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1956 Steering Wheels

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  • Interior: 1956 Steering Wheels

    I have three 1956 cars: 2 GHs and what turns out to be a basket case Flight Hawk, not a Power Hawk. I was asked if I had a Power Hawk steering wheel. The steering wheels in the GHs are good and untracked. The Flight Hawk steering wheel was covered in leather. I presumed it was good. It is cracked in many places. It is the same off-white alabaster but does not have the little metal rings in it. Can this be restored? I think Schrock Bros was recasting them at one point.

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    I lied. After a clean up it does have silver trim rings but many cracks and small missing chunks. Restorable?

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      Yes...$$$$.

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        Originally posted by 55s View Post
        Can this be restored? I think Schrock Bros was recasting them at one point.
        The Shrocks have begun to slow down. They aren't actively taking in any new work, and have started selling off tools/equipment. I called Tommy last week about doing a Phantom wheel for a '42 President, his response was, "We just sold the mold". I had a feeling that this was coming and I'm glad I went ahead and had them do the Ruby Red wheel in my '51 Commander.

        I think Tommy is close to 85 years old, and David is around 80. Well deserving of retirement. They've had their fill.

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          Originally posted by mbstude View Post
          The Shrocks have begun to slow down. They aren't actively taking in any new work, and have started selling off tools/equipment. I called Tommy last week about doing a Phantom wheel for a '42 President, his response was, "We just sold the mold". I had a feeling that this was coming and I'm glad I went ahead and had them do the Ruby Red wheel in my '51 Commander.

          I think Tommy is close to 85 years old, and David is around 80. Well deserving of retirement. They've had their fill.
          Add to that, oil was found on their land , so why sweat, lay back and
          enjoy life.
          I wonder who was buying their molds.

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