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Simple DIY steering wheel puller.


I needed the wheel off, and have misplaced my old diy puller. so here's a little post for content on this simple tool. No need to buy one.

Works well with the 64-66 wheel. Unsure what else it'll do, but you could drill the holes accordingly and add different bolts if necessary.

 

  • 3/16" thick 1 1/2" angle iron, 4 " or so long.
  • 2, 1/4-20 x 1 1/2" bolts (min). 1 1/2 length is perfect, any longer and you'll need spacers. 
  • 2, 1/4" flatwashers.

 

Find a old piece of angle iron, at least 1" wide and 3" long. I had some scrap 1 1/2 x 3/16. Angle iron as it is less likely to bend, the heavier the better. A wheel never off might need some good tension to break free.

Drill 2, 5/16" holes spaced 1 1/2" apart.

Undo the 3/4" wheel nut,

Attach the puller with the two 1/4-20 bolts. Tighten down evenly both sides back and forth until the resistance goes away... and you're free.

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I drilled a 3rd hole to allow ne to hang the puller up.



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cdnpont wrote:

drilled a 3rd hole to allow ne to hang the puller up.


 Great idea. I was wondering what the 3rd. hole was for.smile



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So it might not vanish again Darryl. And, oh, I also threaded a nut on each bolt so thy won't fall out.



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I made something similar back in the late 70's to remove the Grant steering wheel adapter from my 57 Chevy. It utilized 3 bolts in a triangular pattern, and I'm sure it's still in the garage. I had a big hole in the center to clear the column shaft.

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used to just smack the end of the steering column bolts in junkyards to get the buick wheels off-but it really screwed up the threads of the column-Carl and Gary taught me that-then I bought a steering wheel puller-was easy peezy and didn't damage anything

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68sd396rag wrote:

used to just smack the end of the steering column bolts in junkyards to get the buick wheels off-but it really screwed up the threads of the column-Carl and Gary taught me that-then I bought a steering wheel puller-was easy peezy and didn't damage anything


 Rookie..................! If you have the nut in exactly the right height and smack just the right spot you don't even damage it!



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I recall McGyvering something up to pull the wheel on my '60 Chev many years ago that involved stabilizer bar end links (had some spare parts in the drawer) and maybe a puller for a pulley?  Can't remember now, but it worked.  The signal switch had backed off and was no longer working, and that was the only way to get at it.  Wish I had taken pics, but it was before phone cameras and such... biggrin



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