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Veneer for 63 Hawk panel

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  • Speedo/Tach/Gauges: Veneer for 63 Hawk panel

    Mine came without the tach. A new factory looking unit is available with sender from various sources. But now I have to make a hole in the panel and sure as shooting I am going to make wrong cuts or scratches someplace on the panel. And someone put smiley face decals on it at some time. So I am thinking I have a nice piece of walnut veneer from a Silver Cloud project, and wouldn't that look nice. Can the switch ID plates be peeled off and reglued? Comments in general?

  • #2
    The real walnut sounds neat!!, and I have no experience with trying to remove the switch plates.
    That said, and only FYI, I think you may find that the hole for the tach is already in the fiberglass dash.
    Also, I wonder if the SDC's "keeper of the templates" has instructions for cutting the tach hole in the overlay (maybe even of all the holes which might help with your veneer project?)


    • #3
      I have a 1964 Hawk that I re-did the radio, glove box, front and rear door panels in Macassar Ebony veneer. I'm not a fan of oak but walnut might look really good. I think you might be better off and easier finding a dash insert that all ready had a tachometer in it. Post on the Studebaker Swap page with a wanted ad.

      There's a picture of my dash documented in another post.



      Good luck. Allen
      1964 GT Hawk
      PSMCDR 2014
      Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
      PSMCDR 2013
      Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

      Victoria, Canada


      • #4
        I have done some in real wood, and had some done. Click image for larger version

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        Bez Auto Alchemy

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