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Author Topic: Original 1967 Shelby Steering Wheel Spoke Boots  (Read 435 times)
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« on: September 12, 2017, 08:44:59 AM »

...yes, that title was a mouth full!  Grin

I recently saw an "NOS" steering wheel on eBay, and the black plastic boots - where the spokes connect to the wood - are squared off versus the more rounded boots I've seen on original steering wheels.  The seller is adamant that the more rounded boots are incorrect.  

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of original steering wheels from back in the day...does anyone have pictures of an original steering wheel  that they can post (I'm guessing Jeff S. does  Grin)?  Or, can someone please confirm if there were, in fact, one or 2 different variations when it comes to the shape/slope of the boots?

Also, I realize that the boots DO come in a longer (longer towards the spoke) and shorter version(s).  My understanding is that the shorter spokes were on some of the early cars.  My question is in relation to the shape, not the height...if that makes sense.

Here are pictures of the 2 different "sloped" boots (and, I realize that one is the shorter versus longer version)

Option 1 (more sloped/rounded version)


Option 2 (more squared version)


Thanks!  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 01:15:49 PM »

Text from an article on '67 Running Changes, may not answer your question(s):

"...STEERING WHEELS
Two versions of the Italian EFFPI-sourced 1967 Shelby wood-rimmed steering wheels were used during the production run. The difference is in amount of plastic material used where the wood rim meets the three spokes (sometimes referred to as “short tabs” and “long tabs”). A number of new owners complained of the wood cracking and/or splintering which resulted in replacement with a third over-the-counter wheel which was available in the Shelby American parts catalog. Horn buttons were a problem, also; replacements did not
have a model (GT350 or GT500) designation on them. These horn buttons were also on the over-the-counter wheels...."

Image added, but it shows more than originals but may help?



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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 03:39:13 PM »

Thanks JD!   Chug a Lug



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