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Old 03-10-2008, 08:56 PM
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1941 Ford Dash Swap

Anyone ever try to swap a different dash board in a 41 ford?
I'm thinking of swapping in a 56 ford dash. The car came with a 60 something Comet dash but its a total loss. Would it be easier to graft a 56 ford gauge cluster to a stock 41 dash OR just cut the 56 dash to fit?

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I am going to move this over to body exterior..this is kinda a fine line but the body guys do more with sheet metal..Hope you have the windshield out as that will make this a lot easier..

I would put in the complete 56 dash as then you have all the proper mountings and such that comes with it..It will take a bit of trimming and fitting to get the new dash in but do a good job of it and it will be worth it..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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How about putting a 2001 PT Cruiser dash in a 36 Chevy???

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I wouldn't try to graft anything.. I think I'd find a '40 Ford dash. you can get all kinds of replacement gauges for it, and they look really nice.. of course it's the correct size to fit a '41 cause '39-'41 is basicly the same car
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Try a 42-48 Ford Dash

I suggest looking at a 46-48 Ford dash. These are plentiful, often appearing on ebay in the $25-$50 price range, and can be nicely dressed up with the chrome trim for a classic look. Additionally, they are bolt in and not welded in. I measured my 47 Ford dash and at the bottom it measures approx 50 1/2 inches wide and at the distance across the top edges is approx 48 inches. I suspect that this dash would be a drop in for the 41 although the original plastic trim was different between the 41 and the 42-48 Fords. I believe the 1941 Ford cars have more in common with the 42-48 Fords than the earlier models. (i.e. 114 in wheelbase, glass, doors, ...)
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