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  • Are these Studebaker gauges?

    There is a 32 Ford coupe on BarnFinds that has this dash in it. Are these Studebaker gauges or just similar?
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    "In the heart of Arkansas."
    Searcy, Arkansas
    1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
    1952 2R pickup

  • #2
    They appear to be 1947 Champion gauges.

    Craig

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    • #3
      These appear identical to my '47 Champion, although I have replaced the centre one with a clock. '48 and '49 Champion look the same, but may not interchange due to different mounting tabs.
      Bill Jarvis

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      • #4
        That was about the year I thought, but I wasn't sure. It was common years ago to see gauges swapped into hot rods from later cars. I remember some hat I really liked in their new location.
        "In the heart of Arkansas."
        Searcy, Arkansas
        1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
        1952 2R pickup

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        • #5
          They are '47-'49 Champion, I wonder if it matters?
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            Hmnn...Jus wondering...looks like they might have transferred the floor that had rusted away in the old Studebaker too!
            John Clary
            Greer, SC

            SDC member since 1975

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            • #7
              Now they have to put a 289 in it. The OTHER one!

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              • #8
                That speedometer seems to have turn signal indicators in it. Did Studebaker have those in '47-8-9. I know nothing of those years.
                Jerry Forrester
                Forrester's Chrome
                Douglasville, Georgia

                See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
                  That speedometer seems to have turn signal indicators in it. Did Studebaker have those in '47-8-9. I know nothing of those years.
                  Yes they did, but turn signals were an option.

                  Craig

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                    Yes they did, but turn signals were an option.

                    Craig
                    Thanks Craig. Since I've learned something this early in the day, I can rest the rest of the day.
                    Jerry Forrester
                    Forrester's Chrome
                    Douglasville, Georgia

                    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
                      Thanks Craig. Since I've learned something this early in the day, I can rest the rest of the day.
                      All day, every day!
                      sigpic
                      Dave Lester

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                      • #12
                        47 champion had gold centers, 49 had silver centers, not sure about 48
                        Milt

                        1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
                        1961 Hawk 4-speed
                        1967 Avanti
                        1961 Lark 2 door
                        1988 Avanti Convertible

                        Member of SDC since 1973

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                        • #13
                          Studebaker used an interesting Clock filler in the instrument panel in 1947.

                          To the right is a multi-engine airplane, perhaps like the B17's that they made the engines for in WWII, and near the bottom center what appears to be a open cockpit race car, perhaps in reference to the ones that Studebaker ran at Indianapolis in the 1930's. Nice work that is often overlooked.

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                          Dan Peterson
                          Montpelier, VT
                          1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                          1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dpson View Post
                            Studebaker used an interesting Clock filler in the instrument panel in 1947.

                            To the right is a multi-engine airplane, perhaps like the B17's that they made the engines for in WWII, and near the bottom center what appears to be a open cockpit race car, perhaps in reference to the ones that Studebaker ran at Indianapolis in the 1930's. Nice work that is often overlooked.
                            It is probably a reference to an older slogan.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                              All day, every day!
                              That's the slogan some of our local restaurants use to advertise their Breakfast Menu!!!

                              Craig
                              Last edited by 8E45E; 07-19-2019, 02:55 PM.

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