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Stringing steering wheels... - Ruairidh Dunford - 22-11-2020

I would like to string a steering wheel - does anyone do this or have some practical tips about what to use and how to successfully complete it please?


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - David Stepney - 22-11-2020

Ruairidh, I presume that you mean winding string around the rim after the celluloid has fallen off. I did this with the steering wheel on my special back in the early eighties. I cleaned the rim with wire wool, and then spead araldite on it and wound parcel string carefully round, making sure each turn was packed tight against the previous one, spreading glue and winding until I had gone all the way round I tied the two ends in a knot that was just to the one side of a spoke, so that it wouldst get in the way I then varnished the whole wheel. I worked quite well, but I found that the string rim was a bit uncomfortable when driving long distances, so used gloves.

Hope this helps!


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Renaud - 22-11-2020

Hi Ruairidh,

There's this:
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In french, sorry, but the step by step image down in the page is explanatory I'm sure.
Good luck!

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Any help needed about the language, just ask! My pleasure.

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RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Steve Jones - 22-11-2020

My Son in Law does this, Ruairidh. Give me a call if you want to have it done for you or, if you want to try DIY, talk to Malcolm.

Steve


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Barry Townsend - 22-11-2020

Hi Ruairidh
Have you considered the leather steering wheel cover available on eBay. I fitted one to my RN wheel and am very pleased with the result, it's very comfortable and looks 'proper'
Regards
Barry Townsend


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Tony Griffiths - 22-11-2020

(22-11-2020, 12:46 PM)Barry Townsend Wrote: Hi Ruairidh
Have you considered the leather steering wheel cover available on eBay. I fitted one to my RN wheel and am very pleased with the result, it's very comfortable and looks 'proper'
Regards
Barry Townsend
Might you have a link to the specific eBay seller - and perhaps a picture of the cover installed?


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Mark Atkinson - 22-11-2020

After winding on the chosen string I applied Satin Yacht Varnish, allowed it to harden, then rubbed it down with dry wet&dry, which removes some of the stray fibres, then repeated until I had a smooth and comfortable surface.

Regards, Mark.


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Howard Wright - 22-11-2020

Hi Ruairidh 

You end up using a lot of cord  Smile.  Cant quite remember how much I used but 10m springs to mind.

I cheated a bit and used superglue to start and end the runs.

Very satisfying when done and makes for comfortable grip.

Cheers

Howard


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Barry Townsend - 22-11-2020

  Hi Ruairidh
I've taken a picture of the cover if it's of any interest

Just type in Austin 7 steering wheel cover in the search box and it will come up straight away


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Hugh Barnes - 22-11-2020

Presumably these..

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