WANTED '78 SE / Premier steering wheel in butterscotch

FMJ Body Parts Wanted

  1. old yellow 78

    old yellow 78 Well-Known Member

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    If anyone has a butterscotch colored SE or Premier steering wheel for sale, please contact me. The '78 has the inlay of "wood" around the wheel, the '76-'77 does not. Either would work, but prefer the '78. The '79's did not come in the butterscotch color. Thanks.
     
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    from the 78 part book:

    these are the wheels that have the horn switch in the spokes

    P021PU7 tan. don't have.
    P021Ry7 gold. have NOS. this wheel color not used on the F body that year.
     
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    Thanks Marty! I checked in my '78 parts book, and you are right, the "H" and "N" (Volare and Aspen) 3 spoke wheel with horn pads in the spokes were issued in "tan" (PO21PU7). The PO21RY7 (gold) was only issued for the "R", "W" and "C" (Fury, Monaco and Chrysler) models. Nuts. I wonder how different the colors really are? Would it be possible for you to post a picture of the one you have? In any case, there has to be one out there somewhere. I have learned to be patient for what I want.
     
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    I'm confused, your wheel looks great; why do you want a new one?
     
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    attachment.jpg The pictures I've posted on this tread are off the internet. They are showing the type of wheel I would like to get. The one I've posted in this reply shows the basic type of wheel that I have currently. OY still has manual steering, but I have the entire power steering setup to install when I finally get some time. I sort of gave up trying to post my own pics - can't seem to re-size them to suit the program, or don't know how, or whatever. Tired of trying to figure it out.
     
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    Now I get it!;)
     
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    Thought I would bring this "wanted" thread back to life. I'm still looking for an SE/Premier three spoke steering wheel for OY if anyone knows of one. Thanks.
     
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    Let me look and see if I still have the one out of my '78 se.
     
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    Thanks Supercoupe! I'll keep my fingers crossed. Let me know when you get a chance.
     
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    Well, Santa screwed up my order and I got tube socks instead of a 1978 butterscotch colored SE/Premiere steering wheel. Nuts. It's up to you Supercoupe. Any luck finding it yet? (Not that there hasn't been anything else to do for the past few weeks!);)
     
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    Um, wow.
    At least you didn't get a lump of coal (or worse, a "used" lump of coal).
     
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    Bump. Now that I actually HAVE power steering, I'd like to find a three spoke Aspen SE or Volare Premere power steering wheel to go along with it. Anyone out there have a butterscotch colored one and willing to part with it? If not, I will probably go with a Grant's Tuff wheel. Thanks.
     
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    The Center Cap is different (I think), but same wheel is used on B-bodies as well – so trying FBBO might be a good ideal.

    I had a red version on my ‘77 Cordoba, back in the day.
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    Thanks, that's a good idea. I really wish I had kept the SE wheel off my Aspen T-top. I still regret giving up on that car.
     
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    IMG_0150.PNG Egag listing , seller states; silver/light gray color, new take off, hanging in garage for 35 years, not sure what car it came off of.
     
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    Thanks, I went on FBBO last night and saw this wheel. That's the closest I have seen so far. There is certainly WAY more parts for B's than there are for FMJ's! In fact, it was interesting how many steering wheels there are for the older B's (pre 75) and E's. Very little from mid to late 70's or 80's. Humm. I'm not in any hurry, and perhaps one will come along at some point. If not, I might go for a Grant's Tuff wheel. The Mopar Tuff wheel would have been an available option for OY, but not a likely one. I have just been deciphering my metal fender tag. It does list the rear air dam, the A833, the Super Six, inside hood release, but need to figure out the last few. OY was NOT a high option car by any means. I'm slowly changing that.
     
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    List your fender tag codes.
    I have a bunch of them (but not all) figured out.
     
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    Here's a not great pic of my fender tag. Not a high option wagon, but I love the ones it does have!
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    It looks like your fender tag says:

    J83 M43 N96 L2? 13? ??

    RY3 U 1 G11 O32 J52

    RY3 B2U5 000 208 00??90

    E26 D24 NL45 D8B 2?8311

    Is what I wrote down look correct, and can you fill in the question marks (except for the Last one (which is not important, here)?
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    FYI, The Fender Tag from my ’77 Wagon is:
    N37 L2 18 108
    G11 G51 K5X M21 M45 M91
    PB5 U 1 B41 F18 G01
    PB5 B2B3 000 B10 259300
    E44 D32 HJ45 G7B 228950
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    Defined as:
    N37 – Catalytic Exhaust System
    L2 – No additional dash lighting (no ash tray, no map light, etc.).
    18 – not sure
    108 – not sure
    G11 – Tinted Glass (all)
    G51 – Left outside mirror Manual Chrome
    K5X – Delete Body Side Molding Vinyl Type 1 (Woodgrain ??)
    M21 – Drip Trough Moldings
    M45 – not sure
    M91 – Luggage Rack
    PB5 – Upper Body Paint Code – B5 Blue – French Racing Blue
    U 1 – Tires/wheels, but not sure exactly (base size, with dog dishes, maybe)/
    B41 – Power Disk Brake Front/ Drum Rear
    F18 – HD 65-Amp Alternator
    G01 – Rear Window Defroster Electric
    PB5 – Lower Body Paint Code – B5 Blue – French Racing Blue
    B2B3 – Interior Trim Code - Defined as:
    . B – Price Range (not defined very well)
    . 2 – All Vinyl Bench Seat
    . B3 – Light Blue
    000 – Interior Paint Code
    B10 – Month / Day Build Date – November 10 (1976)
    259300 – Vehicle Order No.
    E44 – 318 2-bbl
    D32 – Standard Duty 904 Automatic Transmission

    VIN is defined as:
    H – Volare
    L – Low Price Range
    45 – 2-seat wagon
    G – 318 2-bbl
    7 – 1977 Model
    B – Hamtramck
    228950 – Sequence No.

    One problem I just saw with my Fender Tag is highlighted above (red text).
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    The door sticker has the MDH (Month / Day / Hour) listed as 111110 – which is November 11 at 10 am (the hour goes by 24 hour clock) – so it appears I have a “goof up” somewhere.
    I suspect mine might have been one of first made on November 11, so maybe the stamp didn’t get changed over from day before – who knows.
    BudW
     
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