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#1 Traill95 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 12, 2014 - 02:07 PM

During the restoration of my Ge Elec-Trak I needed to replace the steering wheel. I use to build Street Rods and have always had a liking for the Grant Steering Wheel.DSC01775.JPG

 

So with a piece of pipe, a Large Washer (very large) and a piece of solid pvc I made a hub to mount the Wheel onto the Elec-trak. Now all I need is to come up with a cover between the wheel and the dash.

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Edited by Traill95, December 12, 2014 - 02:24 PM.

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Posted December 12, 2014 - 02:47 PM

Good job !


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Posted December 12, 2014 - 02:50 PM

When I was a kid, they used to sell those steering wheels real cheap at Kmart. They're not so cheap anymore.


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Posted December 12, 2014 - 03:04 PM

Great work. :thumbs:

 

.... Now all I need is to come up with a cover between the wheel and the dash.

 

Don't know the size of the shaft, but how about a simple piece of heater hose? Cut to length, with some RTV or silicone at the top to seal and hold it up off of the dash. Or if bigger, maybe a universal flex hose for the accordion look. 


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Posted December 12, 2014 - 03:59 PM

Great work. :thumbs:

 

 

Don't know the size of the shaft, but how about a simple piece of heater hose? Cut to length, with some RTV or silicone at the top to seal and hold it up off of the dash. Or if bigger, maybe a universal flex hose for the accordion look. 

Going to need something accordion like because I have to push it down to install the spring pin that will hold the wheel hub in place.



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Posted December 12, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Not sure on the diameter you need but will a 1 1/4" flexible pvc drain pipe painted black work.
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Posted December 12, 2014 - 08:22 PM

I don't know how this would work, but it is a suggestion:

 

Black shock boot:

 

http://www.summitrac...CFQwPaQodJo4Aqw

 

or yellow (might have to look at different manufactures to find appropriate color):

 

http://www.summitrac...CFY87MgodCEkAWA

 

or

 

http://www.roughcoun...boot-87148.html

 

A couple of washers doubled up on the ends would help to hold the correct shape.


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Posted December 12, 2014 - 09:43 PM

Not sure on the diameter you need but will a 1 1/4" flexible pvc drain pipe painted black work.

I was thinking about using just that. seen it on the back of the washer tonite and realized that that would be just about right.


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Posted December 12, 2014 - 09:48 PM

I don't know how this would work, but it is a suggestion:

 

Black shock boot:

 

http://www.summitrac...CFQwPaQodJo4Aqw

 

or yellow (might have to look at different manufactures to find appropriate color):

 

http://www.summitrac...CFY87MgodCEkAWA

 

or

 

http://www.roughcoun...boot-87148.html

 

A couple of washers doubled up on the ends would help to hold the correct shape.

I wonder what the diameter is on the shock boot. I would want a black one. I would need an inside diameter of between 1 and 1 1/4 inch. with the outside diameter not more than 2 inches, 2 1/4 at most.



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Posted December 19, 2014 - 10:48 PM

Had a brain storm or fart depending on how you want to look at it.

Yesterday while at the scrap yard I noticed that the wiring harness cover that runs between the door and the body of the vehicle is a nice soft rubber accordion tube. I was acquiring parts off of a mid '90s Ford truck, but I am sure others would work. It was about 1" in diameter, ~6" long, would stretch to maybe +8", and compress to ~4". It had a big grommet on each end that could be cut off and leave a nice +1/4" flat before the accordion area. A hose clamp or zip tie could be used to secure. This might be just what you are looking for. Just another possibility. I love finding things to repurpose.


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