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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:25 pm 
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Hey guys jst wonderin if you can get your boring vynl steering wheel re trimed and get a nice leather finish put on it the cost of a new steering wheel is s**t its jst of a standed EL wheel if anyone knows where i can get it done in perth it would be fckn awesum hope 4 sum replys
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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:31 pm 
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check out this thread mate

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6330

although you can get EF/EL black leather ones for cheaper than it'd cost to get your existing one wrapped for - trust me!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:40 pm 
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I have an AU Leather wrapped wheel in my EL. I believe it is of an XR.
You could try sourcing one of these.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:04 pm 
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There is always leather steering wheels on Ebay, but do you think they have Cappuccino.....

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:22 pm 
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yeah, i had a feeling covering ur steering wheel would mean big $ so i bought a black perforated xr6/xr8 one from ebay!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:32 pm 
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Did you try Ferntree Gully Auto Salvage on this site. I bought one recently off him for the wifes EL. Brand new $150. Not sure if he has any left but well worth it if he has.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:35 pm 
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I got a new AUIII XR6 wheel for free, i put it in the AU.. looks sweet.. Its a black perforated leather one.
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well worth it imo. :wink:
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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:17 pm 
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fairmont1998 wrote:
There is always leather steering wheels on Ebay, but do you think they have Cappuccino.....


Mine is black and doesn't match the light grey interior of my EL. I think it looks ok, makes the wheel stand out more. See gallery.

If you can get a cappuccino one I think it would start looking grubby real quick.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:06 am 
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I'd love to wrap my EL XR6's wheel in leather too, instead of the black 'hard' vinyl. However the thing that puts me off about getting an AU wheel to replace it is the changing over myself or cost of getting it done, to fit it with the airbag properly. How hard would it be to swap the 'back' of the wheel and just clip on my EL XR6's 'body' back on with airbag inside?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:10 am 
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FTR-XR6 wrote:
I'd love to wrap my EL XR6's wheel in leather too, instead of the black 'hard' vinyl. However the thing that puts me off about getting an AU wheel to replace it is the changing over myself or cost of getting it done, to fit it with the airbag properly. How hard would it be to swap the 'back' of the wheel and just clip on my EL XR6's 'body' back on with airbag inside?


you get a wheel you want to swap for your XR one, and i've got the tools to swap it over with - i've done 3 so far - its easy as man! :P

come to a cruise - we'll do it then! :D

beer is good :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:14 am 
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i'll be needing u soon uglybob! i got a wheel on its way..
what kinda beer u like ;) :D

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:17 am 
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i'll be needing u soon uglybob! i got a wheel on its way..
what kinda beer u like ;) :D


german stuff :D lol

i've got the T-50 bit & socket set etc. i don't charge for swapping it over don't worry!

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:01 pm 
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i just put an AU leather wheel on my car (not petforated stuff...). $118 off ebay including postage.

I fitted it to my EL futura, yer the airgbag stands out, so i dyed it black with vinyl dye i got for $12 from supercheap auto. That stuff is amazing, ive since dyed my gearknob black and the centre thing, gona do the whole car...its amazing s**t...been going nuts all week now haha...$12 a can n u can have a black interior...ill put pics up when ive finished.

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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:13 am 
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ahah nice man, nice to know that thats available! so if i dont like my grey airbag i'll be doing the same as you!! so be sure to post pics. of b4 and after!!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:36 am 
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we all know what an EL interior looks like lol...so no before pics but ill get an after one today some time. U cant tell the difference, if i told you i got a black EL airbag ud have no way to tell (despite the fact they dont exist). It was either that or buy an AU airbag but meh, expensive and good luck finding one from the wreckers.
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