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7/12/10 9:17pm - Original Message: 'vega steering wheel'
cknacke
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Minnetrista, MN - USA

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1976 stock, 4 speed manual

Joined: 7/10/2010
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New to the group and I see some old discussions about the 1976 Vega Wheel.  Am I correct in assuming the only change to this wheel is to change the steering column, to say a 74-75?  Has anyone found an aftermarket?  My wheel is in great shape, but I really don't care for it.

76 - standard steering column currently.
 
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7/12/10 9:33pm - Reply: 'vega steering wheel'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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Ya, according to Dave McClellen they made that change to save monies!!  If it were me, I would keep the original wheel.  You are only original once !!
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7/12/10 9:41pm - Reply: 'vega steering wheel'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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As far as I know, there are NO aftermarket adapters to allow installing a different wheel on the '76 that has the "Vega" wheel. Not all '76s had that wheel.
Changing the column is the only way that I am aware of...


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7/13/10 7:23am - Reply: 'vega steering wheel'
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Cramerton, NC - USA

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black 1982 coupe slate gray interior, 350 crossfire, 1985 fuel pump, Steeroids R&P conversion

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Ive not seen this done but here are some links that should help you.  These papers are authored by Jim Shea who knows everything there is to know about corvette steering issues..hope this helps.
 
This paper explains what parts are needed to install the older steering wheel (1969-1975) on your 1976 column.

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/wp-co...nRev16FE06.doc

This paper explains what parts are needed to install the newer steering wheel (1977-1982) on your 1976 column

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/wp-co...umn16FE061.doc

The following three scans show the steering wheels and hardware for all three types of steering wheels

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/wp-co...&HornParts.doc

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/wp-co...&HornParts.doc

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/wp-co...sRev08AU04.doc


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7/19/10 10:26am - Reply: 'vega steering wheel'
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Greencastle, IN - USA

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1976 Blue / Black Interior / 350 / 4 speed

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corvette pacifica sells a kit  to put any c3 wheel on a 76 vette. easy to install. part no. is E11518 and sells for $189.95. you do need to buy a wheel too. i have one on my 76.

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7/19/10 12:14pm - Reply: 'vega steering wheel'
Gary Lacoursiere
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, - Canada

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1976 L-48 Coupe Vortec Heads; Roller Rockers, 625 Demon, 700R4; Electric fan, Aluminum Rad, Full-lenght headers w/ sidepipes, fiberglass bucket w/ 5-point quick release harness.

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There are "Originality Buffs" who will pay good money for you Vega wheel....don't toss it!
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7/19/10 12:22pm - Reply: 'vega steering wheel'
cknacke
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Minnetrista, MN - USA

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1976 stock, 4 speed manual

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Fantastic, Mr. E.

No tossing Gary.  Everthing goes "on the wall".

 

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