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Username Post: 1960 horn button confusion        (Topic#357691)
andy k 
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08-17-19 08:17 AM - Post#2773381    

Hi all, I have a '60 Belair 4 dr sedan with the small horn button, no chrome half-ring, and I can't figure out what's missing to hold that horn button onto the steering wheel. Not the contact parts, but the receiver cup. It seemed like only a 1/8" space around, so I bought a rubber piece off eBay saying it was for '60-'68. one eBay seller was right, it's not for this car. the chrome half-ring on my '60 El C. bolts down to the contact piece and then to the wheel. If someone could shoot me a photo of both sides once they pull the horn button off a similar model, I'd sure appreciate it. My car came just a bare wheel in a recent purchase. Thanks rcr3 for the tip where to post! I have photos on my email if needed. I called a page of classified ad phone #s from a 1991 Late Great Chevys, no help. Thanks for anything, my memory broke down-andy k
I forgot to say neither assembly manual nor service had much- the assembly man. was kind of mis-printy in the illustration. It's in the steering wheel section, after st. column, before wheels/tires. I even got a CD Rom of all part numbers-no diagram for those parts, section 6.513...I need to flag down a car or two here in my town.



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DonSSDD 
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08-17-19 09:53 AM - Post#2773390    
    In response to andy k

You might find drawings in the assembly manual or the shop manual supplement for the 60?

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Edited by DonSSDD on 08-17-19 09:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
PLS 
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08-17-19 04:28 PM - Post#2773420    
    In response to andy k

You might give Danny a call, he may be able to help you.... https://www.southeastchevyparts.com/ let us know how you come out. A big welcome to Chevytalk where you can usually get an answer to your 60 questions pretty quick. Don I checked my 60 assembly manual and the shop manual but couldn’t find anything concerning the horn button. Lamar

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1belair1954 
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08-19-19 12:36 AM - Post#2773532    
    In response to andy k

Hi checkout my post on repairing a cracked steering wheel you will see the assembly that holds the horn together on my 1960 el camino .
Sorry about the size of the photos you need to scroll to the right you will see a part that has 9 fingers sticking up this holds the horn button on
on my el camino i would say it would be the same on biscaynes and belairs
https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...



 
andy k 
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02-14-21 07:28 PM - Post#2814274    
    In response to 1belair1954

Thanks 1belair1954!! No one else could help and no one has this part. Eckler's never heard of it. Anyway I'm going with deluxe non-Impala horn ring which I've always liked the looks of on my El C. long delay as I've been working on the floors and dash. much appreciation- I wonder if I could make that part? must be spring steel. I used a P.O.R. epoxy on my cracked wheel, high-fill primer and body shop-made -into-a -spraycan paint then clear, and it looks pretty good. a couple of fine files got it close before sanding and I'm happy with it. Cheers, Andy ('60 BelAir, red outside, gray inside)



 
1belair1954 
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02-23-21 12:31 AM - Post#2814920    
    In response to andy k

Hi probably would not be hard to make but not sure if you can temper or quench the metal as it is a type of spring steel.
The horn buttons come up on ebay occasionally you might get lucky with the retainer.
I cannot sell you mine haha my steering wheel had many cracks in it i thought I would give it a go fixing it its easier than I thought just alot of sanding but the epoxy seems to stick well.
If anybody has cracked steering wheel grind out the cracks and use JB weld. Or other epoxy



 


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