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Old 11-07-2002, 01:02 PM
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Post 36 Ford Banjo wheel to a late GM column

Is this possible? $500 for a GM compatible Banjo reproduction seems crazy, yet that is the look I really want. My interior is basically bone stock with the only exception being a billet Ididit column and a Lokar floor shifter. Now before you tell me "you paid for the column, you should pay for the wheel", please note I got the column at a swap meet for $250.
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Old 11-07-2002, 02:49 PM
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If you get and info on this how about letting me know. I want to use my stock 40. Have been told there is an adapter but have not been able to find it. Thanks,
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The info I've received indicates that people have tried, but it doesn't look good. And machining pot metal is dangerous.

Looks like this is the direction I'm heading...

<a href="http://www.julianos.com/wheel_page.html" target="_blank">http://www.julianos.com/wheel_page.html</a>
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please let me know also , as i would like to use my stock 40 wheel. thanks cajun one
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Thanks for the info, but I like my stock wheel better than the $700 one. If I have to I'll run my stock column.
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I am going to mount my '53 Chevy pick up wheel on a modern tilt column. Similar problem to yours. Will give report here when done.
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I just sold my 47 Ford - and did install stock steering wheel. Cut about 1 1/2 inches of the original steering shaft (keeping the tapered/keyed end intact). Then cut a circular piece of 1/4 inch steel sized to match the Grant 5-bolt wheel adapter.
Drilled a 3/4 hole (in the center) to match the shaft, inserted the shaft about 1/2 inch, added a 3/4 washer to top and bottom of shaft and welded it together.
Mounted the Grant 5-bolt "billet" adapter to GM Tilt column, then match-drilled and fastened the new "spud assembly" to the Grant adapter.
The result was a short tapered/keyed shaft - which allowed me to mount the 47 wheel. I found another chrome flashing which I mounted between the wheel and the spud - in order to hide the spud.
Worked fine, but had hoped there would be a commercially-available adapter.
Asked around . . . it seems that the manufacturers are afraid of the liability associated with such an adapter. who knows? Anyway, guess I will have to make another for my '39 to accomodate original banjo.

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I would take it to a machine shop that does alot of one-off stuff. I would think they could make anadapter very easy. If the guy is worth his salt and has the two parts to work with he will get you fixed up for pennies compared to what you are thinking of spending. If you have no luck locally let me know and I'll make a call or two for you.
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The 36-39 banjo wheels have a diecast zinc alloy hub through which the spokes pass and are welded to a steel cup. The diecast hub has the taper with keyway for the steering shaft. I think you should be able to use an old Grant wheel for a hub adapter pattern and make a disc with the Grant bolt on pattern to weld into the wheelspoke cup. Then machine away the lower part of the wheel to allow a grant adapter to bolt to your column. You might also cut a late model wheel up tp get the splined center and just weld it into a disc which you weld into the spoke cup. The only problem becomes the horn button which might be doable from a Grant kit using your button adapted as a cover.
Just my thoughts. The same basic idea would apply to the 40 wheel and probably any others. I kinda like the late model wheel center section idea for the 40-up wheels.
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