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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
need help finding a good place to send out my steering wheel to be restord back to orignal and done right
 

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I had my 70 Rim Blow restored by TheRimBlowBuddy. Mine is beautiful. I took it to a club meeting and all the guys drooled.

David Prine is a a member of the forum, make sure to mention that you are a VMF member or that you are a member of a club
 

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Costs are on his website...
 

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I've used him as well and I am happy with it. And I'm not just saying that since my car is posted on the website.

I will say some people have posted on some sites that the wheels are not restored correctly. Considering the cost of a NOS one or an excellent original it is a good alternative.
 

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I too want REAL FIRST HAND knowledge of satisified customers that he restored the wheel for you. Did you have any problems? Waht the color and woodgrain texture correct? Is the silver small tape located on the outside perimeter correctly done?
Please forum members, give us your feedback.

Now to the lesser side:
This customer had a bad experience with "rimblowbuddy" , does anybody have a similar bad experience just like this fellow did?

http://www.428cobrajet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5270&highlight=rimblow+steering+wheel
 

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I would like to know as well.
Which of these rim blow wheels is the closest to original finish?
Let's hear your opinions then I'll let you know who restored each one.

Number 1
http://www.andrewsmach1.com/myphotos/vmf/1.jpg
Number 2
http://www.andrewsmach1.com/myphotos/vmf/2.jpg
Number 3
http://www.andrewsmach1.com/myphotos/vmf/3.jpg
Number 4
http://www.andrewsmach1.com/myphotos/vmf/4.jpg
Number 5
http://www.andrewsmach1.com/myphotos/vmf/5.jpg
Number 6
http://www.andrewsmach1.com/myphotos/vmf/6.jpg
Number 7
http://www.andrewsmach1.com/myphotos/vmf/7.jpg
Number 8
http://www.andrewsmach1.com/myphotos/vmf/8.jpg
Number 9
http://www.andrewsmach1.com/myphotos/vmf/9.jpg
 

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they never answer when i try to call. Ive heard great things though
 

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#5 looks closest to me
 

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I sent a PM to David to see if he'll join our conversation. He posted something the other day in the general forum.
 

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Well, my wheel is pretty worn but based on the color and grain left I would say #3 is closest to what it looks like it should be.
 

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OK the restorers are;

Number 1 & 2 - (Ebay Seller, vicatz1), item 170105049325 (no more resto's untill spring)
Number 3 - Rim Blow Buddy, David Prine www.therimblowbuddy.com/page/page/458615.htm
Number 4 - (Ebay Seller, best in show steering wheels) item 140181012865, old name was 1957gus)
Number 5 - (Ebay Seller, cmore350) item 260184974978
Number 6 - www.gtford.com.au
Number 7 - my original
Number 8 - my original
Number 9 - (Ebay Seller,ggt500) Pony Warehouse, Bill Herndon http://users.erols.com/ponywarehouse/

It seems that the wood grain effect is the problem to reproduce.My thoughts are that number 1 & 2 would be close to original if the grain was finer.

On a rim blow I have seen restored here (by Dash Original), the groove was not cleaned out to size properly and the clear coat turned yellow after a year or so. It was kept in a cupboard all that time.

Any other opinions or photo's of the wood grain effect?
 

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Does anyone have a photo of the wood grain finish done by Hall's Restoration? (think he's a member here)
 

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does anyone have pics of a origanal 69 teak wheel?, seen so many wheel not sure what a origanal one lookes like! and what do some of the judges on here thing of the work that restorer are doing
 
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