Steering wheel, and a name

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David R.
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Model Year: 1930
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Steering wheel, and a name

Post by David R. » September 30th, 2019, 7:53 am

I’ve never been prone to giving my vehicles names, but this AA came with one. The steering gear was missing but it had a steering wheel in the pile of parts loaded on it. Scratched in one of the arms on the steering wheel in big block letters it says ELMER.
The tapered hole in the wheel was very rusty so I fixed me up a tapered hone with a piece of pine board and some 320 sand paper. I whittled and filed the board to fit the tapered hole then sawed a kerf down the middle. I cut a little cone of the 320 paper, wrapped the cone and tucked the ends in the saw kerf. Cleaned up nicely.
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Re: Steering wheel, and a name

Post by blgitn » October 2nd, 2019, 5:34 pm

Nice! :)
R/ Roger.

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Re: Steering wheel, and a name

Post by AAholic » October 2nd, 2019, 6:01 pm

Talk about provenance, that's great, nice technique with the hone too, thanks for sharing those.

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Re: Steering wheel, and a name

Post by KimVanOrder » October 3rd, 2019, 10:03 am

Well. I used to have a Roger, now we have an Emma. Roger was a 64 Impala, Emma is the 28 AA....
Dec. '28 AA

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