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WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel

Posted By: Rathbone

WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 20th 2018 1:32 pm

It seems like they were everywhere when I didn't need one. Now I can't find one.
Thanks for your help!
Posted By: 1959

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 20th 2018 2:42 pm

Try bigronswheels.com
Posted By: Dyno_Dave

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 20th 2018 5:19 pm

Originally Posted by 1959
Try bigronswheels.com


yeah

You can see some of this work here.

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Posted By: Rathbone

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 23rd 2018 8:10 pm

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.
Posted By: frscke1

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 23rd 2018 8:18 pm

https://www.mooneyesusa.com/Octagon-Wood-Steering-Wheel-p/gs220wo.htm
Posted By: Scrojira

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 24th 2018 12:10 am

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.
Posted By: OVANNER

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 24th 2018 2:07 pm

Even the old wooden ones are going for over $100.00.
Posted By: Dyno_Dave

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 24th 2018 5:07 pm

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?
Posted By: Vannible_Lecter

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 24th 2018 5:22 pm

Wont be easy to find one that wont need repair for under $150, save your pennies!!
Posted By: shaggy

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 25th 2018 2:28 pm

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
Posted By: Vannible_Lecter

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 25th 2018 4:19 pm

killer!
Posted By: crazyvanman

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 25th 2018 9:20 pm

Looking good can't wait to see it done.
Posted By: shaggy

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 26th 2018 10:25 am

Machine sanded them down today. Will be hand sanding then varnishing next.

[Linked Image]DSC04098 by shagedemus, on Flickr

[Linked Image]DSC04097 by shagedemus, on Flickr
Posted By: newkirkinc1

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 26th 2018 11:26 am

Looking good.
Posted By: Rathbone

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 26th 2018 3:22 pm

About $375 and up.
Posted By: Rathbone

Re: WTB: Ocatgonal Wood Steering Wheel - July 26th 2018 3:35 pm

This is cool... maybe I'll get a red one.
http://www.mooneyesusa.com/product-p/gs220cm.htm
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