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Old 17-03-2008, 07:46 PM
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Advice ......steering wheel refurb

i've got a 240z steering wheel to replace the standard 260 wheel,are they wood or plastic made to look like wood ?

Has anyone used a company to get it refurbished to as new standard,i don't wish to try as jobs like that never quite end up right if i do them!

The other bit of advice can someone please tell me how i get the original "red" coloured gear knob off it just twists round and i can't see any grub screws holding it to the shaft.
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Old 17-03-2008, 08:00 PM
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240Z steering wheel is plastic, I never knew that when I restored the one on my first 240, just sanded it down give it a couple of coats of yacht varnish came up a treat. The gear knob the threaded part has probably come away so just pull it off & go from there.
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Old 17-03-2008, 10:31 PM
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240Z steering wheel is plastic..........
Not true.

The '240Z' ( actually, Fairlady Z, Fairlady Z-L, Fairlady 240Z, Fairlady 240Z-L, Fairlady 240ZG, Fairlady Z432 & Fairlady Z432-R steering wheel as well as all the different market models that the '240Z' name was stuck onto ) steering wheels were made by a Japanese company called 'Izumi', in the late Sixties utilising a new process that combined REAL WOOD with a resin, which was forced into a mould under extremely high pressure. The design team behind the S30-series Z, and in particular its Chief Designer Mr Yoshihiko Matsuo, pioneered this process with Izumi, only to find that it would become the victim of ever-tightening safety legislation.

They are wood - so careful sanding ( with a fine grit of wet & dry ) then restaining with a Rosewood tint, and a polyurethane varnish without too much gloss should do the trick.
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Thanks for the tip

It took me a long while to find this thread so I've bookmarked it now!
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Old 25-10-2017, 09:38 PM
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Not true.

The '240Z' ( actually, Fairlady Z, Fairlady Z-L, Fairlady 240Z, Fairlady 240Z-L, Fairlady 240ZG, Fairlady Z432 & Fairlady Z432-R steering wheel as well as all the different market models that the '240Z' name was stuck onto ) steering wheels were made by a Japanese company called 'Izumi', in the late Sixties utilising a new process that combined REAL WOOD with a resin, which was forced into a mould under extremely high pressure. The design team behind the S30-series Z, and in particular its Chief Designer Mr Yoshihiko Matsuo, pioneered this process with Izumi, only to find that it would become the victim of ever-tightening safety legislation.

They are wood - so careful sanding ( with a fine grit of wet & dry ) then restaining with a Rosewood tint, and a polyurethane varnish without too much gloss should do the trick.
Alan - was the same production process applied to other Datsun (particularly export) models please ?
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Not true.

The '240Z' ( actually, Fairlady Z, Fairlady Z-L, Fairlady 240Z, Fairlady 240Z-L, Fairlady 240ZG, Fairlady Z432 & Fairlady Z432-R steering wheel as well as all the different market models that the '240Z' name was stuck onto ) steering wheels were made by a Japanese company called 'Izumi', in the late Sixties utilising a new process that combined REAL WOOD with a resin, which was forced into a mould under extremely high pressure. The design team behind the S30-series Z, and in particular its Chief Designer Mr Yoshihiko Matsuo, pioneered this process with Izumi, only to find that it would become the victim of ever-tightening safety legislation.

They are wood - so careful sanding ( with a fine grit of wet & dry ) then restaining with a Rosewood tint, and a polyurethane varnish without too much gloss should do the trick.
I'm never ceased to be amazed by the knowledge your have of this marque

Really interesting to read thank you.
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