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Bent Steering Wheel

Postby Harold R » Fri May 21, 2004 12:44 am

Anybody got a technique for straightening a bent steering wheel? Mine's not too bad, maybe a half inch warp if layed flat. It's got good grip on it, I'd hate to pound on it with a hammer and crack it.
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Bent Steering Wheel

Postby Dan England » Fri May 21, 2004 6:52 am

Harold: I can't help on reshaping the wheel. I am interested in this info as I have one which is badly out-of-shape. I have filled cracks with J B Weld followed by sanding, then sprayed with black gloss paint. It still looks good after a year of use. Dan

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Postby artc » Fri May 21, 2004 7:51 am

Plastidip makes their rubberized tool coating in a rattle can. gives a good feel and tends to fill in those smaller cracks.
anyone have any comments on the ones available new?
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Postby Harold R » Fri May 21, 2004 8:04 am

Since it sounds easy enough to fill cracks, guess I should just go ahead with the hammer. A press would be handy.
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Postby johnbron » Fri May 21, 2004 10:03 am

How about trying to put the bent section in a vice between a couple 2X6 boards?. Just a thought if you have no access to a press.
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Postby parts man » Fri May 21, 2004 4:56 pm

artc wrote:Plastidip makes their rubberized tool coating in a rattle can. gives a good feel and tends to fill in those smaller cracks.
anyone have any comments on the ones available new?


Art, we have a couple of new steering wheels here, you can have a look when you're at the cubfest. :wink:
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