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More great dashboards. How did they come up with the word "dashboard" anyway? I understand that it was kind of a board (in the early days) but I don't get the dash.

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3 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

 

Yup, exact same gauges as my '26 Brougham but without the copper accents that the Super Sport had.

You can barely make out the Hat in the Ring logo in the center.

The dash layout is quite nice.

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JamesR - I've heard that the word dashboard comes from horse-and-buggy days.  When the horse was dashing, he was kicking up whatever was on the road.  The dashboard, at the front of the buggy, kept this stuff off the passengers.  In early cars, the dashboard came between the power plant and the passengers, too, and kept the messy engine from slinging oil on the people.

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1955 (blue), 1956 (black), and 1961 (red) Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. 

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Thanks in part to advice from some of you, I got the gauges for my 1951 ACF-Brill Motors bus cleaned up and reinstalled.  The dash of the bus is pretty plain, aside from the gauge cluster.   The only other features are the switch panel to the driver’s left.  There’s a lot of restoration left to do before this will look as good as the other photos in this thread, but it’s coming along nicely.

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