June 20, 2021 at 08:55 #71075
I was looking at the Instagram account of Steering Wheel Chris, he is doing absolutely stunning work. And figures it would be nice to have a thread here on the CCC where we can have just steering wheels. Originals, rare accessory units, or custom build one offs…
Lincoln done by Steering Wheel Kris.
1950 Lincoln by Steering Wheel Kris
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‘55 Mercury Accessory wheel by Steering Wheel Kris
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Blue Zephyr wheel by Steering Wheel Kris
1954 Chevy wheel in dark red by Steering Wheel Kris.
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1941 Pontiac wheel by Steering Wheel Kris
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Muntz Steering wheel by Steering Wheel Kris
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By Steering Wheel Kris
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Another 1941 Pontiac wheel by Steering Wheel Kris
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1936 Buick wheel by Steering Wheel Kris
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56-57 Lincoln Steering wheel by Steering Wheel Kris
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingJune 20, 2021 at 11:21 #71084TonyParticipant
Very attractive Rik. A perfect steering wheel is a wonderful thing.June 20, 2021 at 11:42 #71085MichuParticipant
That‘s a great thread! Here are the ‚Custom Steering Wheels‘ from different Eastern Auto Supply catalogs, in 1949 and 1950 were just the prices different. I wonder why in the 49 to 51 catalogs the older 40 Ford steering wheel is the ‚Deluxe‘ while in 48 the latest Ford steering wheel is offered?
1951:June 21, 2021 at 03:13 #71123TorchieParticipant
Im always disappointed when I see a nice custom with a modern steering wheel. Takes away too much of the character of the interior.
TorchieJune 24, 2021 at 08:13 #71146
Bruce Donelan send in a photo of his collection.
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingJune 24, 2021 at 11:17 #71147TinwolfParticipant
So Bruce is hoarding the eluzive Ford X-option steering wheel , one of the most wanted option steering wheels out there resulting in “crazy money” lol .
I wondered why so many of the hornrings were broken on these steering wheels until I got hold of one myself , clearly the hornrings casting has sharp edges AKA “brake here” in the transition between the X and ring part . The other reason I see is that the usual spring suspending the hornring usually used are in steering wheels are in these replaced by a foam cushion thing , getting older it loses its cushion function and gets a more solid like function , when this happend I dont know but too many of these hornrings were broken as a result of someone “saved” the cost of a spring … I made a conical spring out of pianowire and it works great !
Is there anyone out there more familiar with the story of the Ford option steeringwheels vs the aftermarket steering wheels , my wheel is of the light yellow color , my buddy said that those were the aftermarket kind and the black once were the factory Ford models ? Or was it possible to order a -49-51 Ford with white steering wheels ? I saw a white option steering wheel in a 1949 Mercury Commercial
In advertisement of aftermarket steeringwheels like the above shown Ive only seen white steering wheels but was it two different suppliers to the factory and the aftermarket , seems unlikely but I dont know ??
Another thing , the “Monteray” steering wheel that Ive heard it refered to possibly because I think they came standard in -50-51 Mercury Monterays was possible to buy as a option already in 1949 which the above factory commercial shows !
June 24, 2021 at 15:12 #71149bob tindaleParticipant
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by Tinwolf.
I have an original ‘Monteray’ steering wheel in my 51 Merc. It is/was black .In the 1951 Merc. accessories book it was also listed as an option and is called the ‘Sport’ steering wheel. In 1951 it was $14. I have also owned several ‘Crestline’ steering wheels. One was yellow and one was white. I have a white Limeworks repo in my 1940 Ford coupe.
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