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Old 06-07-2004, 05:43 AM
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well the leather on my steering wheel in the 88' was really worn in some places, it had gotten a hole down to the padding. on my drive home from uwharrie i noticed a new hole past the padding and it was marroon! i was curious so i made the hole bigger...then i ripped my whole steering wheel leather cover off to find a nice new steering wheel!!! its the same material as the dash pad under there and looks great..just figured id pass the tip along
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:22 AM
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The wheel on my J10 is worn like that. I will check further to see if it is like that,,,,,but I really really don't want a maroon steering wheel,,,,,,,
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:58 PM
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Mine is the same way. I was going to just go with a black color since I couldnt find a decent match and then when I pulled off the old cover I found that the steering wheel matches the dash and interior. No one has ever noticed that the cover has been removed.
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Old 06-08-2004, 03:11 AM
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Interesting. Can one of you post a pic?
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Old 06-08-2004, 10:22 AM
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Cut mine off a few weeks ago. Much better than the torn up leather look.

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Old 06-08-2004, 04:25 PM
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I went with the Wheelskins leather cover. It is a really high quality cover. Grandwagoneers.com has them for $60 (ouch), but you can get them straight from the company somewhat cheaper. I like the way mine turned out. Not too hard to put on either, just take your time and keep it TIGHT. The only difference is that the ones from the company direct have holes all the way around (GW's are custom with the holes left out where they need to be for a Jeep wheel). This works better, because you can rotate it just a little to offset the seams at the bottom to get a better fit. I really like mine, and have had several folks ask what kind it is so they can get one. I think their web is:
http://www.wheelskins.com/
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Old 06-09-2004, 04:04 AM
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Wait a sec, are you telling me that my cheap-looking plastic steering wheel was orginally covered by stanard-issue ultra-luxury leather wheel wrap?

I knew that the PO had beat on my Waggie pretty hard, but I didn't know that he had also skinned her alive ...

Buddy in Texarkana: which "works better"? the wheelskins or the grandwagoneers.com wrap?
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Did mine like that years ago.

After time you will get this black funk on it like mine.

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