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#1 fredo84

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:25 AM

Hi Guys !

 

Does anyone know how I could scratch build a steering wheels !

 

Thanks For The Heads Up !

 

Fred



#2 AlbertS

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:55 AM

why dont you get some plastruct (evergreen possibly too) white coated  small diam round with a wire running inside it and make it the diameter you want.  Then create your center?


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#3 Jantrix

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:13 AM

We don't see someone scratchbuilding a steering wheel very often. Is there something particular you want that might be available elsewhere?



#4 tjones87

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

I don't have any suggestions on how to scratch build one sorry, but if you find out how, I am interested as well...I cant seem to find the steering wheel I am needing...good luck



#5 southpier

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

O ring ? maybe gloss coat it to make it more stiffer?

 

 

button? cut out the center with a jeweler's saw.

 

check the plumbing department at the hardware store?

 

 

chain & superglue for the low & slow build?

 

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#6 crazyjim

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

I have no idea but am interested in what people come up with.



#7 wisdonm

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

I saw this tute somewhere. It works well with chain or cord, for a vintage look. It's pretty straight forward. The only trick part is the soldering, super gluing, or white gluing the rim while it is on the pencil or other fixture.

 

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#8 shucky

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

I wanted a flat bottom wheel for my Z06 build and had nothing in the parts bin that I was satisfied with. I came up with this built from solder and various styrene bits.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:53 AM

that came out really nice



#10 diymirage

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:25 AM

that came out really nice

 

 

now send it off to the resin caster ;)



#11 fredo84

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:26 AM

Nice Thanks for the Tips Guys !

 

ROB:We don't see someone scratchbuilding a steering wheel very often. Is there something particular you want that might be available elsewhere?

 

I have an Idea of what I want : It's a Rally Steering wheels Like that :

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I would like to scratchubuild one like that I can Have the deepness I want ...

I will try my hand today want post some pics if you guys want ...

 

Thanks

 

fred



#12 Jantrix

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

I would like to scratchubuild one like that I can Have the deepness I want ...

I will try my hand today want post some pics if you guys want ...

Fred by all means post up what you accomplish. That's what this place is all about.



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

I will be trying to build my own steering wheel over Xmas, and will post it up if i get it right... I will be starting with the outside ring from a kit steering wheel and adding my own center. Good thing is, it doesn't need any kind of dish, so should be fairly simple....

 

 

Fred, I would like to see what you accomplish...