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    73 Steering Wheel recovering

    Hi,

    I have a 73S that needs it steering wheel recovered......Who does this service?
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    73S was molded vinyl. The 72 was leather and nicer. I bet Tony at Autobahn would do a nice job too.
    David

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    I know this sounds like it can't really look good, but my 73.5 steering wheel plastic was horribly deteriorated crumbly, and just for kicks before wrapping it with a new cover I gave it a few coats of SEM black plastic paint to stop any crumbling, and it looked so new that I don't know if I will ever wrap it. It goes on thick like high build primer that fills low spots. I like that the wheel stays thin like OEM not beefed up with a wrap. 4k miles later it looks the same - amazing stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSTarga View Post
    73S was molded vinyl. The 72 was leather and nicer. I bet Tony at Autobahn would do a nice job too.
    The last picture I saw of a wheel restored at Autobahn had the same green background that Dallas custom steering wheel uses for pics. I’ve used Dallas for half a dozen wheels. It’s best if you have it painted before shipping to them and then be very specific to how you want your wheel stitched. Do those two things and you should be a happy customer.
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    I want to check if my wheel is correct. I have an early 73 car manufactured 7/72. The wheel is also dated 7/72 and is coded 901 347 081 10. The PET says this is for a 72 car, but I assume it was leftover and put on my car. My car is very original so I doubt it was replaced.
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    1968 911L Coupe - Golden Green
    1971 911S Coupe - Gemini Blue
    1973 911S Targa - Signal Yellow
    1974 914 2.3 - Sunflower Yellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSTarga View Post
    73S was molded vinyl. The 72 was leather and nicer. I bet Tony at Autobahn would do a nice job too.
    73S was definately not moulded vinyl in every instance I have ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mepstein View Post
    The last picture I saw of a wheel restored at Autobahn had the same green background that Dallas custom steering wheel uses for pics. I’ve used Dallas for half a dozen wheels. It’s best if you have it painted before shipping to them and then be very specific to how you want your wheel stitched. Do those two things and you should be a happy customer.
    and also make sure they don't trim the leather on the 4 spokes too short either
    Clyde Boyer





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    Here is what was on mine. Maybe it is stitched vinyl, but it sure seems molded. Definitely not leather
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSTarga View Post
    Here is what was on mine. Maybe it is stitched vinyl, but it sure seems molded. Definitely not leather
    Should be part number 901 347 081 10
    Steering wheel, leather rim.

    That is what ALL 73S cars were fitted with as STD unless otherwise specified.

    I agree yours does not look leather but I am tipping you have not owned the car since day 1 either so it may have had a swap out.
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