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09-06-2006, 09:08 PM
Hey Gang,

I have a friend whose building a hotrod. He has what he believes is a '30's vintage Studebaker banjo wheel that he wants to use. Can anyone tell me the particulars about the end of the steering shaft where the wheel mounts? Is it splined? If so, what is the major diameter? Is it keyed? If so, what is the shaft diameter and what are the dimensions on the key?

Any help will be greatly appreciated,


09-06-2006, 09:19 PM
Shrock Brothers restore these steering wheels. Maybe they would have some insight.


Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

09-07-2006, 02:51 PM
I feel safe in saying it's splined if it's a banjo type. Diameter?[|)]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

09-07-2006, 07:36 PM
Mr. Biggs,

I don't know much about the wheel he is using. I've seen a couple pictures and I don't even think it is a Stude wheel myself. At least it doesn't look like the other Stude banjo wheels that I have seen. He was told that it was a Stude wheel and was wondering what to do for an adapter on the column that he is going to use.

I did some searching here on past posts and I think the Stude spline should be a 13/16 dia. 36 count spline. I passed the info on to him and I'm waiting to hear what he's found out.