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Features Let's see the dash ~ work in progress or finished.

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  1. Pat Thompson
    Joined: Apr 29, 2012
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    Kinda blurry but you get the idea? PICT1427.JPG PICT1426.JPG
     
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  2. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    I just couldn't bear to cut mine up so I replace the cardboard glove box with a tin one with room for a radio. I mounted the gauges in a separate panel under the original dash.

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  3. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    932F598F-833D-437B-855B-B12A51A3FFE9.jpg 74B14538-4095-427B-8EAB-15D6561126EC.jpg DE112A08-D927-4BB9-BD08-E938129BC515.jpg

    Not finished, but getting close.
     
  4. Ruben Cruz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2015
    Posts: 52

    Ruben Cruz

    Here’s mine out of a 36 Desoto Airstream A7213798-49C6-4150-884C-58E84CA4050C.jpeg
     
  5. Marcia
    Joined: Feb 27, 2009
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    IMG_20220317_080555368_MP.jpg My GMC dash ready to go. Its been in the truck for a fitting but it's in the living room for now.
     
  6. Fabulous50's
    Joined: Nov 18, 2017
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    from Maine

  7. pbr40
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
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    Here’s the current view out of my 53 chev
     

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  8. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
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  9. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    1. Y-blocks

    Older threads can be fun,pic's n storys are extra fun n timeless!
    Some things are not seen right a way at first in details .:eek:
    The last custom dash I worked on,was helping my son Lance,with his T-bucket.
    The old used T body he got, n reused, had had a lot of holes chopped in too it, most in not the places he needed any holes .
    After playing around with a number of drawings for ideas. I cut out a cardboard pattern for a wood flamed style dash.
    He took about 3 weeks, looking around town to get the prefect peace of wood to make it with.
    He was looking for a wood grain pattern that would match up as well as possible with both the flames an gages= With biggest MPH center gage to be in center of knothole grain. 017.JPG IMG_0516.jpg
    Lance ,named his hot rod "Pandora",telling me cuz of the unknown probs that kept poping up,an we over came together !!
     
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  10. safetythird
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
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  11. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
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    Here's one I recently did for a 34 Dodge. Everything was missing except the dash sheet metal. Hammered the frame out of some stainless sheet. The backing for the gauges was some aluminum trim salvaged from a vintage Shasta travel trailer (my brother restores vintage campers next door). Not my favorite gauges but it's a customers car, he chose them.
    DSC_0142.JPG Made up a matching glove box door and frame as well.
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    Recently finished this as well although it's probably too street roddy for here. Widened the stock 32 opening so I could fit the 5 gauges, built a new stainless molding for the bigger opening. Fabbed up a lower dash to hold the switches and the A/C bs.
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  12. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
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  13. Before
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  14. RockyMtnWay
    Joined: Jan 6, 2015
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    Step one, as I’m a visual kinda guy.

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    Step two. Pick gauges and insert material.
    ***same engine turned material and gauges that I had in my roadster. seeing a pattern yet?***

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    Still need to fine tune gauge placement as spacing isn’t right yet, and re-polish the surround as I scratched it up a bit.
     
  15. theHIGHLANDER
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    Test fit in the car, no clear yet;
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  16. My 33 Chevy dash. Used some Black Walnut from a tree I had to cut down to build my garage. Did the layout in CAD to get it right. Dash01.jpg Dash07.jpg Dash08.jpg Dash09.jpg
     
  17. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    goldmountain

    Here is an update on mine. Scroll back a bunch of pages and you can see a "before" picture. Progress, but slow. IMG_1587.JPG
     
  18. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
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  19. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
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    reply # 155...
     
  20. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
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    B912E3B8-3DE6-46DB-8A47-CD5BB06D4F35.jpeg E61D936B-2A3C-4E65-BF2A-05E7FA03A415.jpeg C25E1A1A-942C-40D1-8087-2D532E2D3391.jpeg A few more pics of my stash of dash! ‘46, ‘50, ‘55.
     
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  21. ssffnomad
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
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    HighLander - nice 39’ Dash
     
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  22. ssffnomad
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
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    What size Mop ya think they used to get this texture ? 6CD0E318-EB81-437C-B5B4-72C67169B3F9.png A52A2A54-8554-48A1-A01E-862FED9A41F6.png
     
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  23. topher5150
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  24. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
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    Here's Clarence's dash from a couple of months ago. It should be turning Washington Blue any day now. 1948 F-1 Ford panel truck.


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  25. theHIGHLANDER
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  26. topher5150
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    The 42 Ford clock and speedo look so much better.
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  27. '63 Rambler Classic dash 20220404_163028.jpg 20220404_163054.jpg
     
  28. buzz4041
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 343

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    from Texas

    The dash in my 40 pickup starting to take transformation. Dash4.JPG
     
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  29. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
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