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My thank you Dogcreek steering wheel mod..... by Tony Kania
Started on: 06-06-2010 12:58 PM
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Report this Post06-06-2010 12:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tony KaniaSend a Private Message to Tony KaniaDirect Link to This Post
As some of you may know, Dogcreek is getting a LS4 transplanted into his ride. //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/080357.html While helping him and FieroKing work on his car a few weeks ago, I asked Dogcreek what his plans were with his old Grant steering wheel? He says to me, "It's yours!" So, after saying no several times, but meaning yes everytime, I take posession of this...



He had painted over the Grant emblem in the center. (Can't say that I blame him. ) I got to looking at the GT emblem in our stocker GT wheels, and decided to try out my artistic side. ...



I used the center button of the Grant emblem as the beginning to my end. The GT emblem pops right out of the horn button on the stock wheel. I traced the shape of the GT emblem, then layed it over the Grant button. With an Exacto blade, I outlined the shape of the stock emblem onto the button. Then I carved out the design to fit the stock emblem. This is what I came up with...





After a little semi-flat paint...



The surrounding plastic was painted also. In the last pic, it looks as if there is almost texture in the paint. Well, there is. I touched the semi wet paint! But, not all is lost. The rest of that story is best left to another thread.

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Once again, thanks Dogcreek! The steering wheel feels a lot better suited to my driving habits.

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Report this Post06-06-2010 01:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for psychosurferSend a Private Message to psychosurferDirect Link to This Post
Looks very nice. I dig the "clean, could it be factory" look!
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Report this Post06-06-2010 01:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for aaronkochClick Here to Email aaronkochSend a Private Message to aaronkochDirect Link to This Post
Ahem.. OCD.. *cough*.

Just kidding, looks great man. I hate that I have to compete against you in Super modified..
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Report this Post06-06-2010 02:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fie RoClick Here to visit Fie Ro's HomePageClick Here to Email Fie RoSend a Private Message to Fie RoDirect Link to This Post
Cool !
I did a Fiero hornbutton swap on my Momo steeringwheel...it took some work but somehow the steeringwheel will look more like it is stock

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Report this Post06-06-2010 02:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakDirect Link to This Post
Looks great Tony!
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Report this Post06-06-2010 08:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ConvictedRedneckClick Here to Email ConvictedRedneckSend a Private Message to ConvictedRedneckDirect Link to This Post
Looks good! Do you happen to know what model the steering wheel is? It's a nice mix between aftermarket looking, but classy enough to be factory.
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Report this Post06-06-2010 09:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nosaintSend a Private Message to nosaintDirect Link to This Post
nice!
funny as I just installed a momo jet today as well
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Report this Post06-06-2010 10:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DogcreekClick Here to Email DogcreekSend a Private Message to DogcreekDirect Link to This Post
Wow!! That does look great in your car and especially with the Fiero center!! Sweet! I am really happy you like and after all the time you have put in helping tear stuff on my car during the build it was the least I could do...

Still looking forward to chatting about the "finger" though LOL

OOPs... almost forgot... Redneck, Here is the link, the model is a "Club Sport"

http://64.60.165.189/pc-257-45-1470.aspx

Club Sport Wheel. Matte black hand stitched leather-look vinyl ergonomically designed grip and center pad, anodized aluminum spokes, 3 spoke design. 13-1/2" diameter, 3-1/2" dish including styling sleeve.

SKU MSRP
1470 13½" diameter, 3½" dish $178.62


You also need their $14 adaptor kit....


Tony.... How was Arlington?

Jeff

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Report this Post06-07-2010 06:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
Did it bolt on ? Did you use a hub adaptor or did you modify the wheel. From what i understand it is quite easy to fit aftermarket wheels with a large center hub without an adaptor just by drilling a few more holes. I bought a sparco for the job but ended up fitting it to my bmw and love it there another fiero member in a thread used the same wheel which inspired me to buy one for myself do to same mod but ended up fitting it to my old e30.

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Report this Post06-07-2010 09:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ConvictedRedneckClick Here to Email ConvictedRedneckSend a Private Message to ConvictedRedneckDirect Link to This Post
Thanks dogcreek!
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Report this Post06-07-2010 12:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroRumorClick Here to visit FieroRumor's HomePageClick Here to Email FieroRumorSend a Private Message to FieroRumorDirect Link to This Post
Nice work - looks great!
(that momo one looks good too!)
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Report this Post06-07-2010 01:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tony KaniaSend a Private Message to Tony KaniaDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the compliments.

Fie Ro... Projects like yours inspire me.

Dogcreek... Once again, Thanks! And I am not done wrenching on your ride. Got to get you and Aaron on the road.
Sliced the finger on something when installing the new wheel? Don't know what, but puddle of blood instantly. So, several bandaids later, and all is well.
Arlington... Never went. Amy wasn't feeling right, and the Doc's said to just chill. So, we rented a lot of movies, she took it easy, and I did some Honey Do things.

Australian... It needed an adapter. Dogcreek gave me the one that he used. About the adapter and such, I have some long arms. With this wheel, it sits about 11/2" closer to me. My next move is to modify the steering wheel closer to stock distance. I have already made my own adapter, just not the time to finish it and show it off.

With the way that I did the emblem mounting, I lost the ability to have a horn button there. I have thought that out, and will post accordingly. But, I am able to replace that emblem back into the stocker wheel. The stocker in my GT was in pretty nice condition. I had the idea, just did not want to kill the old wheel in the process. (A wee bit looney this one is!)
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