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Hawk Dash in a 53 Commander

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  • Hawk Dash in a 53 Commander

    How difficult is it to put a 61-64 GT Hawk dash in a 53 Commander?
    Any special parts needed? Or, as Ive been told its " a bolt in job"

  • #2
    There may be some issues with switches for the wiper and/or heater blowers requiring some creativity. It should physically bolt in fine however.


    55 Commander Starlight
    55 Commander Starlight


    • #3
      Guys Im sure glad to hear it is a " bolt in " job
      I have a new EZ Wire harness to install along with some new gauges.
      I also plan to try my hand at " engine turning " some aluminum inserts to use in place of the wood grain.
      I just wanted to make sure the Hawk dash would fit in the 53' coupe
      without a lot of cutting, trimming etc.


      • #4
        Yeah - it's been done many times already![^] You should be able to swap sedan dashes around from late 55 (wraparound windshield intro) thru the '60 Larks as well - without too hassle.[:0]

        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe

        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.