B-Body & E-Body Steering Wheels Fit A-Body?

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  1. DartGTDan

    DartGTDan 70-71 Dart GT Fan

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    Going to the Nats and hoping to do some "shopping" in the swap area. Will B &/or E steering wheels fit the 1971 A-Body?

    Looking for something like these:

    Dodge-steering-wheel-A.jpg Dodge-steering-wheel-B.jpg

    What say you all?
     
  2. sireland67

    sireland67 Well-Known Member

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    Those are B wheels.
    I have an E wheel on my duster, but you need the adapter can. Down fall, the E adapter can is too long so you have to use an A tuff wheel can.
     
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      Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

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      A and B yes,no on E body
       
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      sireland67 Well-Known Member

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      I have an E on my car.
       
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      Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

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      With the can correct? I assumed he was asking about the two he has pictured. Those didn't come on E bodies.
       
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      sireland67 Well-Known Member

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      The pictures he posted were B bodies.
       
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      sireland67 Well-Known Member

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      This is an E, using an A tuff wheel adapter on my Duster, I just used it because it was the largest diameter I had, when I changed to manual steering.
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        Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

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        Those are also B body in the pics
         
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        sireland67 Well-Known Member

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        Yes I said that in post #2
         
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        Yup, E-body steering wheels will fit just fine as long as you use a tuff wheel/rimblow adaptor or "crush can". The A/B body crush cans work better because of the length, the E-body crush cans are pretty long (although I wouldn't rule out that being better for someone).

        I use a cut down E-body crush can on my Duster. A-body crush cans weren't being reproduced when I made it and people wanted stupid amounts of money for them. E-body crush cans were a lot cheaper for some reason (first time an E-body part was ever cheaper) so I bought one and cut it down. I made it a little bit shorter than a normal A/B body adaptor, I set the length to put the wheel where I wanted it with my seat position. It still has a couple of ribs, so you can tell it was an E-body can originally.

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          toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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          I have a Road Runner wheel on my Swinger. Not my choice but until I get the original one redone it works fine. 074 (2).jpg
           
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            R4Sedan Life in the Fastback Lane FABO Gold Member

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            The one you have posted on the right. Is the same style that came on my '69 Valiant Signet.
             
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            E-body wheel with a-body can on 67 column needs some trimming but will work

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