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    Posted: Sep/02/2017 at 7:55pm
Did AMC follow any other manufacturers with regards to the steering wheel splines and taper? Also the smooth portion of the shaft below the splines? Wondering because I need a little more room than the factory wheel provides. It's got power steering, anyway. Don't want an aftermarket wheel if I can avoid it. Maybe one of those chrome chain jobs...
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What year and model are you working on????  Most mid sixties and up AMC all used Saginaw Steering columns and you can swap most steering wheels from GM's and AMC's.....Jeeps too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 304-dude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/02/2017 at 8:06pm
Since 68 AMC used the GM steering column. You can search through a big selection of GM steering wheels.

At one time long ago, I was contemplating the X wheel from the early 70s. Seen in the 442 and other GM cars in both big 15" and smaller 14" or so.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote george w Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/03/2017 at 6:54am
67's used the GM/Saginaw columns as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoonman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/04/2017 at 8:31pm
Just for kicks I tried a 63 Thunderbird wheel. Except for being a lot smaller in physical diameter at the hub, it looked great. Getting the horn and turn signal kicker to work would be a project. Modifying the center emblem for a Rambler insert would be another.
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My '69 had a two tone wood and black GT wheel from the late '80s on it when I bought it. It's still there. Everything works too.
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I put a 70s Mustang II wheel on a 62 Classic wagon.
The original wheel crumbled. I had to move the horn swipe on the column to get it to work.
I used some JB Weld to hold the swipe.  It's been 7 years and still good.

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I really like my 14" Grant wooden wheel. Easy to install with adapter. 
This photo taken when new, but now with some time and wear it matches the rest of the wood grain inside nicely.  


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I had a 72 Javelin with that same wheel in the 1980's........

and parking it in the sun caught me off guard more than once when the inner metal ring was too hot to touch!

I think at some point they redesigned it so the ring was smaller than the wood hoop.

Originally posted by davester304 davester304 wrote:

I really like my 14" Grant wooden wheel. Easy to install with adapter. 
This photo taken when new, but now with some time and wear it matches the rest of the wood grain inside nicely.  


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The rimblow did take some time to get used to after having a thick rim 3 spoke with an early 71 center but love the look. Tilt wheel helps getting it in a comfortable place.

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