Anyone Wrapped a Sport Wheel?

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by knucklebusted, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Looks good, do they come with different spacings in between the "forkarms", or do they coincidentely match the holepattern of the covers?
     
  2. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    They have single, double, 4 and 6 hole punches. I'm thinking the 6mm center to center would be appropriate.
     
  3. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    I am staying tuned
     
  4. Oldskewl59

    Oldskewl59 Silver Level contributor

    I really like it. I can use my old sticky wheel again!
     

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  5. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    ooohhhhh mamamam.....
     
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  6. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Glad it meets with your approval.

    OK, I think I'm willing to take on a few for people if anyone is interested.
     
  7. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    The next wheel to be covered is a blue sticky one with a big chunk missing at the 11 o'clock position. A ring-wearer? Repairs underway before wrapping to see how it goes. All I need to do is make the finger nub with JB Weld enough to approximate the nub. Once covered, it won't matter.

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  8. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I've got it all built up and smoothed out. Now, I'm ready to wrap it. This will be a Belinous cover in red thread. We might try the baseball stitch. The Belinous has a closer hole spaceing. I'll do a bit and see how it looks.

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  9. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    OK, here's a baseball stitch that I think looks pretty good. The Belinous has closer spacing and they are not double at the edge, lending to a flatter, smoothing stitch.

    Below that is the cross stitch on another part of the same wheel for comparison.

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  10. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Baseball stitch looks outstanding with the red thread!
     
  11. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    In this case I would opt for the Baseball stitch. What is the preference of the owner of the steeringwheel?
     
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  12. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    He wants the cross stitch so that's what he gets. ;)
     
  13. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Here's the finished product. Turned out pretty good. He's coming over this weekend and we'll put it on. I think I'm going to glue the stitches around the spoke.

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  14. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    The matching non-black horn button has been disassembled and repainted silver and black. Someone had really pried on it before me, trying to get the rubber ring off and shoved the Buick center in, not mated to the notch. All corrected but it still looks a tad ragged if you look really close.

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  15. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    We put it on the car today when the hub and horn ring arrived. In hindsight, I think we should have painted the hub to match the steering column.

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  16. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I was going back over this thread to look at pictures and notice this wheel doesn't have holes around the spokes. Obviously, a custom piece of wrap. Very cool. One day I might buy some raw leather and see what I can sew up.
     
  17. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I had a request to do a wheel without padding and it was an old Corvette wheel that was only 14" instead of our usual 15".

    Wrapping an unpadded wheel takes a little more time and finesse due to the lack of padding to help with imperfections. I trimmed the rubber from around the previously wrapped spokes and worked it smooth.

    Here's the style of wheel it started out as, after stripping it fully and how it turned out. The user drilled the holes in the spokes for a nostalgic feel.
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  18. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I've got another one in the works. I was sent a brand new repro wheel, dropped shipped from Summit.

    This one is black with red cross stitching. I'm about half done with it.

    If anyone wants to see them in person at the GS Nats, I'll have my car there most days and you can drop off a wheel if you like to save shipping.
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  19. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Finished that one.

    Turned out pretty nice.
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  20. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Wrapped another one.
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