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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Darin Younce, May 8, 2019.

  1. 20190509_151811.jpg Hi folks am new here. Got my first car or (actually truck) back in 1974 which was a 39 ford pickup. Before I did anything to the pickup me my dad and His friend Jim profit restored a 47 ford coupe . We did hand rubbed lacquer , had mohair interior done in greer SC. Car was rust free ,pretty nice when finished.
    Several years later dad had Jim do the car again, This time he did basecoat/clearcoat Chevy engine Mustang 2 front sus. Jim had a resto business in Orangeburg SC , later he moved his shop to Olar SC. I now have the car and am currently doing some things to it. I have had dozens of other cars over the years but am down to this ole familiar friend. Anyway looking for a dash, Jim had put in some sort of modern dash that to be honest clashes with the rest of the car. Not sure why he changed it out but the orig dash is much prettier. Anyway hello to all.
     
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  2. tb33anda3rd
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    welcome, any photos?
     
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  3. Phil55Kratz
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    Welcome! Yeah post pics of the car! Sounds cool


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  4. luckythirteenagogo
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    Welcome, that's a pretty cool story. Post some pics, I'd love to see the car.

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  5. Unique Rustorations
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    Welcome from Indiana! Obviously we like pictures around here:). Good luck with your project there are a lot of knowledgeable folks on this board but more important it is a community of like-minded people that take care of their own. Regards, Randy


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  6. sloppy jalopies
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    Welcome aboard...
    a '39 truck dash is welded to the body... must be cut out...
    depending on how they cut the old one out determines how hard a new dash will be to install...
    I narrow '38, '39, '40 car dashes to fit in '28 to '34 cars and '35 -'36 trucks..
    also have a pr. of '39 truck doors, pr. hood sides, 2 bad grills and the interior trim strips...
    pm me for pix ?...
    sample '51 truck dash ; DSCN2760.JPG
     
  7. Welcome! Post your needs in the Wanted section.
     
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  8. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
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    Welcome to the HAMB from Connecticut.

    Fill out your location and post up some pics of your ride.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
  9. 41rodderz
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    Welcome. Got to have pics. Don't leave us hanging.:D
     
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  10. Need dash for 47 ford coupe not the 39 which I stupidly traded back in 82
     
  11. 20190508_220141.jpg 20190508_220141.jpg thanks to all. I will post pics tomorrow, the ole 47 needs some tlc , mostly paint which is around 30 years old . Still a solid driver. I got new upper and lower control bushings , strut rod bushings and mufflers ( has ole glass packs that are a bit loud fer my old ears ) I am thinking it will get a new paint job in near future .I would do it but been about 12 years since I sprayed a car and I dont have a paint booth any more anyway. Car would be a good candidate for dustless balsting. Hate to say it but ole Jim who did the repaint with basecoat clear coat should have stripped the car on the last paint job . Starting to see some places pop up .The last car I painted was a 52 chevy pickup , I sand blasted and primed with an epoxy primer as soon as I got it cleaned. Saw truck about 6 years ago still looked good. Here is an ole pic from when I was working on the 39 ford truck back in 75 .
     
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  12. welcome...........
     
  13. sloppy jalopies
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    How wild are you going ?
    buddy has a very popular '49 merc dash, that I narrowed to fit his '47 ford coupe... would need more to fit in a '39 truck...
    a '47 car dash is about 8" wider than a '40 car...
    a '39 and a '40 truck should be close...
    he is not going to run the merc... interested ?
     
  14. Welcome from Arizona.
     
  15. butch27
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    Welcome from S.E. Michigan
     
  16. ramblin dan
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    ramblin dan

    Welcome from Canada, the land of loonies and toonies...
     
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  17. Sloppy jalopies, I need a dash for the 47 ford coupe not the 39 ford truck. 39 ford was traded years ago.
     
  18. OLDSMAN
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    Welcome to the HAMB from Nebraska!!
     
  19. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    from Oregon

    Maybe a nice 1949/1950 Ford passenger car dash ? mmmm
     
  20. sloppy jalopies
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    he has a '49 merc dash that i narrowed to fit his '47 coupe, he is not running it... ?
     
  21. BOW ON
    Oh ok thanks . Will consider that , 49 merc has a cool dash.
     
  22. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
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    from indiana

    welcome, neat car! I had a 47 sedan delivery, that had a great dash from the factory! and im sure that's what your looking for. I have a friend that had some 46 ,47 parts, I will ck with him. my vote put the stock back in with chrome!!!
     
  23. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Welcome aboard! Fun place here.
     
  24. Yes , that what I would like. Thanks
     

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