The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JeffreyJames, Oct 22, 2008.
Great thread. Lots to be inspired by.
I plan on running these in my '54 Chevy and a '39 Cadillac gauge cluster in my coupe.
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
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.
Nah that would suck so you better just send them to me.
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 Didn't like the rectangular one I originally made.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!
neat stuff. LOVE that Art Deco look especially.
haha...hopefully it turns out the way i picture it in my mind
55 Buick Roadmaster dash is one of my all time favorites.
Here is some inspiration:
Stearman - Low and slow
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.
60-63 Chrysler gauge set. Would look cool column mounted.
didnt see this one .. heres a slightly modified 26 dodge dash , w stewies..
this one is in my dodge
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!
Just the bare essecentials
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.
autometer has some new designs that look old.
wish they were out when I bought these...
Any idea what year/make this came out of?
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?
Yeah someone sells a electroluminescent kit for them.
its how i got the car.first thing i got rid of;
That looks real a interesting car, got any more pics ???
Don't remember where I stole this, but is a novel idea!-MIKE
My pops signature on a car is his wood grained dashes here are the last few of them.
Here's a full view of the car.
Looks like a 58 Chevy Belair tail light housing. Nice idea.
I meant from what car did the dash insert originally come.
at bonneville 2008
here mine at bonneville, Jared
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