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96 SS steering wheel is flimsy - Replacement??

Hello everyone. The steering wheel in my 96 SS bends in my hands like licorice or plastic. I would like to swap my airbag into a steering wheel that does not bend and is solid. I don't care if the wheel is in rough shape because I'm wrapping it. I just need it strong and firm. Does anyone know where I can get a grey wheel?

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where are you located? you could put up a post on the for sale page. also facebook has several for sale pages and you could score a nice one there.i think i got one but gonna have to look.

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Thanks for the reply. I'm located in Northville Michigan. Unfortunately, I do not have Facebook. If you could help me out I'd greatly appreciate it and PayPal you immediately. This "bendy" steering wheel is driving me nuts. As I mentioned, the replacement steering wheel does not need to be mint because I'm wrapping it anyways. I just need a strong core and a steering wheel whose rim does not bend. And it must be grey and fit a 96 SS.

For some reason, I cannot post in the for sale threads. Perhaps because I'm a new member??


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I have a Gray wheel from a 96 9C1 I'm parting. It's in VG shape and could send you pics if needed. Would like $75 plus shipping and would include the Airbag as well.

Before going with an Aftermarket Wheel, I had my old wheel and picked up a Gray Leather Cover for it and when done looked like like the Leather Wrapped Impala wheel.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Sold! Thank you very much. My paypal address is : [email protected]

Feel free to send me a payment request. My shipping zipcode is 48167.

Once again, thanks to everyone for the responses and help.
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I have a Gray wheel from a 96 9C1 I'm parting. It's in VG shape and could send you pics if needed. Would like $75 plus shipping and would include the Airbag as well.

Before going with an Aftermarket Wheel, I had my old wheel and picked up a Gray Leather Cover for it and when done looked like like the Leather Wrapped Impala wheel.

Where are u friend? I would like to buy that steering wheel.

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Where are u friend? I would like to buy that steering wheel.
Oh, I'm still here. Just didn't realize you were in a hurry but sounds like you may be. I did take a picture of it last night for you while getting some pictures of other items on the car.

Yes, the wheel is still where it was installed probably 21 Years ago and I need to remove it. I'll see if I can get some time tonight and get it removed but have someone stopping out tonight to pick up the Engine so may not get to it.

Let me know your timing for this and how quickly you need it and I'll keep you posted on the status. Once I get it removed and boxed up, I'll take it to the Post Office to get a ship quote to your location. SO I can get an accurate ship quote, please PM me your full name and Address and I'll reply to you with a total and we can figure out Paypal then. Sound good?

Attached it the pic. It's the standard wheel with what I guess is a textured Vinyl and the color is worn in spots on the ring but the rest of the wheel has no where. This is similar to the wheel I had before going with an Aftermarket wheel. That wheel I covered with a Gray Leather Cover and when done it looked almost as good as the impala Leather wrapped wheel.
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Where are u friend? I would like to buy that steering wheel.
Oh, I'm still here. Just didn't realize you were in a hurry but sounds like you may be. I did take a picture of it last night for you while getting some pictures of other items on the car.

Yes, the wheel is still where it was installed probably 21 Years ago and I need to remove it. I'll see if I can get some time tonight and get it removed but have someone stopping out tonight to pick up the Engine so may not get to it.

Let me know your timing for this and how quickly you need it and I'll keep you posted on the status. Once I get it removed and boxed up, I'll take it to the Post Office to get a ship quote to your location. SO I can get an accurate ship quote, please PM me your full name and Address and I'll reply to you with a total and we can figure out Paypal then. Sound good?

Attached it the pic. It's the standard wheel with what I guess is a textured Vinyl and the color is worn in spots on the ring but the rest of the wheel has no where. This is similar to the wheel I had before going with an Aftermarket wheel. That wheel I covered with a Gray Leather Cover and when done it looked almost as good as the impala Leather wrapped wheel.
Yup I'll take it! PM sent....

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Got it removed and it pulled off easily and is in great shape. The only Color wear is around the ring/grip but a Nice Leather Gray cover will take care of that. . I'll see if I can get some time tomorrow and get to the PO.

I'll let you know once I get a ship quote. Thx.

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Got it removed and it pulled off easily and is in great shape. The only Color wear is around the ring/grip but a Nice Leather Gray cover will take care of that. . I'll see if I can get some time tomorrow and get to the PO.

I'll let you know once I get a ship quote. Thx.
Thanks Sir! I already got the leather cover.

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