Wilcox Crittonden Steering Wheel Question

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Wilcox Crittonden Steering Wheel Question

Postby JW in Dixie » Wed May 15, 2019 2:22 am

Need to remove the logo thingie to refinish. Pried a little but afraid of damaging it. Help, Please.
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Re: Wilcox Crittonden Steering Wheel Question

Postby buff5 » Wed May 15, 2019 2:01 pm

JW: I have restored about 5 CW wheels & the center cap screws off counter clockwise.
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Re: Wilcox Crittonden Steering Wheel Question

Postby JW in Dixie » Wed May 15, 2019 10:25 pm

Thanks, pardner. Just have to have more twist, but Arthur Ritus has about taken my twist!

Bought that wheel brand new in 1952 for $5. About same for deadman. Times change. Best regards, JW
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Re: Wilcox Crittonden Steering Wheel Question

Postby buff5 » Sun May 19, 2019 11:54 pm

JW: I take a cotton to CW 3 spoke wheels, I have a very nice original Kainer 2 spoke & if you prefer them we can make a trade, send some pictures of your wheel, if interested & I can do the same.
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Re: Wilcox Crittonden Steering Wheel Question

Postby JW in Dixie » Tue May 21, 2019 2:58 pm

Ronald, this is a two-spoke wheel and I'm sorta sentimental about it, having steered the runabout some 8000 miles over the last 68 years with it.
My boating days are over and the boat is for sale. The dash is designed for this wheel, so it goes with the boat. Finally unscrewed the center piece - let it sit in the hot Alabama sun for an hour and it screwed right off.  Cheers, JW
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Re: Wilcox Crittonden Steering Wheel Question

Postby buff5 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:15 pm

JW: Sounds good & yes, by all; means yours is the right decision & I understand.
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