Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

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Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby Hoseguy1 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:39 pm

Replacing the original steering wheel on my three speed column shift 68 F100.

Does anyone know who's steering wheel and if there is special spacers needed

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby HIO Silver » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:06 am

Grant Products, Biller Specialties, many others.

Spacers no. Adapters yes.
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Re: Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby colnago » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:36 am

Hope you have power steering, if you go aftermarket. There's a reason the stock steering wheels are so big.

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby jzjames » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:32 pm

colnago wrote:Hope you have power steering, if you go aftermarket. There's a reason the stock steering wheels are so big.

Its a good arm workout -- if youre up to it.
Take your time getting it straightened out, pulling out of the parking lot.
People in their cocoon cars will be watching you in awe. :lol:

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby colnago » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:44 pm

jzjames wrote:People in their cocoon cars will be watching you in awe. :lol:


And I thought those hand gestures meant something else! :lol:

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby jzjames » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:30 pm

Never seen that :lol: I crank that 14" Grant wheel in my SB Ford, and people in their turd cars just wait and stare :lol:
(I'd like to drive through Ridgecrest again someday. Spent some time there back in the '80s, on Graaf) :thup:

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby Maximus » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:57 pm

its ironic that I converted my truck to PS and use the stock wheel, but my old mustang is manual and it has a Grant on it. its NOT easy to 3pt turn, but not bad if you know to try and always keep it rolling a little.

Parts are so available its hard not to change these trucks to PS, although my 3spd column was not easy to find with PS, ALL my other parts either came from a parts yard or my local autozone. used 80s brackets for pump...
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Re: Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby colnago » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:45 pm

jzjames wrote:I'd like to drive through Ridgecrest again someday. Spent some time there back in the '80s, on Graaf :thup:


Hey, I lived on Graaf from '85 to '89! Good days!

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Re: Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby MadJoe » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:53 am

Back in the early/mid '90's, I had a 1979 Ford Granada with a 302 that I had put a tiny little GT steering wheel in (the Pep Boys special), and tossed out the old one just in time for my power steering pump to leak all of it's fluid and seize. Being a broke teenager, I figured I wouldn't "waste" my pennies on a new pump* and just drove it like that for over a year, even with a severely sprained wrist for a few weeks.

*The original pump had seized because the hose going to the rack was resting against the exhaust manifold and melted it. Then, when all the fluid leaked out/burned away, I just let it run without fluid until it seized.
The reason the hose rested against the manifold was because in order to get the 302 in my Granada, I had had my High School's Vo-Tech Automotive shop remove the 4.1l I6 it came with and install a 302 I had bought for $75 out of another Granada. They apparently used the power steering hoses from the I6 instead of the ones that came with the 302. :doh:
The reason I replaced the 4.1l, other than being able to get a 302 for $75 and the Vo-Tech being willing to do the swap for free, is it had burned through its oil rings and a cop, after asking me how I was able to see his lights through my smokescreen, had politely asked (he really was polite about it) that I park it and never drive it again.
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Re: Aftermarket Steering Wheel for column shift

Postby Maximus » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:26 am

MadJoe wrote:Back in the early/mid '90's, I had a 1979 Ford Granada with a 302 that I had put a tiny little GT steering wheel in (the Pep Boys special), and tossed out the old one just in time for my power steering pump to leak all of it's fluid and seize. Being a broke teenager, I figured I wouldn't "waste" my pennies on a new pump* and just drove it like that for over a year, even with a severely sprained wrist for a few weeks.

*The original pump had seized because the hose going to the rack was resting against the exhaust manifold and melted it. Then, when all the fluid leaked out/burned away, I just let it run without fluid until it seized.
The reason the hose rested against the manifold was because in order to get the 302 in my Granada, I had had my High School's Vo-Tech Automotive shop remove the 4.1l I6 it came with and install a 302 I had bought for $75 out of another Granada. They apparently used the power steering hoses from the I6 instead of the ones that came with the 302. :doh:
The reason I replaced the 4.1l, other than being able to get a 302 for $75 and the Vo-Tech being willing to do the swap for free, is it had burned through its oil rings and a cop, after asking me how I was able to see his lights through my smokescreen, had politely asked (he really was polite about it) that I park it and never drive it again.


HA!! :lol:
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1965 Mustang 289 T5 4 Weel Disc Brakes
1972 Chevy Blazer 4x4 350/350
1955 Chevy Big Window SWB Stepside


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