The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Nov 3, 2014.
Modified license plate frame + gauge set from So Cal Speed Shop with a stainless steel plate from an old Hotel elevator in my 32 roadster.
Nothing exotic but here a
Need to repaint but it's a Classic Instruments 40 cluster. Tachometer, GPS speedometer, all electric gauges in a 32 style dash in my A roadster. It works flawlessly.
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My COE Dash Upper and Lower, The upper are VDO, the lower Dash
instruments are from an Alfa Romeo with Ford Emblems and the Mooneyes
Real Wood Veneer in the '32 I did.
Top third is '35-'36 car and the bottom two thirds is '40 car... narrowed speaker area ... '71 F100 speedo... 12v 80*sweep gauges...
Very nice. What are your plans for a fuel gauge?
I like to match the manufacture of the sender and gauge, I buy them together... they often come with bogus bezels, so I put the lighted fuel gauge in the passenger's kick panel so it need not match the dash gauges...
In my shoebox
Post a photo of the kick panel gauge if possible. Have you thought about filling the 40
instrument panel with a dummy gauge?
sold the '33 coupe, no pix... gauge had a black plastic bezel... gauge hole was filled with blackened plexiglass...
I saw a simple 35/36 dash in a 32 Tudor once and it was magic.
I love this thread. I've been planning my dash and interior ever since I started the build on my car 5 years ago. They say wheels and stance make a car. I say paint and interior (especially the dash) make the difference between a car and a great car.
Keep them coming!
FYI... a '35-'36 dash is wider than a '40... who knew.
I just finished this one last weekend, engine turned my own insert and colored with alodine.
The thing that stinks about all this is it becomes an obsession. I never really gave it too much thought until my car is getting close to being finished. Now I'm obsessing over the details like gauges and stuff.
I've been lucky and found some stuff that I've been looking for, but Stewart Warner gauges are certainly going to cost you if your looking for the popular ones. Temp gauges are going through the roof.
My 33 stock dash plate with recessed Classic Instruments gauges and indicator lamps , woodgrained
Beautiful work and great collection of instruments.
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Old dash in my 42 Chev pickup
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