The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JeffreyJames, Oct 22, 2008.
here is where I'm at with mine.
Whats left of a 54 ford in a 30/31 A
Looking like the stock speedo is a NO G, so I'm on the lookout for a smaller one i can center up in the middle of the dash.
I'm also going to fill the old speedo area, the heat/AC controls, and throw some SW guages in there somewhere
McGowan Brothers Roadster
with 1940 Ford dash built in 1955
Gordy, Who did your rework of the Ford V8 and Lettering??????
I like it, The colors are true to original and the updated Logo for Your Ford is a natural.
Beautiful Job Mate!
Here's a gauge panel I'm planning on using in my 40 dodge with SW winged gauges. It's from a 67 dodge A100.
Taken at a 1952 car show
This is the dash in my 1920 Model "T". The guage cluster is a '63 Falcon piece. If you look closely the Fuel & Temp guage have been swapped out for Stewart-Warner Oil & Volt guages.
Beside the guages are some re-pop Patent Plates. It gives the dash an old-timey look. I used these to help install my ignition switch & horn button. Most of these switches are intended to go thru sheet metal. Because I put extra wood behind the dash to give the fiberglass body structural strength, I was having problems installing the switches due to the thickness. I drilled oversized holes in the dash and used the Patent Plates as a sheet metal like facia to hold the guages.
here's whats going in my roadster...
cut-down 50 ford dash in my old 33 ford pickup...all the gauges except the fuel gauge worked with the flathead motor.
Just like this one 1950? with real S/W wings! talk about patina
heres the dash in my 51 Chevy hard top
Got this one in the classfieds for sale...
I subscribe to the K.I.S.S. principle. Soon this will be replaced with vintage black-face 2 5/8" Stewart Warner gauges with a matching speedometer on an engine-turned field.
Edit: Changed my mind. The 2 5/8" SW's will mount in a panel below the dash.
Here's what I'm doing in my '29 A coupe. A '37 Harley panel turned upside down. I welded 3/8" steel rod to form up to the panel itself and make everything look somewhat natural. It'll have two old SW water temp gauges, and an SW fuel gauge and Amp gauge- two on each side of the harley panel.
wow - that looks great!
Thanks-now I just need to find a speedo that will fit it.
51 Crown Victoria dash in my 28 RPU. Sectioned in three places to keep proportions close. The perforated metal is stainless filter medium from Mc Master Carr, cut, formed and dimpled (using dimple dies). The wheel is an ebay item of unknown origin mounted to a modified Nields power sprint car box.
Making progresss on mine.
54 ford with an A center morphed in, lots of chopping, lots of filling
I think this would be a good time to bump this back up. BTTT
PM me with where you got the V8 emblem with the wings. I want one!!
My 28 chevy. It's not near finished...John
i designed one for my 62 falcon to hold 6 gauges made from stainless.. i even tried selling some, but had very little interest..
Check these guys out. Nice people to deal with.
oh yea !!!!!!
This is one in my 32 moon eyes and me
I love this gauge cluster... I probably should know where it came from but I am drawing a blank... can someone tell me?
what was this originally fitted to? 50's space age?
I've posted this before.It's the dash in my old coupe. The car is in Cali. now.
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