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Stan Paralikis

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« on: March 07, 2009, 06:41:08 AM »


Dollars to doughnuts, Lea has an answer for me on this one....

I'd love to swap out my steering wheel on my '76 NY with tilt/telly for a later model pre-airbag steering wheel.
I have a feeling it's not doable though.  Anyone know?
And no, I have zero interest in swapping columns...





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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 08:17:44 AM »

Thanks for the close up pics.
After looking at them,there may be a chance of using an aftermarket wheel.
I appreciate the compliment but I do not know everything. 
I will have to do some research,though.
I am guessing the columns were made by a company who supplied GM with tilt/tele wheels as well.
That will increase your chance for an aftermarket wheel.
 
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 07:42:25 AM »


I am guessing the columns were made by a company who supplied GM with tilt/tele wheels as well.

That will increase your chance for an aftermarket wheel.[/QUOTE]

Darn if I don't think you're right....



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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009, 07:57:26 AM »

Look at what I just found.






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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 10:20:03 AM »

I found this on Grant Wheels site.It is the adaptor for tilt/tele columns:
http://www.grantproducts.com/pc-487-1-6401.aspx
To be used with the 5 bolt-type Grant Signature wheel Series,and Banjo Series:
http://www.grantproducts.com/pdf/07_Auto_Catalog.PDF
I have never removed a wheel off a tilt/tele column before.I would suggest you ask Mr.Cadiooack,MoparMat if he did .Or go to the local junkyards and pull one apart to compare the splines and bolt pattern.
If they are the same (good chance the same manufacturer supplied GM and Mopar ) you can use the adaptor kit and any wheel you prefer in the Grant collection.
Hope this help.
 
 
 
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009, 10:25:04 AM »

A luxo-barge with red interior will look great with a rich looking Mohogany wheel

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 10:55:29 AM »

Lea, I agree that that the gm tilt/tele wheels should be looked at for fitability.  Great idea.  Thanks.
Aftermarket wheels don't look good in a '70s era luxuliner with whorehouse interior.  Although that Grant wheel above is a nice choice.
I wish I could afford that NOS wheel from Brad's.  Agreed, it is cheaper than sending out the wheel to be restored, but, it's still insane money he's asking.

I've restored two wheels my self, one of them being on The Nyb  now, but, they're "10 footers".



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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009, 02:34:11 PM »


Quote from: CBarge
A luxo-barge with red interior will look great with a rich looking Mohogany wheel


I'm pretty sure that's what Butch has on his Hemi Fury

As for that NOS wheel.....I would have to change that wheel every season and bring it indoors for the winter or it would crack just like the originals....

 I have been repairing Polaraco's identical wheel for him and none of the repairs have taken....cracks apperared all over again. I used PC-7 and it must not like the thermoplastic that Mopar used that year.... plastic welding is going to be the only way

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009, 02:38:07 PM »



Quote from: Commando1
Aftermarket wheels don't look good in a '70s era luxuliner with whorehouse interior.



you could always go with this:



gold plated for that pimp style!

http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/grantgt-classic-chainnostalgia-wheels.html
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2009, 03:10:04 PM »

Quote from: CBarge
I found this on Grant Wheels site.It is the adaptor for tilt/tele columns:
http://www.grantproducts.com/pc-487-1-6401.aspx
To be used with the 5 bolt-type Grant Signature wheel Series,and Banjo Series:
http://www.grantproducts.com/pdf/07_Auto_Catalog.PDF
I have never removed a wheel off a tilt/tele column before.I would suggest you ask Mr.Cadiooack,MoparMat if he did .Or go to the local junkyards and pull one apart to compare the splines and bolt pattern.
If they are the same (good chance the same manufacturer supplied GM and Mopar ) you can use the adaptor kit and any wheel you prefer in the Grant collection.
Hope this help.
 
 
 
Taking the wheel off is no different than any solid column.  It's when you get further down that it becomes more complicated.  But if you follow your nose, you'll be fine.
 
On second though, don't follow your nose.  It might get in the way
 
 
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2009, 03:25:00 PM »


Quote from: stitcherbob


you could always go with this:



You're way off.  I was thinking more alonng these lines:



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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2009, 06:02:58 PM »

Speaking of Steering wheels. . .  .
 
Hey Bob!  Where is my wheel?  I want to put my tilt column in.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2009, 06:03:46 PM »

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Dash too?
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2009, 06:08:19 PM »

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See any similarities??

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2009, 06:15:12 PM »



Quote from: POLARACO
Speaking of Steering wheels. . .  .
 

didn't you read back?


" I have been repairing Polaraco's identical wheel for him and none of
the repairs have taken....cracks apperared all over again. I used PC-7
and it must not like the thermoplastic that Mopar used that year....
plastic welding is going to be the only way"




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