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Thread: Purchase reference: 380MM steering wheels - THE TRUTH

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    The recent surplus of 914 steering wheels appearing in the classifieds that have been "modified" and are a "direct bolt-on" has added to the confusion.

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    Stretch, just a FYI, Zuffenhaus has an extended hub option in case you did not know.
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    Two more photos taken on the fly...

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    Interesting leather Stefan.
    I've never seen an original leather covering with that grain. Usually (in my limited experience), they are much more fine grain/smooth.
    Has anyone else seen a verified original wheel with the course grain shown above?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kentf14 View Post
    Interesting leather Stefan.
    I've never seen an original leather covering with that grain. Usually (in my limited experience), they are much more fine grain/smooth.
    Has anyone else seen a verified original wheel with the course grain shown above?
    It's not the original leather.

    It was redone prior to my purchasing it 3+ years ago. I was told at the time it was done by Tony at Autobahn...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bummler View Post
    Jim

    How about this one stamped 10-69?

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    I, now know that it is a hard plastic 70/71 914/4 steering wheel, thanks to Cornpanzer. It will work beautifully on a 911.

    I, also have to make an admission that I assumed the number for a hard plastic 70/71 914/4 steering wheel would be 914 347 804 10. I made that assumption because it is the one wheel that I don't have in my stash. The actual number is 914 347 803 10. I am going to amend my post about stamped numbers. Sorry for any confusion. It is the only assumption (not substantiated by having the part in my hand) that I have made. I should know better!

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    Jim, 803.10 is the hard plastic base for an RSR/GT/ST wheel. Not just ANY hard plastic wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornpanzer View Post
    Jim, 803.10 is the hard plastic base for an RSR/GT/ST wheel. Not just ANY hard plastic wheel.
    I may have to frame mine and hang it on the wall... Cheers
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    Gent,
    When I was stationed in Germany, around 2005-6 I looked and found a 380mm leather steering wheel for my 1970 911T. I had it recovered from a retire German that used to do it for a living in some factory years back. I stored it, moved back to Maryland and finally installed it in 2011. Here are some photos, so what do I have?

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    You have a very nice 70/71 914/6 380mm steering wheel. It has a hard rubber grip that was always meant to be covered in leather. Your wheel could have come from a 70/71 914/4, as well. Who cares, though. It is the same wheel and is the wheel used in 73 Carrera RSs.

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