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Discussion Starter · #261 ·
Don't be so self-critical - I think the cover and its stitching look fine.
Thanks Enola! I'm happy with the overall result, there is just one small area where I need to go back and redo the stitching.
 

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While I wait on my alcantara wrap for the other wheel, my truck does need to be driveable. For this reason, I went ahead and put the steering wheel in.

Here's the truck without a steering wheel
20210426_162025 by Jose, on Flickr

First order of business was to clean as the clockspring was filthy with dust
20210426_162236 by Jose, on Flickr

Here's the wheel installed
20210426_163119 by Jose, on Flickr
 

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I need to give my interior a deep cleaning in order for it to match the wheel. However, I love how it matches my interior. The stitching is pretty spot on to the grey of the interior and the black of the leather goes with everything else.
20210426_163156 by Jose, on Flickr
 

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Got a new helmet for autocross and track days
 

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Made a video covering the process of the Supra steering wheel wrap
 

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I ended up snagging a couple more steering wheels at a good price
20210505_164220 by Jose, on Flickr

This one is a MOMO off a Lancer Evo, I plan to leather wrap it and sell it to a friend
20210505_170701 by Jose, on Flickr
 

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However, the Lexus wheel is the one that really has me excited. It's the same steering wheel as the Supra one, save for the Lexus emblem and steering wheel buttons! I'm going to use these to control the volume and change tracks on my radio. As you can see, the center section is interchangeable.
20210505_170552 by Jose, on Flickr
 

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I finally managed to pull an aluminum 8.8 diff cover at the junkyard. Man what a pain that was. It took three visits to the junkyard to finally bring every tool I needed to finally remove this thing. So glad this rear end is the only Ford product I will be dealing with for a while. Anyhow, here is the cover in all its filthy glory
20210504_103623 by Jose, on Flickr
 

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Of course, there was no way I was going to use that thing in such filthy condition, so I dumped it in a storage tote and added a mixture of Purple Power Degreaser and water
20210504_154702 by Jose, on Flickr

After letting it soak for a few hours, I went in with a large bristle brush and an old toothbrush for the small crevices
20210506_151609 by Jose, on Flickr

I changed out the degreaser/water mix and then left it overnight. I took it out the next day and finished removing all the crud from the nooks and crannies. This is the final piece once dry
20210507_084132 by Jose, on Flickr

Now, I just need to cut the ears off it and give it a good paint job.
 
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