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Old 04-07-2017, 10:49 AM
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Flat steering wheel?

I'd like to replace the boat sized wheel in the Skylark with something smaller, and with as little dish as possible to move the wheel closer to the dash.

I was talking to a chap with a 72 ish Camaro, and he was using an Autobarn wheel with a HQ Holden boss kit. I should have asked how he went with the indictors & horn, but didn't.

Any suggestions? I'm going to assume if it fits an early Gen 2 Camaro, it will fit the Skylark.
It's a factory tilt column, if that helps.
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:48 AM
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Chris, why not just think about a billet one from the US that bolts on. Most are pretty flat. Something like this http://www.billetspecialties.com/hal...rd-15-5/34725/ bolts on to standard GM column, just select the one appropriate for your car
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:26 PM
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The dished steering wheel was designed to give clearance between the column and your chest in an accident. Early car flat steering wheels resulted in horrific chest injuries -especially when you consider the lack of seat belting also.
Just saying.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:10 PM
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:14 PM
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Seriously.. What were the designers thinking?
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:25 PM
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I have the Grant wood wheel in my GTO. I have the 13.5"version, they also make a 15" version. Very comfortable handgrip & looks great. Chromed or s/s spokes. It does have some dish. I think a flat wheel would look odd in these old cars, but to each his own. With the Grant stuff, they have instal kits to suit all US cars, so no 'cobbling' reqd.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:32 PM
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I have the Grant wood wheel in my GTO. I have the 13.5"version,
Surely that 13.5" version can't be legal anywhere in Australia Is your "GTO" a life sized vehicle?, or an electric powered dodgem car
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:53 PM
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Seriously.. What were the designers thinking?
The car this steering wheel is in is better than a horse?

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I'd like to replace the boat sized wheel in the Skylark with something smaller, and with as little dish as possible to move the wheel closer to the dash.

I was talking to a chap with a 72 ish Camaro, and he was using an Autobarn wheel with a HQ Holden boss kit. I should have asked how he went with the indictors & horn, but didn't.

Any suggestions? I'm going to assume if it fits an early Gen 2 Camaro, it will fit the Skylark.
It's a factory tilt column, if that helps.
What year Skylark?
As Chris said there must be plenty of U.S. options.
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The car this steering wheel is in is better than a horse?
Thanks for the segue Nev

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I have a Budnik billet wheel similar to this in my 70 Mustang .

Not much dish and nice quality wheel.

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It's a '69. I'm after a wheel with less /no dish to give me more arm room. I'd like to be able to see the wheel, which is why I'd like to buy local if I can.
I'm off to the USA next year, so I might do some shopping there.
Thanks for all replies, I'll do some more digging, but the Grants look the most promising.

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Aah the Model T steering wheel complete with adjustable ignition advance and throttle on the column, they took a bit of getting used to.
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Aah the Model T steering wheel complete with adjustable ignition advance and throttle on the column, they took a bit of getting used to.
You would have bought yours new Kev, yeah?
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You would have bought yours new Kev, yeah?
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It's a '69. I'm after a wheel with less /no dish to give me more arm room. I'd like to be able to see the wheel, which is why I'd like to buy local if I can.
I'm off to the USA next year, so I might do some shopping there.
Thanks for all replies, I'll do some more digging, but the Grants look the most promising.

Cheers,
Chris
If it's more arm room your after, you could just use seat extensions(if need be) and move your seat further back.
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