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Are there any made for the l-body? I would like to put an aftermarket steering wheel on there but I can't seem to find any place that has any adapters for it does anybody know of any exist?
 

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Keep in mind L bodys don't have a collapsible steering column.

In the event of a frontal crash the steering wheel collapses.

You loose this important, or not, feature with other wheels.

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The steering columns of past often injured or even killed drivers.

Upon impact, the steering column could protrude into the drivers chest or face.

Federal law requires vehicles to have energy absorbing steering columns.

This was to prevent driver injury when involved in front end collisions.

Chrysler was granted an exemption with L bodys for different reasons.

Their exemption was to use a steering wheel that collapsed on impact.

If you ever see a front crashed L body check out the steering wheel.

Its deep dish is designed to collapse saving the driver from injury.

With any other steering wheel you loose this protection.

I'm only providing information, not criticizing you.

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oh I didn't think you were criticizing me at all I just wasn't sure what you meant by all that but now I understand and thanks I really do appreciate the information. Knowing that I may not change it out maybe just swap it for a GLHS steering wheel I like the black look a lot better
 

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I think I have an extra GLHS style steering wheel in my stash.

It's actually from a Rampage but not leather covered.

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Sure, might take me a day or so to retrieve it from a high shelf.

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My friend Bill came over and brought it down for me today.

It's a little dusty but in nicer shape than I remembered.

I'll get my ancient camera going and post some pics.

Hopefully by tomorrow.

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I installed a Momo 350mm wheel (similar to the Momo Tuner) and their wheel hub kit on my '81 Turismo.
The original wheel on the car was the very same wheel as the GLHS cars.
Because of the large offset of the original wheel and the flat style of the Momo, I had to buy 2 extra spacer kits so the flat Momo wheel would clear the Gauge pod.
I would assume it's the same with the Grant wheel.

Here's what the Momo hub looks like:

This is a collapsible style that's required when using a flat wheel.
Remember that the Charger and Omni wheels have a deep dish to avoid contact in a front end collision, and don't require this.
 

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I took a bunch of pics but these 2 are the only ones that turned out.

My camera is an ancient floppy disc Mavica and the disc died.

There is no evident wear on the rim where one would expect.

Its actually nicer than it looks the picture.

I wiped the dust off with windex.

I can get more later if needed.

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the spacer somewhat restores some of the column "collapsibility" i suppose. I assume thats why its made of metal fingers rather than an aluminum block like others, and seeing that two mfg do this , i feel that was the intention.
 

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the spacer somewhat restores some of the column "collapsibility" i suppose. I assume thats why its made of metal fingers rather than an aluminum block like others, and seeing that two mfg do this , i feel that was the intention.
Yeah the hub adaptor from Momo has four metal strips that are bowed closer to the top ring.
They each have holes in them at the bend.
This design causes the metal strips to "pancake" or flatten when impacted.
 

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From what I have heard from '90 owners, 1990 L body was fitted with a one year only, collapsing column as well as an airbag system. I want to build a hybrid column for my GLHS that uses the one year column steering shaft along with the old style collapsible wheel. I weigh a lot more than the average driver. The way I drive my car, there's a high chance that some day something may happen. I would prefer to not be a kabob.
 

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From what I have heard from '90 owners, 1990 L body was fitted with a one year only, collapsing column as well as an airbag system. I want to build a hybrid column for my GLHS that uses the one year column steering shaft along with the old style collapsible wheel. I weigh a lot more than the average driver. The way I drive my car, there's a high chance that some day something may happen. I would prefer to not be a kabob.
Yes the 1990 Omni had the airbag system.
I always wondered why they would convert the Omni on the last year of production.
I would think it would have been more cost effective to cancel the line before the mandatory change to air bags.

Just for reference, I've been in a head on with at least 2 L-bodies and never hit the wheel.
I Did hit the top area of the A-pillar each time though.
 
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