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WTB 1968 Buick Riviera steering wheel in mint condition (must be beige)


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All,

 

I'm currently looking for the factory correct steering wheel for my 1968 Buick as my car currently has an awful aftermarket wooden/chromed steel steering wheel.  If you have one for sale please PM me and let me know what you want for it.  Must be beige and must be in excellent/mint condition.  Thank you.

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On 6/2/2021 at 11:18 AM, 68RivPearle said:

 

All,

 

I'm currently looking for the factory correct steering wheel for my 1968 Buick as my car currently has an awful aftermarket wooden/chromed steel steering wheel.  If you have one for sale please PM me and let me know what you want for it.  Must be beige and must be in excellent/mint condition.  Thank you.

Good luck. All 68 steering wheels I have seen, including mine, are cracked in the hub and around the circumference. Buick Farm has/had an unfinished 68 steering wheel for ~$900 at the 2019 ROA Meet. You would have to contact them to see if they still have it. Good luck with your search. 

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A cracked & off-color steering wheel can be repaired & painted, so you might broaden your search. I had a heck of a time finding a stock '65 wheel in decent affordable condition. I eventually acquired one from someone here on the forum(for a song, but cracked in all the usual places of course.) I routed out the cracks, filled them w JBWeld, sanded it to perfection, & took it to my favorite body shop, where it was sprayed w several coats of black lacquer.($50) It turned out better than new. In fact it looks a little conspicuous in my original interior.      Good luck

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Case in point: currently on eBay you will find a black '68 wheel for $75.(!!!) It is cracked as you would expect but definitely repairable. And most importantly, the hornbar appears to be in excellent shape.(if not there are several horn bars available) I would jump on it, as you are unlikely to find the wheel of your dreams. You will find tutorials on steering wheel repair on Youtube & possibly on a search of this forum. I guarantee if done properly you will be amazed w the results.      Drew

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Well the search continues.  According to Steering Wheel Bob if its split by the base its not worth restoring.  If anyone has a lead on a decent one for restoration please let me know.  As for now I'll deal with my aftermarket wheel.

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