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Old 31-07-2017   #1
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Replacement [p]leathers

My 100HP is getting a bit ragged around the edges now - 9 years and 120k km including some up mountains or carrying a mobile radio station when I worked as a broadcast engineer haven't helped it

The single little dent (the round corner on a flight case!) and some paint chips can be fixed by a pro easily enough and badges/trim aren't that dear but both the steering wheel and the gearstick gaitor are hideous and it seems these aren't that cheap?

Has anyone else replaced/repaired these, genuine or aftermarket?
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Re: Replacement [p]leathers

I got a replacement gearstick gator from eBay. Its leather and the fit was really good. Didn't cost much, but was a while ago now so cant remember the exact price.

As for the wheel, i got a rettrimmed one from Poland via eBay. Wasn't exactly cheap though. There aren't many options for the steering wheel other than a retrim or fitting an abarth 500 wheel being most popular
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Aftermarket gaitor ordered (about 11 pounds before shipping)

The Abarth 500 wheel is more than a bit pricey and the Irish spec 100 didn't come with the steering wheel radio controls in the first place (I presume the wiring is there for them; but as the Blaupunkt went in the bin five years ago they won't do anything anyway!) so that'll have to wait a bit.
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There are places that will retrim your steering wheel.

It was a few years ago, but this place http://royalsteeringwheels.com/ retrimmed a wheel for me.

I can't remember off hand the price, though I don't remember it hurting much, perhaps 100 or so, but it depends on what sort of finish and materials you want.
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Fiats are pretty modular so most of these are likely to fit.

Ask around the other FF forums

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_o...wheel&_sacat=0
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eBay gaitor fitted and looking good - had to unpick a fair few stitches to get it on but they are beyond where the cable tie goes so didn't need to re-stitch; if it starts to come apart I will.

Wheel refurb I got a quote for 150 for turning up with the car and picking it up same day; so no removing it myself. Going to do that shortly


Didn't really notice how ratty the actual gearknob was before the gaitor was changed so that's also going on the long list.
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Be careful with cheap wheel refurbs.

The good ones are checked for true running, dipped, grit blasted and powder coated but cost more than 150 a set.
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Be careful with cheap wheel refurbs.

The good ones are checked for true running, dipped, grit blasted and powder coated but cost more than 150 a set.

I've never seen a steering wheel refurbished like that...
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I've never seen a steering wheel refurbished like that...
Good Point. I can't read.

150 for a refurbed steering wheel!!!! Are we suddenly discussing classic E Type jags.
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