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Features The Hot Rod Dash... Again...

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. CTaulbert
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
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    I don't think there is a replacement for early Stewart Warner gauges.....except for original Ford gauges. I filled my 5w full of smooth bezels...

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  2. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    I've been slowly gathering for a dash full of 2 3/8" rear mounts for the next 32. Just need a few more.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jimmy B
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    I also have the larger rear mount temp and oil pressure from a '32 Hupmobile.
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  4. I think the boss likes lots of gauges.!
     
  5. fleetside66
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    Thank you for that gauge fix...but I feel I may be needing more...I can't help it! I leave you with Ricky Nelson's dash..
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. 4woody
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    Not really my style, but you've got to admire the guy. Maybe a '33 Desoto Roadster:

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  7. Looks like a waste of SW "wings" gauges if you ask me. What a mess!
     
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  8. sedan33
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    50 Ford dash in my 33 Ford, tach is a Stuart-Warner Blue line.
     

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  9. Shamus
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    Had to have IMG_5821.JPG a tach!
     
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  10. rg171352
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    Great photos! I'd love to see this cut down Auburn dash panel find a home in a deuce:
     

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  11. 19Fordy
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    The stock 40 Ford dash is pretty hard to beat, IMO, especially with a Limeworks Crestliner wheel.
     

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    Yep, looks like a rolling swap meet.
     
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  13. This would be the sixth time I've come back to just look at the pictures. One of my favorite posts yet. Awesome.
     
  14. hudson48
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    The roadster and the Hudson. 2U3A6924 (Medium).jpg 109_0970 (Medium).JPG
     
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  15. Always liked the early 30's MoPar inserts...here's a '34 Dodge I picked up a few months back. Would look great in the right car!

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  16. Couple more favorites from our pals at the AHRF;

    Circa 1950
    dash3.jpg

    Dick Megugorac's A - late 1940's;
    dash4.jpg

    Somebody needs to make a hot rod dash out of hammered aluminum! Love this;
    dash5.jpg
     
  17. alchemy
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    I've never seen hammered aluminum before, but I for sure am going to try my hand at it!
     
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  18. Paul
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    Interesting, depressions are deep and ridges between are straight.
    Either a hell of a lot of hammering or is it cast?
     
  19. Dang....I never knew how much I loved old gauges......cool thread!
     
  20. daddy_o's_diner
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    Great thread...


    I like simple so here is my dash in the Chemical City Coupe


    1932-ford-coupe-gauges.jpeg 1932-ford-coupe-dashboard.jpeg

    And the dash of my truck which is currently blown apart for a color change...

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    Next week I'm going to be filling the huge hole covered by the engined turned plate. That'll definitely clean it up a bunch.


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  21. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    The original:
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    Ours:
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    1942 Buick Special Guages. I had a tough time finding a decent set that had a 120mph speedo. They still need a lot of work to look good and actually work.
     
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  22. falcongeorge
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    Love the wheel. I snagged a square bird wheel for my '39, also have a '57 Ford wheel in my stash. Ford had some of the best steering wheels in the fifties. Steering wheel choice is just as critical as the gauges behind it. I had to skip a few steaks to cover the price of the water temp gauge for my '39.:D
     
  23. Pat Pryor
    Joined: May 28, 2007
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    Here's mine. I added a little extra custom trim around the gauges.
     

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  24. This is what I put in the 31 Roadster.[​IMG]
     
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  25. tom feland
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    That dash looks great in your 5w!......what exact gauges are those?
     
  26. tom feland
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    tom feland
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    from Norman, OK

    That dash in your 5w looks great! What exact gauges are those?
     
  27. CTaulbert
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    They're all smooth bezel/curve glass Stewart Warners - '40s up to end of the '50s according to Dave Mann.
     
  28. tom feland
    Joined: May 7, 2009
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    from Norman, OK

    The tach & speedo look to be bigger than what is available today........what size are those?
    I really like that look.
     

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