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Old 07-09-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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I'm obsessive about a lot of things in life and hot rods. Second to none is my absolute fascination with gauges and dashes and everything else you stare at while driving a hot rod. I've collected old gauges for years as an outlet of sorts and have al...

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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Heres the one in my roadster:





And the one in my 41

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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Nothing fancy here. Growing up in the 60's, Grant and Superior wheels were the norm around these parts.





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Old 07-09-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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My $5 dollar swap meet special......no idea of brand.

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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Nothing fancy here. Growing up in the 60's, Grant and Superior wheels were the norm around these parts.





Man, that is just about perfect. Same styles for So Cal in the 60's. The 4 gauge panel with indicator lights, gas pedal (mine was a fake that strapped over the original, thanks JC Whitney!), the piston shift knob and the Sun Super Tach, man you're in tall cotton.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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Vintage Stewart Warners set in a Auburn dash and a stock wheel. Hard to beat that combination....but I am biased!
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #7
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My truck interior, I know, a little too street rod but I kind of feel the connection between my truck and me as Ryan says. Those wood Nardi steering wheels, in my opinion, are some kind of art by themselves.



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Old 07-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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If i ever get the thing done.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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Nothing fancy just clean set up.

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #10
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This should be good. It's taken me decades to figure out that this stuff is important, and I'm still working on mine.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #11
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Purely for function and comfort.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:52 PM   #12
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I had a Covico (Grant) 3-spoke wheel in my '36 5-window, in 1959. Grand Auto, $9.95...holes in the too-wide spokes, non-equidistant placement; but they afforded good visuals of the gauges.
Bud Sneaky and I took a 300+ mile trip down to Bell, visited Roy Richter at Bell Auto Parts...Sneaky got a shopping cart full of goodies, and we each bought a Bell Sprint car 3-spoke wheel.
Roy loaned me some wrenches to install the gem.

A few years later, I sold the '36...while cleaning it out, I found the old black & chrome Covico in the rumble seat. I hastily changed it, and hung my beloved Bell in the shop.
The buyer never even noticed...

My brother bought Sneaky's roadster pickup in 1977. Sneaky had it since 1956. The Bell that was in there is still in it, rechromed when brother Bob ran it at Fremont Old time drags in the '80s...
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #13
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My Comet.............Cragar steering wheel, Sun Super Tach and Vac-O-Meter, SW under-dash gauges, G-Meter, Hurst Comp-Plus, Ansen Drag Brake, Cal-Custom pedal cover, radio/lighter/wiper/heater control deletes. Yes, I know I still need to install the carpet kit.


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Old 07-09-2012, 02:15 PM   #14
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Love the dash that used to be in my '29.....Terry sold it before I bought it. Re-creating it now to the best of our ability....

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #15
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love the dash that used to be in my '29.....terry sold it before i bought it. Re-creating it now to the best of our ability....
fantastic!
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #16
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My truck interior, I know, a little too street rod but I kind of feel the connection between my truck and me as Ryan says. Those wood Nardi steering wheels, in my opinion, are some kind of art by themselves.



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WOW This is funny because my first reaction to this is STREET RODDER and hiineslty not my taste for a hot rod truck. on the other hand what I wouldnt give to have that wheel in my 70' bmw 2002. kinda funny how things go. and it is this disconnection that I have with my current steering wheel in there which is a Formuling france wheel from the 80's.

Ryan those are great choices of wheels for sure. and the wheel id like to have in my 49 is a tired and true ivory colored butterfly wheel.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #17
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58 Edsel Instert with vintage Sun Gauges along with my 60's gold flake boat wheel.. The center of the wheel comes to a point much like the diamond pleat... The 4 gauges match the 4 Carbs as well as the 4 bullets on the 50 Buick taillights.. following through from front to back... totally obsessed...

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #18
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While I love all those things mentioned Piero, it's going the distance on things like the pedal cover that really make my jaw drop... love it
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #19
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Love the dash that used to be in my '29.....Terry sold it before I bought it. Re-creating it now to the best of our ability....

WOW! perfection
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #20
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Here's mine, yes it's a Superior. I like the 3 spokes, but I love this 4 spoke. It reminds me of the old arcade game "Pole Position", which I rocked in the 80's. Very soon I will install it in my Plymouth gasser - check it out here: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=656966
I'm working on the dash right now, as you can see.............
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