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Classic Steering wheel

Postby cbrown1469 on Wed May 09, 2012 4:31 pm

Hi all,

Just wondered if you could advise on the standard steering wheel size of a 1980 spider, the after market requirements for a boss etc and if you could recommend any really classic wooden brands?

Also, seen some real nice MOMOs style MBG ones. Will they fit if I get the right boss for the Spider.

Thanks again, feel like I'm being a pest but I really am enjoying the group , Spider ownership and the camaraderie.
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby So Cal Mark on Wed May 09, 2012 5:04 pm

the stock hub on your car will accept a MOMO wheel, it's a direct bolt on
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby cbrown1469 on Wed May 09, 2012 7:26 pm

Cheers Marks
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby grittracing on Thu May 10, 2012 12:05 am

the vintage wood steering wheel also fits the 1980 and looks great

here is my 1980
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby So Cal Mark on Thu May 10, 2012 12:25 am

yes it looks good but that wheel is plastic rather than vintage wood
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby grittracing on Thu May 10, 2012 10:03 am

you are correct :D but I still love the look and thought i would give him another option in case he may be on a budget
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby cbrown1469 on Fri May 11, 2012 5:20 am

Thanks to all for the responses.
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby DUCeditor on Wed May 16, 2012 11:29 am

So Cal Mark wrote:yes it looks good but that wheel is plastic rather than vintage wood


Spoil sport! :mrgreen:

It sure looks like wood. Had me fooled for years. :)

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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby Observer on Fri May 18, 2012 6:33 am

Will a 1978 steering wheel fit on a 81 model?
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby grittracing on Fri May 18, 2012 7:08 am

should
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby giuliot60 on Tue May 22, 2012 12:54 am

I have a 74 Spider wood (plastic) steering wheel that I was thinking of adding to my 81. From what I've read so far it should fit, correct?

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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby Weelan on Tue May 22, 2012 1:16 am

Hmm. Are the ones that look wood and sell for over 300$ actually plastic? I like the look, but I'm unsure, and the stock black with rubbery wrapping looks good too i think but mine the rubbery part is loose and moves around on the wheel.
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby Landhawk on Tue May 22, 2012 8:33 pm

Where is the speed imit 95? :lol:

I like that dash and bezels quite a bit.

grittracing wrote:the vintage wood steering wheel also fits the 1980 and looks great

here is my 1980
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby grittracing on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:52 pm

It runs about 10 mph fast and you where not suppose to see that lol :D
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Re: Classic Steering wheel

Postby baltobernie on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:40 am

Weelan wrote:Hmm. Are the ones that look wood and sell for over 300$ actually plastic?.
No, they are wood. The slightly smaller diameter of the modern wheel gives you a little more knee room, but it also results in higher steering effort. Something to consider if you have very wide tires.
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