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Wrecking yard wheel?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Geargrinder, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Geargrinder

    Geargrinder 1/2 ton status

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    A buddy of mine told me that an old trick for a nice steering wheel was to get one off of a chevy car @ the 'yard and it would bolt right on. Any one done this (for an '84 Burb)? If so what is a nicer wheel (smaller) that will still bolt on and work with the turn signal cancel?
     
  2. pauly383

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    70'S Camaro 4 spoke plastic is nice ( had on my Chevelle ) .
    Trans Ams were cool .
    The 80's Iroc wheels were sweet .
    Jeep wheels willl fit too if it had a GM column , like the old 7-'s 3 spoke .
    Chrysler coulums had the same spline back in the rear drive car days as well .

    Believe it or not the Factory 2 door Chevette I had a came with a 3 spoke satin with black grip wheel that looked hot although it was in a Chevette , and factory to boot :k5: :k5:
     
  3. JSH

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    I have also heard that most GM steering wheels mount the same and will work. Look for one from an early 90s Lumina-very comfortable and fairly common so they shouldn't be hard to find. Also has the "open" top(3 spoke design) that works well with truck gauges.
     
  4. R72K5

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    most any '60's-'90's GM wheel will will work, i dunno on old chyslers however


    good luck
     
  5. dyeager535

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    Late 80's trucks/Astros are a good source, everyone seems to like those 4 spoke smaller diameter/thicker black wheels with "Chevrolet" (or "GMC" I assume) horn buttons.

    Don't have a picture of mine, but yes, just about any GM vehicle up to about 1996 (non-airbag) can donate the steering wheel for our columns.

    I'm sure someone here has pics of that wheel in their rig.
     
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    a lot of them fit..not just GM's

    I put a steering wheel from an 82 Cavalier on my 74 K20,to gain clearance for my long legs when I put a custom bucket seat setup in it--went right on,matches up with the collar on the colum,horn works,directionals cancel,etc..I have seen a few GM trucks with older mustang GT steering wheels too.(not sure if the directionals self-cancel with those wheels though.)..many other vehicles have the same splines,but the collars dont always match up...best to measure first.. :crazy:
     

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