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Customs Model A Custom Dashes - Would you show me yours?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Goztrider, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Goztrider
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
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    from Tulsa, OK

    I'm getting ready - soon - to add a under body tank and discontinue using the stock "A" dash/tank. As I'm getting ready, I'd like to see some ideas of how you used your Model A dash panel to fit what you wanted to add to it in the form of gauges, lights, or what have you.

    Now, I'm not talking about having used a newer car dash that was modified to fit the inside of the A cowl and body. I'm talking regular flat panel type setups.

    I've also seen them done in wood, with the panel fit behind the dash rail that rides in front of the tank itself, and those look pretty nice. Nice enough where I've contemplated doing that, probably out of solid oak or something nice like that.

    Anyway, if you would, please show me what you've done with yours!

    Thanks!
     
  2. 57 chebby.
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    Not realy what your after but it is cool.
     
  3. PurplePearl50
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    i dont have a model a but i have a 1941 or 47 lincoln zepher dash that i always wanted to put in an A but il never have an A so id sell its just a shell with the speaker cover grill in the middle
     
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  5. Goztrider
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    Looking good guys! Lets see some more!

    Anyone running a wood dash? I'm kind of halfway thinking of oak with a black stain and pinstriping on it with a classic layout on the driver's side and a locking glovebox on the passenger's side to hide the radio and hold the important papers.

    Thoughts?
     
  6. Har to do wood and have it look better then just a flat lump of timber bolted on. You would need to do some serious wood work for it to be any good.
     
  7. Dyce
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    My Dad had a model a pickup with a flat oak wood dash. It was built in 1974. I loved that truck and put alot of miles on it. I have to say, as much as I loved that truck, the dash just didn't cut it. I agree with Doc, if you go with wood, you need to carve it into something preaty cool. Most of the expensive models came with a woodgrain dash, but man the old dash boards from the early 1960's on down had class. I used a 1940 Chevy dash in my coupster..... My personal favorite dashes the 1940 chevy and 1940 ford. Here is mine.....

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    The old dashes are works of art.
    Jeff
     
  8. Goztrider
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    The main reason I was thinking wood is because I know I can work with wood and I have access to the tools to make a dash neat and trim. I don't have access - that I know of - to the tools to fabricate one out of sheetmetal so that it wouldn't just be a 'flat sheet of steel' bolted in place. I know with wood I could do some interesting things - at least I think - that I couldn't do with sheetmetal. I looked at different replacement dashes on Ebay, and for the price, they just look like what everyone else has - if that makes sense. I also figured with the dark black stain and epoxy covered finish that the fact that it was wood may be hidden. Don't know if that's doable or not.
     
  9. Rathbone
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    This is mine. I'm told it may be a 20's something Dodge. The 2 glove boxes are supposed to be chrome, but need refinished.
     
  10. fiftyv8
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    Guys we seem to have 2 threads running at the same time about modified model; A dash boards.

    No big deal to me, but nice to check out both.
    Take a look at this one as well;

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  12. Goztrider
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    Yeah, there are 2 threads going right now, but the other is an old one that someone brought back up to the top. Some who responded to this thread didn't bother to read what I actualy wrote. As I asked for in the first post of THIS thread, I'm looking for the following specifically:

     
  13. Evel
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    Modified "A" dash to fit my 58 edsel dash w / sun gauges and pleats...

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  14. evil....thats tits bro! damn !!!
     
  15. Evel
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    Thanks heres a shot with the upper panel as well
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  16. widow maker
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    nothing special..:cool:
     

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  17. roosters hot rods
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    here's mine in my coupe...49 ford
     

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  18. jonnycola
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    Here's mine...

    56 plymouth in a 31 coupe
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  19. Noland
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    53 ford truck It looks Alright
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  20. The trouble with a flat wood dash panel, is that it's always gonna look like a 70's T bucket, to me anyways, because at least 1/2 of the buckets from that era had flat wooden dashes.
     
  21. Rockabillybassman is right.

    Just do like me and fill in the stocker, then cut some holes for gauges.

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  22. here's the one in my Essex


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  23. Abomb
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    Sheetmetal, made at home.....was going to roll some beads in it, but traded the car before I got to it.

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  24. HotrodBoy
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    Put a 34 Chevy dash in my 30 tudor the curve along the top and the width are a near perfect match. I'm using the origional tank and there is enough room to fit some gauges between the chevy dast and the tank. th echevy dash has a nice swage across the top and a bit of a recess to it, keping the 30s styling but just a bit different to the 32 Ford style.
     
  25. skwurl
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    I just got one of these for my aA. was debating on whether I wanted to use it or not. You should made me want to. looks great man. I love the symmetry of these dashes
     
  26. its_a_nick
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