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260Z Steering Wheel

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In the late '80s I noticed mine was deteriorating so fitted one of those old-school lace-on leather covers, and that's just on a babied garaged hobby car.

The problem is that the foam padding degrades over time, breaks down and disintegrates. You might be lucky and find a $$$ NOS item from somewhere but I suspect that even that would be less than perfect by now, 40+ yrs later.

FWIW I'll probably eventually go with a wood rim wheel on mine, 240Z or British sports car style.

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Yeah I'm keen on the black spoked wood rimmed Nardi as it resembles the 240 wheel

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Good choice! And real wood as opposed to the 240Z plastic composite.

Back on the 260Z wheel, maybe in time someone will offer to be able to replace the foam padding using some kind of moulding process.

The lace-on cover on mine has served me well but it does make the wheel a little fatter, another reason why I like the thinner wood rim, also that's what I have on my Mustang.

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I am pretty sure I searched and found a steering wheel restorer but cost was about $500 was not cheap I think you would be lucky if you got onto a steering wheel that was not degraded I went to wood rim at the time I still have my steering wheel though as time goes on I may still have it restored??? parts and expertise gets rarer Lynton

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I do recall some discussion in a thread some years back on the subject of restoring 260Z steering wheels, perhaps that was your input.

Obviously there's a rational $$$ limit but I agree to keep one's 260Z wheel with a view to having it restored sometime.

As long as the expertise is available to closely match the original material in appearance and feel of course.

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Other alternative is the "Datsun Compe" wheel, lots of replica's around now. Around $500 odd..

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