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Broken steering wheel


StudeNorm
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Hi. I am looking for a replacement wheel or suggestions on how to repair mine. It seems like it broke at the rim/spoke junction. Can it be repaired or is that too risky? Thanks.

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Hello Norm, A fiend of mine used to repair C1 Corvette steering wheels and they looked new when done. They would commonly break where the spoke met the rim. He would cut the plastic away from the rim with a hacksaw then clean the broken area, and TIG weld it back together. He then used PC7 Epoxy to fill and reshape the area, file and sand it to its original contour. Then it was painted to the desired color. He did dozens of them and never had any issues. Many of them went on award winning cars. It will take some work but it is very doable.           Good luck and I hope this helps,    John C.

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Thanks for the re[plies, all. It looks like welding will be the solution. The car is trapped on the hoist while I use the space under it during some home reno projects anyways so I will pull the steering wheel and see what I can get done during this lockdown period. Colour matching the resin might be fun but I don't mind a good challenge . Cheers.

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