New from Summit – they now carry LimeWorks Steering Columns, Steering Wheels, and Components. These parts are perfect for your 1940s or ‘50s-era hot rod project. See more details below.
LimeWorks is well known for making steering columns and steering wheels for traditional-style hot rods. But here’s something you probably didn’t know—company founder and British-born Steve Dennish named the company as a take on “limey,” a slang term for Englishmen that dates back to when sailing ships ruled the waves. Learn something new every day.
Summit Racing now carries LimeWorks steering columns and steering wheels that are perfect for your 1940s or ‘50s-era hot rod project:
LimeWorks steering columns are made in the USA from top-quality stainless steel tubing. They feature smooth sealed bearings at each end and a 3/4 inch-36 spline shaft end that works with most aftermarket steering U-joints.
The Hot Rod is a simple, no-nonsense column that is perfect for early roadsters, track Ts, and other vintage cars. The column measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter tubing and has a machined hub drilled for a standard three-bolt steering wheel mount. It is available in natural or polished finishes in lengths from 26 to 36 inches.
The Banjo column has a spun stainless steel hub with a taper-and-key shaft end designed for an original or reproduction 1937-39 Ford banjo steering wheel. The column is available in 1.5 or 1.75 inch diameters in 30 and 33 inch lengths. Summit Racing also has Banjo columns designed for LimeWorks’ 16 inch banjo steering wheel. Your choice of natural or polished finishes.
The Forty column also has a spun stainless steel hub with a taper-and-key shaft end, but it’s designed for 1940 Ford steering wheels. Your choice of 1.5 or 1.75 inch diameter columns in 30 or 33 inch lengths. You can have one in natural or polished finishes.
Summit Racing offers four LimeWorks steering wheels:
The Banjo steering wheel is available in two styles—a 16 inch diameter wheel patterned after the 1935-37 Ford OE design and a 17 inch wheel patterned after the 1937-39 Ford wheel. All wheels feature a black-painted Ebonite rim with hand-crafted billet stainless steel spokes and hub. You can get your wheel with a Ford, Ford script, V8, or embossed V8 horn button, and a three-bolt or GM column-style adapter.
The Forty steering wheel is a 16 inch diameter wheel patterned after the 1940 Ford OE design. The wheel is made from a black injection-molded material and comes with a three-bolt or GM column-style adapter. You also get your choice of a Ford script, V8, or embossed V8 horn button.
The Crestliner steering wheel is a faithful reproduction of the rare OEM wheel found in the 1950-51 Ford Crestliners. The injection-molded wheel comes in gray primer so you can paint it to match your car’s interior. It comes with the horn ring and button assembly and your choice of standard white or black, black/gold or red Mercury, or ‘F’ emblem horn button designs. The Crestliner is available with a GM-style column or Ford taper-and-key column adapter.
The Sprint wheel is the classic hot rod design. The 15 inch diameter wheel is available in a three-spoke or drilled four-spoke design with a black leather-wrapped grip. The thick spokes add rigidity to the wheel so it won’t bend or twist when you’re sawing on it. Your choice of a three-bolt aftermarket style or Ford taper-and-key column adapter.
- Perfect for your 1940s or ‘50s-era hot rod project
- Made in the USA from top-quality stainless steel tubing
- Works with most aftermarket steering U-joints