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Username Post: Different steering wheel        (Topic#358068)
hpva 
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09-16-19 05:41 AM - Post#2775624    

Anyone ever use a steering wheel from Con2R in their early Chevy?I was thinking of getting one for my 54 and was wondering if anybody had any positives or negatives on their steering wheels.



 


tommy49 
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09-16-19 06:36 AM - Post#2775627    
    In response to hpva

I'm sure glad you posted this because I've been wondering the same thing! I was playing with the wheel builder this morning. Gorgeous wheels!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

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drew1987 
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09-16-19 06:28 PM - Post#2775675    
    In response to tommy49

Do you mean like a 1957 repro but 13"?

The splines should be the same, but double check! the 53 had a decent size "hub" behind it, its removable but the blinker mechanism is in there, not sure if the 57 is smaller or the same. Also, note that the 57 sticks out, while the 57 is flat, if that makes sense... like, for a 57 to be in the same spot as a 53, it would need a shorter column

I may do this if P/S makes me wanted a smaller wheel... that is, use a 13" 1957 repop. The above are just things to consider, I am sure the shaft and spline size are common knowledge... anyone?

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

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Sir X Loin 
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09-17-19 03:38 AM - Post#2775684    
    In response to drew1987

Let me throw my .02 in on this subject. GM has two different splines. Small and large. Small being Chevy and Pontiac, large being Caddy and Buick. There are no slip fit adapters as the spline difference is very small. I did put a 55 Buick wheel on my 51, but it took machining and was no small task. I work in a machine shop with some very creative friends. If you search here or the HAMB you can see how I did it. @sirxloin on IG as well.

Im not familiar with the wheel in question, but the answer should be provided in the spline information I laid out.

1957 Chevy Pickup 1998 -2012 *sold
1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe


 
hpva 
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09-17-19 08:21 AM - Post#2775705    
    In response to Sir X Loin

Con2R lets you build many different styles of wheels, they also sell adapters for your year car.The wheels are all 15 inch.



 
drew1987 
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09-17-19 05:44 PM - Post#2775756    
    In response to hpva

WOW. Take a look at thier gallery... thye have some options in "series one" that are drop dead gorgeous for our cars

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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tommy49 
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09-18-19 06:07 AM - Post#2775781    
    In response to drew1987

The "horn rings" are welded on, just bling, nonfunctional.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E swap in progress, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes.

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DZAUTO 
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09-18-19 08:16 AM - Post#2775795    
    In response to tommy49

My all time favorite wheel for a 53-54 steering column (which I've installed in the 51) is the 56-62 Corvette. It's a 100% bolt-on swap. Of course, the 53-55 Corvette steering wheel is also a direct fit --------------- but those are more than impossible to find ---------- and ultra pricey!
Sorry, I no longer have pictures of a Corvette steering wheel on the 51, because Photobucket has kidnapped everyone's pictures!!!!!!!

(I sure am glad this site has a method for adding pictures!)

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