How to Restore Vintage Beetle Ghia Bus Steering Wheels

Added August 24, 2012 by Chris Vallone

Classic VW Bugs Newsletter Aug. 24th 2012

Here is what I have in store for you; a quickie newsletter.


1. New Video on “How to Restore your Vintage Steering Wheels”


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I have had this video stored on my Video hard drive for a while now and I just got around to editing the footage to show you guys.  One of the most time consuming jobs you can find to restore on your VW is the ole steering wheel.  Depending on how bad it is, it could take days to do.  But HERE is the video on how you can do it at home and make that wheel killer!  Just take your time and be patient.


If you do not want to go the route of restoring the wheels yourself, there are services out there that can do it for you.  One that comes to mind that is known for doing these restos is Kochs Steering Wheel Restoration.


They are known in the VW community as being one of the best in this dept.  Or pick up any Hemmings magazine or motor Classic car magazine and you will find other guys as well.  I personally have not used anyone for steering wheel restoration, I do it all myself.


You can find new steering wheels on the market today. will sell the exact replacement for bugs 1960 and later.  But for the ’59 and eariler VWs, you will have to opt for the Flat 4 Banjo Wheel (which looks awesome by the way) or the ROMETSCH STEERING WHEEL, both are good if you are opting for a vintage look.  Check out your options below.


Banjo Wheel with Horn Button Options


Horn Options for banjo


This style fits more for the 58-59 Bugs

If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to shoot me an email.


Until then, have a great weekend!


Chris Vallone

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