Guess what just popped in recently? A new steering wheel!
Well, of course not a new one, but a original 240z series 1 steering wheel from a ’70 240z.
My current wheel is the stock 280z type, foam padded (as most foam of 35 yrs, it’s deteriorating) with a vinyl aftermarket cover… nice.
But that’s all about to change.
The 240z steering wheel has a thinner handle, slotted spokes and yes.. wood grain!
I haven’t deciphered yet whether it’s REAL wood, but it’s gonna look great regardless.
I’ll certainly re-spray the spokes in black, but I’d really like to re-finishing the handle in a dark black stain (but light enough to show off that grain).
And to top it off, I was able to find this on eBay for 1/2 the normal price of a used 240z wheel!
Now to make a shift knob to match..