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Damn, you set the bar really high. This is going to take some thinking...
There is something about the 1936 Cadillac dash that intrigues me. HRP
Well there are so many, but here's a couple of not so common ones I like.
1937 Diamond T truck
and a 1936 Cord
Is there category for the best dashboard in the worst car?
This one does it for me. 1955 Thunderbird. Factory mechanical tach. Gorgeous dash clock. It's so simple, but so elegant to me.
Pretty much any Chrysler product from the 50’s I think look like jewelry
1937 Lincoln Zephyr does it for me!
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40 Ford, thousands and thousands of hot rodders that have swapped these in can't be wrong!!
1938 DeSoto coupe.
Ramblers must be very slow. Their speedometer only go up to 12,
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My top two favorite dash's bone stock are 59/60 Impala's and 55 Chevy Bel Air's with its little bowtie trim
All though I had looked at a lot of dash's,it was not tell I started too look for my own idea of what I thought was cool as my first car. Turned out I had to build one,but in the looking early on,two stand out, were I loved n wanted the hole car. I had found a 1953 Studebaker hardtop V8(that didn't run) in 1955> but Dad would not sign for it. The same thing happened too the next (Didn't run car;1936 Cord) both with in my saved up $500).
The dash in both,I loved.
I built my own hot rod,so my fav. dash became that. Years later after getting a wife an house,I did finely get my Studebaker low cool hardtop; a used Supercharged 1957 Golden Hawk. < I still think it's dash super cool.
Even better to me then my hotrod dash,yet the handmade wood trim an simple in my hot rod get's it done !
Monitoring all your gauges with everything directly in front of you, and without having to glance down or take your eyes off of the road, is beyond convenient. Muntz Road Jet.
I gotta go with the 58-62 Corvette. I have had a 58 and a 59 and I fell in love with the dash layout.
These two do it for me.
Gotta love a BIG speedo, hahaha!
'63 Avanti did a nice job. Everything right there in front of you.
I should have been up earlier so I could beat @dana barlow This is the instrument panel in my 53 Stude Coupe, it's a later Hawk panel and I have two more of them just stashed away
this is the image I was exposed to from a baby. Is it no wonder I turned into a car guy? Check out the map of north and South America in the steering wheel. Staring out over the hood you were looking at the vapor trails of a beautiful chromed jet plane.
1955 olds 88
Ooohhh, so many choices.... Being more of a Kustom guy, I like the more flamboyant dashes; slathered with chrome and heavily sculpted. In no particular order....
'57 Imperial. Even Mr. Magoo could see these!
'50-51 Merc. I'm surprised that this dash isn't used more often in other cars.
'56 DeSoto. Classic 'wing' design.
'63-64 Mercury. Much flashier than it's plainer Ford brother, no idiot lights either.
'63 Riv. One of the better jobs of integrating the console into the dash. A bit 'angular', not quite as swoopy as my other choices.
'58-60 T-bird. I also have to include the '61-63 'Birds; same basic styling, but an even better job of integrating the console and even more 'flash'.
There's others, some already shown. Olds did some great dashes too.
I'm a pushover for all things plastic and silicone
I didn't realize I was driving the worst car ever. I guess I will just keep staring at my dash.
Duesenberg Model J. The dash that launched a thousand hot rod dashes. Made in Indianapolis, not Detroit, but American made.
Man... You guys really suck at this one picture, one pick rule... I like it though!
I fell in love with this dash layout in the late 60's. A 55 ford was my first car so ...
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There are no rules in Hot Rodding.... LOLOL
I can’t hardly imagine why.
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I’ve always loved the ‘49 Ford dash. Everything from the center clock pod to the contours of the steel (before they chromed the wingtips in ‘50) to the gauge pod itself just looks simple and perfect to me.
I like the ones with an eyebrow over the gauges
I like these, but it would be hard to put one in anything but a custom.....
Also a big fan of the 1 gauge does all, like this Rambler.
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