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Projects making a hotrod dash, lets see yours.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sloppy jalopies, May 28, 2020.

  1. sloppy jalopies
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    I took the '28 closed car dashrail in trade... would work with either model A or other make dashrails...
    the radiused insert halves were '46-'47 truck hood side opening reveals … used about 8" from each side... butted them together...
    $47.00 aluminum gauge cluster = hot rod dash...
    ship luck, the vacuum packing stayed sealed on the polished surface... protection from me.

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    with lower conduit added.
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    starting point... hood ovals 2.JPG hood ovals 1.JPG
     

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  2. Budget36
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    I always enjoy your ingenuity!

    I did similar to a '42 PU Ford I had, but not as nice as yours.
     
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  3. Jalopy Joker
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    dare to be different
     
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  4. 41rodderz
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    I love a good tech thread . Thanks
     
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  5. sloppy jalopies
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    thanks boys,
    An atta boy now and then... Rocks the Casbar !...
    I have a '41 to '47 truck dash...they must be cut out of the cowl...
    will graft the top half of a '35 car to it...
    I like them as the cluster and glove box holes are the same size...
    once you set up the stock cluster with a glovebox door insert you could use multiple layouts of "gauge, speedo, gauge" combos on other glovebox doors, as well as the std and dlx '40 units...
    swap them when wanted...
    '40 truck has a raised [embossed] rectangle with '40 car chrome style script in the center...
    '41 to '47 have a smooth center having an inch thick rectangular, chromed, ford script, die-cast block screwed on...
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    '35 top half, '40 bottom half on a back burner... DSCN3623.JPG
     
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  7. GordonC
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    Here is the one I did for my 31 A.

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  8. sloppy jalopies
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    simply dashing. DSCN6485.JPG DSCN6488.JPG
     
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  10. CadMad
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  11. redoxide
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    47 shortened and grafted to a section of 31 dash rail , glove box lid has been tweeked to fit better than it does in the pics copper trim is just a filler piece with a couple of studs soldered to the back side and secured to the dash.. plan is to fit the chrome strip on top of this piece .. maybee

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  12. jaracer
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    Mine's pretty simple. Still have to figure out how to finish the switch panel. IMG_1439.JPG
     
  13. olds vroom
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    IMG_0401.JPG heres my dash I used actual WWII aircraft gauge bezels to keep with the theme of the car.


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  14. dsiddons
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    Man that Altimeter and VSI looks exactly like one I had in my Tri Pacer. I may to a old horizontal DG. Now a days I can set it with my phone and go. IMG_9402.JPG


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  15. dsiddons
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    You going to make the altimeter and VSI work? Pitot on the cowl?


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  16. sloppy jalopies
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    IMO... I would cap the ends with a swoopy panel on each end deep enough so you can't see the sides of the gauges and wires... I would cut, sand, file [widow's peaks] on the bottom edge of the panel, between the gauges... maybe some fender welting between it and the dash to smooth the transition between the 2...
    easy to tell you what to do... not so easy to do myself.
     
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  17. 40FORDPU
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    My '39 Deluxe coupe, I continued on where the previous owner had started..filling some holes adding an additional chrome strip on the bottom, then painted and added SW gauges.
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  19. hemihotrod66
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    Had to modify the 34 Dash to get the gauges to look like they belonged there.. Build picture 9.JPG
     
  20. X-cpe
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    In progress coupster dash.

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  21. sloppy jalopies
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    yea !
    more dash and some body pix please x cpe… very nice work !
     
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  22. rocsas
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    I narrowed a 51 ford dash FB_IMG_1589480603015.jpg FB_IMG_1589480460119.jpg
     
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  23. rustydusty
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    Some gorgeous dashes here! Mine is just a piece of mahogany from an antique church pew... 20200310_151322.jpg
     
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  24. sloppy jalopies
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    If we ever have safe swap-meets around here I will be ready to plant my flag... and my lawnchair..
    1/2" conduit... [2] 5' legs and [1] 4'6" back leg... [10] 5"ish pegs... foot pads... chain "stops"...
    holds [5] dashes that fit in Model As...
    the legs are 5' because that will fit inside my closed trunk...
    you could bend up [5] various length x 6"deep and 3" tall L bends to use as shelves... wire ties fit where you would slide them over the pegs so they don't tip...

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  25. X-cpe
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    Thanks Sloppy Jalopies. I enjoy watching you make viable bodies by stitching left overs and junk together. One of the revelations of adulthood was that you could buy material to fit a project rather than fit the project to the material at hand. Even now, I am still more likely to see what I have and figure out how to make it work than go buy exactly what I need. Here's a couple of pictures of the body. It was a coupe with no firewall, deck lid, inner fender panels or sub-rails. Then I cut the roof off before I learned about bracing. You should try squaring something up before you discover that someone has patch paneled the right quarter 5/8" shorter than the left.

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  26. Blade58
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    from apopka ,Fl

  27. butch
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    Filled model A
     

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  28. two couped up
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  29. sloppy jalopies
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    Hot Rod Lincoln ! you are gonna drive your daddy to drinkin'.
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    Just picked up a '63-ish pick up dash insert... big hole, gauges around the speedometer... clock and tack hole... ribbed face... but 3 dimentional…? DSCN6516.JPG DSCN6517.JPG
     
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