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Rasmussen

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Location : Tollhouse, CA
Registration date : 2016-05-17

Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by Rasmussen on Sun May 22, 2016 8:32 pm

I am a new member. I am retired and my son needs help. I am in the process of restoring a 1966 A100 van into a surfing wagon for use in the San Diego area. I owned one new in 1965. I am charged with making is safe, new electrical, front disks brakes, 350hp 318 engine and automatic transmission. I would like suggestions on what to do about the steering wheel. It is well past it's prime. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Rasmussen
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OutofSight

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Location : Lake Oroville, Ca.
Registration date : 2015-11-20

Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by OutofSight on Sun May 22, 2016 10:37 pm

Originals are out there if you look, that's what I would do. Just my .02c
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Rasmussen

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Location : Tollhouse, CA
Registration date : 2016-05-17

Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by Rasmussen on Sun May 22, 2016 11:13 pm

Thanks. EBay a starting point?
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OutofSight

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Location : Lake Oroville, Ca.
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Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by OutofSight on Sun May 22, 2016 11:37 pm

Check MOPARTS.com as well.
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Dingeldeins

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Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by Dingeldeins on Mon May 23, 2016 5:46 am

There is a posibility of restoring it!
I bought some 2-component mixture, especialy for the old 'Bacelit-Steering wheels'
Its a bit of work and practise but the result is great.
If it is of interest, I can look, what the Name of the mixture was! Something with PC and a number.
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Rasmussen

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Location : Tollhouse, CA
Registration date : 2016-05-17

Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by Rasmussen on Tue May 24, 2016 7:13 pm

Many thanks to all who responded. I appreciate your help. Ray Rasmussen
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westcoastvanner

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Location : Santa Barbara, California
Age : 66
Registration date : 2008-10-04

Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by westcoastvanner on Wed May 25, 2016 8:33 am

Welcome to the group. I am a 1967 A100 Custom Sportsman owner living in Santa Barbara, California.

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Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by Guest on Wed May 25, 2016 2:04 pm

West coast vanner, could you tell me or pass on the name of your mechanic? I am in North San Diego county with a 66 A 100 panel van that I am having trouble with local mechanics who want to work on the engine, to get the white smoke to stop bellowing out of the engine.

I would be glad to send the van to this shop if that is what it takes.

Yes, this is a rehashed subject and I am getting ready to use Blue devil on the engine myself. But just no local support for Dodge vans. Chevy and Fords cool, but not dodge. Thanks West coast.
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westcoastvanner

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Location : Santa Barbara, California
Age : 66
Registration date : 2008-10-04

Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by westcoastvanner on Wed May 25, 2016 5:09 pm

Rory Fontana in Simi Valley, all the guys say Rory is worth it. If you upgrade your AAA towing, you can even get it towed up and take the train back. It's far, but he's the best according to everyone.
https://www.facebook.com/Fontana-Motorsports-198648423567772/

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Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by Guest on Thu May 26, 2016 12:30 am

Thank you Westcoast... actually just called him tonight (after receiving your post) and left him a message. Thanks again for your assistance.
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Russell

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Location : Chula Vista, Ca.
Age : 56
Registration date : 2015-12-09

Re: Steering wheels 66 A100

Post by Russell on Thu May 26, 2016 10:17 am

I also live in San Diego area,(Chula Vista). I have a friend who owns a shop in Santee Import auto service 7945 Mission Gorge road Santee, Ca. #111 92071. Phone # (619) 596-9999.
Might be a little closer for you, ask for Tim, he's an awesome mechanic who loves a good challenge and has helped me out with several vehicle's over the years.
It's hard to find a good general mechanic these days who doesn't just specialize on only one thing, honest and not trying to sell you things you don't really need. I highly recommend Tim.
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