The steering wheel is not welded on. It looks like you could grind off whatever has been put on the steering wheel and use a cap nut or acorn nut to install it properly. It does steer well as it is. The item "Vintage Steelcraft 1939 Dodge Restored Pedal Car PRICE REDUCED" is in sale since Tuesday, June 13, 2017.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Outdoor Toys & Structures\Pedal Cars\Pre-1970"." and is located in Wichita, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.