Wooden steering wheel for 72 Ranchero wanted

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  1. GRUMANIA

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    Hi everybody,
    does anyone know of a nice looking wooden steering wheel for my 72 Chero ?
    I am looking for a 15" dia wheel with a CORRECT adapter. Soemthing like the one in the pic. 15-laminated-wood-steering-wheel-with-horn-button.jpg There are quite a few nice looking available but the compatibility lists never show the Ranchero or say which adapter is required.
    Thanks in advance
    Ilja
     
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    Look for an item that will fit a '72 Torino -- same car.
     
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    Thank you,
    its not the steering wheel itself that is the problem - its the adapter.When the manufacturers all say - " sorry, doesn`t fit 72 Ranchero/ Torino " I believe them.
    If they offered a fitting adapter, they wouldn`t say that................
    Ilja
     
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    Thank you, thats really helpful !
    Ilja
     
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    Jimbob, how do you like your Grant? Nice finish/feel? Good looks? Would you buy it again? Do girls swoon when they walk by?

    Joseph
     
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    I like the overall look of it, but tbh the wood finish left a lot to be desired. For anyone who is interested, i sanded mine down to 320 grit, applied a couple of coats of an oil varnish (actually a guitar finishing product, but essentially tru-oil), then applied a third coat with 1200 grit to create a woodgrain filling slurry, then a final coat. Now it feels real nice!

    I would say Carls link above looks much better finished than my Grant was originally (but more expensive), but am happy with mine now.

    Oh, all the time for sure ;) lol
     
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    i got a grant wheel on mine too
     

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