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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2014, 05:00:23 PM »
Can you take better (higher resolution) pictures of the "rivets", and also of the back of the wheel at each spoke where it meets the plastic of the wheel?

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2014, 06:27:31 PM »
I hope these help , as I have said previously I collect steering wheels and imho this is all original apart from the butchered centre , the rivets have a slight grain to them

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2014, 07:27:26 PM »
They look painted on! Are you sure they're actually rivets??

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2014, 07:55:34 PM »
Ed,
 
 Definitely rivets , strange don't you think , everything is exactly the same as a Rosewood N34 apart from these rivets to the rear!

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2014, 04:36:00 AM »
It's difficult to tell from the photos you included, but that wheel doesn't look like an original rosewood wheel for a '69 Camaro.  In fact, even the dish appears deeper?   Can you measure the dish so we can compare?   
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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2014, 02:26:31 PM »
I thought just over 2.5" dish was correct !

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2014, 11:22:28 PM »
I removed my original wheel and measured it the same way; slightly over 2.5" to the front face of the center, and almost 3" to the deepest side of the back.   16" diameter wheel.   What is the diameter of your wheel?
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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2014, 11:49:21 PM »
 Same as yours 16" and the last pic is far more a true representation of the wheel after I gave it a quick clean .

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2014, 12:36:39 AM »
Now I'm intrigued as well.  I can only think of two possibilities for this wheel:
1) It's an early prototype built by the company that produced the wheels for Chevrolet?  What company was that?  Does anyone know?  Tin-top:  Do you know the history of this steering wheel?  where it came from and when?
2) The *other* possibility is that it's an attempt (not a bad one btw) by an unknown company attempting to mimic the great beauty and style of one of the many beautiful parts used on the '69 Camaro....  :)

Any other opinions??  :)   Ed?
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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2014, 01:10:06 AM »
Now I'm intrigued as well.  I can only think of two possibilities for this wheel:
1) It's an early prototype built by the company that produced the wheels for Chevrolet?  What company was that?  Does anyone know?  Tin-top:  Do you know the history of this steering wheel?  where it came from and when?
2) The *other* possibility is that it's an attempt (not a bad one btw) by an unknown company attempting to mimic the great beauty and style of one of the many beautiful parts used on the '69 Camaro....  :)

Any other opinions??  :)   Ed?
Now I'm intrigued as well.  I can only think of two possibilities for this wheel:
1) It's an early prototype built by the company that produced the wheels for Chevrolet?  What company was that?  Does anyone know? 

I believe the Inland plant in Dayton,Ohio made the wheels.
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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 01:19:19 AM »
Personal opinion.

I believe the wheel is legit.  I think what makes the biggest difference is that the color is much darker than originally would have been due to an additional coating or glaze added to the plastic after the rivets or accents were added.

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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2014, 01:25:54 AM »
So you mention you somewhat collect steering wheels. Where did you find it?, what did the seller represent it as? Did you buy it to re-sell it?
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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2014, 03:09:10 AM »
Personal opinion.
I believe the wheel is legit.  I think what makes the biggest difference is that the color is much darker than originally would have been due to an additional coating or glaze added to the plastic after the rivets or accents were added.

But the real issue is the *rivets*..  he's stated that they are actual rivets, not some 'accent'.. and I personally don't believe anyone would make such a modification which cannot be seen (on the back of the steering wheel); why would anyone do that?  If it's made by Inland (and KoLector states), then I'd assume an early prototype or early production??
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Re: 69 rosewood Steering Wheel
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2014, 03:21:25 AM »
why would anyone do that?

I've seen stranger.. 
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