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Art & Inspiration The Mother Of all Dash/Gauge Threads!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JeffreyJames, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. hupster
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
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    from california

    I used a 48 Ford dash for my 51 Ford wagon. I had to stretch it 4" and reshape the leading edge, but I think it was worth it.
     

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  2. sunshinedb
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    Some may hate it....
    Just wanted a lil something different on a `55 Chevy dash...
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  3. I have thought of doing the dash in my '40 Ford in a very similar way. I have it mocked up with some plastic and painters tape. I like it, but am having second, third, fourth thoughts. Yeah yeah, the horror screwing with a '40 Ford dash. Now that I have seen the pic of the narrowed '59 Chevy dash, I am thinking of tracking one down and trying this in the '40. FWIW I do like what you have going on there. Some will call it Camaro style, but hey you are the one driving it, and those pods will keep a ton of glare off the gauges. It is yours, it's a bit different, and I like it, but I am a bit weird.




     
  4. hotrodchevy
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    nice dash like the flake in clock too... great thread
     
  5. craigger
    Joined: Jan 27, 2010
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    Jumping in here. I have a 59 Impala dash I am planning on installing in a 37 chev pickup. I have seen it installed in a 52 chev pickup. Anyone here have any info or tips?
     
  6. ago
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    This is OT, but maybe it will give someone some ideas.


    Ago
     

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  7. swissmike
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    Really?
     
  8. drptop70ss
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    from NY

    How about a 55 packard dash? I bought a whole car just to get the dash!

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  9. Paul
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    don't think I posted this one in here,

    '32 dash married to '30 with mixed sizes Stewart Warners in one of Alchemy's Pierce Arrow panels

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  10. CarLowz
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    Those have always been one of my favorites - I had one in a 62 Chrysler Newport, complete with Push Button transmission. Got rid of the car before I knew better to keep it.. I believe I have fittingly seen these gauges appear in more than just one Bubble Top hot rod.

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  11. Nicely done!
     
  12. MoparJoel
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    I Wish my dash had more going on. but i love it anyway...

    57 Dodge pick'em-up
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  13. Ric Dean
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    you think it was worth it? no it was more then worth it! an Eye Popper!
    I'm going to shut up now and go back an look at the photos again.
     
  14. Normbc9
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    Here are a few that were restored using cannabalized parts from donor cars
    Normbc9
     

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  15. PUNK RODDER
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    Been working on my '31 Model A and came up with this design. Used a '33 Plymouth gauge cluster and an early Sun Tach. Got some SS, engine turned it and TIG'd some 3/16" SS rod around the perimeter to finish it off.

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  16. swissmike
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    ^great job. Hard to beat engine turned stuff!
     
  17. Metal Mangler
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    Here is the dash in my 27t roadster p/u.

    Matt
     

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  18. My recently done dash
     

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  19. Jcurtisward
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    from Tucson, AZ

    Here is the dash in my 40 coupe. And the custom glove box to hide the modern radio.
     

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  20. SinisterCustom
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  21. hupster
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    Thanks, guys. As with most modifications it was more work than I expected it to be.
     

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  22. Motorhead Extraordinaire
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    Its not the prettiest but it is quite functional. This is the dash in my AF/X Falcon, the Wild Child. The original dash was hacked out after the 65 race season so the engine could be set back. The boys at Rankin Ford just grabbed a piece of textured aluminum and fit in between the steering column supports.

    I made a few minor changes when I restored the car and rewired it. One big change was after blowing up a motor at IRP; I added in a shift light but wired it to go on when the oil pressure drops below 20 lbs. Thankfully it only goes on when cranking the engine over and its building oil pressure.
     

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  23. 1gearhead
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    This is a dash that I made for a Model A RPU that I am building. Fabricated/Riveted Aluminum.
     

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  24. Skimmer
    Joined: Jul 31, 2005
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    Good thread with plenty of different angles for a dash set up .......Thanks for the pic n ideas....
     
  25. joakimnj
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    I believe this is early 30`s NASH!!
    Really nice!
     
  26. vert1940
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
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    better halfs model A in progress...found an electrical cabinet that had heat sink shelves that looked like flathead heads. i measured out the stock cloverleaf and added 1/4 inch all the way around so all the gauges would fit....used the same stuff for the face of her console, which is an old tropic aire heater
     
  27. ^^^ Very cool!!!
     
  28. gatz
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    very well done !!
     
  29. Dave Mc
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    IMG_0516.jpg IMG_0515.jpg IMG_0515.jpg IMG_0515.jpg My 29 Model 'A' Pickup w/ GPS Speedo & 56 Ford P.U. Ignition Switch also installed Turn Indicators and Dash Dimmer switch
     
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  30. Jogyver
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    My neverending project

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