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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:35 pm    Post subject: Barndoor steering wheel reproduction? Reply with quote

Has anyone made a reproduction barndoor wheel?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: Barndoor steering wheel reproduction? Reply with quote

Douglas711 wrote:
Has anyone made a reproduction barndoor wheel?


somebody (else) really needs to jump into this market, they could easily sell 7 or 8 wheels worldwide, in 2 colors...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'll get right on it... I've been looking for a way to get rich
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These guys are making a 3 spoke wheel...though not an exact reproduction.

http://luftkraftfab.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Barndoor steering wheel reproduction? Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
Douglas711 wrote:
Has anyone made a reproduction barndoor wheel?


somebody (else) really needs to jump into this market, they could easily sell 7 or 8 wheels worldwide, in 2 colors...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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These guys are making a 3 spoke wheel...though not an exact reproduction.

http://luftkraftfab.com/
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are there any other pics of the wheel then this one
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the John Deere tractor wheel better. It's 3 spoke, black and is keyed perfect. I saw a guy use one on his panel and it is awesome. No horn button though. I don't have a pic of it unfortunately.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like the John Deere tractor wheel better. It's 3 spoke, black and is keyed perfect. I saw a guy use one on his panel and it is awesome. No horn button though. I don't have a pic of it unfortunately.


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http://www.ebay.com/itm/AL2180T-New-John-Deere-Tra...4ab82e0ddd

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat if that fits, even though the Barndoor wheel is 17.5 inches in diameter.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Neat if that fits, even though the Barndoor wheel is 17.5 inches in diameter.


That diameter would be perfect for the custom Barndoor i will never build Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
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Neat if that fits, even though the Barndoor wheel is 17.5 inches in diameter.


That diameter would be perfect for the custom Barndoor i will never build Smile


The 15" one for a 7/8 scale Barndoor?
Because that would be pretty close to 7/8 scale.

I think it would work well if you are really big and your body hits the wheel, I think you would have to be 300-350 lbs.+ minimum though.
Barndoors have a lot of space with the flat seat.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Neat if that fits, even though the Barndoor wheel is 17.5 inches in diameter.


That diameter would be perfect for the custom Barndoor i will never build Smile


The 15" one for a 7/8 scale Barndoor?
Because that would be pretty close to 7/8 scale.

I think it would work well if you are really big and your body hits the wheel, I think you would have to be 300-350 lbs.+ minimum though.
Barndoors have a lot of space with the flat seat.


Very Happy that is pretty funny! no i am rather skinny, really. I think you underestimate the level of my craziness, only held in check by lack of money...

symmetrical walkthru, moving the pod to the left say 2-3 inches, smaller steering wheel, move the pedals, move the seat, handbreak, lever etc. door windows that slide up and down (no roll-up), remove the bar the ventwing closes against, etc, maybe install a clutch (pedal) less transmission, not harming a REAL barndoor, of course Smile Custom.... in a KCW kind of way
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capriacci wrote:
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I like the John Deere tractor wheel better. It's 3 spoke, black and is keyed perfect. I saw a guy use one on his panel and it is awesome. No horn button though. I don't have a pic of it unfortunately.


???

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AL2180T-New-John-Deere-Tra...4ab82e0ddd

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Yep. That's the one. It is keyed and fits perfect. The guy used a cut off rubber suspension snubber in place of the horn button. It was in hot vw's a few years ago too. Nice bus. His name is John Henn or Henns from Florida.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

everybody that has a barndoor or steering in a non barndoor should take it out and put one of these if you're not going to run the correct wheel you miles run this...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reproduction BD steering wheels on the way and they look perfect from what I've heard. I have nothing to do with it, i'm sure the person behind it will chime in here.R
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Reproduction BD steering wheels on the way and they look perfect from what I've heard. I have nothing to do with it, i'm sure the person behind it will chime in here.R


I've heard a little something about them as well... Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I better sell my extra og one before the prices go down. If those are repro and good quality with no flex like some of the other crap split wheels, then holy crap.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen the black one in the flesh(plastic)....it looks unreal, I will be using them in all my buses as soon as I can get my paws on some.. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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GeoffP wrote:
Reproduction BD steering wheels on the way and they look perfect from what I've heard. I have nothing to do with it, i'm sure the person behind it will chime in here.R


I've heard a little something about them as well... Laughing

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I figured it was you! Ill take one, you can put it in my package with the soft green middle seat kick plate!! Wink
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