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    The underhood stuff is done I even had to replace the fan,and modify the shroud. Reakky getting tired of this one, back on column install tonight.

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    I get my front end aligned tomorrow, it drives ok now but the 56 BA school bus steering wheel has got to go. Do you think a 59 Impala is small enuogh. Stodk Serria Gold Adobe Beige interior with padded dash, so it has to be somewhat era correct.

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    I like the Impala wheel, but it's only 1" or 1-1/2" smaller than the stocker.

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    I have trucks (K blazers), so this might not apply; on my '78 I swapped out the original 17" steering wheel for one a 69' 15" NK1 Camero wheel. If you're looking for a smaller wheel than that you might want to look at the 60's Vette wheels, they were 14 1/4 [ They didn't match to the '78 K column ]

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    Rick I am going to try an Impala wheel but I am afraid you are right.


    Trifiver, my 72 pickup & Blazer have late 70s Camaro wheels, my 87 GMCs have early 90s truck wheels, both look and drive nice.


    I will have to keep the Vette thing in mind.

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    They do make a smaller repop version of the stock tri5 steering wheel, I believe.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

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    Here's that smaller steering wheel.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CLASSIC-...item5d33d35614







    I've also heard of guys cutting their stock ones down.

    I'm going with a Colorado Custom one that I feel still has the "classic" looks (that's what they call it) but with updated styling. It's 14" but I wish it was 15" instead.


    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    That picture does not look bad, I have seen some at shows that looked funny. I would like to see one in person.

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    The UPS man just delivered a new repo 59 Impala steering wheel not that much smaller but I will give it a shot.

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