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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-24-2014, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Rose wood wheel

I have this Rose wood wheel I bought some 25 plus years ago. it was in my Corvair. I have seen a couple pics somewhere of these wheels in Impalas for 66

Is there an adapter kit sold by someone. I have found adapters for 67-68

I chatted with a guy a few weeks back , he said a place had them. but I do not remember who.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-24-2014, 08:51 PM
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I am assuming that it is a Grant steering wheel and not the factory original. Which where all plastic covered steel wire if I remember correctly. The three spoke Walnut steering wheel offered in the Corvette, Chevelle, and SS Camaro with deluxe interior would be a bolt in and looks similar.

http://www.classicindustries.com/pro...s/9746195.html

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It may be plastic.
I pulled it out of a 66 corvair with a telescopic column in the early 80s.

Classic industries does not have the hub I need.

I checked others. Close. But not quite.

Looking for the supplier who does.


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Grant was sold over that counter at K-mart and every parts store in every town back in the sixties. You had to buy an aluminum adapter to mount their universal fit wheels onto your car with a different adapter for every make. If it is from the sixties then odds are it will be one of theirs. The only other companies where Eilbac and I'm drawing a blank.

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It uses the same small six machine screws as on the original to mount to the factory hub
This wheel mounts on the GM stock tele or tilt column in the corvair. No aftermarket hub needed.
Which is the the same column in the 63-66 vettes.

The wheels mounts to the classic ind hub no problem. But no sure their 67-68 hub will mount on my 66 Belair / Impala column.
The tech on the phone said that hub in catalog may not fit my column.
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I have sat behind that wheel for about 25 years plus.
Hope to make it work.

I will look up grant. See what hubs they have for sure.
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That is an original GM wheel from what I see. I don't think Grant or anyone else ever made one the same as that.

As far as the hub fitting, the 67 and up hub is too big outside diameter for your 66 Impala column but I know there used to be someone making that hub repro. Is it not in any of the repro catalogues any more?
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After searching late last night. I did find a company. The Parts place with an adapter. It looks from the picture more like the stock part.
Also. Flaming River has a adapter as well.

That one I would paint. Not liking the billet look.
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The pic they have looks like that.
Is the diameter of the Chevelle column the same as the Belair/Impala.
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Yes, the diameter is the same between the two, hub is the same part number. I have swapped those back and forth over the years.

You just have to make sure it's for a 66 or older, the 67 and up is bigger.
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Thanks for the info.

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