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    Hi,
    I am not too sure, but my best guess would be, and I am stabbing blindly in the dark here, Studebaker.

    Diffo

    Greg Diffen
    Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
    1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
    1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
    1988 Avanti Convertible
    Greg Diffen

    Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

    Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
    1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
    1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
    1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
    1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
    1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
    1988 Avanti Convertible

  • #2
    Hi,
    I am not too sure, but my best guess would be, and I am stabbing blindly in the dark here, Studebaker.

    Diffo

    Greg Diffen
    Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
    1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
    1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
    1988 Avanti Convertible
    Greg Diffen

    Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

    Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
    1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
    1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
    1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
    1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
    1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
    1988 Avanti Convertible

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    • #3
      Studebaker US6

      What factory produced steering wheels for Studebaker US6?

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      • #4
        Actually, It might have been contracted out. In gathering info for an overview of horn buttons, I found that a company named Erie Resistor made alot of the plastic horn buttons that Studebaker used. When I did a bit of looking into what had become of Erie Resistor, I found that they'd basically merged and kept on under a different name. But what also came to light is that they supplied complete steering column assemblies to various automakers - Studebaker included. This would seem to explain THEM being the ultimate source of the horn buttons since the buttons were but a part of a complete steering column setup.

        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle


        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe

        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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        • #5
          Actually, It might have been contracted out. In gathering info for an overview of horn buttons, I found that a company named Erie Resistor made alot of the plastic horn buttons that Studebaker used. When I did a bit of looking into what had become of Erie Resistor, I found that they'd basically merged and kept on under a different name. But what also came to light is that they supplied complete steering column assemblies to various automakers - Studebaker included. This would seem to explain THEM being the ultimate source of the horn buttons since the buttons were but a part of a complete steering column setup.

          Miscreant adrift in
          the BerStuda Triangle


          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe

          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

          Comment


          • #6
            Thanks Bob,

            Erie Resistor is a supplier I had not heard of before. Real interesting.

            Gary

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            • #7
              Thanks Bob,

              Erie Resistor is a supplier I had not heard of before. Real interesting.

              Gary

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              • #8
                The steering wheels I have from M5 and M16 trucks are black molded plastic painted tan. On the backs, the word "SHELLER" is molded into the wheels. I expect that Sheller also made the steering wheels for the US6 trucks, but someone would need to look on the back of a wheel to confirm. I think the Sheller plant was in Toledo, Ohio.

                Here's the history of Sheller, the later Sheller-Globe, and its current status.
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheller-Globe_Corporation

                Here's a little more of the details of what happened to Sheller:
                http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs...1070339/0/NEWS

                Why do you ask about the steering wheels?

                By the way, Mr. Biggs, many of the horn buttons were made by Ross, the steering gear people. If you look on the back of the black Bakelite insert for the M truck buttons,you'll see "Pat. No. 21061222". This is for the "push and twist" horn buttons. It was issued to Ross in the 1930s. Ross is still there in Lafayette, IN, but now owned by TRW. I have copies of the original Ross drawings, first issued in 1936. Strangely, Ross/TRW still has them in their drawing files!


                [img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
                Dartmouth, Mass.
                '48 M5
                '65 Wagonaire Commander
                '63 Wagonaire Standard
                web site at http://www.studegarage.com
                Gary Ash
                Dartmouth, Mass.

                '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
                ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
                '48 M5
                '65 Wagonaire Commander
                '63 Wagonaire Standard
                web site at http://www.studegarage.com

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                • #9
                  The steering wheels I have from M5 and M16 trucks are black molded plastic painted tan. On the backs, the word "SHELLER" is molded into the wheels. I expect that Sheller also made the steering wheels for the US6 trucks, but someone would need to look on the back of a wheel to confirm. I think the Sheller plant was in Toledo, Ohio.

                  Here's the history of Sheller, the later Sheller-Globe, and its current status.
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheller-Globe_Corporation

                  Here's a little more of the details of what happened to Sheller:
                  http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs...1070339/0/NEWS

                  Why do you ask about the steering wheels?

                  By the way, Mr. Biggs, many of the horn buttons were made by Ross, the steering gear people. If you look on the back of the black Bakelite insert for the M truck buttons,you'll see "Pat. No. 21061222". This is for the "push and twist" horn buttons. It was issued to Ross in the 1930s. Ross is still there in Lafayette, IN, but now owned by TRW. I have copies of the original Ross drawings, first issued in 1936. Strangely, Ross/TRW still has them in their drawing files!


                  [img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
                  Dartmouth, Mass.
                  '48 M5
                  '65 Wagonaire Commander
                  '63 Wagonaire Standard
                  web site at http://www.studegarage.com
                  Gary Ash
                  Dartmouth, Mass.

                  '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
                  ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
                  '48 M5
                  '65 Wagonaire Commander
                  '63 Wagonaire Standard
                  web site at http://www.studegarage.com

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for answers

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for answers

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                      • #12
                        Hi,
                        I actually presume you want a steering wheel for your truck. My first answer was joking with you.

                        There are a lot of Stude 6 X 6 in Australia. I went into a junkyard of old Vanguards just outside of Melbourne 20 years ago and the bloke had 3 new body shells for Stude 6 x 6 created motor diffs etc and probably new wheels. Remember we got a lot of those trucks in the Pacific rim.

                        You probably have to dig further affied than the US for parts.

                        Regards
                        Greg

                        Greg Diffen
                        Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                        1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
                        1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
                        1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
                        1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
                        1988 Avanti Convertible
                        Greg Diffen

                        Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

                        Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                        1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
                        1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
                        1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
                        1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
                        1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
                        1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
                        1988 Avanti Convertible

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                        • #13
                          Hi,
                          I actually presume you want a steering wheel for your truck. My first answer was joking with you.

                          There are a lot of Stude 6 X 6 in Australia. I went into a junkyard of old Vanguards just outside of Melbourne 20 years ago and the bloke had 3 new body shells for Stude 6 x 6 created motor diffs etc and probably new wheels. Remember we got a lot of those trucks in the Pacific rim.

                          You probably have to dig further affied than the US for parts.

                          Regards
                          Greg

                          Greg Diffen
                          Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                          1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
                          1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
                          1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
                          1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
                          1988 Avanti Convertible
                          Greg Diffen

                          Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

                          Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                          1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
                          1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
                          1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
                          1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
                          1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
                          1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
                          1988 Avanti Convertible

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Gary,

                            Yes, I knew of the Ross buttons as well. That same basic button was used on many, MANY vehicles thru the years. I have, in my collection, a couple of the buttons that SAY Ross Cam & Lever steering on them.
                            Sheller I've never looked into, but I've certainly seen that name enough on wheels I've laid hands on over the years! So - me being birthed in Toledo - there's a chance the wheel in Pete started life there as well. Small world. My Grandpa Pete spent most of his life in Toldeo and it was he I decided to name the Transtar after.[^]

                            Miscreant adrift in
                            the BerStuda Triangle


                            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                            1960 Larkvertible V8
                            1958 Provincial wagon
                            1953 Commander coupe

                            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Gary,

                              Yes, I knew of the Ross buttons as well. That same basic button was used on many, MANY vehicles thru the years. I have, in my collection, a couple of the buttons that SAY Ross Cam & Lever steering on them.
                              Sheller I've never looked into, but I've certainly seen that name enough on wheels I've laid hands on over the years! So - me being birthed in Toledo - there's a chance the wheel in Pete started life there as well. Small world. My Grandpa Pete spent most of his life in Toldeo and it was he I decided to name the Transtar after.[^]

                              Miscreant adrift in
                              the BerStuda Triangle


                              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                              1960 Larkvertible V8
                              1958 Provincial wagon
                              1953 Commander coupe

                              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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