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Old 02-19-2014, 10:47 AM   #155
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Hi,
Not much, been distracted with other stuff.
Did get the Powdercoat gun replaced... the new one just arrived, so this week will see some action.


On a side note, a few other things happened...
Picked up a replacement speedo that matches everything else....
The current one is a Autometer... with no trip...
The OEM gauges are Teleflex.
Was not sure which one was correct so at $25, I picked up the small and larger number versions.


I also found some time to have a go at the old steering wheel, which we are going to recover...
Rich brown and cream leather.



Looking at the way it is covered carefully whilst stripping off the original... it all one piece.

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Old 02-19-2014, 11:19 AM   #156
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Do you have a list of salvage yards you use?

I am looking for the cruise control on/off button and plate



I have done a google search and sent e-mails and pictures to the top ten that popped up.

The e-mails I have gotten back state they do not have it, but believe that it is to small of an item for them to worry about.

These were in a number of levels of coaches and years that used these items.

It switch is still available from Japan, but you have to order a 100. A replacement was install, but the hole was enlarged to accommodate the replacement. The original switch hole comes right to the edge of the bezel, so if I replace the switch part of the hole will show so now I need the plate also.

The switch is made in Japan and the wholesaler is in the UK

MIYAMA¬*MS-720¬*Illum. Square Pushbutton Switch (12V, 16mm, Green) - WECL Online

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Old 02-19-2014, 07:40 PM   #157
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I was curious if the wheel is Teak? kind of looks like it. If so why not re-finish it? I thought it would look nice. I remember the old stangs had a wood wheel and looked pretty nice.
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I was curious if the wheel is Teak? kind of looks like it. If so why not re-finish it? I thought it would look nice. I remember the old stangs had a wood wheel and looked pretty nice.
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LOL, no... under the leather its a medium density injection molded foam...
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bummer, will you post the finished wheel?
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bummer, will you post the finished wheel?
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Of course!
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:06 PM   #161
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You might want to look at Grant steering wheels, that looks just like a Grant wheel. You may be able to just buy a replacement.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:22 AM   #162
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Glen,
I did a search on Ebay for 12v square switches.... lots showed up... maybe something there for you?

Rick,
I have a NOS steering wheel already... like NEW, never used...
Here.



My deal is about personal and custom stuff... and learning new things.
My MH, will be unique... and that's the way we roll!

The original wheel is moving forward...
Strip and test polish...

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I did look on fee-bay, got close, but did not find the correct switch.

I sent an e-mail to Japan and got this back

Dear Glenn,

Thank you for your reply.

Item
Product Code
Model
Description
Qty
Unit Price
(HKD)
Leadtime
1
55-12-1722
MS-720F-1-S-N-G-12
MIYAMA MS-720F-1-S-N-G-12 Φ16mm 12V 1P2T正方形開關掣(綠色)
1 pc
$ 68
Ex-stock

Pls kindly go to our retail shop at below address to buy it.
l G/F & 1/F, Ming Chu Building, 195-201 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, HK
l 九龍深水埗鴨寮街195-201號明珠樓, 港鐵深水埗港鐵站A2出口

* Free local delivery can be offered if the total sales amount over HK2,000 inclusive

If you have any problems, pls feel free to contact 3182 0884 Han Ng.

Best Regards,

Ng Wing Han I Product Support & CS Officer

WELFARE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT LIMITED
Office Address:1/F., Cheong Lok Building, 199 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, HK
Shop Address: G/F & 1/F, Ming Chu Building, 195-201 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, HK
T: (852) 3182 0884
F: (852) 3182 0808
E: wh.ng@wecl.com.hk
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Mm.
Well, worth emailing the guy at least!
Seems expensive for a simple switch...

I will need to redo my IP some time, so have been looking at the various types of switches available.
This one I like... square, but an illuminated toggle switch.
12V 15A 3 Pin Square Rocker Toggle Switch Green Illuminated Car Boat RV Truck | eBay
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A little work done.

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Nice, I am curious to see what you do for the cover.
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Update,
My GF and I have been busy...
This new to us, so not perfect, and we made a few mistakes, but will post as we go, and learn!

The cream and brown leather was measured, cut and the joints were skived(ground down thinner) to minimize the double thicknesses where they are folded.
After the 4 pieces were stitched together, a test fit.


Then we lined up the cover and marked where the spokes fell, so we could cut that area correctly.
Now the cover was folded in on itself, and holes were made with the sewing machine... needle with no thread. This allows the holes to be consistent and match each other.


We started stitching, but its not easy... I cant see so well and my GF is not strong enough!
Together, we made some progress, but need to work on the thread consistency!


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I know you will keep at it and get it.

If you take it somewhere they will only do their best and it will not be as good as what you do.
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