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Old 17-08-2019, 07:38 AM   #1
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Default Weld on Quick Release Steering Wheel

Anyone fitted a weld on quick release steering wheel boss? like this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quick-Rel....c100005.m1851 I can't use a bolt on one as there is not enough space the steering wheel would end up too close to me. How do you line them up, do you drill the end of the column & dowel the 2 together before welding?
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Old 17-08-2019, 04:12 PM   #2
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Never done one before, but looking at the item on eBay I would get the end of the steering column machined the same size as the end of the quick release and then sleeve and weld both ends of the sleeve.

If the column is smaller than the new part then you could either make a spacer sleeve or get the adapter machined down to match the column.

Found this on Youtube, the adapter here has a female shaft so he's slid it over and welded, not sure what the pin is for.

https://youtu.be/gHe2-JprPV4

Be mindful that some combination switches/stalks may need to slide up the column.
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Old 18-08-2019, 05:14 AM   #3
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what steering column do you have, and what type of steering wheel do you have?

I have a nrg steering wheel that has almost no dish to it, and a short quick connect and a nrg short hub adapter, on a sectioned honda eg steering column

its not as deep as the stock eg civic steering set up

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Old 18-08-2019, 06:40 AM   #4
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It's a standard Mini column with a Mountney boss & wheel
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Old 19-08-2019, 01:48 PM   #5
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Yes I have one, chopped the column and tig welded it on
It's a nice solution as you can set the steering wheel horizontal position while you're there, I have my seat moved back about 4 inches in the car compared to factory to allow for the pedal box and better weight distribution.
Plus more protection from the B pillar.

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Old 19-08-2019, 01:51 PM   #6
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Quick Release Splined Weld-On Steering Wheel Hub (RD8622) Universal Mount

Mine is that one, it's keyed so the wheel only goes on in one orientation, was annoying on my old one which didnt have that. The bolt on ones seem to suffer from play which is pretty scary, these one is minimal compare to the bolt on ones I've tried
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Old 19-08-2019, 02:16 PM   #7
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Plus more protection from the B pillar.
ROFL what B pillar, or A pillar for that matter

But thanks for that I'll put it on my Christmas list should be ready by then
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Old 20-08-2019, 08:24 AM   #8
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Haha yeah, more side impacts I'm thinking of as I have a full cage as well.
Just don't forget to clip the steering wheel all the way home on the shaft
I did 5 laps of Curbourgh with it only half engaged before I noticed !!
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Old 21-08-2019, 08:43 AM   #9
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Default Weld on Quick Release Steering Wheel

I have a snap off Quick release on mine, fairly flat and use conical pins instead of splines, maybe an alternative instead of welding? Different boss though, lower and the more modern collapsable type
The only one that is approved on the street hete on Sweden due to its construction its not possible to mount it ”halfway” and its dead solid



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Old 21-08-2019, 09:52 AM   #10
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I have a snap off Quick release on mine, fairly flat and use conical pins instead of splines, maybe an alternative instead of welding? Different boss though, lower and the more modern collapsable type
The only one that is approved on the street hete on Sweden due to its construction its not possible to mount it ”halfway” and its dead solid



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Yep I have same design and is v good
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