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beachbum
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posted 10-16-2002 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I now have the original steering wheel installed on my 1968 and now I am going to install a new [Custom Grant] 15" steering wheel. In looking at the parts catalog they talk about a 3 3/4" or a 4 1/8" dish. I could guess what they mean by that but can anyone en-lighten me. Thank you.

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BlueMule
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posted 10-16-2002 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Think of it as looking down into a bowl. It's the vertical distance from the bottom to the rim.

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-Paul

70 Mach1
79 Ranchero GT
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00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966
born on: 06/26/2000

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Fastback68
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posted 10-16-2002 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry beachbum, I can't stop mysel giving a totally unsolicited opinion I know the '68 steering wheel is not the prettiest in the world, but it IS possible to love them, perhaps because they are quite rare, always being swapped out for aftermarket wheels. Grant wheels, on the other hand, are just boring old, over-priced aftermarket steering wheels. Sorry sorry sorry! Don't even listen to me!

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beachbum
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From: Florida
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posted 10-17-2002 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fastback68, I can understand how you feel about keeping things original and liking the 68 steering wheel, but as hard as I try to like it and make it look good to me I can't. Just installed a new dash cluster, lens, paint etc. but that steering wheel just keep glaring at me so I installed the new Grant wheel. Guess different ideas is what makes the world go round. Thanks for your suggestion though.

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onepyramid
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From: Weatherby Lake, MO, USA
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posted 10-30-2002 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onepyramid   Click Here to Email onepyramid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by beachbum:
I now have the original steering wheel installed on my 1968 and now I am going to install a new [Custom Grant] 15" steering wheel. In looking at the parts catalog they talk about a 3 3/4" or a 4 1/8" dish. I could guess what they mean by that but can anyone en-lighten me. Thank you.


Any interest in finding your original wheel a new home? I am looking for a black one, in decent shape.

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Mark
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mellowyellow
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posted 10-30-2002 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah yes! Those wonderful??? yeah sure!! Honkers on those Grunt wheels!

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beachbum
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From: Florida
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posted 11-08-2002 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by onepyramid:
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Any interest in finding your original wheel a new home? I am looking for a black one, in decent shape.


Sorry I took so long to answer but have been away from home for over two weeks. Went to the mountains of North Carolina to see the fall colors then to Atlanta for a few days........Thanks for the interest in the 1968 steering wheel but am going to keep it in case I ever want to go back original. It's really not in good shape and it's blue, so would not helped you much anyway. And by the way, someone mentioned about the honker on the Grant wheel. I did get it to work but what a bitch to get it to work, the installation kit has a lot to be desired.

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Hell_Fish
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From: Austin, TX.
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posted 11-08-2002 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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And by the way, someone mentioned about the honker on the Grant wheel. I did get it to work but what a bitch to get it to work, the installation kit has a lot to be desired.

If gets even more fun if you get fancy.

http://www.moparstyle.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4156

About 8 posts down on the topic linked above is a custom horn button I made for a Grant wheel in my 56 F-100.

I would perfer to link the pics directly, but Angelfire blocks them.

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beachbum
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From: Florida
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posted 11-08-2002 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hell-Fish----Checked out your wheel and you really did a nice job and it looks super. I really like the old Ford emblem.

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Hell_Fish
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posted 11-08-2002 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks,
It wasn't as hard as I had thought it would be. I used a center piece from an old hub cap. The biggest problem is making sure the contacts don't touch till you want them to.

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