Steering Wheel : New leather vendor or a GOOD Amazon kit?

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boydmick: you ship them your wheel (or a spare you picked up at a salvage yard) and they ship it back to you in about a week.
 
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Call to see if they have a core in stock. In my case they did.
I received the new one; swapped the old and put it in the same box as the new. Got the $100 +/- core charge back within a couple days. Really nice folks over there!
 
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I had them do all three; steering wheel with padding to slightly increase the diameter of the wheel grip, auto-shifter knob (asked for padding but they couldn't fit it under the leather), and emergency brake boot, all in Oak. They had a bit of trouble cutting circular holes for the shifter knob screws (might have been their first time doing this on an 80 shifter), but with some prodding I got them to cut/punch the holes relatively cleanly, it looks good in the box. Haven't installed any of it yet so no pics.
 

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@FloridaFJ80 has a promising looking product.
Land Cruiser Heaven

Though i dont get why i need to choose which emblem i want

You know, I saw that one in the 80 leather seats - if you go to the last pic in the 3rd row, the pic shows it from an angle & it just looks alot different. The pic is labeled as pic 13/16 on the page - so unless that's a wheelskin & not his own product, it looks like a real expensive way to disappoint myself because I'm not some pro installer with a steamer & all the right tools.

At least I think that's what I'm seeing on my ~10" ipad screen (one time I wish I still had a normal PC).
 

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I went down this road not too long ago and decided against a "covering kit" even though that would have been less expensive by a loooong shot.
New steering wheel for the old LX
It is freaking awesome. I love it.

Deep down I'm hoping my black LS400 wheel has great / good leather -
-- and I'd be lying if I claimed not to have visited a certain cruiser vendor site who used to provide good leather then went to Hell, wishing he wasn't a scammer.

We'll see what my $69 bought me from fleabay (the LS price) -at the very least I'll have a core to pass around for others to get wheels done while not paying a core charge/refund hassle if they want.

I do want to add a little to the rim, it would discourage my bad habit of 'thumbs in' driving.


I already envy your wheel though - I remember what mine was like a lifetime ago.
 

FloridaFJ80

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Here is a better picture.

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frank, how DIY friendly is your kit? does it take more than a large sewing needle? why do i need to choose an emblem on your website? the pictures look amazing but can you give some more details? thanks!
 

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frank, how DIY friendly is your kit? does it take more than a large sewing needle? why do i need to choose an emblem on your website? the pictures look amazing but can you give some more details? thanks!
I need to fix that particular item its an error on choosing the logo. The kits come with the thread but you would have to get the needle. I made the kits because I had customers asking for the leather for the steering wheel. I offered them the cut leather plus the thread and they accepted. I havent received any feedback from those that purchased. I assume two things they havent installed it or they paid someone to install it. There are many youtube videos on how to do this. So I would expect the dynamic to be the same.


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NLXTACY

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When it comes to the steering wheel, what I would REALLY like is:
* complete leather rework
* heated (yeah I said it!)
* integrated Bluetooth stereo controls

The first is doable. The other two have proven fruitless.
 

Cruiser804

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Just had mine redone by Dallas Steering Wheel.
299 + 20 shipping.
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Haven't seen it yet other than the pictures. I forgot to asked the to replicate the OEM stitch pattern. But I'll try to ignore my ODC tendencies.
 

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That does it, mine's getting shipped to Dallas, I'll run my LS400 wheel in the meantime.

I remember mine that nice once & with all we save not doing the car payment racket, 3 bones is $$ well spent!!
 

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