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Old 08-27-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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I've been shopping around for a steering wheel for my 68 coupe and I can't find a decent wheel that I like... What are you guys runnin?
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I've been shopping around for a steering wheel for my 68 coupe and I can't find a decent wheel that I like... What are you guys runnin?
Lecara. They have a pretty good selection. Has a trim piece on the column to fill the gap. Easy install and solid.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:20 AM   #3
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Grant 13"
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Ill get you a picture in the morning
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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I was thinking about a grant but I've heard horror stories about the quality. How does the lecarra feel in your hand is it thin and awkward?
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I was thinking about a grant but I've heard horror stories about the quality. How does the lecarra feel in your hand is it thin and awkward?
It feels good, it has a good diameter for your grip. I can get some pics tonight.

Whichever on you get, make sure you have the bushings in place to center the steering shaft in the opening of the turn signal assy. Otherwise you will have horn problems.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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Where can I get them hahaha
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What have you heard about grant!?
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What have you heard about grant!?
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
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I've heard that the general build quality sucks... The wood fits poorly, the rivets aren't flush the gaps are massive the horn button falls off and supposedly they're made of stained poplar not walnut
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Hmmm thats weird i havent had any problems with mine sorry for the crappy photo its **** lighting in my parents garage
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Maybee only the wood ones suck... Idk I'm goin on hearsay
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Yeah maybe iv never seen a wooden grant in person
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I don't think I have either and I don't wanna go spending my money on something I've never seen in person and only heard bad things about it
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I don't think I have either and I don't wanna go spending my money on something I've never seen in person and only heard bad things about it
I dont blame you i know they have one on display at a kinda local mustang shop

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Soo if i make it put there anytime soon i can inspect it for you
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I have the 15" Grant wooden wheel. For my purposes, it's fine. I dont want this to sound defensive, so please just read it as my assessment. If its stained maple, I don't care, it closely matches my reproduction Deluxe cluster bezel and glove box. I paid $160 for the wheel and adapter. My horn button has not fallen off. I was a little surprised that the two wood halves had a gap where they attach to the rim, but I don't notice it anymore. You have to take Grant for what it is- a good looking wheel with decent quality at a very reasonable price. They've been around forever and it's almost a nostalgia thing. You can get MUCH better looking wheels if you want one. Can you afford it is the only question? I could have gotten the others but I just like the Grant.
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I forgot to get a pic last night. Here's the Lecara that input in.
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Here is the Lecara that I put in. You can remove the wheel itself from the center hub. You also have some options for the emblem on the horn button.
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I completely understand your point of view Matt and thanks for the feed back but I'm one of those guys that is probably way too picky for my own good hahaha even the minuscule defects that only I know about on my car drive me nuts so I think I'm goanna get a lecarra wheel bit thanks again for your input

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Here is the Lecara that I put in. You can remove the wheel itself from the center hub. You also have some options for the emblem on the horn button.
Where did you get that wheel from? I can't find it anywhere besides the lecarra site without an adapter and if you don't mind me asking what did it cost with adaper, horn button and everything else?
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[QUOTE="BA68 mustang;1778862"]I completely understand your point of view Matt and thanks for the feed back but I'm one of those guys that is probably way too picky for my own good hahaha even the minuscule defects that only I know about on my car drive me nuts so I think I'm goanna get a lecarra wheel bit thanks again for your input.

I get it. I like the nostalgic look and that was my main driver. I'm sure you'll get one you're happy with!
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I can't remember if it was directly from Lecarra or Jegs. Seems like it was around 180-200. It was a kit with the horn button and adaptor included. . I'm kinda leaning towards that I bought direct from Lecarra.
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I sure hope so Matt hahaha and thanks aggiesrok I'll see if I can hunt one down tomorrow
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