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Title: Wood Steering Wheel ID
Post by: 65fastbackk on March 14, 2018, 12:54:58 PM
Hi,

Looking for a Wood Steering Wheel expert:)  Im looking at these 4 wheels but can't ID them, they all have different style hubs and wood.  Can someone help me.

Im having trouble posting pics, I can send them to someone, let me know, ill keep trying

Thanks!
Title: Re: Wood Steering Wheel ID
Post by: 65fastbackk on March 14, 2018, 01:08:05 PM
Number 2

Monza
FiV

on spoke
Title: Re: Wood Steering Wheel ID
Post by: 65fastbackk on March 14, 2018, 01:09:44 PM
#3
Title: Re: Wood Steering Wheel ID
Post by: 65fastbackk on March 14, 2018, 01:10:31 PM
#4
Title: Re: Wood Steering Wheel ID
Post by: 65fastbackk on March 14, 2018, 01:15:39 PM
Sorry #5
Title: Re: Wood Steering Wheel ID
Post by: 6s1640 on March 14, 2018, 03:13:59 PM
 Hi 65Fastbackk,

Here your go:

1st wheel – First available in the 1968 SAI parts catalog, 1967 version with no cancel pins,  the least labor intensive wheel to manufacture of the three versions.  Not available when 66 GT350’s or SAI 67's cars model years were first offered for sale.

2nd wheel – Non SIA wheel.

3rd wheel - First available in the 1968 SAI part catalog, 1966 version with cancel pins,  the least labor intensive wheel to manufacture of the three versions.  Not available when 66 GT350’s were first offered for sale new.   This is the third version in the series of three for 1966 applications.

4th wheel – Looks like wheel 1 or 3 with hub removed.

5th wheel – First available SAI wood wheel for 1966.  Continuous wood, no black filler, making it the most labor intensive wheel to make when compared to other two.  The second version of the SAI 1966 wood wheel, not shown, has black “boots” on spokes at rim interface.

All 1966 SAI wood wheels originally have turn signal cancellation pins.

I hope that helps.

Cory
Title: Re: Wood Steering Wheel ID
Post by: 65fastbackk on March 14, 2018, 03:39:01 PM
Thank You Cory, great analysis, that was real helpful!
Title: Re: Wood Steering Wheel ID
Post by: Sfm6sxxx on March 14, 2018, 05:45:56 PM
Thank You Cory, great analysis, that was real helpful!

What is the story on the black fingernails on the thumb and pinkey finger in the last picture???
Title: Re: Wood Steering Wheel ID
Post by: 6s1802 on March 14, 2018, 06:49:38 PM
Not wanting to spend $4000.00 plus I opted for the Branda re pop 1967/ 66 OTC wheel for $549.00 with the horn button that works and have no complaints.
Sure a original is nice but the horn buttons are crap and you have to pry the wheel off to remove it from the car. The small differences in wood diameter don't bother me for the difference in price and 6S1802 hasn't complained about her new wheel yet.