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One of the original things I envisioned for the car from the beginning was a quick release race type steering wheel. With the airbags blown already it seemed to be the thing to do. Due to me building this on budget I opted for an Ebay wheel and hub adaptor, the adaptor was tall enough that I can't fit a quick release on it without pushing the wheel too close to me. I also want to keep the clock spring in place for the horn and hopefully I can retain the cruise controls.

First I had to modify the hub adaptor to clear the wires going into the clock spring.

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The next thing I did was 3D print a shroud/ cover to go over the clock spring and cover the gap on the column. Wrapped in carbon fiber sticker.
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I installed it today, would have liked to test drive it but we got snow today and for the next few days. I think it will not be straight so will have to realign the front again. The horn button is wired and works. I'll have to design and 3D print a plate to hold the original cruise control switches.
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That 3d cover is sick! Would you be willing to sell one? Have a link to the adapter and steering wheel as well?
 

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Wow, nice save! Since your car was black, decklid was black, yet spoiler was red, I wonder if your car was a factory wing delete? There were a few made like that. Glad you save this one. These are getting rarer by the day as people gwt them and destroy them. What's next?
 
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Thanks for the reply's. I still need to drive the car to make sure the shroud works when turning, the turn signals still cancel, ect.

That 3d cover is sick! Would you be willing to sell one? Have a link to the adapter and steering wheel as well?
At this time I'm not prepared to make and sell the covers, maybe in the future. I might just upload the print file to Thingiverse.com so anyone can print it.

Hub adaptor https://www.ebay.com/itm/3120255746...%2FB%2BQmjg5qA%3D%3D|ampid:PL_CLK|clp:2047675

Wheel https://www.ebay.com/itm/3136659200...034Yv8Q4vyuZRA%3D%3D|ampid:PL_CLK|clp:2047675

Best looking steering wheel conversion yet
Thank you, really appreciated.

Wow, nice save! Since your car was black, decklid was black, yet spoiler was red, I wonder if your car was a factory wing delete? There were a few made like that. Glad you save this one. These are getting rarer by the day as people gwt them and destroy them. What's next?
Thank you. The trunk lid looked like had factory mount holes, I'm thinking original spoiler was damaged and replaced with a junkyard one then painted black. I see other rough GT's for sale and think "Oh I should buy that and rebuild another one". As for what's next I have a few things left and also looks like I'm going to now have to replace the passenger side axel. The wheel wobbles on that side and maybe was the bent axel the guy I bought it from was referring too, I replaced the drivers side because the crash damage was on that side of the car.

On a side note the rear adjustable shocks from the coilover kit that I removed looks like they might fit the rear on my '69 Camaro.
 
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Thanks for the reply's. I still need to drive the car to make sure the shroud works when turning, the turn signals still cancel, ect.


At this time I'm not prepared to make and sell the covers, maybe in the future. I might just upload the print file to Thingiverse.com so anyone can print it.

Hub adaptor https://www.ebay.com/itm/312025574695?_trkparms=amclksrc=ITM&aid=1110006&algo=HOMESPLICE.SIM&ao=1&asc=243418&meid=82ec4024d95d46b9814400b7ae1c5c1b&pid=101195&rk=3&rkt=12&sd=155142643950&itm=312025574695&pmt=1&noa=0&pg=2047675&algv=SimplAMLv11WebTrimmedV3MskuWithRevOptLambda90KnnRecallV1LesShipping&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851&amdata=cksum:31202557469582ec4024d95d46b9814400b7ae1c5c1b|enc:AQAHAAABIFWRPpf%2FDa5vn4SEuceq169ve1nVKV2UcyqVYubu5TTZcmr03O0GOPfaRlPO9XKtRm3lzz2HvRlCfhvplQfG5wSkChF5Di%2BtSokWRte2AC0vJHcECeJ8VKmMHR3erXBj%2FdUJpQfAQmNXlqp8DAoS%2Fkjlk4f9cIOTuRvD4%2FJFRgZvcfvjWroyTxZWlNSBu6l4%2BJjTd%2B7c06k1wkKFd6NcRRLCBVp1AihzJMEdjiVPrKy%2Bb2LIhNw93tZCriaIO2dClS7%2FGkO0qFCyQYPG9kC4Eyc2bBS6WxKmZICU7dVxctp64KnLQjgC3a2UeIVpHWdFfJ2PYOJTLFTWmP0OPkNFaMfUBPYzxaE0hrhyhQBWMERSxxu1oiA0I%2FkL%2FB%2BQmjg5qA%3D%3D|ampid:pL_CLK|clp:2047675

Wheel https://www.ebay.com/itm/313665920008?_trkparms=amclksrc=ITM&aid=1110006&algo=HOMESPLICE.SIM&ao=1&asc=243418&meid=5e42db97fbb141609210c6121be7763f&pid=101195&rk=4&rkt=12&sd=313700554650&itm=313665920008&pmt=1&noa=0&pg=2047675&algv=SimplAMLv11WebTrimmedV3MskuWithRevOptLambda90KnnRecallV1LesShipping&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851&amdata=cksum:3136659200085e42db97fbb141609210c6121be7763f|enc:AQAHAAABIFWRPpf%2FDa5vn4SEuceq169ve1nVKV2UcyqVYubu5TTZcmr03O0GOPfaRlPO9XKtRm3lzz2HvRlCfhvplQfG5wRq%2BVAOJYUVq86jC2%2BDc9bbsOnAnlKSk3pb5JgSyUehsITEgbDQ6dNBFMrX8e8nGS2bH88B%2BuoqfJN30tbZuBkL5AtrWW9eCOszTjtHxbkZtKosKJ68FJBkWZ54HdNu%2Fj%2B0E%2BSxIcdWPPI5fGk2FwozaJ%2FvN4U3UVoFwhDqAVvxkWM9CYs06oy0DGBrUTa2e80zztQ3u18oxU9lcFiy9ZWELwYYrzxeJZXmxkkx6Ia1ULXwT1E16FI0w2dda6vMjlqhYDdKlWFQxLcYzFJxlQ0xQcJvlUgY034Yv8Q4vyuZRA%3D%3D|ampid:pL_CLK|clp:2047675


Thank you, really appreciated.


Thank you. The trunk lid looked like had factory mount holes, I'm thinking original spoiler was damaged and replaced with a junkyard one then painted black. I see other rough GT's for sale and think "Oh I should buy that and rebuild another one". As for what's next I have a few things left and also looks like I'm going to now have to replace the passenger side axel. The wheel wobbles on that side and maybe was the bent axel the guy I bought it from was referring too, I replaced the drivers side because the crash damage was on that side of the car.

On a side note the rear adjustable shocks from the coilover kit that I removed looks like they might fit the rear on my '69 Camaro.
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Short update: My brother is town for Thanksgiving and the last time he'd actually seen the car was last year when we did the rear brakes. So I had to drive it across the snow in the yard to get to the road and take him for a ride, he was very impressed with the transformation. Also I wanted to see how the steering wheel swap was working and the ride with rear shock change.

The Steering wheel is great but off center to the left by two inches so will need to figure out what to do there. The clockspring clicks and pops when turning in tighter area's, normal on the road driving is fine. I think the hub adaptor is putting pressure on the center of the clockspring that turns.

The ride with the rear shock change is way better, firm but not banging the shock bump stops.
 
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Here is a little something if anyone is interested. I really like the machined aluminium Bullet gas cap door but not in the budget right now but I wanted something and not the faux sticker( No offence if you have that). So I found this on ebay, it's actually for 2009-18 Dodge trucks but fits perfect, it's plastic and attaches with 3M tape.

Just taped on to see the fit. I'll be doing more with this.
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