Wednesday’s Work

The 1940 Ford dash has been the standard with hot rodders for a long time. The dash lends itself to use in just about any old Ford. I prefer the stock look but appreciate the modifications that owners make to satisfy their requirements. I try to take photos of the different dashes and have many variations to show you today. I also prefer the stock column or at least a small diameter one. If you use a large diameter column you need to fill the shift rod depression in the stock dash.

I tried installing an F 100 column from a 1956 Ford pickup this weekend and found I need to make an adapter to satisfy my requirements. I am not sure I like it but I have installed a couple of them in previous cars and liked them for the shift indicator and turn signals. The column fits the dash and drop perfectly so I will play with it this week and probably end up using the stock 40 unit.

Have a great week and …

Stay Tooned!

Lynn

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Here is a shot of a stock F 100 column with no spacer between wheel and column to hide gap.

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Another F 100 column with spacer to hide gap. All you need is a 1/2 ” tapered spacer from aluminum and you have a good look.

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This photo shows the beautiful stock 40 dash in the correct colors and appointments. It is hard to beat this look

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Orville has the stock standard dash with a late column and 40 wheel. This looks good in this car with AC, MII, etc.

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Modern dash with Chevy insert and woodgrained dash is another different approach to take.

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Partial woodgraining looks good on this modern car. Note the two gauges rather than the stock 5 gauge panel.

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Multiple gauge panels were popular in the 80’s and were available from several sources including Boyd.

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Tom’s stock 40 dash in the process of being completed. Lots of work going on in this photo. $$$!

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Prolific 40 builder has a very nice dash in his little coupe. Note instrument panel from Classic.

Today’s Ride…dreaming!

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My friend George’s General Jumbo wheel, real deal roadster with flathead and genuine metal. Very nice ride.

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