Re: [GFS] Fury steering wheel
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Re: [GFS] Fury steering wheel



Hello Gary:
 
    I have both the standard and power  steering wheels.  I had them cast 
from originals which were in very  poor condition.  The originals were of white 
or milky plastic which  disintegrated from UV exposure. I understand that the 
plastic was made  from soybeans rather than petroleum as used today.  I doubt 
that you will  find any of these in serviceable condition.  I took one and 
rebuilt it with  epoxy which took me several weeks.  I then sent it off to a 
person who  recast them in modern black plastic.  I sent both the standard and  
power steering wheels to serve as cores.  He knocked all the old plastic  off and 
cast them as new using my rebuilt one as a model.  They cost me  $400 a pop 
and are not for sale.
 
    Now you ask, what is the difference  between them.  Well, the difference  
is the way they fit at the top of  the steering column.  The top of the 
standard and power steering columns  are built differently.  Each core is bent 
slightly different.  I was  lucky in finding one of each.  You may still be able 
to find examples of  each in a junk yard.  In addition, the horn ring has a 
metal tag under the  red and blue medallion that says "Power Steering."  I was 
fortunate to be  able to find one of  these also. 
 
     A couple years ago I saw a  complete power steering unit for sale in 
Rapid City.  Last year I also saw  a 4 door 56 Plymouth for sale at Carlisle for 
$3800 with complete power features  including windows and steering.  I almost 
bought it for the power equipment  but decided against it.  I'm not set up to 
part out cars, and I think my  wife and neighbors would object anyway. 
 
    Now that you know what to look for,  good luck. There are probably power 
units still out there waiting for  you.
 
    John  Teske


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