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Hot Rods What are you guys using for steering wheels in your Model A's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scoop, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. hipojoe
    Joined: Jul 23, 2021
    Posts: 410

    hipojoe

    We prefer the Old is Gold... 39 BANJO IMG_0967.JPG
     
  2. Bell midget wheel[​IMG]
     
  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,412

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    from oregon

    Schroeder midget in my roadster........but it's not a model A!;)
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  4. Me too;)

    (In a deuce)
     
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  5. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    panhead_pete
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    I see a lot of later steering setups in most of the pics, what are you guys using on original Model A steering shafts/tubes?
     
  6. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
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    from So. Cal.

    Have you told her that the bigger the wheel the easier it is t turn?
     
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  7. scoop
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,372

    scoop
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    Yes,if I put a smaller wheel on and she says anything about it turning too hard I can say I told you so!
     
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  8. Schroder 4 spoke sprint car wheel, Or a 40 Ford wheel.
     
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  9. Rocket88NZ
    Joined: May 7, 2007
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    Got a 63 Chrysler wheel in my roadster, good to have something different.
     
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  10. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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  11. 2Blue2
    Joined: Sep 25, 2021
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    2Blue2

    Use your best announcer voice...
    And the award for most ugly steering wheel goes too..
    2Blue2 and his "I scrubbed the years of rat piss off it and rattle canned it blue"
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    In the supporting role, a budget Speedway column bought used off of Craigslist.
    Didn't have to pay for shipping, Score!
     
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  12. grdra1
    Joined: May 20, 2013
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    55 chev 15 inch replica P1010093.JPG
     
  13. On the old racer, swap meet wooden rimmed wheel ,machined hub to suit the A column and the truck cap just finished the deal. Not to everyone’s taste but good for its purpose.
    All A except the body. 09E87479-DE8B-4009-A15B-AE73C7D93186.jpeg
     
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  14. 12" Grant wheel with cardboard circles mocked up where the SW gauges will go.:)
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  15. 2NDCHANCE
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 997

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    Here's mine. Two spoke, 40 Ford replica. speedway5.jpg
     
  16. Smaller repop 40 Ford. HRP

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  17. speedshifter
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
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    I use a John Deere 16" wheel from a combine, 18'' wheel usually on tractors. Looks 50's traditional. speedshifter Greg W
     
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  18. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
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    938E2B4F-EA9A-4D43-92A9-8E26A7A8752A.jpeg Seriously, that reminds me of a padded bra.

     
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  19. But, but do YOU like it?

    Ben
     
  20. cabong
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
    Posts: 657

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    I know it's big, but sometimes big is okay..... I used a '53 Ford column to incorporate a column shift. Younger hot rodders probably don't remember when converting to a column shift was the cool thing to do. Model A Dash panel 012.JPG
     
  21. dave plmley
    Joined: Oct 24, 2014
    Posts: 168

    dave plmley

    Mine doesn't have any right now but I'm working on it, I have a knee injury at the moment so not allowed in the garage and waiting for parts. I have the new column, couplings and several options for steering wheels. 20211223_3.JPG 20211223_2.JPG
     
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  22. choppedtudor
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 687

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    I found a NASH banjo wheel, searched over a year for the correct center button, turned a taper in the hub and cut a keyway by HAND with a broach and a handmade guide. Fitted it to my Schroeder sprint box. I'm very pleased with the result.
     

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  23. I'm using the stock red/brown early '28 wheel.
     
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  24. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
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    Military wheel with a Chrysler center.

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  25. scoop
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,372

    scoop
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    Have to keep the wife happy! She's claiming it's her car.
     
  26. 33 fuel
    Joined: Jan 9, 2012
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    33 fuel
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    COOL , Ilike
     
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  27. LOL! Ok, that is different if it is hers.

    Ben
     
  28. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 954

    b-bop
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    Cast Banjo. Because I can’t find/afford a real one.
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