The build thread: Freestyle Wrap

Like all WJs, the leather wrap on my steering wheel started to get pretty loose and nasty. I looked into a direct OEM replacement and some of the aftermarket options, but I wasn’t terribly impressed with the product to cost ratio.

I decided to wrap the wheel in paracord. I am not a smart man.

I pulled the core from the cord and used only the outside. Using flat cord made the end result WAY better. The wrap was made using a series of half hitches all the way around. The end was terminated by tying a length of string around the cord and pulling it back under itself. It’ll make sense in the pics.

These photos seem to be victim of the same fate as the pics of the radio install.  I recommend checking out the install video from The Right Line on Youtube.

The Right Line – Paracord Steering Wheel Wrap

The whole process took about an hour, and it really did a number on my fingers. I taped them up after about the first half hour because the cord was starting to rub the skin off my fingers.  I actually did this mod almost two years ago now, and it’s still in perfect shape.  Who knew!?