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Art & Inspiration Dashboards Where They Don't Belong Official Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moondog13, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Moondog13
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    With the couple of threads going on dashboards in Model A's and the fact that I will soon be massaging a PV 544 dash into a T roadster I thought it would be great if everyone could post their dashboards of other makes in their hot rods or customs of a different make. Include some build pics and descriptions of what you had to do to make it work.

    For you guys that will say "I like how Henry or Harvey made it when it came out" or whatever, I get it, me too but this thread is not for that.

    Go! Go! Go!
     
  2. F&J
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    Where are YOUR pics of the Volvo dash?? eh?

    I did consider a 544 or was it a 444, I forget....but I went with the all time "belly button" or "favorite" in some minds. the 40 Ford in a 32.

    There are two ways to narrow them, either make the center speaker area narrow, or, mess with the two outer ends, which I did.

    The gauge cluster is 46-48 Plymouth, and the center radio block-off is now a hinged defroster vent

    32 ford dash2.jpg
     
  3. 48stude
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    This is a 64 Chevy impala dash that I massaged in my 48 Chevy truck
     

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  5. e1956v
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    1460935286365.jpg Here's a 55 Chevy dash I have hanging on my garage wall.
    Does that count?
     
  6. falcongeorge
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    I want to see a Volvo 544 dash in a T!
     
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  7. Blue One
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    Me too, but you won't see one in my T :D
     
  8. chessterd5
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    I've got a '41 Chevy pickup dash in a 1927 Model T coupe. The top curve matches almost perfect!
     
  9. henryj1951
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    check out the STUDEBAKER truck dash... it don't belong where it s
    at stock messed up (buy still neet)

    :cool:
     
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  10. justabeater37
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  11. Moondog13
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    Looking great guys! I wasn't going to post a build on it as it's O/T since I'll also be using a Volvo B16 with it's 4 speed transmission on the car but when I start fitting the dash I'll post it here. :D
     
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  12. LOST ANGEL
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    How about a 55 Dodge dash in a 50 Studebaker?-MIKE:D:cool:

    9-1-08 DASH.JPG
     
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  13. wex65
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    '36 dash and '48 steering wheel in a '30 Model A. Glovebox lock is a '37, more art deco than the '36..

    Gauges were moved @3-4 inches to the right to center up with the steering wheel.

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  14. ClarkH
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    Here's a 1921 International dash in a 1925 Mercury. Although I suspect this isn't exactly the vibe you're going for with this thread. Still, a bump's a bump!
    NewDash.jpg
     
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  15. bonzo-1
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    63 new yorker in a 34 plymouth 5 window push button trans included
     

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  16. rusty rocket
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    Not the best photo,. 40 ford narrowed 7 inches to fit in my 26 T. IMG_1537.JPG
     
  17. Moondog13
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    I'll take some pictures this week, it's currently on my sewing machine which is definitely where it doesn't belong. Hahah. In the middle of a move, so yea, you know how that goes! What's your steering wheel out of? The entire combination looks great!

    Awesome! I didn't even consider how it would all align! Now you got my wheels turning.

    Exactly what I was looking for, I'm actually following your build, one of my favorites on here!

    Insanity! Love the push button!

    All great guys. Let's keep her going! :D
     
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  18. F&J
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    My side window frames, and trays of wire terminals are on MY sewing machine, and maybe some other things I am missing. lol.
    My wheel center is a 41-48 Chevy car with 1/2 horn ring broken off, center button hole cut larger for some unknown 50s Olds horn button. Outer rim of wheel is now smaller ID and dished upwards a bit by using a 68 VW wheel rim.
     
  19. tikiwagon13
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    I have a '48 Ford dash in my '28 Sedan, I thought I had a picture, I'll take one and post it.
     
  20. threewindaguy
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    '59 dash in a '57 wagon..... IMG_1171.JPG
     
  21. t-vicky
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    Heres a 67 Caddy in a 55 F-100 025fd100.jpg
     
  22. jailbar joe
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    [​IMG]
    here's my ek holden dash in a ford jailbar......
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    speedhut speedo and after market fuel and temp
     
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  23. Internet
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    38 dash in a 28 rpu i did on a parts clean up build.
     

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  24. rc57
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    '55 car dash into '57 truck.
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  25. Hdonlybob
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    I used this cut down Chevy dash in a model T project that I was building..
     

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  26. '49 Ford car dash in my '51 Ford COE truck...
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  27. There's only a couple I like better than stock.
     
  28. silent rick
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    52 ford in a model A

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  29. falcongeorge
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    I assume you are using the earlier dash with the round speedo? Are you using the steering wheel as well? I think this is actually going to look really good.
     
  30. Barn Find
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    This one could also make the "Dodge Brothers hubcaps where they don't belong" thread.
     

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