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Title: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 01, 2011, 22:06:44 pm
Hey guys,
       I am going to swap out my original 65 steering wheel for a nice wood one. Something that's solid and does not flex a lot. I was thinking of a new Flat 4 wood wheel. Whats in your car? I would love to see pics of what you have in your cal-look bug. I know The Bug Inn is coming up. Maybe the Flat 4 would be on sale there......... ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Zach Gomulka on April 01, 2011, 22:59:32 pm
The Flat Four is just a Grant wheel ;)
Nardi has some nice looking wheels also.

EMPI GT Custom in my GTV:


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Nico86 on April 01, 2011, 23:18:08 pm
Flat4 are nice, you would use it with the ISP-West mounting boss.

You can easily find an old Speedwell with its boss for a good price, or a Superior 500.

Nardi are nice looking too, and you can choose the size you like.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 01, 2011, 23:22:16 pm
Zach,
      VERY COOL! I love all the old school stuff. I did not know the flat 4 was a Grant. Thanks for the info. Does grant make their own version thats less money by chance?


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 01, 2011, 23:24:36 pm
Nico,
        I like the look of the flat 4. They may not be the nicest but I figured I should not have any problems with cracks or anything vs. purchasing a vintage wheel. I would like something that does not flex a lot like my stock wheel. I am guess the 3 spokes make a large difference over the 2 spoke stock wheels!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: empicolector on April 02, 2011, 00:17:06 am
empi leather one


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Jason Foster on April 02, 2011, 00:51:10 am
Formuling France in mine.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/YAVE123/int1.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Zach Gomulka on April 02, 2011, 01:04:05 am
empi leather one


EMPI GT Deluxe ;D


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: CHR!S/DVK on April 02, 2011, 01:20:08 am
speedwell small dish with custom boss and oval horn (if i remember well) in mine
(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2396/img3113q.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: bugnut68 on April 02, 2011, 01:33:54 am
Formuling France in mine.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/YAVE123/int1.jpg)

That's what I have, except mine's black.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Henrik Hagen on April 02, 2011, 08:40:21 am
[attachment=1]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: IP359 on April 02, 2011, 11:47:35 am
Mine is an Empi GT Sport in 15''
Very classical but always beautiful
Soon on my car  ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: volksnut on April 02, 2011, 12:31:53 pm
I used the CB wheel with Flat 4 hub...CB sells both and work well, kinda cheap too  :o


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: roland on April 02, 2011, 12:53:19 pm
I think I read on this board "wood steering wheels are for boats." I agree.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: TexasTom on April 02, 2011, 15:12:03 pm
I think I read on this board "wood steering wheels are for boats." I agree.

Well, you know ... they will FLOAT! ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 02, 2011, 15:29:37 pm
AWESOME!!!!! I love all the different steering wheels and dashes!!!! Zach's horn button can double for a airbag!!!!!LOL!!!! Very cool! And I had that Formula France that you have Jason many many years ago! I want to go wood though! Here's a shot of the wheel I will be replacing! I need to get a dash pic too!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: TexasTom on April 02, 2011, 15:39:10 pm
Here's mine with the Empi wood wheel, running leather at the moment.
The horn button was missing when I found it, so I made one out of an old wheel center cap to fit a stock horn button ... the search continues for a correct padded piece like Zach's.

The flat 4s are nice, but much lighter weight than the originals ... materials? I bought one for my '67 DD project, but haven't gotten to the point of putting it on.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 02, 2011, 15:43:43 pm
TexasTom,
            Awesome! Very nice! I want to lose my monster tach and get a smaller (LESS NOTICABLE) one! I love the smaller gauges mounted into the dash. Anyone want to trade a really nice tach and maybe some cash for a wheel???? ;D
            Hey Tom, how is the economy doing over there in Texas? I am pretty "DONE" with California anymore. They have ran this state into the ground and it's not coming back for a long long time!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: sofaking on April 02, 2011, 15:52:28 pm
Empi coach


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 02, 2011, 16:04:22 pm
Sofaking,
      Awesome! Love that Racer Red too! Very nice!!!!!! Keep em coming men! After this thread I will know exactly what I want!!!

        TEXASTOM: WTF??????????? THE MAGIC ZZTOP KEYS AND NO RADIO??????????????????????


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: TexasTom on April 02, 2011, 16:18:06 pm
65Bug ...
OK, snapped a current for you ... use to have the monster on the dash back when too.
As for the music, it's all in my head!
One Man's sane is another Man's CRAZY!
TxT


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: youngnstudly on April 02, 2011, 16:35:30 pm
I bought a flat 4 wood wheel. I have to say that I am not really that happy with it, but I guess it is a decent piece for the money. I would really like to have it in a much darker stain, not to mention a horn button that isn't a cheap piece of crap! This Porsche wheel I am posting is my "dream wheel" though...too bad they are like $1000 and up for ones that need to be restored!

-Andy

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv348/youngnstudly/40920028.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Rick Meredith on April 02, 2011, 16:44:16 pm
I think I read on this board "wood steering wheels are for boats." I agree.

Well, you know ... they will FLOAT! ;)

<rimshot>  ;D


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 2manytoys on April 02, 2011, 21:20:04 pm
Nice solid wheel, although I would prefer the small version. I went back to the three spoke wheel

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z148/2manytoys_photo/stratobluepasoshowa.jpg)

Solid wheel, standard three spoke. feels good and nice size.

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z148/2manytoys_photo/zeeewit.jpg)

FF Banjo Re-pop. Very light flexes a ton, but cool factor is nice.

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z148/2manytoys_photo/Speedster4sale099.jpg)

I like the looks and cleanliness of the FF GT Repop, but there will be considerable flex compared to the original GT. The repop has aluminum spokes the original has Stainless. If you are comparing the flex in a stock wheel, that is.

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z148/2manytoys_photo/type34302.jpg)
I like the feel and looks of the Formuling, good size grip.


(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z148/2manytoys_photo/63ragint.jpg)
The Grant GT wheel is a good option too.



Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: cassa on April 02, 2011, 21:36:35 pm
Here is mine, stock center with custom ring.. Gives me room for my long legs.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 02, 2011, 21:45:10 pm
WOW! You guys ALL have bitchen cars!!!! The cal-look lounge is really awesome! Here's mine, what would you guys recommend????


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 02, 2011, 21:47:09 pm
How about one of those "Wood Grain" Sport Grips to go over my wheel :D


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: TexasTom on April 02, 2011, 21:49:32 pm


Solid wheel, standard three spoke. feels good and nice size.

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z148/2manytoys_photo/zeeewit.jpg)


That is Super Clean! Love it!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Flow on April 02, 2011, 21:56:53 pm
Not a wood steering wheel but this is my Lecarra  ;)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1678/p1000164r.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: glenn on April 02, 2011, 22:10:39 pm
Late model with a leather wrap.

(http://www.glenn-ring.com/temp/steeringwheel.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fredy66 on April 02, 2011, 22:20:44 pm
stock for me

(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/fredy_66/my%2065/DSCN1795.jpg)

for now


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: TEH on April 02, 2011, 23:04:02 pm
Ill have this one in my 66, when its done... ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Hotrodvw on April 02, 2011, 23:27:22 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/Hotrodvw/Turbo%20Projekt/0103101635-02.jpg)



Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 61SNRF on April 03, 2011, 01:34:23 am
 Here is a vintage Grant wood rim I picked for 15 USD...
[attachment=1]
A little polish, steel wool and walnut stain brought it back to fair/good condition. Not everyone's taste but it suits me fine for now. They still make them new, but the rims are much thicker and not as attractive IMHO.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Chris W on April 03, 2011, 03:24:51 am
This is what I am running, having a horn button made and wrapping it in the same color door panel you can see.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_WfCoy6mmPwA/TB-VkdGCXfI/AAAAAAAAKsc/DC5ds6EHNVA/s640/IMG_0772.JPG)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: normac67 on April 03, 2011, 05:53:16 am
   Wheel I bought from ISP West a few years ago. Empi GT Formula 500 I think they called it.

                            Norris


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fredy66 on April 03, 2011, 06:24:38 am
nice one


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fast68 on April 03, 2011, 06:31:19 am
Heres mine.MOMO was black, bead blasted and buffed.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Hotrodvw on April 03, 2011, 06:56:46 am
This is what I am running, having a horn button made and wrapping it in the same color door panel you can see.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_WfCoy6mmPwA/TB-VkdGCXfI/AAAAAAAAKsc/DC5ds6EHNVA/s640/IMG_0772.JPG)


That's a sexy looking Tach.   :)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Robert G on April 03, 2011, 08:12:33 am
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/6210/dsc7214klein.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Suicidesplit on April 03, 2011, 09:57:30 am
Flat4 are nice, you would use it with the ISP-West mounting boss.

You can easily find an old Speedwell with its boss for a good price, or a Superior 500.

Nardi are nice looking too, and you can choose the size you like.

I've had wanted ads on several forums for an old Speedwell formula wheel. Any tip on where to look?
Haven't had any sucess yet.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Felix/DFL on April 03, 2011, 10:10:35 am
WOW so nice one`s in here!

When talking about steering wheels in VWs you cant`get around those beauties:

Porsche x-wing:
(http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/98130/2501248071.JPG)

VDM:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_WfCoy6mmPwA/SWu4auH_wlI/AAAAAAAAFHQ/608o6smIvTo/s800/Dash%20and%20wheel%20picture.jpg)

Passat TS
(http://www.dflvwclub.com/getimage.php?imgsrc=images/cars/christian/1/christian_3.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Jakke on April 03, 2011, 11:32:09 am
personal


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: carlito421 on April 03, 2011, 17:20:13 pm
Speedwell small dish for me

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5323530277_50a1348ebd_z.jpg)

or deep dish.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4714816768_b68bb5d77a_z.jpg)

or Les Leston.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/4847010457_c41d9e097e_z.jpg)

or Momo 60's

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5585018551_29c97b8c19_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: speedwell on April 03, 2011, 17:32:00 pm
carlito , not sure than speedwell made some small dish steering wheels
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5323530277_50a1348ebd_z.jpg)

i've the same as you and this came from a french car if i remember and those were on boat  ;)
here's mine  ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: speedwell on April 03, 2011, 17:37:30 pm
here's my speedwell steering wheel in my old daily driver


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Nico-67 on April 03, 2011, 17:39:42 pm
Flat 4 GT in my 60'
(http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/98130/3490627562.JPG)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: speedwell on April 03, 2011, 17:52:40 pm
and my empi GT custom in the 61  ;)

and another i've a springalex but not sure the boss was for vw


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: tomi g on April 03, 2011, 18:27:06 pm
[attachment=1][attachment=2][attachment=3] my choices are: speedwell formula, personal autostrada, petri vdm


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Pacha Henrik on April 03, 2011, 18:40:17 pm
(http://i56.tinypic.com/t9us77.jpg)  ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: streetvw on April 03, 2011, 18:55:17 pm
loved my old Nardi Classic
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/streetvw/img028.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Nico86 on April 03, 2011, 18:58:13 pm
loved my old Nardi Classic


I love them in black!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: bluestar on April 03, 2011, 18:58:15 pm
hum....


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: bluestar on April 03, 2011, 19:04:42 pm
always have "Nardi" in all my cars.....


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 03, 2011, 19:10:06 pm
How about the "CHAIN" you know, the ones the LowRiders run??? So they can drive with the hand cuffs on....................... :D :D
     So many options to chose from! I know I want 14-15 inch. But I am not sure about the depth of the wheel itself. I am 6'2 if that means anything to you pro's out there?? Would a flatter wheel be better for me?
        Man, you guys have awesome cars! I cannot wait till I get mine painted! So far, I am still thinking Flat 4. But I need to see some wheels in person!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: roland on April 03, 2011, 20:48:26 pm
small diameter porsche steering wheel for my 68..

[attachment=1]




Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Olzzon on April 03, 2011, 22:24:30 pm
Not sure if its a Speedwell, could be a replica but its old for sure 8)

(http://www1.garaget.org/archive/53/52215/130202/130202-1927680.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Neil Davies on April 03, 2011, 22:27:06 pm
I've got a couple of choices. First, I've got a wheel like Dave Rhodes had in the '64 - a Scat I believe. Dave's was all black whereas mine was tan. Looked a bit odd though so I polished the spokes and dyed the rim and centre grey. I got what I think is a Speedwell off ebay a few years ago, all painted black but will be stripped back before going into the '51, so plenty of time! Then there's a Moto-Lita that I got off Ebay, supposed to be off a '67 but it has a small spline boss so it's for a '74-on. That'll end up on the wife's Mk1 Golf 'vert as I haven't got anything that late! Finally there are a pair of Nardi wheels, one woodrim and one leather wrapped for the wifes Beetle vert and my car. The woodrim needs refinishing and the leather one needs re-covering, but they were both cheap enough and feel nice so I'm happy enough!

I really need to get some pics...


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: carlito421 on April 04, 2011, 00:10:42 am
carlito , not sure than speedwell made some small dish steering wheels
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5323530277_50a1348ebd_z.jpg)

i've the same as you and this came from a french car if i remember and those were on boat  ;)
here's mine  ;)

Your's deeper.

Formula have equiped many cars and other stuff...
Simca, Jaguar, Mini, Lotus, VW, ...

There's 3 type of deep for 15" Furmula
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/1374971.jpg)
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/1374972.jpg)
and 2 type in 13"
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/1180440.jpg)

For the 15", there is 5 kind of finish.
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/1180444.jpg)

But you're right.
Speedwell chose the deep dish in the Formula collection.
There's too different kind :
The new one with black boss kit, Speedwell horn button and more dark.
The old one in natural finish with silver boss kit and standard bus horn button.

(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/326345.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Nico86 on April 04, 2011, 00:58:00 am
I wish I could find a boss for my small dish Speedwell/Formula  :o


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: javabug on April 04, 2011, 02:07:09 am
small diameter porsche steering wheel for my 68..


I wish the Empi Riverside wheels would have been that diameter.  :P



Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fredy66 on April 04, 2011, 02:51:20 am
this looks ok

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VINTAGE-CLASSIC-WOOD-STEERING-WHEEL-9-HOLE-/320675870518?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4aa9c57736


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 04, 2011, 03:52:09 am
Hey guys,
  Yea, thats not a bad looking wheel there on ebay! It would have showed up much better with a solid color background. In stead of butcher block????
     I just measured my wheel distance. I measured from the wind shield to the steering wheel back on the top. I got a distance of 3 inches. I never realized the stock wheel was 16 inches in diameter!
     Does anyone know how close the Flat 4 wheel is off the wind shield at the top?[attachment=2]

Thanks!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 65bug on April 04, 2011, 03:58:05 am
I did not realize. After adding it all up the Flat 4 wheels is 400.00!!!!!!!!! That's alot of money for a steering wheel! Sheeeesh.................


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fredy66 on April 04, 2011, 04:25:14 am
I did not realize. After adding it all up the Flat 4 wheels is 400.00!!!!!!!!! That's alot of money for a steering wheel! Sheeeesh.................

I now made .
the eBay wheel and a boss ends up at a better price 100 150.
boss

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Steering-Wheel-Boss-Kit-for-VW-Beetle-to-7-1974-NEW_W0QQitemZ310238434335QQcategoryZ9889QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DDLSL%252BSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D380316806302%252B380316806302%26po%3D%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D8208193325150249113


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: luvbug on April 04, 2011, 04:47:04 am
here's mine, stock in my 58.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c37/Hipposleek/1958/010_on/IMG_5883.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c37/Hipposleek/1958/at%20home%201/IMG_2387.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: luvbug on April 04, 2011, 04:50:13 am
Also, GT Custom in my 64.  ;)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c37/Hipposleek/Change%2064/Sprint_on/ResizeofGTCustom002.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c37/Hipposleek/Change%2064/Sprint_on/ResizeofGTCustom003.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: tomi g on April 04, 2011, 11:04:47 am
let me to add to the speedwell infos:
although formula wood wheels were made in 3 dish versions only the medium and deep dish were offered for vws. The shallow one not. You can not use it with the original speedwell/formula boss - the wood rim gets too close to the indicator swith. [attachment=1][attachment=2][attachment=3][attachment=4]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fredy66 on April 04, 2011, 11:36:44 am
any idea what this is
 ???


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200594066100&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: tomi g on April 04, 2011, 12:14:25 pm
looks like a springall wheel for ford cortina lotus[attachment=1]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: CHR!S/DVK on April 04, 2011, 16:31:17 pm
let me to add to the speedwell infos:
although formula wood wheels were made in 3 dish versions only the medium and deep dish were offered for vws. The shallow one not. You can not use it with the original speedwell/formula boss - the wood rim gets too close to the indicator swith. [attachment=1][attachment=2][attachment=3][attachment=4]


i think my wheel, of which i posted a picture earlier, is the shallow dish formula.

i had a boss custom made by some english guy i met on volksworld show 2007 (i think). at first, the boss wasn't big enough an the wheel was indeed too close to the indicator switch. then, they made me a bigger one and i love the position of the wheel now!

@nico: if you want, i can try to find who made that boss for me. let me know, also if you want more pictures of my boss


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: tomi g on April 04, 2011, 17:02:40 pm
let me to add to the speedwell infos:
although formula wood wheels were made in 3 dish versions only the medium and deep dish were offered for vws. The shallow one not. You can not use it with the original speedwell/formula boss - the wood rim gets too close to the indicator swith. [attachment=1][attachment=2][attachment=3][attachment=4]


i think my wheel, of which i posted a picture earlier, is the shallow dish formula.

i had a boss custom made by some english guy i met on volksworld show 2007 (i think). at first, the boss wasn't big enough an the wheel was indeed too close to the indicator switch. then, they made me a bigger one and i love the position of the wheel now!

@nico: if you want, i can try to find who made that boss for me. let me know, also if you want more pictures of my boss
Yes, yours is a shallow dish like one of my formula wheels. I have the same problem with that one.
[attachment=1][attachment=2]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Nico86 on April 04, 2011, 17:21:50 pm


@nico: if you want, i can try to find who made that boss for me. let me know, also if you want more pictures of my boss

That would be great!  ;)  :)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Rick Meredith on April 04, 2011, 18:59:52 pm
Copied these over from another thread.

I hope you'll forgive the repost.

I had a Racemark steering wheel in my '67 for most of it's life then I replaced it with an Empi GT. The wheel was leather wrapped like the first 2 pics but had the later style horn button like the third pic.

[attachment=1]

[attachment=2]

(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/473538.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Zach Gomulka on April 05, 2011, 02:22:08 am
A LOT of nice wheels in this thread!

The Porsche 911R wheel I convinced AssHull to let me install in his '67 ;)

(http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5626.0;attach=42854;image)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: volkskris on April 05, 2011, 17:07:06 pm
Not a wood steering wheel but this is my Lecarra  ;)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1678/p1000164r.jpg)
awesome wheel flow  :o ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Flow on April 05, 2011, 18:16:41 pm
Thank you  ;D


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: johnl on April 05, 2011, 19:40:19 pm
Since becoming active again in the VW world and talking about my Butternut '63 one thing that I've continued to look for is another steering wheel like I had.  Brand name as I recall was "Butler" and it was purchased through Auto Haus when I worked there.  We only got about 15 of them in as I recall an I immediately knew it was the wheel for my car. 

A wood rim fairly thick and three spokes done in a brushed finished and a slight dish.  The horn button was smooth black in a mat finish and was fairly large in diameter.  See the photo attached as this is similar to what I remember.  The adapter was reasonably long putting the wheel at about the same position as a factory VW wheel of the day.

Since I sold the car back in 1974 I've never seen another.  I've still not located photos of it, but I know they do exist.  Anyway, if anyone has a lead on this I would be very appreciative of assistance.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: wolfswest on April 05, 2011, 20:23:43 pm
empi style for the cheap.
Here is my empi style datsun steering wheel.  Total cost 70 bucks, I like it...
[attachment=1]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 1957lowlight on April 05, 2011, 20:34:16 pm
Here is mine, a genuine EMPI GTV 15 inch, witch I got from my wife 13 years ago, when I gave her a ring as a wedding present  :)

Philip Steenackers
Flatline-Lowriders
Belgium


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Derjava66 on April 06, 2011, 07:21:29 am
Cant quite afford the real thing so heres a pic of what i can afford, my Flat4 GTV with a black and chrome wolfsburg horn button. ;D


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: beetlemic on April 08, 2011, 11:14:52 am
Here is my wheels in the Jeansbug i have a Luisi wheel


(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/376/jeansbeetlecockpitweb00.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/i/jeansbeetlecockpitweb00.jpg/)



in my on going project a -56 i have a Nardi steering wheel but will problably sell it and go stock.



(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1221/ovalentaklagatframvagnf.jpg) (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/ovalentaklagatframvagnf.jpg/)




//beetlemic





Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Sarge on April 08, 2011, 13:45:57 pm
Another Lecarra here. :)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Donny B. on April 08, 2011, 15:48:18 pm
Here's my old wheel.  I used this until I got a smokin' deal on a Flat-4 wheel from a friend.  I still have this and don't really want to part with it.  A good friend modified the Le Carra horn button for me.  I think it's pretty cool...!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: LUVADUBDUB on April 08, 2011, 21:41:44 pm
I've got a grant wheel with flat4 empi gtv boss kit, a bit different and I love the feel of it!

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk268/notablecarrot3/270f9d04.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk268/notablecarrot3/a9b98fbf.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Bathtub57 on April 09, 2011, 00:46:30 am
Mota Lita which I love.  I had a similar version on my 356, that was also great.  Good value for money in my opinion.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll218/Bathtub57/TKX%20836/IMG_3220.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll218/Bathtub57/TKX%20836/PIC_0008.jpg)



Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: gibber! on April 11, 2011, 19:17:54 pm
Here's my 914 wheel....

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/1967vw/Temp%20file/Steeringwheel004.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Sarge on April 11, 2011, 20:59:08 pm

Here's my 914 wheel....

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/1967vw/Temp%20file/Steeringwheel004.jpg)


  8) ;) ;D


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: TexasTom on April 11, 2011, 21:58:29 pm
... I see what ya did there Sarge ... LOL!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Sarge on April 11, 2011, 23:50:36 pm

... I see what ya did there Sarge ... LOL!


Ya did? ::) ;)  Seriously, I was looking at Gibber's pic and it struck me how hard it would be to learn a right hand drive car (for me, anyway), so....


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: gibber! on April 12, 2011, 00:08:02 am
It's weird how wrong that looks to me...!?!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: DKK Ted on October 03, 2011, 05:36:57 am
Here is my Raid Steering wheel, first with tha horn button from ISP, using an ISP adapter, so had to use there button, then this past Saturday at work I modified it so I can use the original Raid horn button which is on now, the 2nd pic.

Ted


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fredy66 on July 10, 2013, 15:36:46 pm
carlito , not sure than speedwell made some small dish steering wheels
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5323530277_50a1348ebd_z.jpg)

i've the same as you and this came from a french car if i remember and those were on boat  ;)
here's mine  ;)

Your's deeper.

Formula have equiped many cars and other stuff...
Simca, Jaguar, Mini, Lotus, VW, ...

There's 3 type of deep for 15" Furmula
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/1374971.jpg)
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/1374972.jpg)
and 2 type in 13"
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/1180440.jpg)

For the 15", there is 5 kind of finish.
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/1180444.jpg)

But you're right.
Speedwell chose the deep dish in the Formula collection.
There's too different kind :
The new one with black boss kit, Speedwell horn button and more dark.
The old one in natural finish with silver boss kit and standard bus horn button.

(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/326345.jpg)

is this the same ?
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/fredy_66/Facebook/Timeline%20Photos/1001803_10151687227247450_243180228_n.jpg) (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/fredy_66/media/Facebook/Timeline%20Photos/1001803_10151687227247450_243180228_n.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: tomi g on July 10, 2013, 21:26:16 pm
yes, that's look like a 15" formula wheel [attachment=1][attachment=2]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fredy66 on July 11, 2013, 10:41:07 am
cool thanks


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: UltraOrange67-2443 on July 13, 2013, 09:02:19 am
Nardi Anni 60


(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd150/Venomous-67/051_zps62d26a52.jpg) (http://s222.photobucket.com/user/Venomous-67/media/051_zps62d26a52.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Jason Foster on July 13, 2013, 11:55:31 am
Nardi Anni 60


(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd150/Venomous-67/051_zps62d26a52.jpg) (http://s222.photobucket.com/user/Venomous-67/media/051_zps62d26a52.jpg.html)

build looks like it will be stellar but boy is that a great looking wheel


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: UltraOrange67-2443 on July 24, 2013, 21:40:22 pm
 :)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fredy66 on July 24, 2013, 23:47:56 pm
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/fredy_66/Picture088_zps1b2a9ecb.jpg) (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/fredy_66/media/Picture088_zps1b2a9ecb.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: CallookPastel on August 05, 2013, 21:06:40 pm
Here's my Formula  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/gxSZf55l.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: fredy66 on August 06, 2013, 07:57:14 am
my boss is hitting the blinker switch . have a older one coming hope that is going to fix  it


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: RIP356 on August 06, 2013, 09:24:43 am
Here's my Formula  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/gxSZf55l.jpg)

I like that, especially with the Speedwell horn push.
Are these available?
I havent seen one before!
I was thinking of a Nardi but I would like one of these now
Dave


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: CallookPastel on August 07, 2013, 13:43:23 pm
Here's my Formula  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/gxSZf55l.jpg)

I like that, especially with the Speedwell horn push.
Are these available?
I havent seen one before!
I was thinking of a Nardi but I would like one of these now
Dave

No sorry, I just bought it last week end ...  ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Micke H on August 07, 2013, 17:21:13 pm
how can you  see that it is an original speedwell steering wheel thanks Micke


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: speedwell on August 07, 2013, 18:13:02 pm
how can you  see that it is an original speedwell steering wheel thanks Micke
as i said to jordan , speedwell used formula sterring wheels , but they used the deep dish model , not the shallow and medium one  
check here (http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,15481.msg228140.html#msg228140)  ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: jdanet on August 08, 2013, 13:01:41 pm
My EMPI GT :

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/157746photo13.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=157746photo13.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Micke H on August 08, 2013, 22:27:26 pm
Thanks Fabs :)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: RIP356 on August 08, 2013, 22:34:58 pm
Does anyone know where I can buy the Speedwell, Formula one from.
I do see that Flat 4 are doing a copy, are they any good.
I am guessing its just watching eBay UK?
And are the Speedwell horn pushes available.
Thanks


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: jdanet on August 08, 2013, 22:55:23 pm
Does anyone know where I can buy the Speedwell, Formula one from.
I do see that Flat 4 are doing a copy, are they any good.
I am guessing its just watching eBay UK?
And are the Speedwell horn pushes available.
Thanks

I sell my Formula on eBay :

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/330980542696?redirect=mobile


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Nikov on September 05, 2013, 12:05:50 pm
I've just bought a really rather lovely NARDI wheel for my '54 bug, but I'm struggling to find a suitable boss for it.

Can anyone suggest where I might get one from?

Thanks
Niko

Ps Am I correct in thinking that the steering column splines on a '54 bug are the same as a 356 Porsche?


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: streetvw on September 05, 2013, 16:10:09 pm
I think that a momo boss fits Nardi steering wheels, pretty sure that's what I used for mine  :-\


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: RIP356 on September 24, 2013, 13:31:10 pm
I have been trying to find a 15 inch Formula but I haven't seen any deep dish come up on ebay at all?
I will just keep looking unless anyone knows where else I can look?
Thanks
Dave


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: RIP356 on April 03, 2015, 12:29:28 pm
empi leather one


I really like this one
Is it available as a repro ?
Whete can I get one
Thanks
Dave


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Flow on April 03, 2015, 16:05:33 pm
This one is mine...  :)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/530867_4949270171888_1577287401_n.jpg?oh=22197132375e5954ecd562217ef92d66&oe=55BB6211&__gda__=1437822838_532fca78ef3919216b9b3f0fae8999b7)

(https://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/599860_4949270651900_1812904175_n.jpg?oh=3c6d05034c16a054e7b355e8d111de69&oe=55B56549)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/61647_4949269411869_1587884710_n.jpg?oh=fdd60a075f4d8c19461d9e737481b0d1&oe=55B25D23&__gda__=1436897003_4a75ff6b5da0ebb31bb5ab8bdc54b072)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: speedwell on April 03, 2015, 16:40:09 pm
empi leather one


I really like this one
Is it available as a repro ?
Whete can I get one
Thanks
Dave

dave those were never reproduced till this day


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: RIP356 on April 03, 2015, 20:35:40 pm
Thanks
I am just having trouble decieding on a steering wheel.
I would like a Speedwell but I cant find one I can afford!
And I am not sure on the repro ones.
My interior will accept either a woden or black wheel, i am now leaning towards black.
Just found one I quite like its the GT 500 sold by ISP West, any feedback appreciated.


http://www.vwispwest.com/MNGS277.html

Dave


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: benssp on April 08, 2015, 09:39:12 am
Found this wheel on eBay and had it modified to fit an ISP boss, I think it's off an old Vette



Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Ovaltom on April 08, 2015, 22:08:31 pm
Bought mine 15 years ago for 10 DM.

Looks like the Empi GT and theres a Empi stamp from behind,but normaly they are all in wood.
Think ive some Mustang or other V8...could that be?

Greets Tom

[attachment=1]



Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Jos on April 09, 2015, 12:37:28 pm
Tom, I'd have to check my catalogs but if I remember correctly EMPI did offer a composite (faux wood) steering wheel. If yours has the Empi stamp on it, I'd venture a guess that it's real.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Jos on April 09, 2015, 12:40:12 pm
Have any of you all ever seen a steering wheel like this one? It's faux wood but otherwise a very nice construction. I like the extended hub on it but have never seen another steering wheel like this. There are no makers marks.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/09/dbb3b5a40488ea93184f5a5f348de1a2.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/09/027719688fabafd37ed78102ade9ec28.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/09/085d6701b9fedabcce05ba4dbeecc1f4.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Critter1 on April 09, 2015, 15:52:30 pm
I'll play... I really like the Formula/Speedwell history.. This one has a 2 inch dish.
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/459676.jpg)
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/459677.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Erlend / bug66 on April 09, 2015, 17:11:36 pm
Lecarra for me

[attachment=1]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Jos on April 09, 2015, 17:13:38 pm
I just picked this one up a couple weeks ago. I still can't figure out who made it.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/09/e81c47809f8f9f0812efe03e70625778.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/09/d47663064745999f37033c6f1eef7367.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/09/cf3cdc0c77731ab6262241d60927cd7c.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Chris W on April 09, 2015, 17:47:53 pm
Bad picture but it's the same as I am running.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1YFYSbagMgQ/VSassmuLG2I/AAAAAAAAPk4/LYXf_4loJqY/w812-h609-no/IMG_3710.JPG)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: vwfye on April 10, 2015, 19:03:00 pm
the not so cal look car...



Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Ovaltom on April 10, 2015, 22:42:34 pm
Tom, I'd have to check my catalogs but if I remember correctly EMPI did offer a composite (faux wood) steering wheel. If yours has the Empi stamp on it, I'd venture a guess that it's real.

Thanks Jos ;)

After searching a lot in the Web it seems to be an GT Deluxe,but in my case with the totaly wrong horn ;D

Greets Tom



Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Jos on April 11, 2015, 12:59:32 pm
still a sweet steering wheel Tom, Congrats on the score.

Chris, my pictures are actually the crappy cell pics. Do you have any idea who made that steering wheel? where did you find that horn button? I love the look of the wheel as a whole but I couldn't justify using it without a horn button.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Chris W on April 11, 2015, 15:09:11 pm
My picture was dark, I had the horn button made by a friend and he cut a pocket for a Porsche center cap. At one time I knew who was made that wheel but have forgotten. Mine was cracked all over on the spokes, yours looks good.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: alex 80 on May 10, 2015, 22:22:50 pm
these are my current steering wheels which i swap about on my bug every now and again although 2 are now forsale (please view forsale section if interested)

 (http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t163/alexvw_2007/IMG_0507_zpsazmbnmvo.jpg) (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/alexvw_2007/media/IMG_0507_zpsazmbnmvo.jpg.html)


(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t163/alexvw_2007/IMG_0510_zpskvqxe8wv.jpg) (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/alexvw_2007/media/IMG_0510_zpskvqxe8wv.jpg.html)

(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t163/alexvw_2007/IMG_22601_zpsgkfo2ge6.jpg) (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/alexvw_2007/media/IMG_22601_zpsgkfo2ge6.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on May 18, 2015, 11:30:44 am
Hi,
I`m looking for Information about this steering wheel.
There`s just one sign "Targa" on it. I didn`t find any Infos. It Looks like a Formula Vee Logo, but I`ve no idea.

May somebody here knows something.  ???
Any help would be appreciated.

Tobi


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: EddieT67 on May 18, 2015, 12:29:55 pm
http://www.machine7.com/product.php?xProd=13319&xSec=3332 

I use this - 1 Grant Nostalgia 15" slotted spokes style. I find it a nice variation on the tradiditional wooden EMPI GT weel, and suits the rest of the interior more, as everything is monochrome..! white car, balck interior with metal accents - works for me!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: beetletom on June 28, 2016, 23:09:59 pm
Superior 500, with a flat 4 speedwell repro boss
That I had machined down to fit the wheel, and a Wolfsburg horn push


[attachment=1]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Nico86 on June 30, 2016, 20:43:34 pm
Looks really good!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Senor B. on July 05, 2016, 09:47:07 am
Here's an Empi coach (VDM/Petri) steering wheel in my late squareback automatic.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: .... on July 05, 2016, 15:00:06 pm
[attachment=1]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: ovaldriver56 on July 06, 2016, 22:45:05 pm
I like my 56 stock steering wheel  :)

(https://abload.de/img/dscf0188largehouon.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=dscf0188largehouon.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Critter1 on July 08, 2016, 18:56:04 pm
(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu14/jheath16407/For%20Sale/B645C476-6217-424F-B0B0-C8D4F3B9F068.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Richierich56 on July 13, 2016, 20:48:12 pm
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1530740.jpg)

Stock up in here.....


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Iryanu on July 14, 2016, 18:04:47 pm
Anyone know what this wheel is and approx value? It's a friends and he's taken it off his volksrod for something else as it's too big for the car, he's a tall dude and the car has a heavy roof chop. Anyway. I like the look of it, tempted myself!

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/UnmuffledRyan/Sale/007_zpspr7xrlbs.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Jos on July 14, 2016, 18:46:13 pm
Almost looks like a les leston wheel but someone might know better than I


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Critter1 on July 16, 2016, 21:29:59 pm
Looks like a leather wrapped Formula wheel.^


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Jos on July 21, 2016, 03:24:29 am
I love the feel of the Raid Racemark. This is the same wheel that Wally used on his iconic '62.

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o319/s1368324/522DAF5E-B6D5-48A5-AE31-D74042E84B2E_zpsprfqanaq.jpg) (http://s123.photobucket.com/user/s1368324/media/522DAF5E-B6D5-48A5-AE31-D74042E84B2E_zpsprfqanaq.jpg.html)
(http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1578.0;attach=4943)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Helge/DFL on July 22, 2016, 09:28:51 am
Speedwell.... :-)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Balocco on July 25, 2016, 07:38:28 am
Moto-Lita Mark 4, 35,5cm/14" diameter, dished around 5cm.
Have another one without dish that I think looks better.

Horn button is a NOS oval batwing button with the original white paint removed.
Had to shave the outer diameter about a tenth of a millimetre to make a snug fit.

[attachment=1]


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: andrewlandon67 on October 02, 2016, 20:23:20 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/19nqYEW.jpg)

My buddy gave me/my car a VDM Coach wheel for her 50th birthday yesterday, and it took all of about half an hour this morning to decide to put it on. I'll be restoring it at some point in the future, but for now, I think I'll rock it as it is. Or maybe I'll get brave and try to leather wrap it.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Zach Gomulka on October 02, 2016, 20:56:44 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/19nqYEW.jpg)

My buddy gave me/my car a VDM Coach wheel for her 50th birthday yesterday, and it took all of about half an hour this morning to decide to put it on. I'll be restoring it at some point in the future, but for now, I think I'll rock it as it is. Or maybe I'll get brave and try to leather wrap it.

Restore it in black. Completely changes the look of the wheel.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: andrewlandon67 on October 03, 2016, 04:17:33 am
I will definitely keep that in mind! Right now, I really like the change up from stock black to the nice, light tan. I definitely want to wait and see how hot the wheel gets after sitting in the sun all day before I decide what I want to do with it.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Dalland on October 03, 2016, 14:18:56 pm
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc32/haakidal/Boble/7ef9eb6e-30c7-4f8b-b977-addd6fbaf0bf_zpsqzcosbiv.jpg) (http://s215.photobucket.com/user/haakidal/media/Boble/7ef9eb6e-30c7-4f8b-b977-addd6fbaf0bf_zpsqzcosbiv.jpg.html)

The prototipo and a modified horn button...
Is this what we call a dashboard sleeper?..


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: AngelzDD on October 03, 2016, 17:51:21 pm
[attachment=1]

Here is mine.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: max Der Bahnstormerz on October 03, 2016, 18:28:42 pm

Nothing too complicated. Guess i'm lucky with a red car, it sets off a wood rim beautifully.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/motormeister/IMG_2946_zpsgbj6znss.jpg) (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/motormeister/media/IMG_2946_zpsgbj6znss.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Nico86 on October 03, 2016, 23:23:56 pm
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc32/haakidal/Boble/7ef9eb6e-30c7-4f8b-b977-addd6fbaf0bf_zpsqzcosbiv.jpg) (http://s215.photobucket.com/user/haakidal/media/Boble/7ef9eb6e-30c7-4f8b-b977-addd6fbaf0bf_zpsqzcosbiv.jpg.html)

The prototipo and a modified horn button...
Is this what we call a dashboard sleeper?..

Really nice, I love your interior/dash/wheel combo!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Andrew on October 04, 2016, 16:08:12 pm
Yes, nice that!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Glauco on November 03, 2016, 15:06:14 pm
[attachment=1]

I used a steering wheel from a fiat 850.
bored out the rivets for the stock mount and made an adaptor out of an old (broken) stock steering wheel.
sourced a horn button and flattend out the fiat logo, looks great, should get some foto's of how it looks now..

glauco


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: speedwell on November 06, 2016, 18:27:36 pm
got this one some weeks ago
britannia


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: karl h on November 07, 2016, 08:21:42 am
mine of unknown manufacture. ran it in the oval and it will go into the 63


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: nicolas on November 07, 2016, 20:11:02 pm
got this one some weeks ago
britannia

always like those, especially with a little porsche logo  ;D


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on December 20, 2016, 10:41:09 am
Heres my collection of steering wheels.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: MrIcka on October 05, 2017, 15:44:01 pm
After seeing Felix/DFL's sweet looking Passat TS steering wheel in this tread I began the hunt for one to fit in my car. After som tip I found on fore sale on "Tradera" (Swedish Ebay) and placed the winning bid, maybe higher than I liked but....  ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/Y5W1Bit.jpg)

I redrilled a Luise hub, blasted and powder coated the hornring and monted the sw with stainless allen bolts.
(https://i.imgur.com/b9f6LDW.jpg)

This is the result in my 71 late looker, when my 67 is done (if it gets done) it will moved there.
(https://i.imgur.com/k4hzhC9.jpg)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Neil Davies on October 05, 2017, 23:42:08 pm
That Passat wheel looks great, and you're not likely to see too many others.

Mine is a Nardi - got a woodrim one from an MX-5 to go in my wife's cab (eventually...) but saw this leather one a few years ago at VoWo and couldn't resist it for 25! Ideally needs the leather redoing as it's worn through on one piece.

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Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: beetletom on October 10, 2017, 09:05:23 am
Tried my new wheel on the 67 yesterday.
Original momo prototipo, but will need to modify indicator arm, or run quite a large spacer, as the wheel is totally flat  :-[


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Abadco2 on October 10, 2017, 21:29:13 pm
This is what I am running, having a horn button made and wrapping it in the same color door panel you can see.

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This wheel is very old school to me, who manufactured this wheel and what is the diameter?


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: MrIcka on October 12, 2017, 22:02:03 pm
Tried my new wheel on the 67 yesterday.
Original momo prototipo, but will need to modify indicator arm, or run quite a large spacer, as the wheel is totally flat  :-[

Sweet I want one =)


Title: Steering wheels................
Post by: Bon on May 21, 2018, 20:09:49 pm
Just want to share this steering wheel of mine. Got it about 8 years ago and im thinking its an Empi GT but doesnt have the stamp at the back. Came with an original boss kit and black button. The spline is definitely for volkswagen. When i first installed it, i saw the backside of the horn button and it has the wolfburg logo engraved. Maybe anyone has any info regarding this one? Thanks.

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Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Bryan67 on May 22, 2018, 14:29:52 pm
It`s an EMPI GT wheel with a VW horn button modified to fit.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: guillaume on May 22, 2018, 15:05:31 pm
The horn button is not a VW modified. Empi offered this rare version. I have one too. It is made exactly as an Empi one.

Different versions were made :
- Black with silver Wolfsburg crest
- Full black. It was the one like yours, with the VW crest, but the plastic used is black, so you can't see any details.

Empi steering wheels were sold via different retailers. Empi of cours, but a bit later by IECO. IECO steering wheels where Empi but they didn't have the Empi logo on them and have the black of VW crest horn buttons.

I just bought the lot of Empi steering wheels from the original manufacturer and I have all the history for this one. I will give more info later.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Bon on May 22, 2018, 15:18:18 pm
The horn button is not a VW modified. Empi offered this rare version. I have one too. It is made exactly as an Empi one.

Different versions were made :
- Black with silver Wolfsburg crest
- Full black. It was the one like yours, with the VW crest, but the plastic used is black, so you can't see any details.

Empi steering wheels were sold via different retailers. Empi of cours, but a bit later by IECO. IECO steering wheels where Empi but they didn't have the Empi logo on them and have the black of VW crest horn buttons.

I just bought the lot of Empi steering wheels from the original manufacturer and I have all the history for this one. I will give more info later.
Thanks for the info! Id sure love to know more history about this one. Been looking for any info over the years but to no avail. Im glad for your help. Im wondering myself why it has the VW crest underneath the full black logo, and tried to compare the button with other steering wheels but not one looks like it.


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Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Glauco on May 23, 2018, 20:56:10 pm
The Fiat 850 steering wheel fully installed with the original horn button :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180523/4fe35d268a2af6d6cd9fe20e38d84bea.jpg)

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Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: nicolas on May 23, 2018, 21:02:58 pm
yes that is cool. and fuelmeter in full view, that is smart  ;D


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Glauco on May 23, 2018, 21:10:39 pm
yes that is cool. and fuelmeter in full view, that is smart  ;D

Ha ha, thank you  ;D
But it's a voltage meter, shitty photo, my bad!
Haven't installed the fuel meter yet.
Not yet sure witch meter is going to go where. I'm already happy that they are working. Most of them ::)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: nicolas on May 23, 2018, 21:39:30 pm
ahhh voltmeters. when they say the voltage is low, you allready know, because you didn't start.  ;D


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Glauco on May 24, 2018, 06:12:50 am
ahhh voltmeters. when they say the voltage is low, you allready know, because you didn't start.  ;D

exactly!  ;D but it came in a pack with the 944 gauges so I could just as well use it ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: bugnick on May 26, 2018, 11:08:48 am
Just wanted to share my steering wheel (and dash). Original it has some kind of foam rim, but it is covered in nice black leather now.
For me it is the perfect steering wheel for my late model.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/nwn2mf.jpg)

Cheers, Nick Koebrugge.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: andrewlandon67 on December 13, 2018, 20:57:17 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/19nqYEW.jpg)

My buddy gave me/my car a VDM Coach wheel for her 50th birthday yesterday, and it took all of about half an hour this morning to decide to put it on. I'll be restoring it at some point in the future, but for now, I think I'll rock it as it is. Or maybe I'll get brave and try to leather wrap it.

Well since my car is going to be getting a ton of work done this winter, I'm hoping to get the cracks in the wheel filled in while the car's up on blocks (figuratively.) I was wondering if any of you guys would be able to lead me down the right path of resins/glues to fill them in? Thanks for any advice!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on December 14, 2018, 07:55:22 am
Hi Andrew,

Ive repaired 4-5 original steering wheels with a 2-component-kit from Patex.
It worked really well and I think it could work on your steering wheel.
But after some grinding and a bit of filler it needs to be repainted.

Tobi


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: andrewlandon67 on December 14, 2018, 17:40:53 pm
Hi Andrew,

Ive repaired 4-5 original steering wheels with a 2-component-kit from Patex.
It worked really well and I think it could work on your steering wheel.
But after some grinding and a bit of filler it needs to be repainted.

Tobi

Awesome, thank you! As far as repainting it goes, I've been trying to work out what I want to do for that. I'll be sure to put up pictures of it when it's all done though!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Straight Time on December 17, 2018, 10:03:03 am
Andrew,

Milliput works well. Also needs sanding and painting. I got mine from our local Boyes store in the craft section, or any craft shop or online. Easy to use and a good finish.  ;)


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: andrewlandon67 on December 17, 2018, 18:30:45 pm
Andrew,

Milliput works well. Also needs sanding and painting. I got mine from our local Boyes store in the craft section, or any craft shop or online. Easy to use and a good finish.  ;)

Milliput epoxy putty? I want to make sure I do it right and it stays in place for as long as possible.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: Sam K on December 17, 2018, 19:18:50 pm
I used a kit from Eastwood to restore the steering wheel in my '68 Camaro about ten yeasr ago. It's held up pretty well.


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: andrewlandon67 on December 17, 2018, 19:40:56 pm
I used a kit from Eastwood to restore the steering wheel in my '68 Camaro about ten yeasr ago. It's held up pretty well.

Good to know, thanks!


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: RMS Boxer Service on December 19, 2018, 11:09:15 am
I have had this Moto Lita steering wheel in storage for the past 20+ years. I've got
it from a friend who imported a Ghia from CA back then and he did'nt want to use
it due to the missing steering wheel boss.
I finnished my own steering wheel boss this summer and it all fits nicely in my Bug.

/Rolf


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: 63 ripper on December 19, 2018, 14:06:31 pm
got this one some weeks ago
britannia

Hi Fab...did you get this from Phil ? Looks like one I sold to him. Cool piece. I have a similar one now which I will probably sell...if anyone is interested, PM me.  Seasons greeting Loungers...


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: beetletom on December 21, 2018, 15:14:57 pm
Sold the original prototipo, replaced with a 78 momo Indy wheel


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: alex d on March 25, 2020, 10:52:15 am
Sold the original prototipo, replaced with a 78 momo Indy wheel

Hey Tom which hub did you use for the Indy wheel? The regular VW Momo hub looks too short for non-dished wheels like the Indy, did you have to add a spacer?


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: samotorsport on March 25, 2020, 11:49:25 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200325/2abb5d12f12e0c340827bdd4e1645da4.jpg)

I ve got a Formuling in the Karmann Ghia , with an adapter ring to fit a new Momo hub . The original Formuling hubs are almost impossible to find


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: VWGlassee on March 25, 2020, 20:28:45 pm
Heres mine  8)
(https://i.ibb.co/q1ZbGM1/CB96-D332-6-FF3-440-B-BB7-B-4-D7-AC6313600.jpg) (https://ibb.co/F7PGvb7)

Yannick


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: RichardinNZ on May 27, 2020, 20:45:09 pm
I'm tempted by this wheel for the '58.  However I'll need a boss.  Does anyone have the diameter of a Flat4 style boss for a GT or Speedwell wheel so I can decide which will work best?   

Can anyone think of any other options?

Also, does anyone know of a boss which covers the end of the column like the standard wheel on the '58?

Thanks(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200527/cfeac1cc91822c37d62193654e9f2fdd.jpg)

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Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: RichardinNZ on May 28, 2020, 05:10:58 am
Yannick; looks great!
Richard


Title: Re: Steering wheels................
Post by: VWGlassee on May 28, 2020, 11:31:09 am
Yannick; looks great!
Richard

Thanks Richard  ;)