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  • Strange dash on Ebay

    Can anybody explain what the heck this item is?? It is item # 130102041333.
    It is advertised as an 'instrument board' for a '62 GT Hawk.
    I can't make sense out of the part number. It lools like it is missing a digit.
    I've never seen a car with that many gauge positions.


    62 GT Hawk

  • #2
    Here's the pic to save some time:



    It's for a drivers ed car.



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    Mark Anderson
    1965 Cruiser
    http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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    • #3
      Driver's ed was my guess, too, except who would use a GT Hawk for driver's ed???

      --------
      Restoring my grandfather's '60 Lark, one rusted bolt at a time.

      Maple Lake, Minnesota
      '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

      "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"

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      • #4
        Not a drivers ed car, it's a right hand drive section mated to a left. The dashes are glued together when they are made.

        64 Commander-64 Daytona
        64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
        63 Avanti R1
        63 Daytona convert-63
        63 Lark 2 door
        62 Lark 2 door
        60 Lark HT-60Hawk
        59 3E truck
        52 & 53 Starliner
        51 Commander

        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          I didn't know that the dash had two parts. I thought the whole thing was made in one piece.

          62 GT Hawk

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          • #6
            It looks to be quite a rare piece. I have never seen anything like that before. There has seen alot of weird stuff in this hobby, but this appears to be one of the weirder items.


            1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
            1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
            [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
            [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
            [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
            [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
            1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
            1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
            1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
            1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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            • #7
              SASCO had some dashes left over from production that had no been bonded yet. If you sand the paint off the fiberglass you'll see the seam. Someone was building a custom dash to make the ebay unit.

              64 Commander-64 Daytona
              64 GT R2 clone-63 GT R2
              63 Avanti R1
              63 Daytona convert-63
              63 Lark 2 door
              62 Lark 2 door
              60 Lark HT-60Hawk
              59 3E truck
              52 & 53 Starliner
              51 Commander

              JDP Maryland

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              • #8
                What I find odd is that there's no hole in the dash on the right hand side for a steering column. The picture is pretty crappy, but it doesn't look filled in.

                The guy claims it's a NOS part. Is this something that Studebaker might have custom built, or is this like so much Stude stuff on e-bay, where the seller is blissfully unaware?

                --------
                Restoring my grandfather's '60 Lark, one rusted bolt at a time.

                Maple Lake, Minnesota
                '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

                "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"

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                • #9
                  I don't guess Studebaker build GT airplanes did they?

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                  • #10
                    That would drive Nate right over the edge..
                    (I don't care who you are, that there is funny - Larry)
                    Jeff[8D]

                    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                    Jeff


                    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                    • #11
                      I could see this for a high performance stude. Get an unknowning passenger in and tell em "Do me a favor over there, I'm calibrating gauges for the Hawk. Tell me how fast I peg the tach(or max the speedo."LOL


                      1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                      1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
                      [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
                      [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
                      [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
                      [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
                      1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                      1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                      1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                      1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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                      • #12
                        PlainBrownR2, after a good laugh from your comment, I realized there is one option I didn't consider. It could be specifically built for a road test vehicle, allowing an engineer to sit on the passenger side and observe the readings as a driver took it around. That would explain why all the gauge openings are there, but no notch for a steering wheel, as you would expect if two halves were just patched together.

                        I just want to know where you install the stereo!

                        --------
                        Restoring my grandfather's '60 Lark, one rusted bolt at a time.

                        Maple Lake, Minnesota
                        '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

                        "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"

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                        • #13
                          My guess is that Engineering had this one built to mock-up the Instruments and wiring for both Right and Left hand drive cars in one car! [:0] That part number is not a Studebaker part number. If he's got it right, it is either a special engineering number or a vendor's part number.[^]

                          StudeRich
                          Studebakers Northwest
                          Ferndale, WA
                          StudeRich
                          Second Generation Stude Driver,
                          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                          • #14
                            Rallye car, Stude style?
                            Jeff[8D]
                            HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                            Jeff


                            Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                            Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                            • #15
                              I think he was missing one digit in the part number. He has since corrected it. It is now 1343810.

                              62 GT Hawk

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