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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. vinny harms
    Joined: Nov 23, 2019
    Posts: 3

    vinny harms


    this is one of mt favorite dashes i have seen
  2. Uncle Bob
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,092

    Uncle Bob
    from Salado, Tx
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I'm an old goat so there have been waaaaayyyyy many nifty dashes that have appealed over the years, but the first that really knocked me out was in '61 (the car in question would be around 25 at the time).

    I was riding my bike down Sherman Way in Canoga Park. Parked at the curb in front of Sturtevant's Auto Parts was the most striking, gorgeous, black car with a white top...……..I'd never seen anything like it, hidden headlights and all. When I stuck my head in the open side window to see the interior and particularly the dash I was absolutely floored...…... cord dash.jpg
  3. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,197


    Our old Cord was impressive, it reminded me of the Spirit of St. Louis. I've like turned dashes (or anything, for that matter) ever since I was a little kid. 4c49b65b16be6553adefe9a5db22769e.jpg
  4. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,197


    My '62 TBird had the look of a jet fighter 9ce5e547e2702e5b8d7825311a7160a4.jpg
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  5. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 253

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    My favorite is the 59-60 Chevy and the 55-56 Chevy :) very sexy 1960-chevrolet-impala-steering-wheel-glenn-gordon.jpg f6a4aeb51ce2c7dd93f5dca432e08065.jpg
  6. Resized_20190131_211456_1532.jpeg Nowhere near as pretty as some but I like it.
  7. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,470


  8. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
    Posts: 524

    Blake 27

    Around 1960 my brother Tom purchased a wrecked 57 Stude Golden Hawk in the So Cal desert.
    He put everything, 289, blower,big brakes, rear end, and the beautiful Hawk dash into his 53
    Champion coupe. That car really made an impression on me at 13 years old. 53 Stude #1.jpg Screenshot_2019-11-28 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk for sale #2213226 - Hemmings Motor News.jpg
  9. There are so many that I love, like the 57 T-Bird, the 39 Ford DeLuxe, most of the 1930s Chrysler products, even the OT 69 Mustang Mach 1, and like mentioned above, the 55-56 Chevy because of its symmetry, here is mine:
    Bel Air DASH.JPG
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2019
  10. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 306


    Wow, very cool Stude. My cousin had a golden hawk in the early 60's, but I like the 53 better.

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  11. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 306


    oops forgot to delete my speedo pik, I was going to show my 160mph speedo but the pik only shows 150!
  12. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,666

    scrap metal 48

    May not be dashing, but it is HOT ROD.... **clic pic** bare metal 29 011_LI.jpg
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  13. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,683

    stuart in mn

    Pontiac up through the 1960s used an Indian head logo for the high beam indicator. I've always liked that detail.

  14. hfh
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 223

    from Western MA

    This is the David Holland book. A wonderful gift from my wife many years ago. 4617F8E5-93F3-41C5-8A35-020BAC071989.jpeg 7D6B4ED0-F691-4E49-A1E7-C8FFE1DC4B65.jpeg
  15. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,536

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Mother N.'s real tree wood grain can add a lot to flow of design,note moms nott hole was the best place for speed-O hole to match all.[​IMG]
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  16. The first old car dash that really made an impact on me was obviously the dash in our '32 Ford 5wd Coupe:

    'HEMI 32' Dash - 1973.jpg
    Circa 1973

    ... but the old car dash that really "stands out in my mind" is the dash in our Jet Black '57 Chrysler 300 Coupe (now owned by @johnl):

    1957 Chrysler 300C Dash (1).jpg
    1957 Chrysler 300C Dash (2).jpg
    1957 Chrysler 300C Dash (3).jpg
    1957 Chrysler 300C Dash (4).jpg
  17. I have a statement that I make when people ask about choices and building a car: the steering wheel, dash and top of the hood are what you look at the most. Don't screw them up! :)
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  18. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 561


    This is my old 64 Bonneville with a Hurst Autostick I shifter and my old 64 Grand Prix with a 421 and a Slim Jim Hydro. It also had AM/FM with reverb.. The Daddio of the Raddio sounds real cool with the reverb...

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  19. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,750

    from Michigan

    Dashboards can be so cool. Especially at night.

    When I was a kid, my dad's 1957 Plymouth sat in the garage for a long time and I sit in there and admire the dashboard. I remember snub-nosed bullet-shaped chrome knobs.

    But the dashboard that really sticks out in my mind from when I was a kid in the early to mid 1960s...
    Jimmy Jet.
    Not a car, but it did a lot to make me want to get behind the wheel of something with a lot of chrome and fancy knobs and stuff.

    Sent from my VS835 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  20. Some stuff I work on

    1960 Chrysler 300F

    1960 Chrysler  2019 11 05 m.jpg
    1960 Chrysler  2019 11 05 k.jpg

    1952 Allard
    1952 Allard 03.jpg

    1931 Chrysler Imperial 8 CG

    1960 Ford Sunliner

    1956 Desoto
    I've been saving for many years to use in something,
    Cool white face gauges.
    0 dash 1956 Desoto 01.jpg

    I really like the dash in my 58 Corvette mostly because the tach is in your face.


    My 31 Buick had a good looking dash
    1931 Buick 2017-04-02 12.JPG
  21. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,470


    how about a '47 Plymouth
    47 plymouth dash.jpg
    and a '49 Chrysler
    49 chrysler dash.jpg
  22. vinny harms
    Joined: Nov 23, 2019
    Posts: 3

    vinny harms

    besides the 57 plymouth dash
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  23. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,533

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

  24. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,093

    Barn Hunter

    Yeah, the one that got away. s2.jpg
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  25. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,594


    I like the stock dash in my 47 Ford coupe, but these 41 Ford dashes look pretty slick too
    41 dash.jpg
  26. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,102

    from Spring tx

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