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Technical 1938 column drop to 1932 dash

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by gearhead695456, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. gearhead695456
    Joined: Aug 2, 2008
    Posts: 333


    Looking for a tasteful way to mate the straight stock1938 column drop to the curved 1932 ford dash, anyone done this if so got pics thanks.
  2. No photos but if it were me I would fabricate a small wedge and paint it to match.

    I assume it's similar to a 37 drop. HRP

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2014
  3. roundvalley
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
    Posts: 1,776


    \'32 Roadster 008.JPG Make a cardboard mock up then take some flat plate and cut it out and break it to the mock up. You may have to weld some side pieces. Drill 2 holes for the column mount and 2 holes in the bottom dash rail.The finished mount will be like a 4 sided drawer. Cover with some engine turned vinyl stickyback.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2014
  4. Groovybaby6
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
    Posts: 780

    from Denver

    I did something kinda similar with my '32 but it involved a lot more work. I had a '38/'39 truck drop and I had to narrow and shorten it and pie cut it, bent it and re welded it to fit the contour of the '32 dash. This is what it looks like.

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  5. nzhotrod
    Joined: Oct 31, 2005
    Posts: 76

    from Auckland

    Above: I used a '38 column and drop in my deuce 3W. It's attached to an F1 steering box so I needed a 7/8" spacer.
    Above: Spacer is made from two pieces of rod and a top and front cover shaped to match the column drop.
    roundvalley likes this.
  6. thequietwon
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 600


    Super nice job above...I love a "38 drop, thinking of using one in my roadster...

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