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***Decker locking steering wheel***

Post by tom_strickling » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:35 pm

I have read all of the MTFCA posts I could find on Decker steering wheel locks. None of them look like mine. They are locks you add to your steering wheel, mine is built into its own steering wheel.
All of the ones in the post photos are separate from the wheel. Mine is a wheel with the lock built into one of the arms of the spider. The Ford steering case is still present. Same question as all the others? How do I get the darn thing off? It is in the security position which means the steering wheel turns, but not the front wheels of the car. I do not have a key but it does take one. There is kind of a "button" on the center of the spider that might pop out, but I do not want to break anything. I could maybe just unscrew the steering case ??? Anyone have one like this??? THANKS !

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Re: ***Decker locking steering wheel***

Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:03 pm

Tom, does it look like this ?
The ID tag is rubbed smooth, but I think it's a Decker.
Fortunately I have a key ! :)
I think the screw comes out to remove the spider, then I have no idea. Possibly a locksmith ?
I know Pop had no luck getting a duplicate key made, but that was years ago. I don't think he could find a blank...
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Re: ***Decker locking steering wheel***

Post by tom_strickling » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:12 pm

Close, but mine still uses the Ford steering gear case and the spider arms aren't as curvy as yours. Thanks

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Re: ***Decker locking steering wheel***

Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:21 pm

I like it, but at certain speeds/loads, that thing rattles like a soup can full of marbles, if you're not really holding on. :?


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Re: ***Decker locking steering wheel***

Post by tom_strickling » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:23 pm

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This is mine


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Re: ***Decker locking steering wheel***

Post by tom_strickling » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:49 am

Please look at the last photo. I am wondering how to remove the style I have which is unlike any others I have seen because it uses the Ford steering gear cover and not the Ford steering wheel.

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