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What is the going rate for a Original 2002 Steering wheel


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You mean the early "bus" style wheels? My sense is that the going rate is about $50-$60, depending on condition, of course. Could be off on this -- someone else might correct me.

I bought one off the FAQ WTB forum this winter, so they are available.

The original wheels for the squaretail cars are considerably cheaper.

Hugh

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1. Large, plain black plastic three spoke, horn pushes in spokes, used 68 to 70

2. Slightly smaller than #1, otherwise identical, used on at least some 72s and all 73s.

3. Black plastic rim, metal spokes, horn push in center. Used on 70 models only--supposedly a strike or fire at the steering wheel factory caused a shortage of US style steering wheels so this was substituted

4. Leather covered rim, otherwise identical to #3 above. Not sure when or if this was used on US cars, but I've seen a couple

5. Wood rim, othewise identical to #1 above. Used on early E3 couples and 2800 sedan. Swap the horn contacts and it'll work on a 2002.

Happy hunting

mike

'69 Nevada sunroof-Wolfgang-bought new
'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
'91 Brillantrot 318is sunroof-Georg Friederich 
Fiat Topolini (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite

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5. Wood rim, othewise identical to #1 above. Used on early E3 couples and 2800 sedan. Swap the horn contacts and it'll work on a 2002.

5. Wood rim, the carbon pin hole on the cast center wheels is larger than the carbon pin used on the 2002, and will need to be modified for the carbon pin to function correctly.

Here's the wheel I restored. Veneered in mahogany and made a copper sleeve for the carbon pin to fit the larger pin hole.

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Andrew Wilson
Vern- 1973 2002tii, https://www.bmw2002faq.com/blogs/blog/304-andrew-wilsons-vern-restoration/ 
Veronika- 1968 1600 Cabriolet, Athena- 1973 3.0 CSi,  Rodney- 1988 M5, The M3- 1997 M3,

The Unicorn- 2007 X3, Julia- 2007 Z4 Coupe, Ophelia- 2014 X3, Herman- 1914 KisselKar 4-40

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Don't forget #6: similar to number 4; leather rim, , push in horn, Slotted metal spokes; found on 1600Ti and 2002Ti models (dual Solex Sidedraft carbs from the factory among many other unique features)...these are generally considered quite rare. (Thx to TonyHavana for the pic)

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'72 Polaris 2002Tii - assembling
'72 Agave 2002 - Original/Stock

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and the 2002 carbon contact pin fits in both with no mods...--one came from a 2800CS coupe, the other from a 2800 sedan

Just goes to show you never can tell

'69 Nevada sunroof-Wolfgang-bought new
'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
'91 Brillantrot 318is sunroof-Georg Friederich 
Fiat Topolini (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite

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5. Wood rim, othewise identical to #1 above. Used on early E3 couples and 2800 sedan. Swap the horn contacts and it'll work on a 2002.

5. Wood rim, the carbon pin hole on the cast center wheels is larger than the carbon pin used on the 2002, and will need to be modified for the carbon pin to function correctly.

Here's the wheel I restored. Veneered in mahogany and made a copper sleeve for the carbon pin to fit the larger pin hole.

That is a one huge "bus drivers" wheel. I was looking for a wheel like that for my E3 2800. The ones that I found, the wood portion of the steering wheel was in need of restoration. After a couple of quotes from restorers that were way more than what the wheel was going for, I passed. I went with a Nardi wooden wheel, period correct and smaller than the original "bus drivers" wheel.

G-Man

74 tii (many mods)
91 318i M42

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At least the square tails were easy. You either had a plastic steering wheel or one with a rubber like leather on it.

-Nathan
'76 2002 in Malaga (110k Original, 2nd Owner, sat for 20 years and now a toy)
'86 Chevy K20 (6.2 Turbo Diesel build) & '46 Chevy 2 Ton Dump Truck
'74 Suzuki TS185, '68 BSA A65 Lightning (garage find), '74 BMW R90S US Spec #2

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5. Wood rim, othewise identical to #1 above. Used on early E3 couples and 2800 sedan. Swap the horn contacts and it'll work on a 2002.

5. Wood rim, the carbon pin hole on the cast center wheels is larger than the carbon pin used on the 2002, and will need to be modified for the carbon pin to function correctly.

Here's the wheel I restored. Veneered in mahogany and made a copper sleeve for the carbon pin to fit the larger pin hole.

That is a one huge "bus drivers" wheel. I was looking for a wheel like that for my E3 2800. The ones that I found, the wood portion of the steering wheel was in need of restoration. After a couple of quotes from restorers that were way more than what the wheel was going for, I passed. I went with a Nardi wooden wheel, period correct and smaller than the original "bus drivers" wheel.

G-Man

The wood 'bus' wheel is 2 cm or so larger than the standard 02 'bus' wheel. If you have the wood 'bus' wheel and would like it restored let me know. I'm sure we could work out a reasonable price.

Here are the before and afters of the one I restored. I had to make new aluminum spoke covers for the front too. Although there are a few flaws, this being my first attempt at veneering a complex curve and 'making it up as I went along' it's still...nicer than factory.

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Andrew Wilson
Vern- 1973 2002tii, https://www.bmw2002faq.com/blogs/blog/304-andrew-wilsons-vern-restoration/ 
Veronika- 1968 1600 Cabriolet, Athena- 1973 3.0 CSi,  Rodney- 1988 M5, The M3- 1997 M3,

The Unicorn- 2007 X3, Julia- 2007 Z4 Coupe, Ophelia- 2014 X3, Herman- 1914 KisselKar 4-40

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