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I am having a road trip soon and getting a steering wheel re trimmed for the Capri so was going to get my knob done at the same time but the one I have is fine so seems a shame to undo the old work .
So was on the look out for a old 5 speed one so I can get re trimmed
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Jasonmarie wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 4:13 pm I am having a road trip soon and getting a steering wheel re trimmed for the Capri so was going to get my knob done at the same time but the one I have is fine so seems a shame to undo the old work .
So was on the look out for a old 5 speed one so I can get re trimmed
There's one on ebay Jason. Only £165 at the moment :shock:
I have one without the centre number bit if it is of interest. I can probably discount the ebay price a little :lol:
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Peter-S wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 6:27 pm
Jasonmarie wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 4:13 pm I am having a road trip soon and getting a steering wheel re trimmed for the Capri so was going to get my knob done at the same time but the one I have is fine so seems a shame to undo the old work .
So was on the look out for a old 5 speed one so I can get re trimmed
There's one on ebay Jason. Only £165 at the moment :shock:
I have one without the centre number bit if it is of interest. I can probably discount the ebay price a little :lol:
I have seen that as young Nick sent me the link , I bid £32 yesterday and it’s at £165 how crazy is that just for a knob , I did contact Martin & John hill but they are out . Thanks for the offer on a knob with out numbers :lol: I might just use mine :lol: :lol:
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Here's a knob, can't imagine why anyone would want it though.

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pbar wrote: Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:06 pm Here's a knob, can't imagine why anyone would want it though.

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I totally agree , how he is still in a job I will never know .
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Out of curiosity (extreme nosiness), how much is going to cost to get the steering wheel and gearknob retrimmed?

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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:55 am Out of curiosity (extreme nosiness), how much is going to cost to get the steering wheel and gearknob retrimmed?

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So I am having a two tone steering wheel with better grip and that’s £160 I think the knob is £45 with £9.99 to post back to me .
I am hoping to drive up there in March so will post some pictures up when done
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Jasonmarie wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:16 pm So I am having a two tone steering wheel with better grip and that’s £160 I think the knob is £45 with £9.99 to post back to me .
I am hoping to drive up there in March so will post some pictures up when done
That sounds great, Jason.
Do you mean two tone grey, or are you having fancier colours?

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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:26 am
Jasonmarie wrote: Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:16 pm So I am having a two tone steering wheel with better grip and that’s £160 I think the knob is £45 with £9.99 to post back to me .
I am hoping to drive up there in March so will post some pictures up when done
That sounds great, Jason.
Do you mean two tone grey, or are you having fancier colours?

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I was going to add some black but on the sides , like this one as a guy in Aussie had done as that is different greys
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Jasonmarie wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:30 pm
Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:26 am That sounds great, Jason.
Do you mean two tone grey, or are you having fancier colours?

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I was going to add some black but on the sides , like this one as a guy in Aussie had done as that is different greys
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Yes two-tone with Grey and Black looks really nice J ;)

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I like the look of the perforated leather.
£160 for a retrim seems quite reasonable considering the amount of skilled work involved.

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No disrespect, but I really do think you have lost sight of the value of money Andrew, and what it means to people.
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pbar wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 12:18 pm No disrespect, but I really do think you have lost sight of the value of money Andrew, and what it means to people.
No, I don't think I have.

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I think it's each to their own really isn't it?

£160 is a fair bit of money, but would I think it's too much for a re-covering?
For me probably yes, I'd rather have £160 in my pocket and a manky steering wheel :lol:
However, there are people out there taking up the offer of a radio refurbishment with all the modern gubbins inside for what was it, £500-1000? Those who choose to do that must think it's a value for money?

Trying to think of a similar comparison - I refuse to pay for E5 fuel because it's too expensive, but a lot of other people here think it's worth the cost. It's all relative really isn't it?
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I thought £160 was a good price my self as a person who belongs to this forum and will be making the journey with me next week is having a special leather thong made up and that’s £110 :lol: :lol:

Stuff has gone up so much , I mean our gas & electric has gone from £87 a month to £260 now
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Jasonmarie wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:32 pm is having a special leather thong made up and that’s £110

Do you know the size Jason, would that be, S,M,L, or ermmm....Extra Small perhaps? :)
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pbar wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:07 pm
Jasonmarie wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:32 pm is having a special leather thong made up and that’s £110

Do you know the size Jason, would that be, S,M,L, or ermmm....Extra Small perhaps? :)
Between me & you nicks wife said extra small :lol: :lol: :lol: that’s why he went with the bigger exhaust last year :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Jasonmarie wrote: Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:23 am
Between me & you nicks wife said extra small :lol: :lol: :lol: that’s why he went with the bigger exhaust last year :lol: :lol: :lol:


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It’s all done and I am well happy :beer:

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Jasonmarie wrote: Sat Mar 19, 2022 6:57 pm It’s all done and I am well happy :beer:

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That looks great, Jason.
Did you get the knob done too?

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