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Unusual steering wheel #675914
03/12/20 11:32 AM
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Saw this elsewhere .... was an aftermarket accessory back in the day .... not sure how to put this delicately ... but, for those gentleman drivers who have fully enjoyed the good things in life .... this would make getting in and out a more dignified experience smile


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Re: Unusual steering wheel [Re: Image] #675921
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Ugly but effective. Not unique either. I believe there was an American car that had a tilting steering wheel to allow comfortable access for the more portly wink


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Re: Unusual steering wheel [Re: RichardV6] #675928
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Not to mention the first generation MB 300SL (GullWing) where the wheel folded out of the way... Not just for the portly (or as Indian crew used to call us: stout!). smile

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Re: Unusual steering wheel [Re: Image] #675931
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According to the owner of the Amilcar in the pics it was an accessory made by the Neuville company in France but also sold in the US .(where it was marketed as the 'Fat Man Wheel' .... presumably in those days the idea of shielding grown adults from possible hurt feelings hadn't made it into the mainstream smile )

I guess the button on the '3 o'clock' spoke operates a sliding bolt to prevent movement while driving .... tilt/folding wheels are the territory of manufacturers ... this seems a bolt-on solution .... largely superceded by the splined modern removable wheel .... tho this has the advantage of not having to worry about where you're going to put the thing once it's off.

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Superspoke, who seem to have given up making removable wheels for Morgans, offered a stand so you could display your removed wheel as objet d'art at home.


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Seeing the beautiful finish some get on their steering wheels, that makes a lot of sense, especially if the wheel is removed all the time the car's garaged as a supplementary security ploy..... Was thinking more during travels ... can be a problem while travelling tho .... not wanting to put it on cream leather or glossy paintwork ..... not wanting to struggle out clutching it either like a sumo wrestler who's taken up the discus smile

Always a pain in a racing car .... nowhere flat or big enough to perch it and it also often has wiring for paddles and lights to make it even more likely to slide off and clatter expensively to the tarmac.

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Re: Unusual steering wheel [Re: RichardV6] #675957
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Originally Posted by Richard Wood
Ugly but effective.

I quite like it. Function over style, but I've seen a lot worse that didn't have the useful function! grin2


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That could break a few fingers if you hit a rock or a pot hole was my second thought after why....


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Re: Unusual steering wheel [Re: RichardV6] #675985
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Originally Posted by Richard Wood
Ugly but effective. Not unique either. I believe there was an American car that had a tilting steering wheel to allow comfortable access for the more portly wink


Back when I had a proper job, I had a nice Jag x300. When you took the key out of the ignition, the steering wheel moved in towards the dash, and seat moved backwards about 6 inches to make entry/exit easier I called it the 'fatboy' option. When you put the key in, everything moved back to the previous driver setting. It would also recognise which key you used, so you could have a 'his and hers' setting.


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Re: Unusual steering wheel [Re: RichardV6] #675987
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Originally Posted by Richard Wood
Superspoke, who seem to have given up making removable wheels for Morgans, offered a stand so you could display your removed wheel as objet d'art at home.

That's posh, I just hang stuff on rusty nails grin2


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