Phil's 3 window is going to have a classy interior, so we wanted to use a steering wheel that would look the part. We're starting with an early Porsche wheel, which has some really neat inlays in the spokes
|First, we're going to fit an early Ford horn button. We'll need to make an adapter between the wheel and button. The aluminum will do the trick.|
|We've turned the piece in the lathe in order to get the shape to blend nicely between the wheel and button.|
|At this point the wheel is mounted with the horn button. We also made an adapter to fit this assembly to the Limeworks column.|
|Now on to downsizing the wheel. We're going to take about 1.5" out of the diameter.|
|We've cut the hoop off of the original wheel.|
|The new hoop is welded to the spokes.|
After getting a dip in Jon Wright's Custom Chrome Plating tank, and a nice coat of dark brown, the wheel is ready to go on the finished car.