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Old 05-06-2019, 11:42 AM
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R107 Steering Wheel Wood trim

I would like to swap out the steering wheel for something a little more aesthetic. I have been in consideration of a Nardi 360mm wood trim wheel, but perhaps there are others to consider that are more economical. Any ideas? Used ones are OK.

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I found this place that will take your existing wheel & make it look like wood. As well as repair the existing rubber/plastic parts. There is an example of a Mercedes wheel in the Picture Gallery

https://craftcustoms.com/

I have not priced anything with them as I'm not to that point in my restoration. Reply back with any pricing info you get.
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I would like to swap out the steering wheel for something a little more aesthetic. I have been in consideration of a Nardi 360mm wood trim wheel, but perhaps there are others to consider that are more economical. Any ideas? Used ones are OK.

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I have a very nice Mota lita on mine which I will be selling when I refit the original next week

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Old 05-08-2019, 07:53 AM
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Oh that would be great! I can piggyback your obvious great taste. What does a poor man have to pay for the luxury? you can text your terms to kresimir dot odlicnic at gmail dot com.

I am excited!
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I have no idea on price- i suppose i need to look into it . i recon with the chrome boss and stuff they are quite expensive new. what are your thoughts on price?

. are you in UK?
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I have no idea on price- i suppose i need to look into it . i recon with the chrome boss and stuff they are quite expensive new. what are your thoughts on price?

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well there is a loaded question! I looked at the Nardi Wood wheel ND Classic - 5061.36.3000. It sells for $338 which prompted me to projectile emesis. I suppose a used one could be $100 + postage? Particularly as I am not located in the UK but in the USA (your cousins) based in New York. The shipping might get a bit pricey. My wife will be in London however Friday and Saturday for her job, so there is a chance, however slim, that I could persuade her to pick it up with cash in hand.




By the way you have a nice R107 there. Well done. I love the sporting upholstery.

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if you buy mine new it is quite expensive so it would cost 460 so your estimate of 100 is a bit off. to buy a decent boss for a steering wheel does not come cheap
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Doh! OK I am open to proposal. Are you in London? That might save on the postage if wifey is willing to pick it up. Hub adaptor included?
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Doh! OK I am open to proposal. Are you in London? That might save on the postage if wifey is willing to pick it up. Hub adaptor included?
i am not in London sorry:- unfortunately good stuff cost good money- at least buying second hand you could see again and get your money back.
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Understood. So let me know your clearance price. I've got broad shoulders. And I think the postage should be manageable.
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Understood. So let me know your clearance price. I've got broad shoulders. And I think the postage should be manageable.
atm it is still on the car- hopefully off next week. Tell me your best price- no haggling and it will either be yes or no. if no i will pop on ebay and let the vultures fight over it . It really is a very classy wheel.
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How can I PM you?
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How can I PM you?
i have messaged you so you can respond to it
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Sorry I am a newbie. Not sure how to PM (= Private Message) you in order to issue a private offer. I would like to do so.
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