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Steering Wheel


Im having a problem with my steering wheel, I do not remember having
such a gap between the wheel and the turn signal housing. The main bolt is tight
and the housing is locked on to the main tube but i have a gap between the wheel and housing.
any ideas ?
Thanks..
steering wheel gap 2_(1024_x_768).jpg

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My 65 has the same problem. I will be watching for other replies here. Thanks for asking this question!

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steering cropped.jpg

Found a picture of it before i started
Guess it was allways that bad.
Im going to find a Black "U shaped" rubber that i can put on to the housing to close the gap.



-- Edited by Lefty on Thursday 16th of December 2010 10:39:26 PM

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Good answer

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something like this product..

http://www.epm.com/extrusion_u_square.htm

cut to suit then silicon in place..
Wish it came in red , but black might look good as well

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What is the measurement of the gap??
Would something chrome like the plastic door edging work????

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gap is about 3/8 of an inch

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Hmmm, is it possible that the mast jacket itself is pushed in towards the dash? What about the rag joint, any work go on there in the recent past?

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heres a original 66   wheel never off..



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Well I'm positive that's not right the way it is even though it was that way before you started. It's been quite awhile since I worked on one but there is room to move in that mast if I remember right. There is no way they sent them from the factory with a gap like that to look into. Just sorry I don't have the solution here for you.

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Im going to take it apart again and see if i can get it to move closer to the wheel.
but im sort of stumper because the part that the turn signal switch is locked onto the main shaft  (see Pic below)and i cannot see any slack to move it . Maybe i can move the whole assembly closer by sliding the main shaft closer to the wheel, I will take more pics later.

steering column_(1024_x_768).jpgsteering column 3_(1024_x_768).jpg
thanks for the imput guys..




-- Edited by Lefty on Friday 17th of December 2010 10:52:39 AM

-- Edited by Lefty on Friday 17th of December 2010 10:53:08 AM

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Tint some light body filler with red like you would with fibreglass and clear the steering wheel. The top coat body filler will sand easier as to not scatch the original plastic.

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Im thinking that if i loosen the bolts and bracket that holds the column to under the dash i may be able to slide it closer to the wheel

-- Edited by Lefty on Friday 17th of December 2010 11:13:38 AM

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nod.gif

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Boy do i feel like i had a blonde moment !!
All i had to do was loosen the "U" clamp that holds the column outer to the under side of the dash, the support is slotted so you can move it forward or back,

looks much better now

gap good_(1024_x_768).jpg

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clap.gif We knew you could fix it

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it will come off one more time when my new turn signal cancelling parts arrive..
now on to putting up on jacks and rough adjusting allignment..


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I thought you were talking about the gap around the chrome rings. Woops.

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