S3 Leather Steering Wheel

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S3 Leather Steering Wheel

Postby DKWW2000 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:47 pm

For the last couple of years I have had a self stitch grey leather steering wheel cover which served its purpose but looked a bit Naff :oops:

So, I approached a local trimmer & with the aid of a spare steering wheel(thanks to Dave (Kiwi)which I left with him. Only 4 months later he had cut out a leather cover which he stitched ready for me to sew on, which i duly managed, the hardest part was cutting in around the spokes. The finished article:-

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Re: S3 Leather Steering Wheel

Postby KiwiDave » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:55 pm

s(c) Badge color is a nice contrast Pete. Grey wheel had a black badge background originally.
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Re: S3 Leather Steering Wheel

Postby codge » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:17 pm

Sure will help steering at low speeds. I like that.
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Re: S3 Leather Steering Wheel

Postby myatt1972 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:02 pm

Great idea that Pete s(c)
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Re: S3 Leather Steering Wheel

Postby A7RXY » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:38 am

Looks great Pete. I want one, but not sure I'm up to the sewing part ......
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Re: S3 Leather Steering Wheel

Postby DKWW2000 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:07 am

Because the wheel was off, I did it in the evenings whilst watching TV :o I used Grey braided fishing line (BS100lb) so it would not break!
I also used a heat gun on wet cotton to shrink some of the creases out, I am hoping the Sun & usage will do the rest. The bits around the spokes I also glued.
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Re: S3 Leather Steering Wheel

Postby DKWW2000 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:44 pm

KiwiDave wrote:s(c) Badge color is a nice contrast Pete. Grey wheel had a black badge background originally.



I have only just worked out what you meant Dave, I am colour blind so struggle on shades of colour but I got my daughter to look & she can see the brown background, it just looks black to me. :oops:
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Re: S3 Leather Steering Wheel

Postby Hobbawobba » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:54 pm

Looks nice. Something a bit different aye! :)
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