Re: Steering Wheel Replacement..suggestions?
The Grant 969 doesn't fit good to me and I just sent one back today. I went through a half dozen Grant wheels before finally deciding on one. The 969 is way too deep....I could barely hit the turn signal with my hand still on the wheel. It felt like it was too close to me also so that "elbow on the door, hand on the wheel" position didn't feel right and at 15" it seemed massive. In a '69 though you need at least a 14" wheel to be able to see the whole speedometer although a 14.5" is ideal.
I settled on one similar to Shane's but with slightly different spokes and with a leather wrapped rim. I like the spokes on Shane's but they didn't have them in the one I got. The mahogany collector's series has those spokes and I tried the black finished one but just couldn't get down with the piano black type finish. That wheel with a leather grip would've been perfect in every way for me but dang it I don't know why they only have it in wood.
I'll tell you this...if you wind up with a Grant wheel with the signature type mounting system which uses five alan screws, go ahead and get the optional installation kit. It'll mount fine with the standard cheap kit but the optional one is billet and looks a lot better. It's worth the $45. Most of the signature wheels come with an ugly black rubber sleeve.
I went with the 1130 but tried the 1178, 1180, 440, 969, and 990. I liked the 14.5" Grant classic GM one and it would probably be perfect but I didn't want to drop that much cash on a wheel.....wound up ordering several so I could see them in person and see how they looked and felt and then just returned all but one.
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Last edited by Steiner; Aug 9th, 10 at 07:03 PM.