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'67 "Long Tab" Steering Wheel Swap
« on: January 15, 2024, 07:04:29 PM »
I have a "Long Tab" 1967 wheel in good condition on #0083 that I'm hoping to trade for a correct "Short Tab" wheel with someone who has the opposite problem. It has an older crack that is visible, but the wheel has been professionally restored (see pics). I'm willing to pay to upgrade if your Short Tab wheel is in better condition. The bag of Cheetos in the fourth pic is NOT included with the trade. Thanks!
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Kent

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Re: '67 "Long Tab" Steering Wheel Swap
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2024, 07:43:59 AM »
Hello I do have an EFFPI which is short tab. I really would like to know why the color of your wood is so different to all the others I have seen? It looks like 66 FIV Secura Wheels.
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Bob Gaines

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Re: '67 "Long Tab" Steering Wheel Swap
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2024, 10:51:15 AM »
I have a "Long Tab" 1967 wheel in good condition on #0083 that I'm hoping to trade for a correct "Short Tab" wheel with someone who has the opposite problem. It has an older crack that is visible, but the wheel has been professionally restored (see pics). I'm willing to pay to upgrade if your Short Tab wheel is in better condition. The bag of Cheetos in the fourth pic is NOT included with the trade. Thanks!
The light wood is just another variation seen on factory 67 Shelby's. I don't think the light wood adds anything to the interior IMO but was apparently used all the same. The crack does not really look like a crack in the wood to me but does look like where the wrapped wood piece ends and lays over the other side . Extra darker fill material in that opening between the two different pieces makes it stand out more then it should. A better wheel restorer could make that look better or disappear.
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