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Old 29 Aug 2003, 08:52 am
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I was looking at those spoke covers for the stering wheel at various sites. all seem to be around $55. I got an idea that is crazy enough it might work. What about going to the hardware store and getting a piece of PCV pipe the same diameter of the spokes. Cut the back out, have it paint whatever color you want, and presto, you have custom covers for less than 5 bucks? what do you think? Gary [^]
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Old 29 Aug 2003, 10:48 am
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That's crazy [:0] ...but it just might work [:I] You go first [?] Don't forget to get pics
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Old 29 Aug 2003, 11:16 am
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I'm not sure PCV pipe would be "very nice on the hands" especially driving in the mountains with all those curves and turns. A nice leather cover is sold at the ptcruiserclubstore.com for $34.95 to $38.95 ...http://www.ptcruiserclubstore.com/cg...wheelskins.htm






"Wheelskins are the finest, most luxurious Genuine Leather Steering Wheel Covers available. They are individually hand-crafted in California of choice domestic cowhide, especially tanned for Wheelskins. Our exclusive patented lacing hole reinforcement system ensures a tight custom fit on any steering wheel."
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Old 29 Aug 2003, 12:09 pm
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To chime in here I have installed the wheelskins on the cruiser, they look and feel excellent. Real leather, so it will take some minor maintenance though. Cleaning-conditioning every so often. The polished spokes are nice, but they do fingerprint pretty easily.



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Nice picture you have there Gear Head[?]
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Gary, I also have the wheel skin cover, but what Alan has really adds a nice touch/ since i have some painted parts inside, like my console, I oculd have this mod painted to match. I just might try it. Gary p.s. if this works, I might put a patent on it.
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Old 02 Sep 2003, 02:51 am
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PVC pipe won't work because the spokes aren't round and they're tapered. They're not even the same left to right. If you want to match something, buy the polished ones and paint them.

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Alan, I love your car. worthy of PT of the Month. Congrads on your award. Gary
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