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1968 Beaumont Steering Wheels


Hi all. Looking for some info and hopefully pictures of the different steering wheels used in the 1968 Beaumonts. I have seen hundreds of the typical 1968 Beaumont Custom and SD steering wheels. What I am looking for is the ones that came in the Beaumont Deluxe and the base Beaumont/wagon. 

My understanding is that the Beaumont/wagon came with the thin three-spoke style, similar to the one found in the Chevelle 300

The Deluxe looks like the one similar to the one found in the Chevelle 300 Deluxe. It is almost the same as the 1967 Beaumont/Chevelle except the horn button is the center instead of the two tabs on the spokes.

I have found a couple examples in these pics but was hoping that some of you guys had these Deluxe and base Beaumonts that had the original wheel, and could share some pictures.

Main reason for this quest is to find out difinitively if the 1967 Beaumont horn cap is the same or different as the 1968 Beaumont Deluxe horn cap.

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1968 Beaumont wagon thin spoke wheel

 

 

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1968 Chevelle 300 thin spoke wheel

 

 

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1968 Beaumont Deluxe wheel with bright spoke trim.

 

 

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1968 Chevelle 300 Deluxe wheel with bright spoke trim

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You are correct.  and kudos to you for being one of the few people on earth that actually recongnize the correct steering wheels for base model 68 beaumonts vs. deluxe vs. the fancier version used on customs and SD's. 

You are correct that the 1967 beaumont custom and SD use the same wheel as the 68 beaumont DELUXE teh style with the big 3-bar chrome(minus the 2 thumb buttons for the horn as you pointed out)

The 1967 BASE model "beaumont" and the 1968 BASE model "beaumont" also share the same super plain wheel with just a round chrome horn cap( see my pic of my base model 1967)  with a swirl pattern center cap

 

Note:  in 1968 the base model "beaumont" was only available in a 2dr sedan and wagon, so those would be the only 2 1968's that use the super plain wheel.

as far as the wheels go, beaumonts and chevelles use the same moulds,   just the chrome horn caps would change with logos/designs

hope all this is helpful



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Thanks for the picture. I had never seen that horn button before. No logo in the center. I have a steering wheel from a 1968 Chevelle 300 Deluxe. It has a horn button that has a simple CHEVELLE script in it. It has a sort of rubber skirt around it where it attaches to the steering wheel. Can anyone confirm if the 1967 Beaumont horn cap and the 1968 Beaumont Deluxe cap have this. Any part numbers available for these horn caps. Thanks all

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I will try to get some pics tonight. At one point I had an extra of that plain cap. But I might have sold it.

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Great topic ! Wow , never knew there was so many variations

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Thanks. I have always been interested to find all the little features and differences between all the trim levels of these cars. There is a very comprehensive Chevelle page that points out all these details. I would love to see something similar for our Acadian/Beaumont/Parisienne.
I am looking for the horn center cap from a 1968 Beaumont Deluxe. If anyone has one to spare, please let me know. I would be happy with a 1967 example so long as it is the same part. Thanks again.

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I'm following this thread (and learning!) with interest.

I thought you might like to see the GM parts book listings for the various horn caps for Beaumont.

And I have NO idea why "CAN. JOBS EXCEPT DELUXE STEERING WHEEL" is there because we know there were no US Beaumonts. Unless it means Canadian vs. Export units? But if it does, then where is the part number for the Export cap?

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Thank you so much for this parts page. I believe the can. jobs exc deluxe steering wheel is the very basic no emblem cap found in the Beaumont/wagon.

1969 Beaumont Horn Button and Dash Emblem | Other Parts & Accessories | Oshawa / Durham Region | Kijiji



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"Canadian Jobs" means not only the Beaumont 731 & 732-series, but Canadian Chevelle 300 131 & 132-series as well. There were differences between Canadian vs. U.S. Chevelles.

Like you I am always keeping my eye peeled for a 1968 base Beaumont vs. a Beaumont Deluxe. For years I have seen them but not stock untouched ones, so no examples from which to glean.


There were some carryover steering wheels from '67. There was no 300 Deluxe in Canada for '67, just an expanded base 300 series with wagon & convertible added to the existing 2 & 4-door sedans. The base steering wheel on the 300 in '67 was actually shared with the 1967-68 Chevrolet pickups. The 300 Deluxe in '67, plus the N30 option on U.S. base 300s, was the bright 3-spoke design like the Malibu except that it only had the center horn button, not the two tabs on the spokes. The Canadian optional N30 wheel did have the thumb buttons (unlike the U.S.) and so did not differ from the Malibu wheel.



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CdnGMfan wrote:

"Canadian Jobs" means not only the Beaumont 731 & 732-series, but Canadian Chevelle 300 131 & 132-series as well. There were differences between Canadian vs. U.S. Chevelles.



 I thought of that but this is in a Beaumont-only parts book, so it seems odd.



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might have one of these


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Here's a picture of the horn button for the 1967 / 68 base Beaumonts & Canadian Chevelle 300s (also Acadian Invader & Cdn. Chevy II 100):

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Here's a base '67 Beaumont with that steering wheel / button:

67 base Beaumont wheel.jpg

 

A Canadian Chevelle 300:

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Why not a blurry picture of a base '67 Tempest wheel for comparison?

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