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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 06:13 PM
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Sorry to bump this old thread...

For those looking for steering wheel replacements, contact Redline Goods. I doubt they have a template for the Commander which means you can probably get it for free. I wrapped my Miata wheel in Alcantara from Redline and it turned out great. It fits perfect and looks OEM. I think the leather is about 60% less than Alcantara, but I paid about $200 for the material and stitching. They also have tons of different colors of material and stitch as well as various patterns. Basically you just fit the material and begin to loop the thread and pull it tight...it's not for the faint hearted as it took many beers, about 10hrs of solid work, some obscenities, and some blood but the result is nothing short of spectacular. JPM Coachworks is another great option, but you're going to pay up to 3 times as much.


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Another good way to get a template is to wrap the whole wheel in tape (painters) and then cut it off with an exacto along where you want your seams. When you splay out the tape again you have a very good starting point for any material you want. Does take a trial fit or two to get the final pattern, but the price is right and effort is minimal.
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Another good way to get a template is to wrap the whole wheel in tape (painters) and then cut it off with an exacto along where you want your seams. When you splay out the tape again you have a very good starting point for any material you want. Does take a trial fit or two to get the final pattern, but the price is right and effort is minimal.
I would have never thought of that. That wheel looks outstanding!

Good work.
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I wrapped my steering wheel in a Tan Wheelskins cover almost 2 years ago. I need to replace the stitching. I admit I didn't do as great a job as I would have liked. I need to order new waxed thread and redo it soon. It has worn rather well and I really like it against my knaki interior.

I have toyed with the idea of redoing some of my dash panels in something else but haven't decided with what or how yet. I look forward to what others figure out as well.

I guess if you want a solution that isn't permanent you could use plasti-dip spray. That will peel off if you decide youdon't like it. Although I cannot attest to the durability to using that on the dash.

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