62 Steering Wheel plastic center

1962 - 1965 Mopars

  1. matthon

    matthon Well-Known Member

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    As found, I have one with the top tab broken off, and one with the bottom tab broken off.

    Has anyone ever diy repaired one of these?

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  2. khryslerkid

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    If I was going to try and repair one, I would probably try two part epoxy for plastic. It comes in white and clear. Use masking tape to shape whats missing and apply epoxy as needed. You will probably have to apply multiple times to build up what you need. Then when fully cured, you can file and sand to get the proper shape and notch out a new tab. Make sure the piece is completely clean before applying the epoxy. Once it's the way you want it you can use urethane clear over the whole piece.
     
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    Maybe I could use clay to make a mold of one for the other.
    Not sure if epoxy sticks to clay.
    I initially thought of sacrificing one for the other but don't want to risk destroying both.
     
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    You can try drilling (small number drills) and pinning. I have seen guys do that fixing plastic grills and such.Insert stiff wire pins(homemade) then bind with epoxy. Just a thought.
     
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