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Username Post: Need more room        (Topic#358670)
probelair 
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Reg: 11-01-19
11-01-19 09:21 AM - Post#2779298    

Hello New to this forum. Buying a 61 Bubble top. I am a big guy. Getting a smaller steering wheel but need more room. What are my options besides loosing weight and a tilt wheel. Can the seat go back further. Any help. Thanks in advance



 


turbo38s10 
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turbo38s10
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11-01-19 09:24 AM - Post#2779299    
    In response to probelair

I wouldn't do anything until you put the smaller wheel on. It makes a big difference. You may have to go a couple inches in diameter smaller.



 
55Brodie 
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11-01-19 09:25 AM - Post#2779300    
    In response to probelair

You can enlarge existing holes in the seat tracks and gain 1" more leg/belly room.



 
probelair 
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11-01-19 09:30 AM - Post#2779301    
    In response to turbo38s10

Can you tell me what to look for in a wheel. Its been 20 plus years since i have bought car stuff. Have a 55 belair that needs restored and figured a done car might be the way to go.



 
probelair 
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11-01-19 09:30 AM - Post#2779303    
    In response to probelair

Would like the horn to work



 
kingkreeton 
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11-01-19 01:53 PM - Post#2779318    
    In response to probelair

  • probelair Said:
Can you tell me what to look for in a wheel. Its been 20 plus years since i have bought car stuff. Have a 55 belair that needs restored and figured a done car might be the way to go.



Buying a rust free finished car is usually the way to go if you don't have the tools, shop or skillset to work on the car yourself.

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probelair 
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11-08-19 05:26 AM - Post#2779763    
    In response to kingkreeton

Bump



 
turbo38s10 
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11-08-19 05:30 AM - Post#2779764    
    In response to probelair

Maybe Verne can post the pic of his wheel again, I know I saw it once somewhere here. I believe it was the old maybe 14" 3 spoke with holes in it. You by the steering wheel and correct adapter to use on your vehicle. Heres a place where you can have one made but I'm sure it's not chaep.
https://con2r.com/

or here https://www.summitracing.com/search/part-type/stee ...



Edited by turbo38s10 on 11-08-19 05:33 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Andy4639 
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11-08-19 05:52 AM - Post#2779768    
    In response to turbo38s10

Not sure about the Impala columns but on the 67-72 C 10 truck columns guys take and collapse the intermediate steering shaft and puts the steering wheel about 2" closer to the dash.


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probelair 
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11-08-19 10:24 AM - Post#2779779    
    In response to Andy4639

Thanks guys.

I cant wait to start working on her.



 
turbo38s10 
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11-08-19 02:06 PM - Post#2779796    
    In response to probelair

here is a link to a previous question:

https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...



 
probelair 
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11-08-19 03:43 PM - Post#2779800    
    In response to turbo38s10

Thanks very much



 


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