What color is your steering wheel

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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by smurf » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:10 pm

GPW 10,854 has a black Sheller on it and there are no holes in it that I can see. The wheel is in bad shape but salvageable, and I'm almost certain it is original to the vehicle. The vehicle has no data plates but does have matching frame/engine numbers and is in fairly good shape overall though is still missing a few things and still has a couple of bubbafications left to remove. Its down to the frame right now, even a lot of the original paint looks OK.
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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by smurf » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:10 pm

whoops, that's GPW 10,584 that has the black Sheller with no holes.
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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by Guy GPW » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:55 pm

GPW 74378 - Green Sheller - Looks Original...

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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by Sundowner » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:24 pm

GPW 86306
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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by John Stiles » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:57 pm

10105 Black Sheller Dallas 3-28-42
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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by slugger53 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:11 pm

I'm just restoring a dec '42 GPW that came imported to the UK from Ohio with what looks like a green steering wheel. it has however been painted black which is flaking off in places, has anybody got any good ideas how i can get the black paint off without damaging the wheel underneath? if not I'm going to have to use a repro green? one, hoping this is correct for the age of it. anybody want to correct me?

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Post by Ed Menees » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:51 am

Ed Menees GPW 7310. Green painted black
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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by Wessels » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:17 pm

42 Script GPW 30988....Green wheel.
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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by wheeeeler » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:51 am

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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by Michael O. » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:31 pm

Tom and others;
Any new insight on these different types of steering wheels? Is there a way of knowing what a particular plant was using at a particular time? My Feb' 42 GPW is a Dearborn vehicle and I am curious what other Dearborn GPW's had on them during the same time frame. Unfortunately, this GPW currently has the late spoke style steering wheel installed...I want to get that fixed!!!
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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by 1942ford » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:48 am

07/02/42 Script GPW - GPW45259 (believed Dearborn built) = Green Sheller.

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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by Tom Wolboldt » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:38 pm

Hi Michael,
Tom and others;
Any new insight on these different types of steering wheels? No. Is there a way of knowing what a particular plant was using at a particular time? Sorta. My Feb' 42 GPW is a Dearborn vehicle and I am curious what other Dearborn GPW's had on them during the same time frame. Black Rubber. Unfortunately, this GPW currently has the late spoke style steering wheel installed...I want to get that fixed!!!
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Post by 2/14Marine » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:03 pm

GPW 557 Green Sheller
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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by johnkennedy » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:47 am

Color of steering wheel is black.

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Re: What color is your steering wheel

Post by lt.luke » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:32 am

johnkennedy wrote:Color of steering wheel is black.
DOD?
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