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    I'm going through a bunch of newly acquired Studebaker parts. Most of it is 53 to 55 sedan stuff but this steering wheel doesn't look right. It is an 18 inch wheel with ribs along the top half. Anyone have any ideas?
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    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC

    1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
    1958 Commander "Christine"
    1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
    1955 Commander Sedan
    1964 Champ
    1960 Lark

  • #2
    If I would have to make a solid guess, it would be a 1953-1955 Champion wheel. However, there is an outside chance that it would belong to a 1956 Champion or Flight/Power Hawk.
    Jake Robinson Kaywell: Shoo-wops and doo-wops galore to the background of some fine Studes. I'm eager and ready to go!

    1962 GT Hawk - "Daisy-Mae" - she came dressed to kill in etherial green with a charming turquoise inside. I'm hopelessly in love!

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    • #3
      I see no "Dips" in the 3 Spokes for a Horn Ring, so it is for a Horn Button as on a Low trim level Car or Truck.

      Is there no Part Number on a Tag or Box?
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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      • #4
        Most of the parts had part numbers/invoices with them. Not the steering wheel though.....
        Jamie McLeod
        Hope Mills, NC

        1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
        1958 Commander "Christine"
        1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
        1955 Commander Sedan
        1964 Champ
        1960 Lark

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        • #5
          It looks like the original one that came on my 56 Commander. Could we see an oblique view so as to judge the depth of the wheel?
          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

          17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
          10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
          56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
          60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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          • #6
            Originally posted by starliner62 View Post
            I'm going through a bunch of newly acquired Studebaker parts. Most of it is 53 to 55 sedan stuff but this steering wheel doesn't look right. It is an 18 inch wheel with ribs along the top half. Anyone have any ideas?
            535350X41 Low trim level 1956 sedans and 1955-59 pickups with automatic transmission.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the information. Another picture...
              Attached Files
              Jamie McLeod
              Hope Mills, NC

              1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
              1958 Commander "Christine"
              1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
              1955 Commander Sedan
              1964 Champ
              1960 Lark

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mbstude View Post
                535350X41 Low trim level 1956 sedans and 1955-59 pickups with automatic transmission.
                Just curious...why would Studebaker have offered different steering wheels for manual vs automatic transmission trucks? Inquiring minds want to know!
                Mike Davis
                Regional Manager, North Carolina
                1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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                • #9
                  The trucks with automatic trans used a different column.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mbstude View Post
                    535350X41 Low trim level 1956 sedans and 1955-59 pickups with automatic transmission.
                    Also used on 1960-64 C-cab trucks.
                    Skip Lackie

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