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« Reply #325 on: December 16, 2017, 04:56:41 PM »

COOL!
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« Reply #326 on: December 16, 2017, 04:56:51 PM »

So, I'm toying with the idea of going with a modified "Tuff wheel", since it's much flatter. scratchchin


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« Reply #327 on: December 16, 2017, 05:08:51 PM »

Will a "Tuff wheel" look out of place in a '69 ?   shruggy
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« Reply #328 on: December 16, 2017, 05:09:10 PM »

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« Reply #329 on: December 16, 2017, 06:27:47 PM »

Will a "Tuff wheel" look out of place in a '69 ?   shruggy

Just my two cents, but I think it looks perfect in my '70 Road Runner.  It will look  2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs in your '69 Charger.
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« Reply #330 on: December 16, 2017, 07:05:17 PM »

Will a "Tuff wheel" look out of place in a '69 ?   shruggy

Just my two cents, but I think it looks perfect in my '70 Road Runner.  It will look  2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs in your '69 Charger.

Thanks, I think I'll give it a shot. cheers
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« Reply #331 on: December 18, 2017, 08:27:22 AM »

Will a "Tuff wheel" look out of place in a '69 ?   shruggy

Just my two cents, but I think it looks perfect in my '70 Road Runner.  It will look  2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs in your '69 Charger.

Thanks, I think I'll give it a shot. cheers
dont like it at all , just my   Twocents  needs a 69 wood wheel to look right 
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« Reply #332 on: December 18, 2017, 10:31:54 PM »

Will a "Tuff wheel" look out of place in a '69 ?   shruggy

Just my two cents, but I think it looks perfect in my '70 Road Runner.  It will look  2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs in your '69 Charger.

Thanks, I think I'll give it a shot. cheers
dont like it at all , just my   Twocents  needs a 69 wood wheel to look right 

After staring at it a while yesterday,

I've got to agree with you, Stuart.

The tuff wheel thing just isn't going to look right in a Daytona.

I'm going to give up on the tilt/telescopic idea for now.

I think I'll look into one of these tilt columns from Flaming River that will allow me to use the wood grain steering wheel:





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« Reply #333 on: December 18, 2017, 11:06:40 PM »

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« Reply #334 on: December 19, 2017, 07:31:42 PM »

Will a "Tuff wheel" look out of place in a '69 ?   shruggy

Just my two cents, but I think it looks perfect in my '70 Road Runner.  It will look  2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs in your '69 Charger.

Thanks, I think I'll give it a shot. cheers
dont like it at all , just my   Twocents  needs a 69 wood wheel to look right 

After staring at it a while yesterday,

I've got to agree with you, Stuart.

The tuff wheel thing just isn't going to look right in a Daytona.

I'm going to give up on the tilt/telescopic idea for now.

I think I'll look into one of these tilt columns from Flaming River that will allow me to use the wood grain steering wheel:




bummer no way to make it work ??  i  really liked that idea 
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« Reply #335 on: December 19, 2017, 10:36:12 PM »

Will a "Tuff wheel" look out of place in a '69 ?   shruggy

Just my two cents, but I think it looks perfect in my '70 Road Runner.  It will look  2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs in your '69 Charger.

Thanks, I think I'll give it a shot. cheers
dont like it at all , just my   Twocents  needs a 69 wood wheel to look right  

After staring at it a while yesterday,

I've got to agree with you, Stuart.

The tuff wheel thing just isn't going to look right in a Daytona.

I'm going to give up on the tilt/telescopic idea for now.

I think I'll look into one of these tilt columns from Flaming River that will allow me to use the wood grain steering wheel:




bummer no way to make it work ??  i  really liked that idea  

Stuart,

The factory '69 wood grain steering wheel is just too deep.

It needs a flatter steering wheel to work.

I might consider a wood grain Tuff wheel. scratchchin

It's nice and flat and doesn't have that thick black grip on it.




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« Reply #336 on: December 23, 2017, 11:35:16 AM »

Ok, so this is what I came up with.

It's a Grant wood "Tuff wheel".

It fits, clears everything, and while it's not the look I really wanted, I think it's a good compromise since the original '69 wood grain wheel just wasn't going to work.




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« Reply #337 on: December 23, 2017, 04:02:23 PM »

I like it.  2thumbs
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« Reply #338 on: December 23, 2017, 05:38:12 PM »

I like it.  2thumbs

Thanks  cheers

The black foam grips of the Tuff wheel looked out of place with the woodgrain dash. scratchchin

I think the new wood Tuff wheel will go better with the woodgrain dash that I'll have in the Daytona. coolgleamA
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« Reply #339 on: December 23, 2017, 07:45:52 PM »

yes much better then the black foam
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« Reply #340 on: December 23, 2017, 08:21:23 PM »

It still no trippa my trigger. Sorry
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« Reply #341 on: December 23, 2017, 09:44:19 PM »

Center is too big for my taste.  I'd almost whittle out my own.
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« Reply #342 on: December 23, 2017, 10:28:00 PM »

It still no trippa my trigger. Sorry

Yeah, it's not ideal in the looks department, but I'm a big goon so I've got to do something to make this car fit me better. eek

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« Reply #343 on: December 23, 2017, 10:29:48 PM »

Center is too big for my taste.  I'd almost whittle out my own.

It does look a little better with the horn button on it...

I hope. Wink
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« Reply #344 on: December 24, 2017, 02:46:48 PM »

I like it 2thumbs
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« Reply #345 on: December 30, 2017, 11:36:48 PM »

 I needed a horn contact spring retainer/insulator thingie for a Chrysler Tilt-O-Scope steering column in a '69 Dodge Charger Daytona with a Grant reproduction wood "Tuff Wheel" scratchchin

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« Reply #346 on: December 30, 2017, 11:52:34 PM »

I got the horn switch and button mounted on the steering wheel, and fabricated a locking lever for the telescopic portion of the steering column.

I was going to mock it all up in the parts car, but it's something like 10 degrees out there in that garage today, so I put it all together on another steering column I have in the heated garage.

Everything fits and works/tilts/telescopes as it should.  coolgleamA


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« Reply #347 on: January 27, 2018, 09:16:50 AM »

It's finally warmed up some around here, so last weekend I was able to mock up the tilt/telescopic/woodgrain Tuff wheel in the junker parts car.

I'm still not 100% sold on the looks, but everything fits and tilts/telescopes as it should, the wiring is even going to work. The Chrysler column electrical connector has a couple of extra wires I'll have to deal with, but it will plug into the Charger wiring harness.

I think I'll try to find a nice chrome Fratzog to dress up that big ugly black horn button. scratchchin


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« Reply #348 on: January 27, 2018, 04:14:24 PM »

It'll be an improvement if you do it.  I'd look for one off of a Coronet c pillar.
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« Reply #349 on: January 27, 2018, 05:09:36 PM »

It'll be an improvement if you do it.  I'd look for one off of a Coronet c pillar.

Yep, needs something to break up all that black plastic. I need to see what reproduction Fratzogs are available. scratchchin
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