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Old October 5th, 2010, 10:27 AM
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fitting new style steering wheel to 110

Can the new style "fat" grip steering wheel be swapped into an old 110 with the giant 18 wheeler size wheel? 1985 110.
If so what is needed to do the swap?

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Old October 5th, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Remove nut and pull...

There are two spline types. You need to make sure the new one matches your splines.

Read here: http://www.web-rover.co.uk/nav.php?p...steeringwheels
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Old October 5th, 2010, 02:57 PM
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If you do not have the correct spline end, you can buy the correct shaft (alone) and swap it in. Very easy to do and requires no dash disassembly.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 08:06 PM
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thanks for the info. still looks like it could be a bit confusing but will check the steering wheel splines etc.
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I used a Moto Lita wheel and adapter and I love it. The bus steering wheel just didn't work for me being 6'5". The turn signal is a bit farther away but the overall driving experience is fantastic.
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I had the small size Momo wheel in my 83 110. Gave me lots of room and made the steering response very tight. My friends all said it looked like a go cart wheel in a shriners cart. My brother has an 83 with a late leather XS steering wheel-bolted right on. I have the 90's column now with the "fat wheel" and am think of switching it out for more options.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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John, thanks for the website link it was very useful. Way better than the WS manual. you seem to be a wealth of info. thx!
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If you do not have the correct spline end, you can buy the correct shaft (alone) and swap it in. Very easy to do and requires no dash disassembly.
So I could pull the shaft out of my 1983 and fit it to my later model column relatively easily? So I could fit the small diameter wheel
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So I could pull the shaft out of my 1983 and fit it to my later model column relatively easily? So I could fit the small diameter wheel
Yes. Knock the retaining pins out on the engine side of the firewall. Then pull it out back through the cab.
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Yes. Knock the retaining pins out on the engine side of the firewall. Then pull it out back through the cab.
Hadn't heard this one before. Any one got pictures ?
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The NAS style ' fake airbag' style wheel will fit straight onto your column. Both are 36 splines. Except if the wheel has come from a late model Puma model, that in true LR tradition it could be either a 36 spline or 48 spline. Only the very latest PUMA models have the airbag wheel in 48 spline. If you are looking at buying a second hand wheel from a NAS then it's save to say it'll fit your 85 truck.

The turn signal and wiper control stalks can be bent toward the wheel to make them within fingertip reach of the wheel. Grip with one hand at the base of the stalk and then bend with your other hand as close to the base as possible. This is the method we use all of the time when fitting wheels and have never bust a stalk...yet!
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thanks Kev.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Hadn't heard this one before. Any one got pictures ?
I'll post some pics later this week when I get back to the shop. Think of it as removing the inner splined section of the shaft from its' outer casing.
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