Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

General topics.

Moderators: notoptoy, S Allen, Solex68, bmccarthy67

ct06033
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:10 am
Location: Denver, CO
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by ct06033 »

So, as everyone has been coming up with different solutions for wheel wraps, I thought surely there must be a reasonable off the shelf solution. I ended up purchasing a few different size wraps and found one that fits great off the shelf with no measuring or cutting involved.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L8 ... UTF8&psc=1

This wrap has been referenced a few times in the past but I found a listing that had a few additional sizing (+/-) options and as luck would have it, the "L-" size fits our wheel thickness quite nicely.

Image

Just thought Id leave this here for any future reference.
2016 Audi TTS
2005 Honda S2000
1968 Datsun 1600
User avatar
spags1986
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 368
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:31 am
Location: Azusa California

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by spags1986 »

Wow, great find!
1967.5 2000 (In Frame off restoration)
1966 1600
1969 2000
greydog
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 1781
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:37 pm
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by greydog »

Looks very nice. How was it to lace up?
Dan
SPL311 aka Skooter. Sold. Now wasting away in the SF area.
1990 Nissan 300zx. Sold this one too.
2018 VW Tiguan
User avatar
Solex68
Site Supporter
Posts: 1926
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 3:30 pm
Location: Laguna Hills, CA
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by Solex68 »

Thanks. It looks so good I have to get one.
Greg a.k.a SOLEX68 - http://www.datsunvents.com/
Laguna Hills, CA
68 2000 U20
Always willing to help another Datsun Roadster owner
Pending installs: SS brake lines, Stan Stealth Dizzy
User avatar
notoptoy
Vendor-Site Supporter
Posts: 9577
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:55 pm
Location: Winston-Salem, NC and Ocala, FL

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by notoptoy »

That looks great.
"When all else fails, force prevails!" Ummm, we're gonna need a bigger hammer here.

67.5 SPL311 H20 w/5 speed
65 Impala Convertible
2017 C43 AMG
ct06033
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:10 am
Location: Denver, CO
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by ct06033 »

greydog wrote: Tue May 07, 2019 7:08 pm Looks very nice. How was it to lace up?
Dan
It wasn't too hard, I did the baseball type stitch shown on the amazon listing rather than just a simple zigzag. Took about 1.5-2 hours. Its painless but mostly repetitive. Leather is super soft and feels much higher quality than the price suggests. very happy overall.
2016 Audi TTS
2005 Honda S2000
1968 Datsun 1600
User avatar
bobd
Roadster Nut-Site Supporter
Posts: 455
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:46 pm
Location: Lakeland, FL
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by bobd »

I put one of these on an aftermarket wheel and taped a bicycle innertube to the wheel first, then laced on the cover. It has a great feel with just a little cushion.
'69 1600 with SR20DE
User avatar
jhayden
Site Supporter
Posts: 373
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:16 pm
Location: Tyler, TX

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by jhayden »

Thank you for posting this! This has to be the most cost-effective and attractive wrap available for our cars, and there is now NO EXCUSE for those perforated vinyl covers with the hobby craft plastic laces wrapped all over the wheel! (Please don’t get me started.)

Just curious: most installation instructions recommend putting the seam at the bottom (for both functional and aesthetic reasons). Does Aully Park suggest otherwise?

Thank you again for sharing.
Jon
User avatar
theunz
Roadster Nut-Site Supporter
Posts: 2173
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 1:54 pm
Location: Catoosa Ok.
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by theunz »

That does look really nice, much better than the loosey-goosey perforated one that's been on mine since the 70's. Just ordered one, thanks for the tip!
PS what's up with that shift knob?
Mike M

Old enough to know better, too old to remember why!


1969 2000 solex mine since 1972, under resurrection. (Finally resurrected as of spring 2019!) 1969 Porsche 911s -worth more, but not as valuable!
ct06033
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:10 am
Location: Denver, CO
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by ct06033 »

jhayden wrote: Wed May 08, 2019 8:41 am Thank you for posting this! This has to be the most cost-effective and attractive wrap available for our cars, and there is now NO EXCUSE for those perforated vinyl covers with the hobby craft plastic laces wrapped all over the wheel! (Please don’t get me started.)

Just curious: most installation instructions recommend putting the seam at the bottom (for both functional and aesthetic reasons). Does Aully Park suggest otherwise?

Thank you again for sharing.
Jon

Yea, those foam wraps with plastic laces are garish haha. I put the stitching on top since the trend in sports cars is to mark the top center of the wheel, and thought it looked good. Its just a personal choice and doesn't affect how the cover goes on.
Last edited by ct06033 on Wed May 08, 2019 9:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
2016 Audi TTS
2005 Honda S2000
1968 Datsun 1600
ct06033
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:10 am
Location: Denver, CO
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by ct06033 »

theunz wrote: Wed May 08, 2019 9:35 am That does look really nice, much better than the loosey-goosey perforated one that's been on mine since the 70's. Just ordered one, thanks for the tip!
PS what's up with that shift knob?
My friend bought me a hula girl as a joke to put on my dash so to play it up I found the Tiki Head shift knob to go with it. Don't worry, I use the original shifter most of the time but I think its fun for shows and events.
2016 Audi TTS
2005 Honda S2000
1968 Datsun 1600
ct06033
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:10 am
Location: Denver, CO
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by ct06033 »

bobd wrote: Wed May 08, 2019 6:05 am I put one of these on an aftermarket wheel and taped a bicycle innertube to the wheel first, then laced on the cover. It has a great feel with just a little cushion.
hmm, I suppose it would also help with the cover not twisting or moving over time but I thought it was soft enough as it is. That said, everyone's preference is a bit different.
2016 Audi TTS
2005 Honda S2000
1968 Datsun 1600
User avatar
bobd
Roadster Nut-Site Supporter
Posts: 455
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:46 pm
Location: Lakeland, FL
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by bobd »

The fit was a bit loose on my wheel, so I put the inner tube on to tighten up the fit. The extra cushion was a bonus (for me).
'69 1600 with SR20DE
User avatar
justinmc89
Roadster Nut
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:24 pm
Location: KCMO
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by justinmc89 »

That looks amazing. Better than any other "wrap" I have seen. Maybe it's your stitching/lacing skills!? Is there a good solution to minimize the huge padded horn button? I get the purpose etc... but to me it's always looked off and a bit unnecessary.
70 1600 to 2000
auggiemize
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 152
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:30 pm
Location: Western North Carolina
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

Post by auggiemize »

BobD, what did you use for "tape" on the innertube, or does it matter? Great idea. And thanks ct for the tip; I just ordered one. Their perf'd wrap also looks good, but red thread isn't me.