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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 15,078

    from Austin, TX
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  2. Chris
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 11,334

    1. 34 Fords
    2. Hamb dog lovers
    3. Northwest HAMBers

    Heres the one in my roadster:


    And the one in my 41

  3. Nothing fancy here. Growing up in the 60's, Grant and Superior wheels were the norm around these parts.


  4. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,137

    Jeff Norwell
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    1. Toronto GTA HAMB'ers
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    My $5 dollar swap meet idea of brand.

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  5. truckjim
    Joined: May 21, 2011
    Posts: 166


    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.
  6. 3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 385

    3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    from Indiana

    Vintage Stewart Warners set in a Auburn dash and a stock wheel. Hard to beat that combination....but I am biased!
  7. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 264


    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.


  8. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 4,614


    If i ever get the thing done.

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  9. Frenchy Dehoux
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 974

    Frenchy Dehoux
    1. Aircooled Cool

    Nothing fancy just clean set up.


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  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 26,344


    This should be good. It's taken me decades to figure out that this stuff is important, and I'm still working on mine.
  11. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
    Posts: 487

    from Gilbert AZ

    Purely for function and comfort.

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  12. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 4,306

    Atwater Mike

    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...
  13. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 16,772


    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. :rolleyes: ;)

  14. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,884

    from WA

    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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  15. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 15,078

    from Austin, TX
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  16. SLAMIT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2002
    Posts: 882


    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.
  17. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 8,929

    1. 60s Show Rods

    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... :D

  18. nowaxn5
    Joined: Apr 15, 2007
    Posts: 788


    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
  19. nowaxn5
    Joined: Apr 15, 2007
    Posts: 788


    WOW! perfection
  20. plumbid
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 809

    1. Meltdown Drags Association

    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:D. Very soon I will install it in my Plymouth gasser - check it out here:
    I'm working on the dash right now, as you can see.............

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  21. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 11,865

    need louvers ?

    Not the greatest photo of the dash of the Plym per se, but communication is also about what's being seen beyond the dash too...

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  22. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
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    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
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    I made a few of these.

  23. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 29,861


    I forgot you did those, one of the coolest wheels out there!
  24. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 6,610


    Among mass-produced wheels, Nardis are my favorites:


    But I agree with Ryan's other choices too, and have had one or two of those:




    Among custom made wheels, Sam Davis makes some that are spectacular. Really, LOOK AT THESE:
  25. D-man313
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 844


    Mine in my 49, grant green metalflake

  26. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 2,951

    Slick Willy

    For the chubby kid hotrodder: The offset "T" wheel...:D[​IMG]

    Gauges are still a work in progress until I get the money to replicate hotrd32's dash!!
  27. GomezGarage
    Joined: Jun 28, 2004
    Posts: 326


    Nothing like a Superior 500 and vintage stewart warner gauges. Just screams hot rod to me.

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  28. 2002p51
    Joined: Oct 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,287


    This is the only photo I have that shows the wheel and the dash.


    The gauges are Stewart-Warner Wings.
  29. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 2,513

    Model T1

    Nice ! I'd rather look at an early custom dash and steering wheel than a pretty gal in a topless bar....!

    Now we pay more for a steering wheel than we used to pay for a car. :rolleyes:
  30. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,777

    from Colorado

    This is a Speedway wheel with a quick connect and crash pad. Speedo is '32 Ford with S-W Wings gauges that almost match! You can just barely see the genuine Fulton gas pedal in the lower right.

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