Q: Steering Wheels
I was wondering could someone physically describe what the factory correct steering wheel for a 1967 400 firebird looks like (car has deluxe interior which probably doesnt matter)
Also how , if at all, does this vary from the factory correct steering wheel for a 1968 firebird 400 (this car has the standard interior. which again may or may not matter).
A: The steering wheels are completely different between the 1967 and 1968 Firebirds.
The stock 1967 steering wheel was a solid color, had three spokes, with brushed aluminum caps and a brushed aluminum center cap which contained a turquise emblem with the pontiac V in the middle. The deluxe steering wheel for 1967 was almost the same except that the upper half of the wheel was clear plastic.
In 1968, the spokes of the steering wheel changed, and the center cap changed as well. The center cap had the original style Firebird emblem, the spokes were much wider and the horn buttons went from being brushed aluminum to color- keyed plastic.
A: I have a 1967 400 and the standard steering wheel. It’s red(match interior) plastic with the chrome horn ring and a greenish hub with the arrowhead and which states “energy absorbing”. There was also a wood rimmed wheel that could be had that year.
A: For 1967, 1968 Firebird, there were 3 different steering wheels
3-spoke, color-keyed plastic w/diecast horn button
3-spoke, color-keyed plastic w/brushed horn button (green insert) and brushed trim pieces on the spokes
Simulated Wood plastic, 3-brushed spokes, diecast horn button
Simulated Wood plastic, 3-brushed spokes, diecast horn button (not as deep as 1967, slightly different)
A: Another two cents on 1967 steering wheels. The deluxe wheel is also smaller than the standard wheel and the alum. pieces don’t swap except the center cap. It appears the deluxe wheel is a little thicker. I just did a swap for a friend. He says he has also found a place the redo the deluxe wheels clear plactic top half. It is very pricey.
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