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Old 01-15-2023, 10:52 AM
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A one of a kind steering wheel for a one of a kind hot rod. Bravo!
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Old 01-15-2023, 10:54 AM
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Amazing as always ZZ. It must have taken a lot of patience to get it that consistently round.
Thanks! Yes, it took patience to make that lumpy glob round, no power tools, just a couple coarse rasps and some 40 and 120 grit. If I decide later that it's too thick, I can always shave it down some more - or not....
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Old 01-15-2023, 04:23 PM
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I like a fat wheel. But the Chevelle wheel I have has a thin grip Iíve come to like with my power steering.
How will the filler stand up to body oils? Did you seal it with clear or something?
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Old 01-15-2023, 06:09 PM
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Any particular reason for switching to shortstrand bondo?
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Old 01-16-2023, 11:00 AM
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I like a fat wheel. But the Chevelle wheel I have has a thin grip Iíve come to like with my power steering.
How will the filler stand up to body oils? Did you seal it with clear or something?

No clear coat, I didn't want it to be too slick, I guess my greasy paws will eventually do that. It seemed to suck up the Rustoleum paint fairly well, though since it's no hi-tech finish, it would be easy to redo....


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Any particular reason for switching to shortstrand bondo?
Long strand is tougher to get smooth, thought it would be tough to work into the form without voids. I really don't think cracking will be a problem, like on old factory wheels which were larger, made from unreinforced plastic and had very thin steel rims.
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Old 01-16-2023, 11:20 AM
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Thanx for the info!
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Old 01-16-2023, 02:46 PM
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Looks good! I don't trust myself enough to build a steering wheel
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Old 01-25-2023, 10:03 PM
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I needed a place to stash the groceries or cooler, etc. so I got busy with some pine shelf panels to make a box. Spotted an old dynamite box at a mining museum - Hercules Dynamite! Perfect! Bought one on ebay and incorporated the side panels into my new drybox, added some stain and satin clear, brass trim pieces and star head tacks to cover the screws. A little velcro on the underside keeps it in place on the carpet. Looks right at home ...

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Old 01-25-2023, 11:20 PM
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That is beautiful!!! Very well done!!
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Old 01-26-2023, 06:42 AM
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X 2 That's cool!
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