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Old 09-17-2011, 08:46 AM
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give me some ideas on steering wheels

what are you guys running? my stocker is trashed. I want to see refurbed stockers, aftermarket, what ever you got. thanks
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:59 AM
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i found a near perfect wheel from a '84 grand wagoneer that im using.


what year/model do you drive?
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:33 PM
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^^ looks alot better then the late model wheels. Want to keep mine original, but if I ever get one thats in rougher shape to build up, im want that wheel!



Some of these are cool:
http://www.grantproducts.com/product...ls/automotive/


ALSO, if just the leather is trashed you can cut it off, its just a regular plastic wheel underneath. There is a company that makes new skins for em too.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:02 PM
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ALSO, if just the leather is trashed you can cut it off, its just a regular plastic wheel underneath. There is a company that makes new skins for em too.

Be careful with that. Some wheels have WHITE plastic underneath!!!

My 88 FSJ wheel actually had color matched maroon plastic, however. I'm not sure what year they started "coloring" the plastic.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:36 PM
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I say get one of those removable Grants for added theft protection!
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:57 PM
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I have an 82 Limited.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:09 PM
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Not mine .. but


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1980s...item5adf05e783

maybe a little to nice for most of our rigs.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:42 PM
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thats one out of an xj, the guys been trying to sell those wheels for a while now, its actually alittle smaller than ours
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:51 PM
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thats one out of an xj, the guys been trying to sell those wheels for a while now, its actually alittle smaller than ours

It's also a bit spendy. For that price, you can be into a nice Grant wheel that is the correct size.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:42 AM
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I haven't installed it yet, it's with a friend to have the center of the spokes polished. He's kinda slow, not kind of, it's been two months. I know he's busy but I wish he wouldn't have offered to do it out of the blue (I didn't ask, it wasn't a hey, think this can be polished, it was just "I can polish this for you"). I would have been happy installing it unpolished and call it a day. Now I feel weird asking to have it back.


Thing is, that center button usually gets cracked and if you want one that's perfect, you'll pay a premium for it. Mine has a small crack in it and I don't care.
It's slightly smaller than a Wagoneer wheel, but that doesn't bother me.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:21 PM
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Mine at the moment. I'm liking it.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:26 PM
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Mine at the moment. I'm liking it.

holly smokes that is a good looking wheel. Is there a chart of steering wheel availability kinda like that grille chart?

I NEED that wheel!
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-2000 XJ cherokee on Tons
-1953 REO M35A2 6x6
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:43 PM
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i'm using a regular XJ steering wheel in my 79 j10. mine has the black grip on it and the leather or vinyl that covered the spokes is gone, so it has that unfinished stainless look to it. i dig it!
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:00 PM
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this is interesting priced right & nearly over if your're on the cheap

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...item1e6700b64c
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If you can't make it better why waste your time. No use repeating the orignal mistakes. I'm to old to push it that's why.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:47 PM
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5.9 2bbl-727-NP229-TFI-30x9.5 Firestone M/T's-Brush Guard-tire mount
SOON: 4350 and cast iron intake

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-1994 Baby Grand
-2000 XJ cherokee on Tons
-1953 REO M35A2 6x6
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:53 PM
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Buy this! $100 is really cheap and it looks great. Then again, it has six days left, I think it'll be up near $350 before it's done.
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1982 Wagoneer LTD, Slushbox, I6 w/ 4.0 head, Explorer rear spring, 4.0 timing set/cover and backwards fuel gauge. How many gallons per mile do you make?
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:59 PM
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That's about what I paid for my Billet

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Buy this! $100 is really cheap and it looks great. Then again, it has six days left, I think it'll be up near $350 before it's done.
No way I'm payin that much for a 30 year old wheel
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:03 PM
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I still say buy a Grant steering wheel. They even have a few different Jeep horn buttons you can get.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:58 AM
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I found these guys and plan to get a wheel from them eventually after i get some of the woodwork done inside my GW. check em' out. They are pricey though....I priced a tiger maple wheel and I think it was about $400.

www.distinctivesteeringwheels.com
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:31 AM
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Those distinctive wheels look amazing! But as mentioned they are a little expensive.
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