. I think just about all the steering wheel makers offer this.

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Originally posted by Robert K:
I've got the stock steering wheel in my 65 fastback (manual steering). There's really nothing wrong with it under normal driving but when you start going around corners, it is almost too thin to get a good grip on. I was wondering if anyone had success with one of the aftermarket wheels and which ones. I was thinking about one of the shelby reproduction wheels like Kcode has in his coupe. I've got blue interior so I was leaning toward a wood wheel as opposed to a black leather or foam one. The aftermarket wheel must be thicker than the stock one.

Thanks in advance.


[This message has been edited by JAAZZY (edited 10-25-2001).]

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-25-2001 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a original wood wheel (that's still needs repair )om MM with a leather cover. I love the fit and size. I bought a new Grant repop years ago but never installed it as I wanted to preserve the originality of MM. It looks and feels pretty good though just holding it in your hands. Anyone want to buy it cheap? $50+ shipping without the horn installation kit.

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Robert K
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posted 10-25-2001 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are the wood wheels thicker than the standard stock plastic wheels ?
Can you still use the horn with the aftermarket wheels ?

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bibbs68
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From: Jackson, TN
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 10-25-2001 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Anyone want to buy it cheap? $50+ shipping without the horn installation kit.


Figures, since I just bought one for $100 from Mustangs Unlimited Anybody looking for a wood wheel, $50 is a steal!

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bibbs68
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posted 10-25-2001 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert K:
Are the wood wheels thicker than the standard stock plastic wheels ?
Can you still use the horn with the aftermarket wheels ?


The repro wood wheels are much thicker and more comfortable. I love mine! It's only been on for 2 weeks, but I already like it. I hate that I could have gotten it cheaper from Moneymaker

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Robert K
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posted 10-25-2001 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does the horn button work with the aftermarket wheels ?

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-25-2001 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry guys Yes the horn will work with the appropriate installation kit from Grant. The center comes with the wheel.

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MidLifCrisis
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Registered: Oct 2001

posted 10-28-2001 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MM- I would be interested in your wheel. Just to clarify, is it the wooden rim, three spoke reproduction of the early model fake wood wheel? Also, what diameter is it? Please advise. Thanks, MidLifCrisis

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-28-2001 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Midlife ! It is the wood wheel phoney Mustang Grant Re-pop. I wil have to measure it for certain, but I believe that it is 14 inches. I'll check it out today.

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289 Rod
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From: Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
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posted 10-28-2001 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am using a stock wheel with two steering wheel covers which give a good thickness to it. I first have a leather wrap with a cord to hold it tight. Then added an elastic wrap with a notched grip at 2 and 10 on the wheel plus a bottom notch grip.

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MidLifCrisis
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posted 10-31-2001 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Welcome to M&M Midlife ! It is the wood wheel phoney Mustang Grant Re-pop. I wil have to measure it for certain, but I believe that it is 14 inches. I'll check it out today.



I beleive the two sizes are 13.5 and 15". I would be interested in buying your wheel if it is 13.5 in diameter and cosmetically okay. Please advise. Thanks, MidLifCrisis

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