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Prewar Steering column question

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  • Prewar Steering column question

    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,


  • #2
    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
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"


    • #3
      I feel safe in saying it's splined if it's a banjo type. Diameter?[|)]

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      • #4
        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.