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66-67 acadian steering wheel


I have two steering wheels that I got with my car,One is orig and one is 67.Problem is the orig is shot,are there any other wheels the same as the 66 acadian?I've looked around a bit and to me it looks like maybe the 64-65 invador & some of the mid 60's pontiac two spoke would be the same,but Im just guesing.Just starting to learn about the pontiac/acadian l  DSC03310.JPGDSC03312.JPGDSC03303.JPG



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I can't say for certain but that original wheel sure does look to be a twin to the wheel that was on my 65 Canso.

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Do you think invador would be the same?Just trying to figure out which cars to be looking for for the same wheel.

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If nobody answers sooner, I can try to check for you late tomorrow evening. My guess would be yes. I think the Invader wheel is the same, it just won't have a chrome horn bar like the Canso did. Likely just a centre horn button only.

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Thx I'll do some more digging too.

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I'll try to keep an eye on this thread.

One thing that may hold true on this one as well, (that beaumontguru taught me) is that the Canadian wheels look the same as the US models but they are made of different material.

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Would prefer to keep orig.Luv the look of orig interior,have all orig door,side & kik panels.

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I'm with you all the way! 60's GM interiors look SO good, all original.

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Would not the '66 Chevy II wheel be the same but with a different horn ring and horn cap?



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66 Beaumont/Chevelle is a 2 spoke vs a 3 spoke on the 67 (for whatever that tidbit is worth to you).
Re the difference between American and Canadian, I believe that the US is almost a hard rubber, vs the Canuck version which is a harder, almost acrylic material (that is more prone to the massive gaps in the cracks. (Just an observation, not gospel.) I installed a US wheel which I prefer.
Final thought.... agreed, original look is best!

Final, final thought... there are steering wheel repair kits available.



-- Edited by 03cts sport on Thursday 9th of January 2014 02:22:46 PM

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Steering wheels from the full-size cars may look the same but they are not. They are larger diameter and the spoke / horn ring is proportioned differently.

 

You can fix that original '66 wheel with some 2-part epoxy. Use a hack saw to make sure the edges of the voids are straight, mix the epoxy and spread it, avoiding the creation of hollow spots. For the wide gaps it might be wise to fill it it several steps. This would also be the time to cut out any spiderweb cracks & fill them. Sand it down & prime it with buildable primer. Continue to sand & fill with spot putty as required, then paint to match interior.

How are the chrome bands & horn ring?

 

Maybe a repro 2-spoke simulated wood wheel with a custom made horn button emblem; an Acadian "A" with maple leaves biggrin



-- Edited by CdnGMfan on Thursday 9th of January 2014 04:16:34 PM

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I thought once the base was cracked the wheel was toast ? If not ,I can fix it I think , those are some pretty big gaps. I do have a mint horn ring and center cap , but where can I get the chrome rings ? thx Jim

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I know I have a spare 66 Beaumont/Chevelle horn ring kicking around somewhere, but it sounds like it would be too big?

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The Beaumont / Chevelle horn ring would be too large.

Sorry, I didn't see the steering wheel hub was also cracked. In the immortal words of Emily Litella, "Never Mind...!"



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Just in case someone has a sterring wheel hanging on their wall ? wheel diameter 16 3/8   hub 3 1/4 o.d    horn ring 10 1/2 wide    Wheel 5 1/2 deep  thx

 

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1966 SD       will have one  biggrin

 

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I have an original horn button in good shape if you need it.

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Thx Vancitytrev , but I've got 2 horn buttons and 2 horn rings, just no wheel . ( by the way NICE CAR !! )



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hawkeye5766 wrote:

Just in case someone has a sterring wheel hanging on their wall ? wheel diameter 16 3/8   hub 3 1/4 o.d    horn ring 10 1/2 wide    Wheel 5 1/2 deep  thx

 

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Jim, post up a wanted ad in the classifieds here. People who open this thread may not read all the way down and understand that you are searching for a wheel like the one in the picture. Who knows, it can't hurt?

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Thx for the tip !

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