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Replacement wooden steering wheel #1662146
28/11/2022 19:45
28/11/2022 19:45
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Hi, just wondering if anyone has replaced the original steering wheel with one of the fancy wooden ones?

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662153
29/11/2022 09:41
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Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662155
29/11/2022 10:35
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rofl


BumbleBee back:)
Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662156
29/11/2022 10:49
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https://youtu.be/WX1tbXr1YIE

I saw it many years ago, interesting.

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662170
29/11/2022 21:54
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Hello Carmine.

I don't like that wheel. I think that it's a bit too bling.
But maybe that's because I'm an old man.

Very best wishes

Paul

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: carmine] #1662183
30/11/2022 10:38
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Originally Posted by carmine
https://youtu.be/WX1tbXr1YIE

I saw it many years ago, interesting.


Nah doesn't work for me, brown with the red just clashes and doesn't look right, much like Abarth badges...................... on a Coupe box

........... runs and hides coat

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662188
30/11/2022 14:00
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It was just an example I found on a coupe,
I too personally wouldn't opt ​​for wood but maybe a sports version,
I always think the shape and color of the original are quite spot on.

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662192
30/11/2022 20:24
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Remember Carmine.

It is your car, not our's.

I look at mine and think that it looks great. So it is right for me.

If you make changes and love the look, then it is right for you !

Paul

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662193
30/11/2022 20:37
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Except it is not his car, as he has said!??
Does he need to write in caps?

Last edited by clanger; 30/11/2022 20:39. Reason: typo

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Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662196
30/11/2022 22:22
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yes, as mentioned by Clanger,
it is an EXAMPLE found on Youtube
(not my car)
to show what a coupe with wooden steering could look like.

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662197
30/11/2022 22:34
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by the way, sorry Joe but i love the abarth badge. laugh

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: carmine] #1662207
01/12/2022 12:00
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Originally Posted by carmine
by the way, sorry Joe but i love the abarth badge. laugh


wink

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662210
01/12/2022 12:39
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In the video, is that really solid wood or just a tan leather wheel?

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: GrahamL] #1662213
01/12/2022 18:05
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Originally Posted by GrahamL
In the video, is that really solid wood or just a tan leather wheel?


I thought it was tan leather...


F****** b****** thing...
Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662231
03/12/2022 23:38
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Seems to be a tan leather Isotta Katenia: https://www.croooober.com/en/item/cparts/00000103/Steerings/10320934/ISOTTA-KATIENA

I'd go for a Nardi Deep Corn...

click to enlarge

...or Nardi Kallista, if you have too much money left over after petrol and energy bills and want to feel like you drive a Pagani:

click to enlarge

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662241
04/12/2022 22:16
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astounding, truly. and I thought it was wood.
the ones in the photos are nice,
are they plug and play?
what should be observed when buying another steering wheel?

Re: Replacement wooden steering wheel [Re: AdrianS] #1662471
19/12/2022 16:15
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Most (all?) aftermarket steering wheels need a model specific hub to fit:

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Else to consider, perhaps somewhat obvious:
- total depth from wheel rim to hub mounting surface. Depending on how near/far you want to reach.
- grip, varies somewhat between laquered wood, leather, to suede.
- feel - burning hot in summer, freezing cold in winter?


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