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Confused Help reassembling '65 wood grain steering wheel assembly

Hello folks,

This is an embarrassing question, but can someone please help me figure out how to get my steering wheel back together? I have all these parts and I don't know how they assemble. Is there a diagram available showing the order and direction of the pieces? The shop manual doesn't seem to help. I'm thinking that the metal plate in the center of the steering wheel should detach, but it doesn't want to.

Thanks in advance for your help!


~Grif in Kalamazoo
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It's a regular Chinese puzzle. Here's the key:


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This is fantastic! From the diagram, it looks like the plate I was talking about (part # 13A848) comes off of the wheel, yes?
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One more thing - what is part # 13318 (on the left)? I don't think I have one of those in my collection...
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Hello folks,

This is an embarrassing question, but can someone please help me figure out how to get my steering wheel back together? I have all these parts and I don't know how they assemble. Is there a diagram available showing the order and direction of the pieces? The shop manual doesn't seem to help. I'm thinking that the metal plate in the center of the steering wheel should detach, but it doesn't want to.

Thanks in advance for your help!

~Grif in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, My girlfriend is from portage, Nice area, that is durning the few non-snow mounths.
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It is the turn signal cancellor & ( should be ) pressed onto the back side of your wheel already. Dean

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This is fantastic! From the diagram, it looks like the plate I was talking about (part # 13A848) comes off of the wheel, yes?
I've never seen one that wasn't welded on.

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Here are 2 w/ no visible welds. Dean



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Thanks to your help, I have my steering wheel assembly back together - almost. In 22GT's diagram above, I'm missing three screws (number 52792-S or U-361-F). Does anybody know where I can get these? My local hardware store probably has something that would work, but I'm don't know what I'm looking for.
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Here are 2 w/ no visible welds. Dean
A clear photo from the other side would show the spot welds.

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Thanks to your help, I have my steering wheel assembly back together - almost. In 22GT's diagram above, I'm missing three screws (number 52792-S or U-361-F). Does anybody know where I can get these? My local hardware store probably has something that would work, but I'm don't know what I'm looking for.
You probably could, but Glazier Nolan lists them as "G09298 65-67 horn ring Screws (3)" for three bucks.

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The plate sometimes separates from the wheel- the welds aren't that great. In years gone by I've picked up some swap meet finds for cheap without the plate. They are not much fun to hand-fabricate BTW.

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Took a screwdriver & popped off the cancellor. Notice how it is NOW smaller in OD than the OD of the wheel hub. It is held on by acting as a big spring clip. No welding is necessary since the turn signal cancellor would not enact enough force to move ( turn ) it.

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