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Mk2 and other Saloons steering wheel cover

 
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:58 PM
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Hi - Does anyone in the US have one of these available that they'd like to get rid of for a reasonable price? Just looking for driver quality.


Send me a personal message if so. Sorry if this is against forum rules - no one seems to look at wanted classifieds very often.



 
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:56 AM
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Jose has a complete steering wheel that he might be prepared to break up into it's component parts. Usually get more money that way.

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Thanks Glyn,

I have one in nice driver condition but it is part of the complete steering wheel and I don't want to separate it.

you can find those covers on eBay, unfortunately they usually sell for the price of an entire steering wheel, because they are hard to find undamaged by themselves.

If I see one I will let you know.
 

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here's some examples:

this one for $168.75 delivered but it doesn't have the cover !!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Jaguar...-/231815048515

this one complete for $1,350.00 (this seller is crazy!)
Find JAGUAR MK2 420 > 17"JAGUAR >60s>VINTAGE original STEERING WHEEL >NOS motorcycle in London, GB, for US $1,350.00

here's mine for $165.00 delivered: Came off a 1964 S type but most likely manufactured in 1963.
(center emblem plastic is crazed, and horn ring chrome is pitted. Wheel and cover intact plus it has all the original vinyl ferrules and springs).



 
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And a new cover is 78 Pounds from Barratts
 
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that's $102.00 US Dollars. plus shipping I imagine?
 
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Yup! I got a NOS one. These replica's are good but expensive.
 

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Thanks Glyn M Ruck and Jose .
I found a new repro in the US for $85 but it seems so expensive especially since I just need a used driver quality version for this car.

I have literally every part for the wheel except the stupid cover. I'm surprised they aren't more plentiful since alot of saloons use the same one.

BTW I have an early style Mk2 cover (without the big horn push in the middle) that I think is in good shape (except for the growler) that I would trade. My car is a 60 but the original wheel is garbage.
 
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you don't find them because they break. It is hard to find a used one that is not cracked. Not saying you will not find one, just that it takes time. Eventually you will find one.
 
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They certainly break. My car & 2 donors all broken. It's funny. 4 years ago there was a whole rash of them on eBay. Now that has dried up. I got my NOS unit in it's original box very cheaply.
 

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Ouch indeed. I paid $30 for my NOS.
 
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I think one is supposed to use the chrome ring to activate the claxon, but the tendency is to push on the cover and eventually it cracks.
 
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The whole set up is not very strong. Most cars have bent horn rings.. The new repros are stronger but thicker & look a bit odd.

Very seldom do you see an unbent horn ring like this. Most are bent down to some degree.





This is fairly common:






 

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