View original topic: Barndoor steering wheel?
locke987 Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:34 am

I'm wondering if this is a barndoor steering wheel?

Does anybody know?

EverettB Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:18 am

It looks a little different so I am not sure.

My wheel diameter is approx 17.5" / 44.5cm

Does this match?

djfordmanjack Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:00 pm

not a barndoor wheel. the hub diameter is too small, the bakelite around the spokes is to thick and tapered too long, the rear ribs are not squarish enough and the dimples are bigger than og.

busben Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:26 pm

Agreed G. A few cars used to use very similar looking wheels to a Barndoor. I had one kicking around a few years ago that came off a fifties car. Slightly different diameter overall, and it was a sloppy fit on the steering column so would have needed an adaptor of some sort made up. Apart from that it did look the part ....... and for a fraction of the price. Guess all that's changed with the quality reproduction steering wheels out there now though.

locke987 Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:41 am

Thanks for the info.
What about early 3 spoke split bug steering wheels...are the identical to barndoor wheels?

djfordmanjack Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:25 pm

no, the diameter of the horn button and hub is much smaller. second series Brezel (50+) and early ovals use similar horn buttons like Barndoors, but they have totally different 'Batwing' 2 spoke steering wheels.

steering wheel Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:14 am

locke987 wrote: I'm wondering if this is a barndoor steering wheel?

Does anybody know?

this is a steering wheel for Bmw

mandraks Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:32 am

could be early bmw isetta

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