I was hoping that the “Long Boss” might be me… and not only my creation. Not if I can’t weld any better than that though. I can barely lay a straight bead on a nice flat steel joint. I cannot lay a straight bead around a 2.5″ pipe.
I like a close “handoru.” Steering wheel quick releases are cool, but they just do not mesh with a beautiful, soft, all leather Italian steering wheel. Neither really… does a billet aluminum spacer. But even if it did… could I really justify spending $70 on one when I can make something myself out of scrap lying around the garage?
The answer is yes. Yes I could justify spending $70… because anything I buy for $70 looks a helluva lot better than this piece of junk. Meh. I obviously need the practice though. That’s got to be worth something.
And as much as this thing might be the perfect ワビサビ piece for my car, I don’t think it’s finished. First… because if that’s what my bead looks like, I feel like I should re-inforce things further. Surprise Steering Separation is not a feature I want on my car. Second… the whole reason I didn’t put on a quick release is because I wanted it to look somewhat “normal”. I need to find something new to cover it with. The original vinyl piece is of course… too short now.