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WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel #738476
July 20th 2018 9:32 am
July 20th 2018 9:32 am
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It seems like they were everywhere when I didn't need one. Now I can't find one.
Thanks for your help!


80% of all statistics are made up. - Abraham Lincoln.
Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel [Re: Rathbone] #738479
July 20th 2018 10:42 am
July 20th 2018 10:42 am
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Try bigronswheels.com

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel [Re: 1959] #738484
July 20th 2018 1:19 pm
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Michigan
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Originally Posted by 1959
Try bigronswheels.com


yeah

You can see some of this work here.

INSTAGRAM

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel [Re: Rathbone] #738569
July 23rd 2018 4:10 pm
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I saw that site before. Those wheels are great but not in my budget. I'll have to find an old used one or something.


80% of all statistics are made up. - Abraham Lincoln.
Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel [Re: Rathbone] #738570
July 23rd 2018 4:18 pm
July 23rd 2018 4:18 pm
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Van Diego California
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SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel [Re: Rathbone] #738588
July 23rd 2018 8:10 pm
July 23rd 2018 8:10 pm
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Portland, OR
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Originally Posted by Rathbone
I saw that site before. Those wheels are great but not in my budget. I'll have to find an old used one or something.


Sometimes you've gotta pay to play.

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel [Re: Rathbone] #738617
July 24th 2018 10:07 am
July 24th 2018 10:07 am
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Connecticut
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Even the old wooden ones are going for over $100.00.


Orange 1973 Dodge Shorty B-100

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but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out, and proclaiming

"Wow What a Ride"

Johnny O
"O Vanners" of Connecticut! Since 1982

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel [Re: Rathbone] #738631
July 24th 2018 1:07 pm
July 24th 2018 1:07 pm
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Michigan
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Originally Posted by Rathbone
I saw that site before. Those wheels are great but not in my budget. I'll have to find an old used one or something.


I've never priced them. Assumed they were not cheap. What's the price range on them?

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel [Re: Rathbone] #738639
July 24th 2018 1:22 pm
July 24th 2018 1:22 pm
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Cypress California
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Wont be easy to find one that wont need repair for under $150, save your pennies!!

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel [Re: Rathbone] #738674
July 25th 2018 10:28 am
July 25th 2018 10:28 am
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Ireland
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I'm making one at the moment.

I stripped the foam from a wheel I got off a starcraft van, then cut the right size (oversized to leave room for sanding) octagan from birch ply wood.
I've just finished glueing in the shim sections and when the glue is dry the two halves of the wood trim are bolted back together and sanded down to size. Then the wheel will be glued and bolted back together and the wood varnished.

You are welcome to copy my idea or you can make me an offer on this one when it's done as I'm not 100% sure I'm gonna use it as I got a Moon red flake wheel since I started this project that I'm quite happy with..

Top half.

[Linked Image]DSC04094 by shagedemus, on Flickr

Bottom half

[Linked Image]DSC04095 by shagedemus, on Flickr

Note recesses for centre arms

[Linked Image]DSC04096 by shagedemus, on Flickr

Grant/starcraft wheel stripped of foam and drilled to accept new rim.

[Linked Image]DSC04093 by shagedemus, on Flickr

I realise it doesn't look that impressive at the moment but I'm confident it'll look great when finished. I'll post up photos of the finished product. smile


79 chevy G30 cobra camper conversion.
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