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Old 10-24-2003, 11:58 AM
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WTB Smaller steering wheel for w123

Looking for a smaller wheel than the stock big rig wheel. Supposedly early 190 or 190 sport is a good candidate. I'd look at anything that fits though. Must be in decent shape and cheap.

email jbetts at boisestate.edu

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Old 10-28-2003, 02:25 AM
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Nardi

You need a Nardi Classico.
get the w123 hub.

I found mine on e-bay.

web sites for Nardi sell also.

easy to install.
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Old 10-28-2003, 12:04 PM
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I've priced those, Nardi wheel is easily $100-$200 plus $60 for hub adapter. Someone has to have a take off wheel for cheaper than that!
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Old 11-05-2003, 12:31 PM
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Bump

Anyone have one?
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Old 11-05-2003, 09:53 PM
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beans are not for counting, they are good for the hart...

Bit the bullet and get the Nardi.

You will be pleased.

otherwise make your own with a pie plate.
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Old 11-06-2003, 01:07 AM
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You do realize that your view of the instrument cluster will be compramised? This should be something to consider, as a smaller wheel will force you to move your head / take your eyes off the road to read your gauges.

If I am stating the obvious, I apologize.

Mike

PS- Does a Nardi wheel allow for the horn to be funtional?
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Old 11-06-2003, 06:38 PM
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Yes Nardi wheel allows the horn connection via the hub and horn
button.
The smaller wheel only obstructs the top part of the speedometer
which indictes miles per hour around the 65 to 75 MPH area.
However you can see the kilometer per hour scale which is on the lower level of the gauge.
So I just use the KPH numbers to set my speed.
All other gauges are visible without impediment on my '79 300d.I

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Old 11-09-2003, 10:32 PM
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my wheel

Hello
This was my solution to this problem....like it or not its what i did.
My father and i took a grant adaptor, and machined it and the wheel to bolt to the wheel that i found. I settled for a ford f - 150 wheel that i picked up for 25 bucks, however a cheep mercedes wheel of ebay would work the same. i then carved out the missing airbag section with ren foam (an industrial designers modeling tool) to fit the lines of the interior and the wheel. my dad wired the cruise buttons in the wheel to act as the horn buttons to the contact slip ring. i placed a new stlye center cap in as the mercedes star, thinking it would be too large, but it looks pretty good actually. as far as visability it cuts off the top of the speedo, and the top ends of the fuel and tach, but if you know your car and follow your needles mentally you know where they are. the grant adaptor was about 40 bucks i think from advanced.
pictures email me
jake
ps this had to be done on a budget too because i was at school.
cleveland intitute of art 2003 bfa in industrial design
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:52 PM
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You should post a picture of your creation.
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Old 11-10-2003, 10:30 AM
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Ill try.

heres a try at loading a picture, its the only one on my computer right now. sorry its tilted, any help loading better picts could help. thanks
jake
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Old 11-10-2003, 10:32 AM
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heres my w123 wheel

another go at it
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Old 11-10-2003, 04:43 PM
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The pics load well. It looks pretty good, but somewhat awkward.
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1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
etc.
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Old 11-11-2003, 09:55 PM
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DIY

A+ for effort and creativity!!!

If it works for ya, that is all that counts!!


Good work.
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1989 300SE 148 K miles *SOLD
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:24 AM
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Still lookin.....

I'm still lookin.

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