Ed's D

My 1983 De Lorean DMC-12, VIN 16908

New Steering Wheel

After spending most of the 1990s baking in the Georgia sun, my stock steering wheel had its leather peeling off:

Recovered steering wheels go for nearly $300. The new Momo steering wheels being offered cost $300, and looks great in DMC (Houston) Electric Delorean:

I found an alternative. This imitation wheel costs $35 on eBay:

Bought it:

DMC (Houston) sells a steering wheel adapter, but I tried to find a less expensive version. I bought a GM style steering wheel adapter off eBay. However, I found it needed to be cut down and new holes needed to be drilled:

Without the proper tools, and with car show season approaching, I opted to buy the more expensive adapter from DMC Midwest:

Everything installed:

I plan to create a DMC logo for the center of the wheel. This project ended up being more expensive than I planned. In the future, I plan to resell the GM steering wheel adapter on eBay.

**UPDATE 8/10/2013 **
DMC-H sold out of their steering adapters, creating a demand. I sold the GM steering adapter to another Delorean owner in Greece, who really wanted an adapter. The owner understood he would need to do some serious modifications to the adapter.

Costs:

Item

Vendor

Price

Shipping

Tax

Steering Wheel Adapter

DMC Midwest

69.95

12.99

5.42

Evo Style Steering Wheel

eBay

35

0

0

GM Chrome Steering Wheel Adapter

eBay

29.99

6.99

0

  

  

 

subtotal

160.34

GM Steering adapter Sale

  

52.00

  

  

Paypal Fee

  

-2.33

  

  

Shipping

 USPS

-20.45

  

  

  

  

  

Total

131.12