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BlackBirdRacing
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leather steering wheel falling apart...
#1310193 - 08/31/06 07:10 PM

What's the best fix?

What are my options?

Besides the el cheap-o walmart covers.



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Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho:
Can u ask him to measure his shaft and compare it to your shaft?











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PacificTourG
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310207 (Re: BlackBirdRacing) 08/31/06 07:37 PM

Get a wheelskin


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'98 Contour Pacific Green(Modded)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/676416

FS:'98-00 Contour front bumper.Brand new unused (Non-SVT)



Edited by PacificTourG (08/31/06 07:41 PM)

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hotdimmes
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310209 (Re: PacificTourG) 08/31/06 07:42 PM

Yup, wheelskins are pretty nice. Took me forever to do mine and I need to redo it as some stitched areas aren't as tight as others.


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Chris
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RogerB
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310283 (Re: BlackBirdRacing) 08/31/06 08:58 PM

Originally posted by BlackBirdRacing:
What's the best fix?

What are my options?

Besides the el cheap-o walmart covers.






I saw some leather covers in Wal Mart that looked OK...

What's wrong with them?

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Function before fashion.
'96 Contour SE

"Toss the Contour into a corner, and it's as easy to catch as a softball thrown by a preschooler." -Edmunds, 1998

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BlackBirdRacing
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310292 (Re: RogerB) 08/31/06 09:11 PM

I think the wheelskins are the best choice that I have seen before.



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Can u ask him to measure his shaft and compare it to your shaft?











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Matt R
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310304 (Re: RogerB) 08/31/06 09:31 PM

Originally posted by RogerB:
Originally posted by BlackBirdRacing:
What's the best fix?

What are my options?

Besides the el cheap-o walmart covers.






I saw some leather covers in Wal Mart that looked OK...

What's wrong with them?




From personal experince- do the Wheelskin. Much, much better looking. And be sure to put something on your fingers so you don't get blisters. I got horrible ones from the twine stuff.

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'99 Tropic Green LX, Zetec, ATX

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Bill J. at Team Ford
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310321 (Re: Matt R) 08/31/06 10:04 PM

Let me know the year and color and I will see what the OEM would go for. They are reasonably priced, and some time I can get them at 50% if a dealer has one in stock that is old.

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epattonm
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310545 (Re: Bill J. at Team Ford) 09/01/06 02:52 AM

2000 CSVT with midnight blue interior, please.

Sorry to high-jack, but I'm having the same problem.

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2000 CSVT Silver Frost: #942 of 2150
HID Projectors and Fog Light Mod, Optomized TB, MSDS headers
2003 Silverstone Z

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richs
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310557 (Re: epattonm) 09/01/06 03:11 AM

Me too.

Midnight blue.

Rich S

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1998 SVT
1995 Contour 2.5 MTX 215K miles Son's car(dead and buried)
1997 Contour 2.0 ATX
1998 Contour 2.5 ATX
2004 Tauras Wagon 3.0 Duratec


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teamSVTour
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310584 (Re: richs) 09/01/06 04:34 AM

I may also be interested in a midnight blue steering wheel depending on price.

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Big Jim
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310614 (Re: teamSVTour) 09/01/06 05:21 AM

Originally posted by teamSVTour:
I may also be interested in a midnight blue steering wheel depending on price.




And me too. Midnight blue.

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Jim Johnson
98 SVT
03 Escape Limited

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Dr. Cross
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310672 (Re: Big Jim) 09/01/06 12:57 PM

And my brother too (98.5, midnight blue).

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1999 Contour SVT #1966/2760, Silver Frost/Midnight Blue
Koni Kit, Mille Miglia MM-S rims, B&M shifter, Stazi mesh, SFCs, optimized Y-pipe & TB, SS break lines, K&N drop-in, Infinity Kappa speakers, MTX amp/sub


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Frosty
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310679 (Re: Big Jim) 09/01/06 01:13 PM

Originally posted by Big Jim:
Originally posted by teamSVTour:
I may also be interested in a midnight blue steering wheel depending on price.




And me too. Midnight blue.



Midnight blue here as well.

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A Contour is not just a car, it's an experience
99 T-Red SE Zetec ATX
Born April 16, 1999
98 E0 Silver Frost CSVT
#3175/3565
Born August 21st, 1997
Stored at P.R.T. for the winter
67 Mustang 289 project car

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CSVT1214
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310681 (Re: Frosty) 09/01/06 01:17 PM

Originally posted by Frosty:
Originally posted by Big Jim:
Originally posted by teamSVTour:
I may also be interested in a midnight blue steering wheel depending on price.




And me too. Midnight blue.



Midnight blue here as well.




Same here.

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Tony

1998 SVT Contour (B/MB) #542 3L
1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
2000 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1533 3L swap to begin!

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BrApple
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310686 (Re: CSVT1214) 09/01/06 01:25 PM

greystone leather ...

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- 95 Mystique LS - Zetec/5spd
- 99 Contour SeVT Sport - Duratec/5spd

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IRingTwyce
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310698 (Re: BrApple) 09/01/06 01:43 PM

Bill - Is it possible to get JUST the airbag cover, or do you have to purchase the entire wheel?

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BlackBirdRacing
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310721 (Re: IRingTwyce) 09/01/06 02:16 PM

I called Bill...

Our "normal" cost was like $260...

But, he's hoping to find them for less.



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Can u ask him to measure his shaft and compare it to your shaft?











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elraido
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310731 (Re: BlackBirdRacing) 09/01/06 02:37 PM

junkyard, get a pre 98 wheel. Mine is still in perfect condition...I am the 4th owner and the car has 184K miles on it, so it isn't like it hasn't been used.

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95 SE MTX
svt exhaust
intake
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BlackBirdRacing
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310735 (Re: elraido) 09/01/06 02:42 PM

Trust me I'm going tomorrow.



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Can u ask him to measure his shaft and compare it to your shaft?











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Ex-Mean'Tour
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310763 (Re: BrApple) 09/01/06 03:35 PM

It took me a minute to find it, but there is an ebay seller that has a few new Black leather SVT steering wheels for like $30.

ebay link

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svttour
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310798 (Re: Ex-Mean'Tour) 09/01/06 04:36 PM

99 Prarie Tan please....

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99 T-RED 3L SVT
Apillar Guages How-To

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PacificTourG
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310822 (Re: Ex-Mean'Tour) 09/01/06 05:00 PM

Originally posted by Ex-Mean'Tour:
It took me a minute to find it, but there is an ebay seller that has a few new Black leather SVT steering wheels for like $30.

ebay link



Wow. That's pretty cool.

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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/676416

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Bill J. at Team Ford
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310828 (Re: Ex-Mean'Tour) 09/01/06 05:15 PM

Ok,

The midnight blue one is
F8NZ-3600-AAB List $231.17 CEG $172.13
They are obsolete, but I can get them still from another dealer. There are only 3 left.



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Bill Jenkins
Team Ford, Internet Parts Dept.
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Las Vegas, NV 89130
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Ford parts at wholesale prices

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Bill J. at Team Ford
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310882 (Re: PacificTourG) 09/01/06 07:13 PM

Originally posted by PacificTourG:
Originally posted by Ex-Mean'Tour:
It took me a minute to find it, but there is an ebay seller that has a few new Black leather SVT steering wheels for like $30.

ebay link



Wow. That's pretty cool.




That is pretty nice, problem is that they NEVER made a black leather wheel for either the Tour or Tique. So this can not be a Ford Factory part. That guy is selling an aftermarket wheel.


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Bill Jenkins
Team Ford, Internet Parts Dept.
5445 Drexel Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
CLICK HERE to order parts
Ford parts at wholesale prices

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96BlackSE
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1310897 (Re: PacificTourG) 09/01/06 07:45 PM

Originally posted by PacificTourG:
Originally posted by Ex-Mean'Tour:
It took me a minute to find it, but there is an ebay seller that has a few new Black leather SVT steering wheels for like $30.

ebay link



Wow. That's pretty cool.




Cougar steering wheel BLACK

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OEM 4-bolt LCA's $105 each
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Ex-Mean'Tour
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1311040 (Re: Bill J. at Team Ford) 09/02/06 01:20 AM

Originally posted by Bill J. at Team Ford:
Originally posted by PacificTourG:
Originally posted by Ex-Mean'Tour:
It took me a minute to find it, but there is an ebay seller that has a few new Black leather SVT steering wheels for like $30.

ebay link



Wow. That's pretty cool.




That is pretty nice, problem is that they NEVER made a black leather wheel for either the Tour or Tique. So this can not be a Ford Factory part. That guy is selling an aftermarket wheel.





Really? I didn't know. Sorry everyone.

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DanMyers
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1311048 (Re: Ex-Mean'Tour) 09/02/06 01:38 AM

Isn't it an 01+ Cougar wheel?

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'99 Spruce Green SE "Sport" 'Tour, 2.5L MTX...80K and running like it just rolled off the lot.

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CSVT1214
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1311063 (Re: Bill J. at Team Ford) 09/02/06 02:14 AM

Originally posted by Bill J. at Team Ford:
Originally posted by PacificTourG:
Originally posted by Ex-Mean'Tour:
It took me a minute to find it, but there is an ebay seller that has a few new Black leather SVT steering wheels for like $30.

ebay link



Wow. That's pretty cool.




That is pretty nice, problem is that they NEVER made a black leather wheel for either the Tour or Tique. So this can not be a Ford Factory part. That guy is selling an aftermarket wheel.





Sorry Bill. Not correct.

That is a Ford OEM 99-00 Cougar wheel.

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Tony

1998 SVT Contour (B/MB) #542 3L
1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
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Reebs
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1311087 (Re: Bill J. at Team Ford) 09/02/06 03:29 AM

Originally posted by Bill J. at Team Ford:


That is pretty nice, problem is that they NEVER made a black leather wheel for either the Tour or Tique.





Bill was correct about the first part!


Reebs

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For Sale - 96 Tour Sport 2.5L MTX with SVT Exhaust, pre 98 trunklid with newer Contour Sport spoiler instead of lip spoiler, newer Contour sport rims. Newer paint job. Brand new floor mats. Rust Free! PM me for details and pics.




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CSVT1214
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1311095 (Re: Reebs) 09/02/06 03:40 AM

Originally posted by Reebs:
Originally posted by Bill J. at Team Ford:


That is pretty nice, problem is that they NEVER made a black leather wheel for either the Tour or Tique.





Bill was correct about the first part!


Reebs




Yeah, my bad. I forgot to delete the first line from his quote.

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Tony

1998 SVT Contour (B/MB) #542 3L
1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
2000 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1533 3L swap to begin!

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CSVT1214
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1311096 (Re: Reebs) 09/02/06 03:40 AM

Originally posted by Reebs:
Originally posted by Bill J. at Team Ford:


That is pretty nice, problem is that they NEVER made a black leather wheel for either the Tour or Tique.





Bill was correct about the first part!


Reebs




Yeah, my bad. I forgot to delete the first line from his quote.

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Tony

1998 SVT Contour (B/MB) #542 3L
1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
2000 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1533 3L swap to begin!

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Reebs
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Re: leather steering wheel falling apart... new
#1311113 (Re: CSVT1214) 09/02/06 04:17 AM

Originally posted by CSVT1214:
Originally posted by Reebs:
Originally posted by Bill J. at Team Ford:


That is pretty nice, problem is that they NEVER made a black leather wheel for either the Tour or Tique.





Bill was correct about the first part!


Reebs




Yeah, my bad.






I know.


Reebs

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For Sale - 96 Tour Sport 2.5L MTX with SVT Exhaust, pre 98 trunklid with newer Contour Sport spoiler instead of lip spoiler, newer Contour sport rims. Newer paint job. Brand new floor mats. Rust Free! PM me for details and pics.




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