Refurbing a steering wheel for Vee

As received. Scruffy, but an undamaged rim ...

... although wire-brushing marks on the spokes ...


... and rust on the back

Hub needs repainting. Rubbing with wire wool dipped in cellulose thinners got all the old paint off and left a smooth surface. Hammerite special metals primer as the first coat, then two coats of Hammerite smoothrite satin black.

Horn push pretty-well perfect


Dismantled ready for refurb

One spoke polished up

Horn button dismantled ...

... and the brass and copper contacts cleaned up

Slip-ring dismantled ...

... the wire replacing the pencil soldered on ...

... and attached to the horn push. This will need removing from the horn push to be fitted through the hole in the hub. Make sure the tag or whatever you use fits through the hole. You could use a bullet connector in the wire, or a spade connector screwed to the back of the horn button, but how often are you going to be removing it? Make sure that whatever you use on the back of the horn push clears the copper ring on the alloy base of the push, or the horn will sound continuously ...

Fitted, and at long last I can see the supplementary gauges with a glance instead of having to peer round the rim, as well as having lighter steering. Gold-highlighted logo as befits a 1975 build.