Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Jun 21, 2012 12:55:15 GMT -5
70's/80's steering wheels should not be a problem, so perhaps a couple of generic wheels for the period would suit. I would need a good photograph (not at an angle) and perhaps wheel outside diameter and hub diameter.
I'm looking at doing a few 50's and 60's steering wheels for the next, possibly last wheel fret, so later F1's can be included.
Suggestions are welcome, but please bear in mind that every time a fret is re-ordered, the same parts come out.
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Jun 22, 2012 10:57:37 GMT -5
Well, here are the first of the few. The two wheels shown are made specifically for the pre-war Mercedes GP cars. The wheel lying down was made to suit the W125, the one supported by the shaft being made for the W154, though I have seen the same/similar wheel also fitted to W25, W154/163 and W165.
Slightly modified from the prototype wheel, the diameter with the rim covering fitted is a scale 17 inches, whilst the central hole is now 1.25mm, just the right size to take a standard pin as a steering column.
The rim covering is insulation taken from telephone cable, split on one side.
These and the other steering wheels to be shown in the near future are just 50 pence each plus postage at cost, pin and cover supplied FoC if wanted, colour of cover will vary, and will require painting.