Anyone Wrapped a Sport Wheel?

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

  1. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    Very nice job Greg.
    It's nice to have that fat new car wheel feel isn't it....
    Never did like the original skinnys....
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  2. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    Your getting better at it Greg...
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  3. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I hope so. Mostly, I'm getting faster, especially around the spokes with the fake stitches.
  4. bigdavesstg1

    bigdavesstg1 Well-Known Member

    I got steering wheel today look great very good work. Highly recommend. Much more comfortable
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  5. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the kind words.
  6. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    For anyone interested in the furthering education of steering wheel wRapper knucklebusted, a client sent me a wheel but wanted something a little less bulky. I've just received a padding that is half as thick. Instead of 1/8" it is 1/16" thick.

    You can see in the pics it is thinner and will obviously be a firmer feeling wheel. I suspect I'll have to order a smaller sized leather steering wheel cover but I'll update once I've measured and tested a normal cover I have on hand.

    Pictures for your enjoyment.
  7. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I have wrapped the thinner padding around the wheel but the standard Wheelskins AXX is going to be too big. It overlaps the leather so I'm going to have to try the AX cover to get a better fit. For the best looking fit, the ends need to have a small gap of no more than 1/16" so the lace will pull it snug.

    Picture with just padding and second one is overlapped cover.
  8. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Got the minimal padding wheel wrapped last night. It went pretty well and here's some pictures along with comparisons with measurements.

    Pictures for your viewing pleasure. NOTE: Google is jerking my pictures around. I deleted some off my phone but they should have stayed in my google pictures but they went away there as well. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    A sunny outside picture of well worn standard wheel with the minimal padding wheel on top.

    The regular padding is on top/behind, the lighter padding is bottom/front.

    Left to right: Left - Standard Padding, Middle - Minimal Padding, Right - Standard Wheel

    Standard wheel measures 2 11/16 inches at the thick of the nub.

    Minimal padded wheel (1/16th inch padding) measures 3 1/2 inches at the nubs.

    Normal padding (1/8th inch) measures about 3 7/8 inches at the nubs.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2021 at 10:17 PM
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  9. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Nice job, I like the heavy padded one.. If I could find a steering wheel I would be sending it to you...:)
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  10. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Yep, I would have thought these old sticky wheels would be available all over the place by now. Perhaps, I've had the Barrett-Jackson effect on old sticky wheels and everyone now thinks they have a $300 wheel. LOL
  11. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    The rational behind the thinner padding was to get as close to a GSX type feel/ diameter wheel..
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  12. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Anyone have an accurate measurement of the actual GSX wheels? I've never handled one but have seen them plenty of times.
  13. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I did another fat and another skinny padding. Skinny on left, fat on right. Subtle but more noticeable in person than it appears in pictures.

    Skinny on top, fat on bottom.
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  14. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    The latest. A Corvette wheel that was pretty sad and now in sea blue.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2021 at 10:14 PM
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  15. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    Post #73, those are my wheels.
    Fantastic. Way To Go.
    Good job knucklebusted!
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