Steering wheel restorations

Discuss anywhere you've found something useful

Moderators: Lashman, Keith Halstead, Steve 155C

Post Reply
User avatar
Steve 155C
Site Admin
Posts: 3797
Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 2037
Location: West Sussex , UK

Steering wheel restorations

Post by Steve 155C » Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:46 pm

MK1 & 2.. Re-burnishing spokes, polishing, wood stripping and minor repairs, hand cross stitch pattern to match original 'se' and all MK 2's.Straighten spokes, refinishing hubs...Carried out by a classic car enthusiast..
Contact Len Chandler on 01276 856591 or email him on
len.chandler@btinternet.com
Len restores steering wheels from all over the world..

User avatar
Neilsjuke
Woodrim
Posts: 1370
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 1920

Post by Neilsjuke » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:54 pm

Had my elan wheel refurbished by Len nice work .

User avatar
STU_B123
Learner Driver
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 0
Location: WESTON S MARE

Post by STU_B123 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:37 pm

excellent service and really nice guy

len polished and re leathered my steering wheel for my 1600e.
excellent job

i can throughly recommend len to anyone

stu

User avatar
Peter Meyer
Woodrim
Posts: 1697
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 2229
Location: Sydney. Australia
Contact:

Post by Peter Meyer » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:05 am

I've just had Len do a wheel for each of my cars. Received them yesterday and very happy. Nice guy and good correspondence.

User avatar
kevflight
Minilite monster
Posts: 834
Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 2213
Location: Cheshire
Contact:

Post by kevflight » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:50 am

Hi Peter

How much does he charge for the MK2 steering wheel restoration?

Regards
Kev

User avatar
Peter Meyer
Woodrim
Posts: 1697
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 2229
Location: Sydney. Australia
Contact:

Post by Peter Meyer » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:27 pm

Hi Kev,
to be quite honest, I didn't ask but I recall that he quoted 120 pounds for the leather rebind. The two together were 400 pounds but the MK1 could have been more than half. I'm sure you can ask Len. He's very approachable. He might need to see the wheel to give a firm quote but it can't be more than 200 pounds.

User avatar
Keith Halstead
Moderator
Posts: 4470
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 1711
Location: Essex

Post by Keith Halstead » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:39 pm

Just picked up my Christmas present from Len Chandler :-

Image


Image

Really nice repro SE wheel - strong & faithful reproduction of a rare piece of kit. Much nicer feel for driving & parking than the original woodrim items.
Keith Image

User avatar
Steve 155C
Site Admin
Posts: 3797
Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 2037
Location: West Sussex , UK

Post by Steve 155C » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:27 pm

Lovely Keith. I wish I'd bought one rather then have a woodrim restored.

User avatar
Simon G
East UK Event Rep
Posts: 765
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 609

Post by Simon G » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:32 pm

Nice job but woodrims look better in my opinion

User avatar
Rob
Woodrim
Posts: 1126
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 2080
Location: Essex

Post by Rob » Sun May 20, 2012 2:25 pm

I managed to snap my woodrim wheel in half. (Never lean through car door and try to push)
Can this be repaired or rim replaced ?

User avatar
Neilsjuke
Woodrim
Posts: 1370
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 1920

Post by Neilsjuke » Sun May 20, 2012 4:16 pm

Len can turn it into a SE
Neil

User avatar
STU_B123
Learner Driver
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 0
Location: WESTON S MARE

Re: Steering wheel restorations

Post by STU_B123 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:32 pm

just spoke with len,

he is retired now, but is still up for refurbing the steering wheels.

im sending 2 1600e wheels to him this week.

stu

User avatar
Steve 155C
Site Admin
Posts: 3797
Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 2037
Location: West Sussex , UK

Re: Steering wheel restorations

Post by Steve 155C » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:54 am

Good to know Stu. Thanks. Are you still restoring Mk11's - or have you now retired off the back of your TV appearance on that car stripping program! :D

User avatar
STU_B123
Learner Driver
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 0
Location: WESTON S MARE

Re: Steering wheel restorations

Post by STU_B123 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:09 am

Hi Steve,
Yes I'm still doing the mk2's

I'm doing one for me at the moment too,

That car stripping program,what a joke
All day filming for what 1 minute? :-))

It was a laugh I guess,

User avatar
STU_B123
Learner Driver
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:00 am
LCR Membership Number: 0
Location: WESTON S MARE

Re: Steering wheel restorations

Post by STU_B123 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:18 pm

I've just sent off two 1600e wheels to len,for polishing and re leather,very reasonable in price too.

With reference restoration work,yes,I'm doing 3 1600e cortinas, 1 lotus cortina mk2,
And shortly a mk1 lotus cortina

Stu

Post Reply