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Unread 01-22-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best 1965-1966 Mustang pony wheel option.

I'm looking for a pony steering wheel, but haven't had any luck finding a good one yet. I ordered one from cjpony, but it is not a very good reproduction (diff color woodgrain, hollow wheel - there are open holes where the spokes fit into the wheel and when you tap it it clearly emits hollow sound, and the studs are not aligned correctly).
Has anyone know of a good aftermarket piece that would be a good substitute for the original? I checked mustang unlimited and their wheel is the same as cj's, but $70 more. I suspect most of the supply shops have a common source, but hoping one of you has better insight you can share.
FWIW, I just pulled my car out after a long hiatus and am not up to speed on the marketplace. I have an original pony wheel that i bought in the late 70's, but it's slightly bent and i suspect it can't be repaired - albeit I'm not sure if its a cast piece.
Any thoughtscorcshared experiences on repairing a bent wheel would be appreciated too. (I suspect it's not a safe option; that said, neither is my power drum brakes w/a single master cylinder; funny how it never bothered me until I started reading some posts:-) )
Thanks for your help.
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The Grant wood wheel is not my cup of tea, but the premium "Collector's Edition" Grant wheel looks decent.

You can also look for a LeCarra or Moto Lita "Shelby style" wheel. They pop up on eBay fairly often and you can get them for around $200.
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Any reproduction is not going to be as good as the original. You will have to do some searching to fine a good original used one but it will take time and patience if you insist on a Pony wheel.
I replaced mine with a Shelby style wood steering wheel from Tony Branda about 14 years ago now and have been very happy with it. It still looks good as new.

I hate Grant steering wheels. Good luck.

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