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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. Zeke
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    Great thread. Lots to be inspired by.
     
  2. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    I plan on running these in my '54 Chevy and a '39 Cadillac gauge cluster in my coupe.
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  3. great thread... this is where i'm at with my project t and have been brainstorming what i want to do. lots of good ideas and looks. anyone think a 36 plymouth (i think) dash would look cool in a t-bucket? it has one large gauge with 4 small gauges inside and a speedo around it. let me know what you think
     
  4. bobbytnm
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    Here's a shot of the dash in my 49 F-1. I'm running temporary gauges right now which consist of some early 90's GMC van gauges cut down to fit in my original cluster. I got some black and clear acrylic and made the bezel and cover plate. I have less than $20 invested in this. Later on I'm planning on using a gague cluster from a 1958 Pontiac but for now this lets me drive the truck.
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    Bobby
     
  5. 33mopower
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    Nah that would suck so you better just send them to me.;)
     
  6. Here's mine for my F-1. Didn't like the rectangular one I originally made. So, I copied the curve on left side of the stock dash and duplicated it on the right side, making it longer to hold the guages, light switch and ign. key. 1/8" aluminum, cut on a std bandsaw. HAMB keyfob of course!
     

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  7. kustombuilder
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    neat stuff. LOVE that Art Deco look especially.
     
  8. haha...hopefully it turns out the way i picture it in my mind

     
  9. Johnny C.
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    55 Buick Roadmaster dash is one of my all time favorites.
     

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  10. Here is some inspiration:

    1933 Cad

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    Bugatti

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    Stearman - Low and slow

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    XK120

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  11. 32 Desoto dash panel, narrowed 1/4", gauges are TPI, aluminum panel bought off ebay (unknown mfgr.) going into my 30 coupe. 66 toronado wheel in photo will be used.
     

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  12. 33mopower
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    60-63 Chrysler gauge set. Would look cool column mounted.

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  13. notrod13
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    didnt see this one .. heres a slightly modified 26 dodge dash , w stewies..
    this one is in my dodge
     

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  14. BigBlockMopar
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    1957 Chrysler...

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    1960 Chrysler...

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  15. My '40 Ford Coupe - Using VDO - 8-guages
    My Cobra Replica - Using Stewart Warner 'Industrial' 2-3/8-inch
    My '53 Ford pickup - Using stewart Warner "Wings" and column-mounted tach.


    I need to take some close-ups!

    JG
     

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  16. Abomb
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    Just the bare essecentials

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  17. rusted40
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    its as old as I could make the new stuff look. wood is good.
    smoothed the hole in the dash by welding in 3/8 steel line.

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    autometer has some new designs that look old.
    wish they were out when I bought these...
     
  18. Strodder
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  19. Any idea what year/make this came out of?

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  20. hotdamn
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    chris pekarek has one of these in a SUPER badd ass sectioned and chopped 39 plymouth coupe. that shit looks so good!!!
    I have not seen them lit up yet but he said they are incandecant sp?

    jj, maybe I missed it, but where is the caddy cluster in here?


     
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  21. 33mopower
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    Yeah someone sells a electroluminescent kit for them.
     
  22. 5150merc
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    its how i got the car.first thing i got rid of;
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  23. langy
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    That looks real a interesting car, got any more pics ???


     
  24. Don't remember where I stole this, but is a novel idea!-MIKE:cool:

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  25. jhnarial
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    My pops signature on a car is his wood grained dashes here are the last few of them.

    31chevy-1.jpg

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  26. Strodder
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    Here's a full view of the car.
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  27. Strodder
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    Looks like a 58 Chevy Belair tail light housing. Nice idea.
     
  28. Sorry Strodder,

    I meant from what car did the dash insert originally come.
     
  29. Angry Frenchman
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    at bonneville 2008[​IMG]
     
  30. Angry Frenchman
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    here mine at bonneville, Jared[​IMG]
     

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