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    So im pullin all my wires to redo it all and notice that my steering wheel looka like CRAP. So should be easy enough to replace... Except removing this dang cover over the shaft.. any thoughts on how i remove this? Knowing my luck i will most likely have to toss the whole damn thing but thought i would ask.. thanks!!!



    To clarify.. the plastic peice looks like it unbolts from the back, I was more curious about the metal peice in front of it..... Looking closer at that pic i think a steering wheel puller will yank it off but i want your opinion first.. Thanks again.




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    The steering wheel adaptor removes with a steering wheel removal tool, the plastic piece behind you just grab with your hand and squeeze it and it will unlock from it's counterpart.

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    Yep. The adapter should pop off with either a puller or a good whack on the end of the shaft. It's "stuck" on a tapered shaft not unlike a tapered ball-joint shaft.

    Yep, the plastic ring just pops off the backing plate.
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    Sean, most Autozones, Oreillys etc have a tool-loan program , maybe give em a Shout ? Tom

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    I was able to finnagle *spelling* mine off without a puller..then afterwards..i found the puller the next day. Gotta clean mygarage!
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    puller from auto zone worked. popped right off...
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    Depending on your steering wheel,Rex marine has these style adapters.

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    Sean heres a Steering and dash were just finishing on a partial resto , a little inspiration for ya Tom
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    so new wheel is on the way.. However i was a dumb ass and have some how lost the key for the shaft.. Any thoughts on how to make one? or does any one know where i can get one or have one they are willing to let go of?
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    It's just a Woodruff key. Any local hardware store should have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    so new wheel is on the way.. However i was a dumb ass and have some how lost the key for the shaft.. Any thoughts on how to make one? or does any one know where i can get one or have one they are willing to let go of?
    A decent hardware store or auto parts supply should be able to help you with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuaneHTP View Post
    It's just a Woodruff key. Any local hardware store should have one.

    Kewl... thanks..
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    Sometimes you can get away with using your hand to pull like hell on the adapter and then give the shaft are good sharp rap with a hammer to unseat the taper. just make sure that when you do this, you leave the nut on the shaft so you don't garf up the threads.

    As for your woodruff key, even home depot should have them. just measure the width of the slot before you go.

    In a pinch, I've made woodruff keys out of old headbolt washers before.

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