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  • #71075
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    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.

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    1950 Lincoln by Steering Wheel Kris
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    #71076
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    ‘55 Mercury Accessory wheel by Steering Wheel Kris

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    #71077
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Blue Zephyr wheel by Steering Wheel Kris

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    1954 Chevy wheel in dark red by Steering Wheel Kris.
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    #71078
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    1941 Pontiac wheel by Steering Wheel Kris

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    #71079
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Muntz Steering wheel by Steering Wheel Kris

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    #71080
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    By Steering Wheel Kris

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    #71081
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Another 1941 Pontiac wheel by Steering Wheel Kris

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    #71082
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    1936 Buick wheel by Steering Wheel Kris

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    #71083
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    56-57 Lincoln Steering wheel by Steering Wheel Kris

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    #71084
    Tony
    Participant

    Very attractive Rik. A perfect steering wheel is a wonderful thing.

    #71085
    Michu
    Participant

    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?

    1948:

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    1949:

    23C2F111-3422-4EC4-8CEA-3ED863D21AE0
    1950:

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    1951:

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    #71123
    Torchie
    Participant

    Beautiful work.

    Im always disappointed when I see a nice custom with a modern steering wheel. Takes away too much of the character of the interior.

    Torchie

    #71146
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Bruce Donelan send in a photo of his collection.

     

    Thanks Bruce

     

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    #71147
    Tinwolf
    Participant

    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  49 Merc with a white steering wheel

    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 !

    Wolf

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    #71149
    bob tindale
    Participant

    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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