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50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 3 years 6 months ago #96656

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I know this was posted, it was a while ago but I'm going to do it anyway. I am getting really close to putting the etire Aristocraft in prime and wanted to show the awesome steering wheel off.

It was pretty well cracked in a couple of places, but at least its all there.


Started by digging out all the cracks to about 1/8" and filling them with a 2 part epoxy.

After a couple rounds making sure nothing recracked and everything was filled, it got primed


That's where its at right now, today is a little filler and more sanding then she gets the base coat of antique white.

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 3 years 6 months ago #96670

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That's gonna look great on your funliner,Brian. What color are you going with on the aristo?

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 3 years 6 months ago #96672

Hey Brian I have the same wheel in all white. I have two small cracks at the base of the center rungs. I'll wait until they start to get ugly before I mess with it.

Yours is coming along nicely, can't wait to see the finished product!

Did you get a new Attwood decal for the wheel, if so where did you get it? I need one for mine.

Bob

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 3 years 6 months ago #97445

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Sorry guys, haven't been on in a while.

Jim, I'm going with the original baby blue color, I forget the actual name of it but I matched the color from the adds so it might be a little bit off. I'm okay with that though

Bob, I didn't need to get new one because these are luckily in good shape for their age.

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 3 years 6 months ago #97452

Ah, I guess there should be some sort of clear cover over the "Attwood" decal on the handle. Mine was gone if it had one so the decal peeeled off.

Bob

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 3 years 6 months ago #97497

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Bob, I'll get some shots of the top decal and the center insert for you when I go to the shop tomorrow. I don't think it should be that hard to recreate

Brian

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 3 years 6 months ago #97500

Cool thanks Brian.

Bob

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 3 years 5 months ago #98281

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NJTriton wrote:

Sorry guys, haven't been on in a while.

Jim, I'm going with the original baby blue color, I forget the actual name of it but I matched the color from the adds so it might be a little bit off. I'm okay with that though

Bob, I didn't need to get new one because these are luckily in good shape for their age.

Brian, I took this shifter mount off the 61-62 Aristocraft boat I have which was the blue you've picked out. Here is a pic of that blue for you. I know it's late, but I haven't checked out this thread in a while.

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 10 months ago #106256

I appreciate your hard work and post's regarding the restoration of your wheel. I have a 1958 Yellow Jacket which has the same Attwood Steering wheel. However the center cap is missing. Do you have any suggestions on where I might obtain a replacement center cap to compliment my wheel restoration?

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 9 months ago #108335

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Sorry for not replying, I haven't checked this thread in a long while.

Here's an update- The wheel has been painted along with the throttle handle. I think I'm going to paint the little notches, much like Nadeem did on his wheel, only in gold...PICS!




I'm kinda pissed I couldn't make the original Attwood mount work because the chrome would look awesome, but the bump out in the dash is too narrow.

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 9 months ago #108342

Came out Great Brian! Did you figure out the ATTWOOD decal and clear cover yet?

Bob

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 9 months ago #108357

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sorry about that Bob! I have the original decal from the wheel


the hub decal came out when i dropped it but all the better because i wanted to try and repaint it as well

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 9 months ago #108373

Cool thanks. Not sure where I'm going to find on of those baby's. lol

Bob

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 9 months ago #108385

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Im sure it wouldnt be too difficult for a vinyl shop to do. I think the hardest part would be finding the font

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 9 months ago #108496

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Do you know exactly what year your wheel is? Its very similar to mine but mine has a metalflake paint on it. Mine came as original equipment on a '60 Thompson so I'm guessing it is a 1960, or maybe a '59 from the dealer's stock.
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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 9 months ago #108507

Verne mine is on a '60 Wagemaker and it looks just like Brian's, all white.

Bob

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 9 months ago #108508

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Verne, not too sure what year it is. I actually got it on ebay cause I liked the look of it and it was around the same era as the boat. It was a pale yellow and off white when i got it which was the original color

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Re:50s Attwood steering wheel Resto 2 years 8 months ago #109739

Glad I found this thread, I have the same wheel in my Tomahawk and I didn't know what could be done with it.
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