Posted September 07, 2012 - 04:53 PM
How is the steering wheel held on to the shaft. Fairly rusted I can not see if its a roll pin or set screw
Any help would be apreaciated
Posted September 07, 2012 - 11:17 PM
Posted September 08, 2012 - 03:39 AM
Posted September 08, 2012 - 04:47 AM
Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:06 AM
Thanks again for all your help
Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:18 AM
Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:53 AM
Posted September 11, 2012 - 09:54 PM
The roll pin is hardened steel that is harder than most drill bits. That means you can't drill it out. It is also very difficult to press it out without damaging the sterring wheel.
If you don't care about damaging the wheel you can remove the plastic that covers the area around the shaft by breaking it off with pliers, cutting it away with a die grinder, etc. then heating the end of the roll pin with a torch (you want as much of the plastic out of the way as possible so it doesn't catch fire). Heating the pin will remove the temper from it and make it easy to drill out. You will probably have to heat the end, drill out a 1/4" or so, reheat the new end, drill that out, etc. until you have gotten through the wheel and shaft. This is how I remove the pins in the early models that don't have plastic arround the steering wheel hubs. If you can find a carbide grit rod saw blade of a small enough diameter you can chuck it into a drill and grind the pin out woithout damaging the wheel. I've done this a couple times but the rod saws I used were over twenty years old and I haven't looked to see if new ones are still being sold. The rod saw needs to be of small enough diameter to go thrugh the center hole of the pin. You have to cut the eyelets off the ends so one end can be chucked into a drill and the other en can go through the hole. Placing a VEY slight bend, more of a light bow, in the saw and running into an out of the hole like a small cylinder hone will help control how it grinds away at the pin. That also keeps the saw from binding in the slit of the pin.
Edited by whst400, September 11, 2012 - 10:00 PM.