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My steering wheel has some cracks and rough spots. Does anyone have a source for refurbishment of these steering wheels?
 

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Hi JP, I have considered doing this job myself as I have a few cracks as well but then I wonder if it is really worth the effort. It may be possible to just fill in the cracks I have with two part epoxy and sand smooth.

Here is a link to a good discussion on the topic:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/car-restoration/113356-wooden-steering-wheel-restoration.html

If you want to send it to a pro:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/car...teering-wheel-restorations-modifications.html

Good luck,
Mark
 

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Thanks, Mark!
 

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FWIW, for those missing the original wheel, the Giulia Nuova Super steering wheel is the same as Montreal ....
I think I read somewhere that several 105's had the same wheel shape, but that the Montreal used a lighter color wood than the others.

Probably flawed memory.
 

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FWIW, for those missing the original wheel, the Giulia Nuova Super steering wheel is the same as Montreal ....
That is true Alleggerita! I had hoped that the same VG Hellebore steering wheel from a Giulia Nuova Super would fit my 1966, 105 Giulia Spider (aka Duetto) but that is not the case. My aim was to reduce the reach to the wheel, with the seat back all the way. I have seen 'long tail' spiders with VG Hellebore steering wheels but they are smaller in diameter and don't have quite as much 'dish' to them as the Super/Montreal wheel you mention.

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I sent two Giulietta steering wheels to Koch's Restoration located in Acton, California. The wheels were repaired and look like new.
 

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...the Montreal used a lighter color wood than the others.
I think that Alfa Romeo tried to color coordinate the steering wheels with the color scheme of the car. The light blue Montreal has a lighter 'blonde' wood wheel. My old '74 spider, which was navy blue, had a dark reddish mohogany looking wheel. I've noticed in Dr. Taylor's books there are a few color steering wheel variations shown and they are usually the same for a given color scheme.

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Hi JP, I decided to do the job for myself as I had few cracks but would never consider it again. As I started I have found the entire wood circle was not completely attached to the metal inner circle core due to rust. I had to remove all wood and sent to plating then glue the wood back again in two parts. Next, send out to steel polishing the 3 supports. Finally, send out again to a boat painter to add the poliuretane two component glossy final painting. Next, get the little 3 plastic horn surrounds from Germany Alfa Romeo GIULIA STEERING WHEELS STEERING HUBS and paying attention there are two types: 53 and 57 mm. There is a Japanese selling it also.

Polish the plastic center horn button with #2 polish. Get the Alfa Romeo center logo from Israel. Put all together and it´s done!

That´s why I recommend not to do it as you have close professional shops.
 

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Thanks Edgar! Good advice.
 
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