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55 ford dash in a 41 ford

I'm putting a 55 ford dash in my 41 ford and I'm looking for advice. I already figured out how to shorten it to fit width wise but does anyone have any good tips on how to make the edge of the 55 dash fit the contour of the 41's firewall?

I figured I could use the 41's dash as a template and trace the contour on to the 55. Then carefully cut the shape and hopefully have only minor gaps to fill. any ideas?

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back in the 50's I put all olds running gear into a 36 chevy coup. I made a cardboard pattern and cut the olds dash to fit. trimmed down the instrument panel and had to lose the glove box. also did a olds into a 31 chrysler roadster. channeled the body and put in the olds inst panel. an easier way to wire it than doing onefrom scratch
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I'm putting a 55 ford dash in my 41 ford and I'm looking for advice. I already figured out how to shorten it to fit width wise but does anyone have any good tips on how to make the edge of the 55 dash fit the contour of the 41's firewall?

I figured I could use the 41's dash as a template and trace the contour on to the 55. Then carefully cut the shape and hopefully have only minor gaps to fill. any ideas?
You might try to graft the corners of the 41 dash to the 55. It's been so long since I've seen a 55 Ford dash I can't picture how much difference there is in the edges of the two.
I built a new dash for my 41 from 16 gage sheet and used cut the upper corners from the original 41 dash and welded them to the new one. It was a whole lot easier than fabbing new corners.
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I'm going to move this thread to General Rodding Tech.

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Here's a pic of my dash. Maybe with this and the pic that Deuce posted you may get a few ideas of how you can get started.
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