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tinman75
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« on: July 22, 2007, 06:34:41 AM »

I have a 68 camaro with a special interior pkg. the ss steering wheel has the two horn buttons and is ribbed at the bottom half, i have never seen ribbed only smooth.  It has 2 cracks in it, should I have them repaired and put a band-aid on it or try to locate another one, ribbed or no ribbed.  Also,  is this the correct wheel for the car?   
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 12:03:45 PM »

Are you talking about the 68 N30, as discussed here:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1505.0
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 03:12:21 PM »

Ribbed is correct.

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 03:52:05 PM »

Thanks,
 I will try to see what I can do about restoring it mine is exact in photo except ss in the middle and black.  If any one has any good referances for wheel restoration let me know
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 09:42:14 AM »

Tinman,

I am almost certain that someone has mentioned steering wheel repair here in CRG in the past, but I've searched and cannot find it.  Surely, someone can tell you...

Ed or anybody,

I've never seen anyone who sold a proper repo. of the 68 deluxe wheel.  But I have seen that style of wheel without the ribbing.  Do you know where they come from?  Is it from an earlier model or off a different car like a Chevy II?  Just curious!
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 10:33:55 AM »

Actually you can fix it yourself. It's not that hard to do (I've done a few over the years). POR-15 even makes a kit to help. It's NOT cheap (around $100.00 after shipping), but there are other places as well that sell the epoxy. Marine grade works well and I've used that before. A lot cheaper than the POR-15 kit and available at any boating supply house.

If you don't want to tackle the job yourself, do a searh on Yahoo or Google for steering wheel repair and you'll find a lot of places that do repair work. I recommend you also check out some of the local shows and ask around. You might be able to find someone close.

As for the wheel without the ribs, I too have seen these but I don't remember what they're from. All 68 Chevrolet cars with the deluxe wheel used the same one in 68, so these may be from another GM division.

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2007, 11:15:36 AM »

Eastwood sells a complete kit with the book for under $50.00 and I have used it numerous times.  Check out the link below.You have one of the hardest ones to repair because of the grooves. If you don't want to take the time to restore it, give Shawn a call at Camaro Central in KY. He had a mint wheel for sale a few months ago at a show, he may still have it. His number is 800-990-1969....................RatPack........................

http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=2571&itemType=PRODUCT
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2007, 11:52:53 AM »

If I were you I would try to do it myself or find a better wheel.  I have had the center section of that wheel done professionally and was not happy with the result. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2007, 07:55:51 PM »

Thanks for all the info guys, I am going to try to repair it myself.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2007, 08:02:12 PM »

Let us know what kit you use and how it goes...
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