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

  1. The speedometer & tachometer are both 5", the other gauges are 2 5/8" smooth bezel.


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  2. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    from Bozeman,MT

    I talked a good friend out of a few more SW 2 3/8 rear mounts so I finally bit the bullet and drilled some holes. I'm a little bit closer to filling them all. Just a few more.
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  3. louisb
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    That is schecsy.

    --louis
     
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    Here's what I'm playing with 49 merc for a 34 Ford pickup. My question now is what steering wheel?
     
  5. touring20
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
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    The dash is the masterpiece or the gete'r done ! Love the art tied into these .
    Can't afford much , so I will run repop gauges in a origanal dash panel .
    Keep me coming guys ! Love it, love it !!
     
  6. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
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    I like your dash, can't help but wonder what it would look like if the center panel were rotated
    180 degrees? Just a thought.
     
  7. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
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    Finally found one that looks like mine. What's this from?
     
  8. jalopykid
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    I was on the fence about flipping it 180. The curves didn't match which bothered me so I kept it as you see it in the pic.
     
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  9. Those temp gauges are identical to mine...brass case, horizontal mounting tab, ridiculously long bourdon tube, black bezel (or at least, mine was til I stripped the paint off of it - it's nickel plated underneath)...unfortunately, my date code is illegible, but it does share identical construction and very similar inspection markings with an ammeter that's dated April, 1944. I'd be interested to know what date codes your temp gauges have...

    My suspicion is that these were designed for marine use (brass cases) and possibly military applications (black-painted bezels). Anyway, that's a damn fine dash. Well done!!
     
  10. Here's a pic of my temp gauge and the date stamp (M4) on the ammeter;
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  11. jalopykid
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    They are identical. I will check the date code when I get home tonight.
     
  12. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
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    Stewart Warner 5" Curved glass Tach and Speedo in a '32 Roadster dash. Coming to a Tub near me...
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  13. I would bathe in a tub with those gauges any day! Uh, umm....yeah.
     
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  14. barrnone50
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    That is a Real Clean Look !!! Nailed it!!
     
  15. jalopykid
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    It looks like v5, may of 52. The original boxes also have the 1952 date on them as well.
     
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  16. nosdan
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    Dash for my 29 dirt track car. Loaded with a boat tach and early John Deere tractor gauges.

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    Drive fast & take chances
     
  17. 34 ford top rail grafted to 34 chevy bottom. Champion cluster with So Cal gauges. I have a complete set of S/Ws but when lit at night, they are so damned dusty inside, I couldn't read them. 34dashpainted.jpg
     
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  18. Nobey
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    Bottom line is, I'd like it either way......
     
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  19. verde742
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    I know I am old: But what the hell are all the alphabet letters at the bottom of yer posts? some similar were in HOP UP, later versions and I didn't "get" them either. Bet I am not the only one that "hates" what we don't understand... s'plain please ?
     
  20. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
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    Here's my dash 31 roadster
    32 dash, sw gauges
    Wrapped 40 steering wheel and shaft
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1421336441.506509.jpg



    From Austinrod
     
  21. Model A- Merc action in the fraeton. Thanks to Midwest Fabrication!

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  22. edcodesign
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    My Model A dash, its two 49 Ford dashes cut in half & blended together, done in the 60's by the original builder.
     

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  23. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    Got a little more done on the dash so I thought i would post an update. I also picked up a panel for my wife's future project.
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  24. mj40's
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    There are two things a good driver will see a lot of, the hood and of course the dash. Here is the 40 car dash I put in my 40 pickup. Just love how it made the whole truck pop! The gauges are a set I made up and another set for Tony Miller's Custom 40 Ford Convertible displayed at GNRS.

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  25. Anyone have photos of Jimmy Bean's Roadster?

    It's Latin for the Faithful... online translations can be done by "Babblefish".


    This wins the award for the "Cleanest most Beautiful and Simplest" Dash! !!!!!!!!
     
  26. Here ya go...it's actually Johnny Bean (not sure where I got Jimmy from)...

    Johnny Bean Roadster 1939.jpg
    Johnny Bean Roadster 1939 1.jpg
    bean 1.jpg
     
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  27. Thanks...!

    The car and that dash fit beautifully together!
     
  28. tb33anda3rd
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    33 chevy 3w mercury series
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  29. Mark Jenny
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    DAMN!!!!!
     
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  30. Mark Jenny
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    SWEET!!
     

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