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steering wheel restoration?
07/11/17 at 11:10:29
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I either need a new steering wheel or need to do some restoration on mine.  So, need some information: 

Is there a company or person who is doing this kind of work?

Or, how can I do it myself?

Or, It looks like Crown and Omix are the only ones making new...is one better than the other?  Is there another new Steering wheel supplier that you know of who makes a great wheel? 

Mine has been disintegrating in my hands for years and it is time I do something about it.  Input is much appreciated!
  

Tom

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Re: steering wheel restoration?
Reply #1 - 07/11/17 at 15:40:06
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Unless you're insistent on keeping the original wheel, I would recommend getting a new one.  I purchased mine from QTM Parts.

It's the best price I found and the quality is good.  It looks just like the originals.  Shipping...Fast.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Willys-CJ2A-3A-Slat-grill-GPW-early-black-steering-...

If you want to try to fix yours, there are a couple threads I've seen where guys use an epoxy filler to fix cracks, then they smooth them out and paint them.

Oh, This guy also has the green wheels for the M38...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Willys-M38-M38A1-MB-GPW-Solid-OD-Green-steering-whe...
« Last Edit: 07/11/17 at 15:44:26 by athawk11 »  

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Re: steering wheel restoration?
Reply #2 - 07/11/17 at 18:34:56
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Thanks a lot, Tim.  Those QTM wheels are made by crown and from what I can tell, the Crown ones are the way to go.  I think I'll order one up.
  

Tom

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Reply #3 - 03/02/18 at 13:28:45
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Well not really restoration but:







Takes about 100ft of paracord for the outer circle, more or less the same for the spokes and binge watching some netflix serie while doing it Grin Grin
  

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Re: steering wheel restoration?
Reply #4 - 04/11/18 at 16:54:43
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I used JB weld to fix the cracks and gouges and sanded it to smooth out any imperfections then used a appliance epoxy paint from Home Depot to finish off.
  

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Re: steering wheel restoration?
Reply #5 - 04/12/18 at 11:03:25
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I did buy a new one for Triple X, probably a Crown?  Been a while but it was bent up a bit.  I did repair several tractor steering wheels, they were severely cracked and missing pieces in the bakelite.  I used the epoxy filled plumbers puddy, it looks like a tootsie roll with an epoxy filler in the middle, break off a piece and roll it in your hands until the puddy and epoxy are mixed then mold it in to the wheel, filling the cracks.  It hardens in a bout 5-10 minutes and you can sand it to shape and either add more or paint it.  I often used hardware store acrylic spray paint.  Worked well. But be careful to only use a little at a time as it may harden before you get it applied to the wheel.
  

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