w124 upgraded steering wheel (PICS!)

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Bloodmoon brought his car around today, to show me the new steering wheel.

Before (from gallery):

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After:

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It took us a few attempts to get the wheel properly aligned ;)

Looks nice doesn't it? :D
 

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It looks absolutely great, reall classy look to it. Mind you, for £70 you could do a lot worse than buying the centre horn pad and bolt it straight onto a standard wheel. (looks like it fits)

How difficult was it to undo the old wheel anyway as I'll be doing the job next week?
 

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Be carefull of the glare from the reflection!


Nice, classey old style. Dont build them like they used too...........(yes I have my slippers on)
 

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Nick, Your friend keeps his car immaculate from inside, ask him for a few tips for you HAHAHAHA
 
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Originally posted by Koolvin
Nick, Your friend keeps his car immaculate from inside, ask him for a few tips for you HAHAHAHA
His car is always clean because he operates a kind of dress-code for passengers! I let all kinds of scruffy people in mine and it gets messy real quick! :(
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys :)

Very happy with the wheel - it does spruce up the interior somewhat.

Sp!ke, you will need a finger nail, or a tiny flat head screwdriver to prise the star from the rubber. The horn pad then pulls off revealing a hexagonal nut. For removal of this, I used a fat allen key (12mm perhaps?) and something to give it a bit of initial leverage. The wheel comes off in seconds and goes back on just as easily. Try and put the new wheel on relative to the old one, as I just assumed that my wheels were straight, and had a few tries before it was aligned properly.

The chrome dial surrounds are on order, by the way, and that should complete the interior for now :)

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I wasn't sure at first when i read the previous posts pre pics but now we've seen it, well it transforms the interior no end...
Very nice indeed, money well spent..
 

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Photographs are wonderful!.
The Wheel looks superb.

Excellent taste.

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Hi Shude

Where did you get that wheel from its lovely
I want one for my 89TE plus a gear knob.
Do you know what colour wood it is as it looks darker than my current wood.

Cheers

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Originally posted by badshot1uk
Where did you get that wheel from its lovely
I want one for my 89TE plus a gear knob.
Do you know what colour wood it is as it looks darker than my current wood.
The wheel (and car) belongs to bloodmoon, I just posted the pics :)

Here is the thread he posted about buying the wheel:New steering wheel arriving tomorrow!

The wood is described as wurzelholz, it looks a little dark because it is brand new, polished and not faded some of the other interior wood ;) . Check what wood is in your car, if it looks zebra-like it is zebrano wood and you will need to order parts accordingly.
 

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NICE ! Makes you wonder why MB didn't make them standard.
 

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