Which steering wheel wrap? (Poll)

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Which color?

  1. Blue

    66.7%
  2. Brown

    20.8%
  3. Do the tan anyway, you cheap a$$

    12.5%
  1. scott_s

    scott_s Well-Known Member

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    My '65 Valiant came with the optional wood grain style steering wheel. Like most, it's worn and faded.
    Until I spend the big bucks to restore it, which leather wrap do you like? Sea Blue, since the car/top/interior are blue, or Brown, to mimic the original brown color.
    I'm 50/50 undecided.
    (We tossed out the tan option, even though I can get that color for a quarter of the price!) 20220415_153808.jpg 20220415_154427.jpg 20220415_154453.jpg
     
  2. Alaskan_TA

    Alaskan_TA Well-Known Member

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    4. Save your money for an original steering wheel in better condition.
     
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    • scott_s

      scott_s Well-Known Member

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      I'll redo the faux woodgrain on this one some day.
      Until then, it gets wrapped.
       
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      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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        Wheel wrap is ghey. If you just have to do it, at least get a color that's closer to the original.
         
      • scott_s

        scott_s Well-Known Member

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        You could have just said "brown".
         
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        • diymirage

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          #5 chain link steering wheel
           
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          • mvh

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            If the brown color was woodgrain, it doesn't make sense to use brown leather. Go with the blue leather to match the upholstery. I assume this is a sew-on wrap from Wheelskins or similar, not one of the goofy ones that you wrap laces around.
             
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            • scott_s

              scott_s Well-Known Member

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              Yes, a sew on wrap.
               
            • CFD244

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              I think I like the blue as well. Don't let these guys get you down.:(
               
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              • 33IMP

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                Blue.
                I have a real oak wood wheel on my Cortina, but I didn't feel like refinishing it. My girlfriend at the time did a beautiful job of sewing a red leather cover for it, from scratch, still nice many years later.
                Kinda too bad it was the ONLY thing red on the entire car.
                 
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              • RustyRatRod

                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                I could have. But that wouldn't have been being completely honest. I was just messin with you.

                Ultimately, I think it's a good idea. It'll help keep it from being deteriorated anymore from UV light.
                 
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                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                Oh hush up. I was just messin with him. lol

                After lookin at it a second time, I agree about the blue.
                 
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                • scott_s

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                  This ain't easy!
                  I'm 100% split 50/50 on the color choice. I've been asking friends and such, and the brown is in the lead, but I'm having a hard time deciding.
                   
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                  I’d go blue
                   
                • 65 Cuda 340

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                  Another vote for blue.

                  Had my 63 Valiant convertible in a show. At the time it was running my original 65 Barracuda sport wheel. Not faded, no cracks, but with over 300,000 miles of driving, all the wood grain was worn off.

                  So one of the judges asked me, "why do you have a brown steering wheel in a black interior?" :rolleyes:

                  Anyway, a brown leather cover in a blue interior doesn't seem right to me. Go blue.

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                  • 4spdragtop

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                    Go blue because its fabric, brown fabric wouldnt look right. Brown wood yes(obviously)
                     
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                    • diymirage

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                      Then use both colors
                       
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                      My opinion...

                      If there is other woodgrain on the interior, the brown will look fine. If the rest of the interior is shades of blue, the brown will look out of place. I recently saw a really nice woodgrain wheel for sale at a decent price. I was tempted to buy it but it would have been the only wood in the interior. I decided it wouldn't look right.
                       
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                      • RustyRatRod

                        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                        He was clearly a Chevy guy.
                         
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                        • 65 Cuda 340

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                          Believe it or not, he was a member of the South Georgia Mopar Club. Of course, I guess he still could have been a Chevy guy. . . .
                           
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                          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                          It was plain he was not a Mopar guy. LOL
                           
                        • FISHYPETE

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                          Blue
                           
                        • barbee6043

                          barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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                          So you are all saying the oem steering wheel should have been blue and never the brpwn???????:poke::realcrazy::rofl::wtf::BangHead::bs_flag::poke::poke::poke:
                           
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                          • 75slant6

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                            Definitely blue. As others have stated, wood grain would be fine, but brown vinyl would be out of place.
                             
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