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« on: July 18, 2014, 04:32:52 PM »

I have the chance to buy a mint rosewood that has been in storage for more than 35 years.  My question is, how much variation can be in the color of the rosewood rim?  The owner says that the rim has a very distinct pinkish tint!  I was just curious if they were more of a pinkish - orange color when new?  All other factors of this wheel are correct to a N34 wheel.  I know there is NO chance that this is a repop!  I have not seen this wheel yet, but need to be able to buy when I have the chance.   Do they all need to look like the examples in Ed's steering wheel section?  JohnZ and Ed, please give your opinion.

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 05:52:36 PM »

I have my rosewood wheel I took off my car 35 years ago in a closet and I see no sign of a pinkish tint on it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 06:06:40 PM »

Just make sure you are not buying it from a guy out of Angola Indiana. He said the same thing, I was one of the lucky ones to get my money back. Many people got taken by that guy. I did end up finding a nice original. Although it is called a rosewood wheel it looks a bit more orange. I have not seen one with any pink in it, but I would love to see a pic when you see it or he sends you an image.  The repops always look to dark, and are easy to identify.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 06:21:11 PM »

Mine is not pink!   That sounds just goofy..............perhaps if he's color blind................

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 11:00:34 PM »

Barely used or NOS ones are real dark in color and they get lighter in color as they get used.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 10:01:25 AM »

Here's my untouched original N34 wheel.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 01:06:19 PM »

The one I have, came from a low milage car, and looks pretty similar to JohnZ's.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 01:07:16 PM »

In person though, they look a bit more orange to me.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2014, 01:20:47 PM »

Mine was a dark reddish brown. Stored for 25+ years inside, looked the same as when I bought it in the 80's. Wish I had taken the pics in natural lighting setting rather than indoors - 

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2014, 05:51:47 PM »

I thought there was a darker N34 wheel used till approx 10/68? Almost a Walnut colour?
My N34 appears much darker than John Z,s, I wonder if there was production run differences?
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2014, 07:07:20 PM »

Thanks Everybody!  The wheel I have already is about the same color as John's and Austin's, and is mostly what I have seen in the past.  I have seen some examples with an orange tint.  Maybe this guy is color blind, I hope so.  I'll let you guys know how it turns out.  The wheel I have has a grand canyon crack, so maybe this one will turn out to be a good one.  Thanks for your replies, that was exactly the information I needed as to what mint or NOS wheels looked like.

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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2014, 10:23:31 AM »

I thought there was a darker N34 wheel used till approx 10/68? Almost a Walnut colour?
My N34 appears much darker than John Z,s, I wonder if there was production run differences?

That's correct - the first 3 months of production, the N34 wheel was "walnut", then in late November it changed to the lighter "rosewood" color, as noted here:

http://www.camaros.org/swheel.shtml#69
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2014, 10:06:42 PM »

In another post, I posted pics of my 69 Walnut Wheel,fyi. http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11741.15
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2014, 11:56:40 AM »

Im looking for an original rosewood if anyone knows where I can get one?  Thanks
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2014, 04:35:31 PM »

Im looking for an original rosewood if anyone knows where I can get one?  Thanks
Not cheap, but......
http://www.camarocentral.com/1969_Rose_Wood_Grain_Steering_Wheel_Orignal_GM_p/ste-81k.htm
And even more pricey, but they do describe it as a 10/10 (but no pics....)
http://www.camarocentral.com/1969_Rose_Wood_Grain_Steering_Wheel_Orignal_GM_p/ste-81w.htm
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