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randy993 10-12-2019 04:08 PM

Help me identify these holes in my dash
 

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Can anyone help me identify what goes in these holes in my dash?

19Fordy 10-12-2019 04:12 PM

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Hole above speedo cluster is probably for the hi-low beam indicator.
Don't know about other holes.

alanwoodieman 10-12-2019 04:20 PM

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two above the center emblem are just extra holes some one drilled for ????

A bones 10-12-2019 09:19 PM

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Perhaps one of those rubber bladed defroster fans. Pop had one on our '53. He got it at the Pep Boys.

38bill 10-13-2019 09:57 AM

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Maybe add a vintage compass that would cover the extra holes.

Kube 10-13-2019 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by randy993 (Post 1808893)
Can anyone help me identify what goes in these holes in my dash?

Yep, hole above gauge cluster is the hi-beam indictor.
The other two holes are not factory.
Too bad someone didn't do their homework before painting the dash.

slowforty 10-14-2019 07:28 AM

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Get a couple of the right size plastic "Christmas Tree Plugs" from the local auto parts store. Paint them the right color and no one will notice.

randy993 10-14-2019 09:26 AM

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Thanks guys

randy993 10-14-2019 09:32 AM

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I may try and find a signal light viewer to mount in the center holes.

TJ 10-14-2019 03:42 PM

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Look for one of those little defroster fans made by Trico, One would look cool on the dash and have a purpose.

tubman 10-14-2019 05:21 PM

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I like the idea of a period-correct compass. My day always installed them in his new Oldsmobiles when he was a traveling salesman on the '40's and '50's. I bought a new Stratus coupe in 2001 that also came with a compass. I didn't realize how much I used it until I sold the car and really missed having it.

38bill 10-14-2019 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by tubman (Post 1809611)
I like the idea of a period-correct compass. My day always installed them in his new Oldsmobiles when he was a traveling salesman on the '40's and '50's. I bought a new Stratus coupe in 2001 that also came with a compass. I didn't realize how much I used it until I sold the car and really missed having it.

Don't know if it was a regional thing but I remember seeing many cars and trucks with a dash mount compass. Of course there was a lot of virgin Mary figurines as well as hula girls that graced many a dash.

A bones 10-14-2019 08:22 PM

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In our work a day we had to have the fan there to see, without wiping the inside windshield.

Lawson Cox 10-14-2019 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by TJ (Post 1809572)
Look for one of those little defroster fans made by Trico, One would look cool on the dash and have a purpose.


I have one of the Trico fans in working order if I can help you.


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