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Poncho Master!

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Horn buttons on Custom Models


My 67 Beaumont custom 4dr has always had this steering wheel. It has the small "thumb" buttons on it.

My custom parts cars(3) also had the buttons, as well as my original custom convertible, and for the most part, just about every 67 beaumont custom i have seen, has the extra buttons.

Also, the original sales brochure shows a "custom" interior, and you can see the buttons.

Here is the million dollar question:

Does your "custom"model have the buttons??   and further more, does your canadian chevelle/malibu/ super sport have the thumb buttons?

I did find one totally original unrestored car that does not have them(see pic of blue interior).

Now, i have found out from an American, that the thumb buttons were used on SS models only in the USA. Plain Malibus did not have them.

INTRIGUING!!! 



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If you look at a u.s. Brochure you will see the deluxe wheel on the Malibu . Plus shows as an extra option in the option list as rpo n30. The deluxe wheel is the one as you described with the twin horn buttons. Also used on the camaro and Nova cars. I see the Beaumont brochure also refers to the deluxe wheel as a Standard feature on the custom . The Malibu was the same trim level as the Beaumont custom. Rpo n30  could also be ordered on the 300. 



-- Edited by Beaumont4008 on Monday 6th of August 2018 12:45:01 AM

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The thumb buttons were standard on '67 Malibus & SS396 models. The same steering wheel minus the thumb buttons was standard on the U.S. 300 Deluxe & optional on the 300. In 66/67 there was no 300 Deluxe in Canada, and the deluxe wheel was optional on the base 300 as RPO N30. Now I don't know if the N30 wheel in Canada had the thumb buttons or not; the 300 2-door post built right behind my '67 Malibu had N30. Sorry, not to confuse things, but the '66 300 in Canada got the same wheel as the Malibu with the semi-circular horn ring & 4 metal bands on the rim.

Now, in 1968 the base 300 had the carryover 1967 base wheel, the 300 Deluxe returned to Canada with the same wheel as the '67 300 Deluxe without the thumb buttons. The 300 Deluxe was offered as the base 4-door, the slightly upscale version of the 2-dr post, and an entry level 2-dr hardtop. That last picture of the blue interior car with the non-thumb button wheel is a '67 with a '68 Beaumont "Deluxe" (i.e. 300 Deluxe) wheel.

The horn buttons on the U.S. 300 was different from the Canadian version, which was shared with the Beaumonts, Canadian Chevy II & Acadian base models. If you are patient I can post examples when I have the time.

 

 



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Perfect Cam,  that is what i wanted to know.  
I had not thought of the 68 model year using the carryover.

Seems like that non button wheel is more commonly found in the USA, and you explained why, with the 300 deluxe US model

I guess that pic i have of a blue original car, must have had the steering wheel replaced at some point in its life.

And the American guy i talked to was incorrect.



-- Edited by beaumontguru on Monday 6th of August 2018 12:07:06 PM

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Shown below is the U.S. base 300 horn button vs. the Canadian horn button.

U.S: US_67-68_hornbutton.jpg

 

 

Canadian: Canadian67_300hornbutton.jpg

 

I keep on forgetting what a great resource Dale McIntosh's Chevellestuff site is (he just sold the site to Chuck Frame of Milton, Ontario).

Take a look at this link: http://chevellestuff.net/1967/interiors/more/index.htm    & this one: http://chevellestuff.net/1968/interiors/more/index.htm



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