[Sunbeam Talbot Email List] Sunbeam Talbot Email List Wood SteeringWheel

Robert Pope rpope at waterstone-env.com
Thu Jul 7 14:05:59 EDT 2011

Excellent !  


May the steering wheel be sound and serve you well.  I recommend
covering the wood with leather (ivory in color to match the horn button
would be nice).


I think goals like preservation, restoration, use, and enjoyment are
what we all believe in for these cars.  


They are fine art that gets you from Point A to Point B, sharing joy
with everyone all along the way.  




From: staowners-bounces at sunbeamtalbot.info
[mailto:staowners-bounces at sunbeamtalbot.info] On Behalf Of
ActSolutns at aol.com
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 10:50 AM
To: donald.vosper at btinternet.com; staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info
Subject: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] Sunbeam Talbot Email List Wood


Good afternoon all!


  Jumping into the fray, I'm the fellow that actually purchased the wood
steering wheel.  While I don't believe for a minute that it's from a
genuine "works" vehicle, or that it has any historic significance, it
appeared to be an attractive steering wheel that will fit my 1953 Mark I
Alpine.  I realize that it is not the "correct" wheel for the car, but
note that it will replace a cracked and damaged existing wheel (which is
also not the correct wheel!), and while it was expensive, I was looking
at spending the same or more for a replacement.  Am I happy?  I'll let
all know once I see it in person on receipt of the wheel!


  I've been replacing incorrect parts on my Sunbeam for the past several
months (down to correcting the ash tray inside), and the steering wheel
will be the only "incorrect" bit when I am done.  Most of the parts have
been obtained either through Bamforth's, or on e-Bay, mostly from the
UK.  The only parts that I now need are the rear license plate assembly
chrome piece and the appropriate "Sunbeam" lens.  If there is a
subscriber that can help me with these bits, I would certainly
appreciate it!  (I've made this appeal before!)


  Once completed, I'll start showing the vehicle in shows and events
here in southeast Florida, in the States.  The car has been transformed
from a little used stored vehicle, to one that is (and will continue to
be) frequently used - - and living in Florida, it will be used year
round!  Isn't that what we're trying to accomplish?


  Having said that, I appreciate seeing all of the banter back and forth
among the subscribers, and look forward to meeting anybody that wanders
into our little part of the world!  I've learned much from the STAR
site, and hope to be a productive participant for a long time to come!


  Thanks in advance to anybody who comes up with a source for the rear
license plate chrome!


Thank you all and cheers!




In a message dated 7/7/2011 3:23:19 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
donald.vosper at btinternet.com writes:

	It would be interesting to know, if the buyer subscribes tot his
list, if he 
	is happy with his purchase.
	If the price is right and the quality is good I don't care if he
claims it's 
	been to the moon and back.
	Staowners mailing list
	Staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info

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