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Old 07-26-2015, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default 46-48 Dash in a 41

Hi all,

Starting in again on an old project - 1941 Ford 2dr Sedan mild custom. I'd heard that the 46-48 dash is pretty much a drop-in on the 41. Can I use any dash out of those years? I saw one on eBay that was described as fitting a convertible or wagon, are those different?

My thinking is that for a custom it'll be a better look to have the larger gauge openings. More options for gauges that way, too.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 07-26-2015, 02:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: 46-48 Dash in a 41

It will probably fit quite well.
But the nicest dash is the 51 Ford

A bit more work but it can be done.
Here is how i did it in my 42.
http://www.brandow.eu/42Coupe/Upd12/42fordpart12.htm

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Old 07-26-2015, 03:45 PM   #3
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I'm glad I've built engines all my life, I could never do that metal work. Great job. Walt
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Default Re: 46-48 Dash in a 41

Yes the '42 - '48 dash is a straight swap without any mods. here in NewZealand and in Australia we had '41 dashes in all our '42 through '48 Ford cars.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:58 PM   #5
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I have a 41 dash in my 48. No problems in it fitting.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:55 PM   #6
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Nice looking '41
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