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Username Post: Steering Wheel 1957 B.A. or 210        (Topic#369325)
elvis 
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elvis
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08-28-22 06:50 PM - Post#2846473    

Hi everyone,
What is the structure of a steering wheel for a tri-five? I realize there is a steel center hub and steel running through the spokes and rim (the skeleton). How is it held together? eg. Is it welded or cast as one piece of metal before the resin coating is applied?

Pouring money between the wheels.


 


Original57 
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Loc: Houston, TX
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11-01-22 05:42 PM - Post#2849409    
    In response to elvis

the original 57 st. wh. has a steel circle, not sure about the 2 spokes to the center hub. I had to partially rebuild mine using a epoxy resin kit. I did a small section at a time, because I had to use a set of hand files to re-shape the new epoxy to match the original grooves and indentions. This took a lot of time. If a modern, reproduction of the original st. wh. is available, I would recommend to buy it instead of remanufacturing.



 
58 Biscayne 
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09-21-23 01:54 PM - Post#2862727    
    In response to Original57

Older post I know, but personally I would reman your original wheel. I went with a reproduction wheel from Ecklers on my '57 and it has flex, noticeable flex. Glad I kept the original GM wheel, just hadn't gotten around to restoring it with epoxy yet. If I did it again I would restore your original wheel if you have enough of it to do.

Robert
1931 Chevrolet, traditional hotrod
1956 4dr 210 post
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1958 4dr Biscayne w/ Belai


 


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