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Help I.D. Old Dealer attic find Steering Wheel Pont./Olds ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by grazy, May 9, 2013.

  1. grazy
    Joined: Jun 21, 2008
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    A local University has been buying up local propeties and tearing them down . One was a Texaco Station building from the 1920s I was able to get permission from the owner and cleaned out the attic before the school took ownership of the property. Another one I just got into was an old dealership building that is to become a maintenace building for the school it was an Oakland Dealership that became a Pontiac / Oldsmobile Dealership up to the mid 1960's this steering wheel is N.O.S. but had no tag or part #'s on it the only # it has is a #35 on the bottom side by the end of the spoke I need to know what year and model it is for I would love to run it in a Model-A sedan project and would love to find out what the horn button I need looks like and what column I need to hook it to my Vega box. Thanks for the help! The knowledge on the H.A.M.B. never ceases to amaze me.

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  2. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Great rescue. It is a beauty.
     
  3. BJR
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    Looks early 50's to me.
     
  4. grazy
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    I love how it has the look of a 40 Ford steering wheel clean simple but its slightly different. Was looking for a early 50s chevy wheel but found this.
     

  5. jesse1980
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    Looks like a pontiac
     
  6. F&J
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    If you think it is GM and if it has fine splines, I would bet it is a "chevy" spline. My 41-48 chevy car wheel fits right onto a mid 60s chevy pickup spline, and I once tried a modern 80s jeep wheel on the same shaft, and it fit also.

    So, if you know somebody local that has a steering shaft from a GM, try the spline fit.


    If it is GM spline, then you could do all sorts of mods to any column, by using the inner chevy shaft in a different column if needed. I did that to a 40 Ford column, and put the chevy shaft in it, so I could use the 40s chevy wheel.
     
  7. What he said. GM had a big column shaft in some Buick/Olds/Caddy but the rest were all one smaller shaft and they used the same shaft and splines from the 1930s into the 1990s. AMC also used it, I even have some '70s AM General Army Jeep columns that would fit right on like it was made to.
     
  8. looks like a 48 olds
     
  9. grazy
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    I was googling images of interiors for different years makes and models of both Pontiac and Oldsmobile. Was begining to wonder if it was an optional or accesory wheel.
     
  10. grazy
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    Tried Google images for 48 Olds wheels none looked right.
     
  11. Could be a 1955-56 Pontiac 860-870 series standard wheel.The deluxe wheel had a full horn ring whereas the lower line cars used just the center button.
     
  12. weps
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    from auburn,IN

    Pontiac. I have one just like it. Not sure of the year though.
     
  13. grazy
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    1956 Pontiac was similar but slightly different.
     
  14. grazy
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    Help still looking for answers !
     
  15. grazy
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    Anybody Help Please ! !
     

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