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Username Post: Need some room        (Topic#348858)
Trd_okc 
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12-26-17 06:54 AM - Post#2719023    

New guy from Oklahoma.

Just bought a 51 Deluxe BelAir hardtop. Stock manual car. But I need more room for me behind wheel.

Looking for a 15” steering wheel that looks stock and seat relocation brackets that move bench seat back couple inches.

These are readily available for 55-57 but not having any luck for for 51.

Any suggestions?



 

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Sheldon Y. 
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Loc: Waltham, Massachusetts
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12-26-17 06:59 AM - Post#2719024    
    In response to Trd_okc

Offsetting the Seat should be no problem.
You could simply mount the Seat Frame to 2-Runners, and mount the Runners to the existing hole locations.
(By Runners, I mean 3/4-1" thick hardwood, like oak or mahogany).
That's how I do it on all my Custom Hot Rod Builds.

'49 Styleline Deluxe Build@

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/49-sty...
http://www.frankenrodz.com/frankenstyle.html


 
Sheldon Y. 
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12-26-17 07:00 AM - Post#2719025    
    In response to Sheldon Y.

Oh, BTW, WELCOME! And congrats on your new Ride!

'49 Styleline Deluxe Build@

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/49-sty...
http://www.frankenrodz.com/frankenstyle.html


 
rrausch 
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12-26-17 08:44 AM - Post#2719033    
    In response to Sheldon Y.

No one, as far as I know, makes the smaller steering wheel for our cars. If you plan on keeping it stock you'll need that larger diameter wheel to turn the car, especially out of a parking spot.

Welcome to CT. Post some pictures of your car if you can.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
hpva 
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12-27-17 06:43 AM - Post#2719086    
    In response to rrausch

I as well would like a smaller diameter steering wheel for my 54.Maybe the aftermarket will catch on that they could make some money selling 49-54 steering wheels in a smaller diameter.

[URL=http://s275.photobucket.com/user/hpva53/media/Bel Air/Homers542014-03-27018 _zps7d64af95.jpg.html][IMG]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj296/hpva53/B elAir/Homers542014-03-270 18_zps7d64af95.jpg[/IMG][/URL]


 
53sd 
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12-27-17 07:45 PM - Post#2719165    
    In response to hpva

I had a smaller steering wheel and it made the car very hard to park.
I don't think the market is large enough for a company to get involved.



 
hpva 
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12-28-17 09:35 AM - Post#2719206    
    In response to 53sd

  • 53sd Said:
I had a smaller steering wheel and it made the car very hard to park.
I don't think the market is large enough for a company to get involved.


Mine has power steering.

[URL=http://s275.photobucket.com/user/hpva53/media/Bel Air/Homers542014-03-27018 _zps7d64af95.jpg.html][IMG]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj296/hpva53/B elAir/Homers542014-03-270 18_zps7d64af95.jpg[/IMG][/URL]


 
tommy49 
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12-28-17 09:48 AM - Post#2719210    
    In response to 53sd

  • 53sd Said:
I had a smaller steering wheel and it made the car very hard to park.
I don't think the market is large enough for a company to get involved.



All it takes is $$$$$!

http://qualityrestoration s.com/


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 55 235, 700r4, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...



Edited by tommy49 on 12-28-17 09:49 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
hpva 
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12-28-17 05:12 PM - Post#2719256    
    In response to tommy49

  • tommy49 Said:
  • 53sd Said:
I had a smaller steering wheel and it made the car very hard to park.
I don't think the market is large enough for a company to get involved.



All it takes is $$$$$!

http://qualityrestoration s.com/



I found this site a couple of months ago.I emailed them for the cost to reduce my wheel to 15",the cost a mere $1800.00.I wanted to buy a steering wheel not a whole car.

[URL=http://s275.photobucket.com/user/hpva53/media/Bel Air/Homers542014-03-27018 _zps7d64af95.jpg.html][IMG]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj296/hpva53/B elAir/Homers542014-03-270 18_zps7d64af95.jpg[/IMG][/URL]


 
53sd 
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12-28-17 05:55 PM - Post#2719265    
    In response to hpva

  • hpva Said:
  • tommy49 Said:
  • 53sd Said:
I had a smaller steering wheel and it made the car very hard to park.
I don't think the market is large enough for a company to get involved.



All it takes is $$$$$!

http://qualityrestoration s.com/



I found this site a couple of months ago.I emailed them for the cost to reduce my wheel to 15",the cost a mere $1800.00.I wanted to buy a steering wheel not a whole car.



Good Grief! I don't wanta know how much that is in Canuck Bucks.



 
rrausch 
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12-28-17 11:17 PM - Post#2719287    
    In response to 53sd

$1,800.00??? Insane. I didn't pay that for my entire convertible. (in 1989)

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 

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