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Projects Help identify Banjo Steering Wheel (late 30’s?)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zac B, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Zac B
    Joined: Jul 21, 2016
    Posts: 64

    Zac B
    from Norman, OK

    A2D3D349-2686-4D1F-BAFE-ECA8E8A7EF7F.jpeg BA5BE57F-76E7-442B-9EAD-07DC8462C80B.jpeg B353B512-40B0-48D6-AF84-F573454721DE.jpeg I recently picked up this banjo steering wheel in a box of stuff I bought at a local swap meet. A friend of mine said it looks like a late 30’s Ford steering wheel, but I thought I’d get the HAMB’s thoughts so hopefully I can identify it and pass it on to someone who needs it.
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  2. Dak Rat
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 454

    Dak Rat

    Not Ford. I'm thinking '37-'38 chevy. That's a guess.
  3. Insides behind the horn button don,t look like Ford to me. ( those 3 angles and 3 dots )
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  4. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,803


    Splined, Not Ford

  5. According to the guy everyone asks these days o_O( Mr Google ) it,s a 1936 BUICK. 1936 BUICK.JPG '36 Buick.JPG
  6. TinWolf
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 190

    from Sweden

    Nope , not 1936 Buick , I got one and thats not it , seaching the google picture I found this picture of a 1937 Buick dash and the spreader block that is a cylindrical piece on my 1936 Buick steering wheel looks like its rectangle block with a step around the edges so my best guess is 1937 Buick even if I never seen one ...

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  7. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,181


    Not '37 Chevy - the "banjo string frets" are different. Not sure if they were change for '38 or not.
  8. 37McBuick
    Joined: Feb 14, 2020
    Posts: 3


    This is supposedly a 1937 Buick Banjo steering wheel.
    The 38 Buick's wheel supposedly had a step bent into the wire spokes so the horn ring would sit lower into the spokes and not be activated as easily.

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  9. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    I agree with 34 GAZ....
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  10. I'm the farthest thing from a Buick expert, but maybe the different models didn't have the same wheel? Weren't there Specials, Century's and Roadmasters in the the 30's? I would be willing to bet that the upscale Roadmaster would have had a different wheel than a lesser model.........Don.
  11. 5brown1
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 210


    Here isa 37 Studebaker wheel which looks very similar.

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  12. don daddyo
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 229

    don daddyo

    It look like mine ,from a 37 Packard
  13. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,463

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

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