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There's that '60 Lincoln on P.1 again.  Here's what it looks like all lit up:

 

 

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Finally, the 57 Chevrolet dash was shown, Thanks, it's my favorite!

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Being a big fan of KISS (keep it simple stupid), it is hard to beat the '31 Chrysler CD8 dash. My thanks to the owner who posted these 2 photos on internet, big help to me in making a reproduction for my Roadster project. What other dash could you make with a metal brake and a hole saw? BTW, some of the gauges are there just temporarily. Everything you see in this photo was missing from the car when I found it, dash was cut out, gauges missing, crank cover, even the headlight shown in background. Thank goodness for the internet and avid Chrysler guys. Hope to weld dash into cowl soon, joint will mostly be hidden by leather covered soffitt/trim piece.

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On 1/26/2019 at 1:26 PM, Gunsmoke said:

Being a big fan of KISS (keep it simple stupid), it is hard to beat the '31 Chrysler CD8 dash. My thanks to the owner who posted these 2 photos on internet, big help to me in making a reproduction for my Roadster project. What other dash could you make with a metal brake and a hole saw? BTW, some of the gauges are there just temporarily. Everything you see in this photo was missing from the car when I found it, dash was cut out, gauges missing, crank cover, even the headlight shown in background. Thank goodness for the internet and avid Chrysler guys. Hope to weld dash into cowl soon, joint will mostly be hidden by leather covered soffitt/trim piece.

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Nice work!

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Now for something less than pretty. Note the shift pattern. The big hole in the dash is "radiant" heating.

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Some unrestored, original, low-mileage instrument panels.

 

1949 Buick Roadmaster...

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1957 Buick Roadmaster...

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1960 Buick Invicta...

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1963 Lincoln Continental...

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It is great to see all of these dash's.  Here is the dash of the 1913 Cole.  It was more of a modern dash that was made out of metal and not wood and also had an early glove box.  Hemming's wrote an article how they believe it was the predecessor of the modern dash.  https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hmn/2011/03/Created-by-Cole/3696361.html

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A few of mine.

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Don't think this one has been posted - one of my favorites, clean and simple design with just enough bling:

 

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On 2/8/2019 at 9:57 AM, Brass is Best said:

 

That is a sharp Cadillac!

Seems to me the positions of the clock and speedometer should be reversed; at least for visibility purposes?

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Dash threads are always cool.   Two of my favorites are the 810/812 Cord & the 500k/540k Mercedes.

 

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1 hour ago, D Yaros said:

Seems to me the positions of the clock and speedometer should be reversed; at least for visibility purposes?

 

Maybe, its hard to tell without being in the car. But where the speedometer is lends to glancing down at it while looking down the road. Checking the clock requires a glance to the left. In any case they are both plenty big.

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