Anybody on here ever make your own fatman steering wheel? I'm thinking it could be done by sacrificing a junk wheel and using a good wheel.
Bob Brewer did just that in march 2015: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/522258.html?1427841548
Clean and ingenious solution
If I can find a decently priced sliding neville to use as a pattern I have plans to reproduce it in bronze.
I believe bob bergstadt was considering making them a while back.
Anybody got a spare stamped style, like the one in the above pics? I can't use the cast type. Obviously all I need is the spider. The rim doesn't matter. There are a couple on ebay, but I can't tell if they are stamped or cast. Thanks
Yes, I have one. I sent you a PM yesterday. PM me if interested. Bill
I am in the process on making the neville wheel, have the pattern also a few castings, having a problem finding a machinist to do the compound curves, Bob
Bob, is the project still too far out to suggest a retail price?
BTW, I know a guy, but he's way out here in Oroville, and is retired, but he is fascinated by a challenge. . . And he's a Model T guy (also Dodge Brothers)--VERY finicky about stuff too.
What size (diameter) choices are there in the stamped steel steering wheels? If I am going to use the hub and part of the spokes as shown in the above pics, will the diameter of the donor wheel matter? Anybody got some to compare? Thanks.
I made one from Bob Brewers pictures.
Or this, it comes in brass too;
When you are refering to maching the castings I'm assuming you are casting in sand. Why not do them in lost wax? Would you consider selling an unmachined casting?