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1968 horn cap install
« on: March 08, 2020, 05:14:03 AM »
Hello

Iím in need of a little guidance. I canít seem to figure out how to install the horn cap on the steering  a standard column with a three spoke comfort grip wheel. Am I missing anything or did I install something incorrectly?
I reviewed the assembly manual and it does not show the horn cap installation. Iíll post pics as soon as I can convert file types.

Thank you for your assistance.
John
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Re: 1968 horn cap install
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 10:57:33 AM »
I know if you use the wrong screws to hold the horn contact, it won't snap on. Is that the issue?.....Joe
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Re: 1968 horn cap install
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 03:03:08 PM »
I'm not sure. I used what came in the kit. Let me know what you think of these images.
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Re: 1968 horn cap install
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 03:50:55 PM »
Does anyone know which way the rubber piece faces? There is a groove on one side of the in side surface. Does that face to the horn contact or the cap? I ask because it fits both.

Also are the screw heads too big for the horn contact? They interfere with the rubber piece no matter which direction I try to install it.

Basically I can get the cap on but the horn wonít work because there isnít enough travel left.

Thoughts? This is super frustrating that I can build a whole car and get stuck on this. The assembly drawings are terrible and donít show this step.

Thanks for the help.

John
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Re: 1968 horn cap install
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 04:03:13 PM »
If that's the cap that came in the "kit", send it back!! It's the wrong cap! That cap's for the STANDARD steering wheel as shown in THIS PICTURE. You need the wood grain/cushioned rim steering wheel cap as shown in THIS PICTURE.

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Re: 1968 horn cap install
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 04:12:43 PM »
Like Ed said. I didn't realize it was that simple...Joe
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Re: 1968 horn cap install
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 04:37:10 PM »
Amazing. Yah thatís what I was provided. That explains it. Thanks for the clarification. I have a return to do.... thanks john
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