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I am looking for an aftermarket wheel for my 65 stang with the original one piece column.

I have seen some of the wood grain wheels, I like them, but have no wood in my interior. I would like a sport looking wheel that is smaller than my original. But still fits or feels like it belongs in a Mustang. I have the Palomino interior. The current wheel is cracked and needs to go.

Any suggestions on what you use or what ones are best, would be appreciated.


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Grant makes a black padded wheel, not sure how it would look w/ palomino but it's an alternative to wood. I had one on my '66, nice comfortable wheel. Maybe give a 2nd look to filling and re-painting original. I just did mine - a couple of evenings and about $35 worth of epoxy, paint and matls. Not diffucult either, mine came out pretty nice!
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Maybe a wood wheel would look nice with the palomino interior? Am I being stupid thinking since there is no other wood it would look bad?

I just went to Grant's web site and the "Classic Nostalgia Mustang" wheel with the center horn emblem is sweet in Hardwwod walnut.


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The original woodgrain wheel isn't being reproduced hence the popularity of the wood Grant wheel.

Sorry I'm not much help here as I'm thinking of going back to the original standard rim myself.

If I could find one, I'd like to use a Mustang II steering wheel that looks similar to the one in my Fairmont - you can see it here:

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/3573/FZ/Friggn2.html

The M II steering wheel center cap is the horn button which unfortunately, on my Friggin' Futura is just an ornament. Ford in '78 decided to go European and have the turn signal lever actuate the horn. Not one of their "Better Ideas".

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Pro Products ordered mine from Italy. Took forever and a day to get (actually 2 years for a white one) but it is very nice, and well worth the wait.

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My car has a palomino interior without any wood, and it came from the factory with a wood steering wheel. Looks great if you asked me.


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Steve, What are you going to do with the Grant wheel after you install the original steering wheel? LMK, OK?

And do the Grant's install fairly easy? Anyone?

THANKS!!!!

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Jim, your whole car looks great if you ask me.
The fastback in that color really looks cool.

I love my coupe, but the fastback is really slick.

I would also like to know how easily the Grant wheels bolt on. I have the 65 one nut coloumn. Should be very easy.

J.

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I have a Grant Padded Black wheel with a solid chrome horn button. In other words, it doesn't have the pony emblem. Was on my 66 and I went with the wood Grant wheel. Email me if you are interested. I actually have three various used grant wheels and hardware kit for mustang. Can email photos and prices if you think you are interested and the other poster is not interested in parting with his. [email protected]
 
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goes on with a fairly easy conversion kit. There's a column extension piece that needs to be painted in your specific steering column color. (I tihnk they come black) You probably need a wheel puller
to get the orig one off, These are cheap however and I think Grant includes one at a nominal xtra cost IIRC.
 

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I am very happy with my LeCarra. It's a polished three spoke with blue leather. It feels great in your hands, much better than the foam Grant I used to have.

I've got some photos of my LeCarra on my website.

Bought it at julianos.com

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1968 PDB, Corbeau
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The one Mark has is the way to go. You can order it in colors. I have the wood LeCarra and it is tops. This after a Grant wheel. IMO the Grant wheel is a POS... they sell well in mail order. The horn setup on them is a total joke (both new and old style). Put the money in a nice wheel the first time.

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You know, I've been driving my gutted 67 with a seat, seatbelt, and gauges. With the Dynamat and no carpet, it feels like I'm driving a stock car...

But that LeCarra sure looks and feels great. It's much thicker around than our originals and gives you a better grip on the wheel.

I have the standard horn button, but they have quite a few billet buttons available.

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I have one of those grant wood wheels and I would recommend not buying it. There are minor design flaws mainly with the wood crafting skills that were used in making that wheel. The center cap also has a great tendency to pop off. Oddly enough if you have the center cap pressed on with the mustang symbol askew to the left or right it will stay on but if it is lined straight up like it is suppose to be good luck with it staying put. I e-mailed Grant about this but they just told me I was installing it wrong. I tried a couple of install kits read the instructions each time (not that hard to put on) but kept getting the same result. Not only that but the wheel really is somewhat of a cheapo made piece. When I get around to it I will get a nice replacement wheel from another company.
 

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I have a Grant GT signature series wheel (in black to match my interior). It is very comfortable (leather, not just the cheapo foam ones) and I can remove it in about 10 minutes. I've had no problems with my horn whatsoever, and the wheel's been on the car for about 2 years.

I know It's not a LaCarra, but it's about half the price, too.

Grant makes cheapo wheels for people that don't want to spend money and they make decent wheels for those that don't mind shelling out around $100-$150 for one. Mine cost about $120, looks great, feels great, and installed easily.

There's some pretty good shots of it on my web page.


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I bought a similar wheel on ebay that was being advertised for a late model Mustang. Someone told me it could also have been for a late model Escort. Mine is all black with a Ford center horn button. It looks pretty good in the 69, but I am liking that Lecarra wheel.

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I have a Grant Carbon Fiber Steering wheel on mine. Looks great if you have a black interior.


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