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69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« on: January 02, 2014, 10:58:06 PM »
Found this great informative site while trying to research a steering wheel I have recently purchased .

 I normally collect wooden British steering wheels but I found the 16" Rosewood while looking for my next fix (purchase) .

 From what I can make out it is a 16" simulated plastic Rosewood with aprox 2.5" dish & 2 spoke design  , where I am struggling is that all the other wheels I have found are exactly the same as mine apart from mine has flushed rivets at the back , I just can not find another with the same riveted finish , any help would be greatly appreciated .

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 11:11:33 PM »
Can you post a photo or two?

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 11:21:28 PM »
Thanks for the reply I have read it but I am sure there is still nothing about the rivets to the rear will try and get some pics up tomorrow as it is near 11.30 PM here in England.

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 12:38:03 AM »
A simulated wood 2 spoke sounds more like the 66 optional wheel. (I have one on my 66 chevelle)
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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 01:38:36 AM »
Sorry perhaps I worded it incorrectly should have said 3 spoke in the overlapping design known as the N34 I believe .

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 01:57:33 AM »
Sounds like a N34.  Do post some pictures.
Is there a particular question you need answered about the rivets?
If you don't mind my asking, where do you live in England?  I've worked in Bournemouth and Fareham.
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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 02:24:05 AM »
Its a very small world I live in Poole and is attached to Bournemouth how crazy is that , I was born in Bournemouth.

 I am just struggling to find a pic of a N34 with flushed rivets on the back maybe just looking in the wrong place , all the ones I believe I have found do not seem to have any rivets to the back, am I going mad ?

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 02:31:54 AM »
Bets shots I have of my late departed rosewood. No rivets I can discern - looks to be spot welded.

This was an exceptional wheel I purchased in the mid 80's, long before the current reproductions - a known original wheel.

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 02:35:36 AM »
Thanks Steve but the rivets are on the outer wooden rim like a Grant or Moto Lita wheel.

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2014, 02:52:32 AM »
Sorry - I misunderstood the placement. It wouldn't be a '68 or '9 - molded construction with no rivets. Aftermarkets like Grant wheels had them, as you noted. I had one of those in my 1957 Bel Air in the '70's.

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2014, 11:37:48 AM »
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Centre will clearly have to be reworked as one of my fellow countryman has seriously bodged it to fit a brit car.other wise in great condition.

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014, 11:41:54 AM »
 Argh darn pics. 

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2014, 11:52:13 AM »

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 03:41:14 PM »
Looks right, but with modified mounting surfaces.  ???

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2014, 03:49:29 PM »
I would say that someone has added those embellishments (rivets) in a customizing attempt.
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