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68 GTO - Steering Wheel Parts ?

Took my steering wheel apart to refurbish the metal parts (for the record either Noxin and the combination of Chrome Wadding works great).

My issue is the steering wheel horn seems to be missing a couple of parts. Where the horn connects to the steering wheel, believe there should be a steering wheel kit that the "horn button" affixes itself to. Confirming there was a factory part there like https://www.opgi.com/gto/G240445/ which would hold the horn cap in place? Wasn't sure if the fact that the to buttons on the steering column actual meant a part wasn't required under the "energy absorbing" cap.

Does anyone know of either:
1. Factory replacement for this part OR
2. If there are same year / other vehicles which have the connection piece?

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Factory black steering wheel with two horn buttons in the arms.

Here's the before and after using Noxin and NevrDull wadding (walmart $5). Will probably cover with a UV protectant clear.
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The horn contact disc you're showing was not used on '67 or '68 standard steering wheels. It was used with several of the Custom Sport "wood" steering wheels, the '71-72 Custom Sport wheel & with a plastic extention, all the Formula wheels... a common used part that doesn't wear out. The spokes look good, matte finish with no blister pits
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Thanks.

Then what does the horn cap (button) connect to inside the steering column to hold it in place?
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The '67 or '68 energy absorbing horn cap has some prongs underneath that pop into the matching steering wheel. There is a wire jumper behind the left & rh potmetal horn bars, that goes up to each horn button area. This Y shaped wire then goes through a hole in the steering wheel base & pops in, 1/4 turn, along with a little spring, in the plastic part of the horn contact that slides onto the top of the column shaft. I can bring a '67 wheel in if you like in order to describe it better, unfortunately, am currently out '67 & '68 columns. For nearly 15 years I pulled many straight columns, ESP '67 & '68's, as well as many many pre '79 GM tilts as specialty cores to rebuild.
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the part you describe seems to be what the garage gremlins carted off (aka - I cant find it) Searching all photos, diagrams etc. All they really show are steering wheels themselves but not whats under the cap. Swear I don't rememer removing a part like that nor a spring.
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FWIW; From the '68 SM.

GTO Jr. - A.K.A. SPRINT 6
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thanks for finding this diagram. Helpful.
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