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    Can anyone post a photo of a 53 Commander Coupe dash? Left side of the gauges. Thanks

  • #2
    Actually, all 53 Commanders had the same dash. Coupes, hardtops, 4 doors, 2 doors.



    I'm not sure what details you are looking for, but this one is somewhat not stock. Wrong colors, light in place of a switch or block of plate on the left most switch hole.
    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      What would this dash be?Click image for larger version

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      Last edited by tim333; 11-24-2018, 09:55 PM.

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      • #4
        Its set up like a 57-58 Hawk and has a clock where i'd put a tach. I'm no expert on them. 1956-61 are about the same and commonly put into 53-54 C/K for an easy 12V conversion and also because the SW gauges and machine turned panels are just too cool..

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        • #5
          That one has a Red Dash, the Color coded dashes started in 1959, and the Steering wheel and other Steering Column components are 1957 and later type.

          There is a cutout in the Fiberglass for the Clock to be over between the Radio and Glove Box, so a Tach. can go in the hole that Clock is in if desired.

          Since all C and K Bodies have the same Cowl and Windshield, many have different year dashes installed.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            It's pretty easy to google "1953 Studebaker dashboard" & click on "images", works everytime for me when I wonder about how something looks...
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            Josephine
            -55
            Champion V8
            4d sedan

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            • #7
              Really Nox? Do you think what you see is accurate? You won’t get correct info like what Studerich gracefully supplies. I purchased a 53 sales brochure off Ebay and the picture I have in post #3 didn’t look like the brochure, hence my question.
              Last edited by tim333; 11-25-2018, 07:57 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tim333 View Post
                Really Nox? Do you think what you see is accurate? You won’t get correct info like what Studerich gracefully supplies. I purchased a 53 sales brochure off Ebay and the picture I have in post #3 didn’t look like the brochure, hence my question.
                Wow! How rude.....
                sigpic1957 Golden Hawk

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                • #9
                  I don't get it. If you already had a picture of a 53 dash in your brochure, why did you ask for a picture of a 53 dash?
                  Dick Steinkamp
                  Bellingham, WA

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                  • #10
                    The picture in the brochure was very small, not clear and didn’t match the screenshot of the dash in the 53 Commander I was considering buying. It’s just as easy to ask here as it is to Google and the info here I consider accurate. So he’s not rude telling me I should Google?? I like sharing thoughts with club members, that’s why I joined. Always find help and good advice.

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                    • #11
                      Here’s a better photo.Click image for larger version

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                      • #12
                        As Rich said, not a 53 dash, but probably a good upgrade if the car has been converted to 12 volts.

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                        • #13
                          I think the '56 dash had a third toggle switch instead of the slider, to the left of the steering column. The '58 to '61 Hawk had a simple cutout for the radio, like in Tim's photo above. The '56 & '57 require a face plate. All have the fiberglass cut out for a small vac. or vac./press. gauge above the steering column. Which was used on Golden Hawks.
                          Mike

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                          • #14
                            The dash is from a 58 to 61 Hawk as it has a later model hybrid radio in it and not the larger AC 2747 radio that was used in the 56 and 57 Hawks. Bud

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                            • #15
                              Ah well, I just reckon there's enough pictures to select what ought to be original, probably the ones that looks most alike. & maby ad "original" too.
                              That's me being rude, I just found out...
                              But no worries, I'm used to be in the wrong.
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                              Josephine
                              -55
                              Champion V8
                              4d sedan

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