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Repairing Elan Wooden Steering Wheel

PostPost by: tvacc » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:17 pm

I am looking for someone or some company to repair an Elan wooden steering wheel.

I am in Buffalo NY, but would not be adverse to sending it over seas if that is all that is available.
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:03 pm

On the right side of the pond the first name I think of is Len Chandler. I have no personal experience, but have seen many examples of his work, which to my eyes were excellent.
Contact him on - [email protected]
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PostPost by: tvacc » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:24 pm

Thanks. It would be nice to find some one on the North American side of the pond. I did send him in email, non the less.
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PostPost by: tvacc » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:27 pm

Email for Len Chandler bounced saying that he does not have an mail box on btinternet.com

Does anyone have a current email for him?
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:45 pm

Sorry -- it should have read: [email protected]

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:02 am

Hello Tony,

No first hand info on him, but have a look at this link.

http://www.pbase.com/mdlempert/wheels
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PostPost by: RotoFlexible » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:43 pm

StressCraxx wrote:Hello Tony,

No first hand info on him, but have a look at this link.

http://www.pbase.com/mdlempert/wheels

I have had an e-mail exchange with Mike Lempert and he sounds very capable of taking care of any problem your wheel may have. I will probably be sending my wheel to him at some point for a new rim. However I haven't actually had work done by him or seen his work (other than on the web site) so I don't have real first-hand knowledge, either. Turn-around is likely to be lengthy (months) so you need to have another wheel available, or have it done during the winter.
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