Re: [DML] Steering wheel removal / "Cross-tapping" method
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Re: [DML] Steering wheel removal / "Cross-tapping" method



Just wanted to throw a thumbs up to whoever suggested
the retapping of the steering wheel holes to 1/4 inch.
 I decided to pull my wheel for the first time last
night to help get access for building the custom dash.
 Since I didn't have any goofy extra long metric
bolts, and since I was prepared to completely redrill
and retap the wheel, I decided to try the
re-tapping/"cross-tapping" of the existing holes.  I
ran a 1/4x20 tap down the existing holes.  It cut
easily and smoothly.  Then used some 1/4" all-thread,
making sure the rods threaded ALL-THE-WAY in, and a
puller and the wheel came off EASY.  Obviously the
best way is to use the bolts that the factory
intended, but in a pinch, this method will work, work
well and doesn't require any difficult to find parts.


Aside form the large socket to get the center bolt
off, here's what I needed:

1/4 x 20 tap and handle
2 - approximately 6" long pieces of 1/4 x 20 all
thread rods
4 - 1/4 x 20 nuts
2 washers
steering wheel or harmonic balancer puller




Steve

VIN 2650 ("Project Delorean")
www.projectdelorean.com


		
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