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For those of you with beechwood by Irrationable
Started on: 03-27-2015 09:44 PM
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After gauging interest here on the forum to see how many of you were interested in having your steering wheel recovered, I decided to do some hunting to see if I could find something that matched the factory beechwood color. Unfortunately, both of my cars have grey interiors, so I have been using pictures online as a reference. So, for those of you with beechwood interiors, how close does this look to what you have in your car?


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Tough to judge from monitor but it seems close. (looks blue and black from here) haha.
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Report this Post03-27-2015 10:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogt28Click Here to Email fierogt28Send a Private Message to fierogt28Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have an 88GT beechwood interior and I'd say more the 1st one on top.

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I can't tell which is better but I can say that when you sort this one out I am in to have a steering wheel done by you!!!
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I have a '86 GT with tan interior. Do you think you can come up with the material for the steering wheel?
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Originally posted by fierogt28:

I have an 88GT beechwood interior and I'd say more the 1st one on top.


I've got a feeling the color difference is due to the lighting in each of the pictures. They're both two pieces of the same hide. I suppose I'll just have to wait and see once it gets here.
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Originally posted by notwohorns:

I have a '86 GT with tan interior. Do you think you can come up with the material for the steering wheel?


You wouldn't happen to have a picture of your steering wheel, would you? I knew that the 88s had the beech wood wheel, but I was under the impression that 86 and 87 GTs with the tan interior had brown steering wheels that matched the upper portion of the dash and gauge cluster.
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Originally posted by Irrationable:


You wouldn't happen to have a picture of your steering wheel, would you? I knew that the 88s had the beech wood wheel, but I was under the impression that 86 and 87 GTs with the tan interior had brown steering wheels that matched the upper portion of the dash and gauge cluster.


That is correct. The steering wheel is a darker brown. PM sent
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Irrationable-

I have some small pieces of original beechwood leather I can send you. PM me your mailing address.

~Neil

[This message has been edited by sspeedstreet (edited 03-29-2015).]

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Irrationable-

I have some small pieces of original beechwood leather I can send you. PM me your mailing address.

~Neil



That would be great! PM incoming.
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Report this Post04-02-2015 11:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I can provide a photo of an original 88 wheel in beachwood if that would be useful.

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Originally posted by hnthomps:

I can provide a photo of an original 88 wheel in beachwood if that would be useful.

Nelson


That couldn't hurt. I got the material yesterday, and it looks like a pretty good match. What color is the stitching on your wheel? (darker/lighter/exact match).
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I did find the pieces of beechwood leather. One is a rectangle about 10.0" x 4.0". That should give you enough for comparison. I'll send it out tomorrow.

~Neil

p.s. The stitching on my steering wheel is a match. There'll be a small zip-loc in the package with some original thread in it.

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Originally posted by sspeedstreet:

I did find the pieces of beechwood leather. One is a rectangle about 10.0" x 4.0". That should give you enough for comparison. I'll send it out tomorrow.

~Neil


That should be more than enough. Thanks Neil!

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