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Projects 34 pickup dash, Help me choose

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dirt slinger, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. dirt slinger
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    ImageUploadedByTJJ1360107496.221514.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1360107516.616873.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1360107561.816116.jpg
    First picture is of the original 34 ford pickup dash. It needs patching at the column location and I would need to add a couple gauges below with some sort of stylish gauge panel.
    Second picture is of (what I was told) a 34 Chevy dash. It's in great shape and has a style that would be awesome when pinstriped. There's more gauge holes and very little metal work (I think) to have a nice fit.
    Third is a 49-50 ford dash that would take a good bit of metal work. I do have gauges and I would leave the clock in the center. I would also gain a glove box.
    I'm so wishy washy I can't decide. What do you fellow hambers think. Of coarse ideas are appreciated.


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  2. josh highley
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    The second pic is what I have in my A coupe. I really like it in there. Fitted the coupe very well.
     
  3. paco
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    I've got a '46 ford Cpe dash that I've started to fill but sold the car. I jumped up to the 60's with a 64 fairlane. I'll send pix if u r interested.

    BTW I like the last one.
     
  4. dirt slinger
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    My dad has a 46-48 dash but these are my favorite 3. Thanks for the offer tho. BTT.
     

  5. I'd keep the original dash,
    it's one of the features I really love about those trucks.
     
  6. I like the Chevy Dash! HRP
     
  7. j-dogg
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  8. The middle pic IS a '34 Chevrolet dash... and I like it best as well :)
     
  9. I also vote for the Chevy dash. I like the originals but the Chevy would look cool in there being just enough different to stand out.
     
  10. flat34pu
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    the chevy would lood kool, the later ford will take a lot of work to get right.
    have a '40 in mine, next time i will use a '39 thou.
    rich
     
  11. manyolcars
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    You would leave a non working clock?
    Theres probably no working 1949/50 clocks available
     
  12. subdajj
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  13. BISHOP
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    Yep, me too.
     
  14. falconsprint63
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    I have a 40 dash for mine, but I'm serously thinking about going back to the original and using a 33 plymouth gauge cluster. FWIW.
     
  15. lakeroadster
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    I vote "stock"....
     
  16. 32Tudor396
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    32 3 window dshes look at home in these trucks....
     
  17. dirt slinger
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    I actually have a working clock and 2 non working. I'm saving the working one for my 50. I like clock in the dash working or not. My dad had a 50 that had a tach in place of the clock.


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  18. I'll take that ol 49-50 dash off your hands...:rolleyes:
     
  19. willys_truck
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  20. I used a shubox dash in my 33 pickup..photos enclosed. Used all stock gauges and put a vacuum gauge in clock hole
    That 2nd dash is a 34 chevy standard dash alright. I'm using one of those in my 34 ford coupe. Welded the botton of the chevy dash to the top of the ford dash. The Champion dash insert fits in the chevy dash if you flip it upside down.
     

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  21. dirt slinger
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    I can't part with that. They seem to be getting hard to come by. If I don't put it in my truck I have a sedan it will go in.


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  22. dirt slinger
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    Seems as if I have seen you truck somewhere before. Maybe at the moultrie, ga swap meet? I've slept since then. I like both your ideas.


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  23. Bert Kollar
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    Here's my '34 p/u dash. I just made a new insert
     

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  24. don't underestamate the value of a glove box. I put a '39 ford dash in my 30 model A sedan so I'll have some place to put junk.
     
  25. dirt slinger
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    I think have about decided to use the 34 Chevy dash. I'm gonna start some test fitting Saturday to see if I am going to go thru with it . I guess if I don't like it. I can always put the original back in.


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  26. krylon32
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    I've used a 31 Cadillac dash in my last 2 deuce pus. Same cab size. See pictures in the for sale section
     
  27. dirt slinger
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    The caddy dash looks good. I bet they are rare as hens teeth!
     

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