RATCO has developed a new replacement Steering Wheel for the TR6 and MGB models. The new wheel is slightly smaller, about 13"OD. (I'm having difficulty getting my leg under the original one) The rim is made from 1"OD tubing and will be both padded and covered with Genuine Leather which will increase the grip diameter substantially over the original wheel. The spokes will be Powder Coated an aluminum color similar to the original. The best part is that it uses the original hub, reducing the cost and making the installation a quick 10 minute operation. Below is a brief history of the development.
The Wheels are currently for sale
TR6 = $350 plus shipping
MGB - $350 plus shipping
The initial production units have been completed, and the stitching issues have been worked out. We discovered that the MGB steering wheel is similar to the TR6 wheel, although the hole sizes, locations and orientation of the spokes are slightly different as are the spoke designs. The price for both wheels is $350 plus shipping, and we have begun taking orders. See the photos below.
The first protoype is complete. The leather has been re-stitched without the bunching