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65bug
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« 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......... Wink
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 22:59:32 pm »

The Flat Four is just a Grant wheel Wink
Nardi has some nice looking wheels also.

EMPI GT Custom in my GTV:
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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?
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« Reply #4 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!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 00:17:06 am »

empi leather one
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 00:51:10 am »

Formuling France in mine.

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 01:04:05 am »

empi leather one


EMPI GT Deluxe Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 01:20:08 am »

speedwell small dish with custom boss and oval horn (if i remember well) in mine

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 01:33:54 am »

Formuling France in mine.



That's what I have, except mine's black.
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2011, 08:40:21 am »

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« Reply #11 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  Wink
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« Reply #12 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  Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2011, 12:53:19 pm »

I think I read on this board "wood steering wheels are for boats." I agree.
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« Reply #14 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! Wink
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« Reply #15 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!
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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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?Huh Grin
            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!
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2011, 15:52:28 pm »

Empi coach
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« Reply #19 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?HuhHuhHuh? THE MAGIC ZZTOP KEYS AND NO RADIO?HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh
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« Reply #20 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!
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« Reply #21 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

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« Reply #22 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! Wink

<rimshot>  Grin
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« Reply #23 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



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



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



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.


I like the feel and looks of the Formuling, good size grip.



The Grant GT wheel is a good option too.

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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2011, 21:36:35 pm »

Here is mine, stock center with custom ring.. Gives me room for my long legs.
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« Reply #25 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?Huh
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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2011, 21:47:09 pm »

How about one of those "Wood Grain" Sport Grips to go over my wheel Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2011, 21:49:32 pm »



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




That is Super Clean! Love it!
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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2011, 21:56:53 pm »

Not a wood steering wheel but this is my Lecarra  Wink

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« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2011, 22:10:39 pm »

Late model with a leather wrap.

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