My tan leather steering wheel in my 86 GT is starting to get worse and worse. I would like to either get it recovered or replace it with one that matches the interior. I am sure that getting it recovered with quality leather will be quite expensive. So If I can find an aftermarket one that matches and that I like it would be ideal. With the aftermarket wheel I would really like to adapt the factory horn button to fit the wheel. Now, my problem lies with being color blind! I cannot tell which shade of tan will match my interior. The previous owner of the car had installed Mr. Mikes leather seat covers and they match perfectly (so I am told) I know that it is all about what I think looks good and everything, but I would hate to have it be off by a lot and others be able to notice it.
So I guess my questions are: 1). What does everyone recommend for reasonably recovering the factory wheel? 2). Does anyone know of an aftermarket wheel that matches near perfect to the 86 tan interior? 3). Reccomendations on fitting the factory horn button to said steering wheel.
I know this if kind of asking a lot, but both myself and my Fiero will thank any help we can get!!
Thank you very much. I would love to send my steering wheel out to Dallas but the turn around time wouldn't work seeing how I do not have another wheel to put on it. And thank you for the link to the other guys. I will check them out and maybe see if my brother or someone could let me know which color matches. My manual shift know is still in perfect shape and is the tan leather so I am good on that. Thanks again.
Anyone else have any other options or ideas in mind?
I was more or less looking for something someone else had used to replace theirs. I have ZERO sewing skills so doing it myself is out. Hmm maybe I will just go with a black wheel so I don't have to hunt for one that looks similar in color. What is everyone's opinion on the only thing of the interior being black is the steering wheel? I guess since the shift boot is black as well it might go.
The only one they have is the dark saddle color. Looks way too dark in my eyes. You say it looks good?
I assume that is the same color I have. It's pretty close to the dark brown of the tan interior and it's certainly better than a wasted steering wheel. Obviously some people might be more critical than I. The only other option was the Dallas replacement and that is more expensive than I think it was worth. They are extremely nice though.
If you don't like the FS wheel you can always return it.