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#1 alfizta

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:28 AM

just to share what I did to my 156 steering wheel. bought one of those cheap chinese steering wheel cover seen on ebay for less than 2£.

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#2 Smaky

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 11:54 AM

It's good, but it's not quite Carling.

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#3 alfizta

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 01:19 PM

well, it's what you get for less than 2£ :tongue1:

#4 rob3rto

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 07:19 PM

I couldn't be bothered to wait for something to arrive on a slow boat from China.
So I bought one of these (including the airbag) for £10 + £5 postage. Arrived in 3 days and took 10 mins to fit. No modifications went straight on and is still perfect 6 years on.
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If I can ever be bothered, I might fit this one. £10 + £10 postage this time but no airbag :(
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#5 Smaky

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 11:07 PM

The facelift one may not fit because of the master spline.
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#6 rob3rto

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 08:54 PM

View PostSmaky, on 20 September 2015 - 11:07 PM, said:

The facelift one may not fit because of the master spline.
The non button facelift fit okay though.
Will probably sell the button one anyway. Too much work to wire up.
Still haven't braved retro fitting my OEM headlights either :(

#7 leongsoon

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 02:26 AM

Nice work rewrapping the steering! Looks quite good!

First time seeing the facelift steering without buttons! Which particular 147 or 156 variant is that from? I know another variant where there's silver plastic trim on the bottom spoke as well, and another with wooden rim.

#8 alfizta

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:25 AM

thanks. did the same to my 146 and ended up a bit better.

#9 leongsoon

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 06:04 AM

Nice! Anyway, went to the workshop today and finally saw the steering without buttons fitted in a manual 147 with cloth seats! Normally the 147s we have are Selespeed with leather interior and steering with buttons!

#10 BadcarEurope

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 11:53 AM

Pretty nice work here :) In that price? Really cool effect!
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#11 alfizta

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 10:12 AM

by christmas I'll be redoing this another way...

#12 alfizta

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:45 PM

oops! I did it again... stich is different and with black thread.

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