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Jim Beckman
09-06-2007, 04:16 PM
For the last week or so I've been trying to get the steering wheel to come off in my 51 Commander. I searched through the archives here and got some good tips, ended up buying a gear separator and improvising some extended arms for the puller so the bolts would clear the steering wheel hub. Several attempts failed when the top part of the steering wheel hub wanted to bend forward. Finally this afternoon I got set up with a symmetrical pull below the crossbars. I tightened down good and hard on the puller, clenched my teeth and cranked some more. Suddenly there was a loud POP - Aaaaaahhhh - the puller relaxed and everything hung loose on the steering column. What a sweet sound when it finally pops loose.

Thanks for all the info here, and I'll be back for more.

Jim Beckman
Leonardo, NJ
1951 Commander Starlight

09-06-2007, 09:46 PM
Add some anti-sieze when you reinstall.