It has come to our attention that the owners of older cars like TR3, MGA, MGB, Jaguar, Austin Healey, etc have limited options for upgraded steering wheels, especially if they are looking for something more sporty than the original thin rimmed, large 16.5" diameter wheels. We offer the following solution, eliminating the need for an expensive adapter hub, while maintaining the original look , but reducing the diameter, increasing the grip diameter, and providing a completely new looking and sporty wheel. The initial response to these has been very positive.
68-69 MGB and MGC 66-69 (small steering shaft), 63-67 MGB (large steering shaft)
We take your original wheel in almost any condition, it must be restorable. We remove the old 16.5" diameter rim. Polish the spokes, sandblast and powder coat the hub, then weld on a new 14.5"OD rim (1" dia tubing) using our custom designed fixture to maintain concentricity between the rim and the steering shaft. The rim is then padded, and new leather is hand stitched using our Corset Stitch, shown in detail on the TR6 wheels below. The examples shown are MGB wheels, but this technique can be applied to most older wheel styles such as Austin Healey, Jensen, Jaguar, TR2/3 and many others. We will be building up an inventory of replacement wheels so that your existing wheel can be quickly exchanged for a refreshed wheel or if you prefer, we can refresh your wheel so that you receive your own wheel in return. We will be showing other examples shortly, please feel free to contact us to discuss your specific situation. As with the TR6 wheels, the installation is a very simple process (10mins), and because we are using the original hub, the original look is preserved, and the cost of replacement is minimized. We believe this is a great compromise between giving the car a new sporty upgraded look and maintaining the original spirit of design. It also makes it easier to get in and out of the car.
Original in back, refurbished in front
$400 plus shipping with a restorable core return
$450+ plus shipping without a restorable core return (dependent on availability and cost of core)
Our Leather covers are now available in other colors besides Black
TR6 Wheel, also available with MGB spoke pattern shown to the right
Ask about custom Spoke Colors
Now available with Polished SS Spokes
TR6, MGB and MG Midget Wheels
TR6 = $375 plus shipping fits TR6 69-76 (The TR6 wheel is now available with the MGB Hole design as an option in addition to the classic slot down the center of the spoke)
Warning for 1969 TR6's - Our TR6 wheel with the MGB hole design looks like the 1969 version of the wheel that came on the TR6, but our Wheel does not fit on the 1969 Hub. You will need to replace the Hub, Horn Button and Cushion with parts from a later TR6. We have freshly powder coated TR6 hubs available for $100. The other items are available at additional cost.