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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Hi all-

I thought I'd share some pics of my Custom Steering Wheel that was built by David "Fishman" Rivera. For those of you who don't know Fish he is a Custom Fabricator & has built several Demo Cars for Car Audio Manufactures. Luckily he's also a good friend of mine...

Land vehicle Vehicle Car Steering part Steering wheel


Machine Steering wheel Auto part Wheel


Bicycle part Rim Metal Spoke Circle





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Bravo!!! thanks for all the great pics
 

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Cool mod ... just two questions ...
1 - What was the final cost for the new wheel???
2 - Did he make a mold, so if anyone else is interested he can make more???
It was expensive...Ill just leave it at that. He made several jigs as part of the build process but they were left for me in case I need to replicate anything. All his stuff is one-offs. Thx


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Man that thing is wicked cool, especially considering there aren't many options for our minivan-esque steering wheels.

Not to play 20 questions but it's one of the more interesting mods I've seen on the Challenger; great pics btw but I'd love to know a little about the build

- Where were the LED's placed on the steering wheel? Are they flush, exposed but not visible, or completely tucked away & not visible to the naked eye?

- Also did you have any say in the design or just put full trust in your buddy & said take the reins & let's see what you come up with

- & thirdly if I may, were there any specific reasons behind the design or just cosmetic? Notably the top, there are quite a few flat bottom/d-shape steering wheels out there which claim "purpose" in design, which I think is a load of shoe shine.. but that's neither here nor there.

Regardless I still love the look it's badass & the detailed pics are great
 

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This has me wondering... Wouldn't it be possibly to make a spacer, to mount the 2012 SRT wheel onto a 2010 SRT. Like a Plate that mounts onto the '12 Wheel like it would the car, then the other side can mount onto the steering column like a 2010 wheel?


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Yeah... Like I dont think it would be impossible, or crazy Difficult... Since they just mount on a sprocket pretty much (from what ive seen on my friends skyline R33) Would only push the wheel back a little bit farther towards you, Which you can adjust the seat for... Am i Crazy for thinking it would work? (This would be one of the only ways I think i could live with a pre 11 car... Besides doing what OP did.

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Fishman does nothing cheap. I remember him from my days as an international instructor for IASCA. For those who don't know the knick name came from the fish tanks (with live fish in them) that he'd incorporate into his audio builds. Oh the days and the stories, he probably doesn't remember many of them but a nice guy for sure.
 

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I did have a say in the design. I wanted a three spoke, I didn't want to see a bunch of LEDs, and I wanted it to be simple. Beyond that I just trusted Dave to do his thing...

He didn't make any molds it was all done by making jigs (about 30 of them) and fitting everything together. I do have all the jigs in case I ever need to make a replacement piece. If I had made the wheel myself I'd let you all copy the hell out of it but out of respect for Fish I can't do that; this is how he makes a living.

As for the price I don't want anyone to think I'm being a snobbish ******* with my reply and I also don't wanna hear a lot of "you're an idiot" comments. I'll say that a similar steering wheel would cost around $6K to build. Keep two things in mind please... Dave said this was the most complicated steering wheel he's ever built and the majority of the cars he builds are full blown show cars with $100K budgets. I could have never afforded to have this done if we weren't such close friends.


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damn 6k?

is that due to the use of LEDs that make it a much more complicated build?

i was super excited reading through this thread because finally it looked like there was a solution to the ugliness of the pre-2011 steering wheels.

but man 6k. maybe one without the leds would be much less.

Either way the new wheel is amazing.
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
The LED's were just one of the layers so that alone didn't increase the price.

I posted this because I think a lot of people can build their own steering wheel. The basics are here in this thread the level of complexity is up to the builder. This can be done, whether you pay someone or do it yourself is up to you. My goal here was to show everyone the option.

As for the white stuff I was sworn to secrecy....sorry. It's not some magic material it's just something he uses that no one else does so he asked that I keep it confidential.
 
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