Reviewed By Robert K (Aptos, CA) Reviewed for a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle —8/27/2010 9:43 PM
I just finished installing the wheelskins genuine leather steering wheel cover on my 63 VW bug and it looks fantastic. I chose the cover to help give the thin, stock steering wheel a thicker look and feel. Well, I can tell you that it provided both of those benefits plus, it covered the pealing grip. I'm very particular when it comes to my bug but the sand color was a perfect match to the original off-white interior. It's important to follow the directions on the stitch pattern and really give the line a good tug so the cover is nice and snug. The only somewhat challenging parts are around the spokes, but it just takes a little foresight on when you want to start looping the line around the front of the spokes in dummy stitches. It's thankfully easy to correct errors by just unstitching - I ended up not being quite happy on how I'd crisscrossed some of the line around one of the spokes, so I did that spot over again. The install will take the typical person about an hour to do and is well worth it. I would suggest that you use a pair of light gloves as the instructions recommend because I cut my finger while pulling the cord tight. You'd really be hard pressed to tell that the cover isn't OEM unless you really knew what the steering wheel is supposed to look like. As I said before, I am pretty picky on what goes into my vehicles and I would definitely recommend this if your steering wheel needs.