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Antique car question. Can anyone tell me what is the name of the car that this dash is a part of?
Online Athens ^ | 4-11-13

Posted on 04/11/2013 4:32:42 PM PDT by rawhide

Can anyone tell me what is the name of the car that this dash is a part of? What are those levers in front of the steering wheel used for? Air vents? Nice looking dash.



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1 posted on 04/11/2013 4:32:42 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Dodge ?


2 posted on 04/11/2013 4:34:39 PM PDT by GregB (Where are the Benghazi survivors?)
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To: rawhide

Thjat is definitely a ford product, probably Lincolin or Mercury around ‘53 - ‘54.


3 posted on 04/11/2013 4:34:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: rawhide

Maybe a Rambler.


4 posted on 04/11/2013 4:35:03 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: rawhide

It’s definitely a Ford. The column configuration looks just like our 1965 Ford Galaxie. The speedometer is similar, too.


5 posted on 04/11/2013 4:35:37 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: rawhide

The levers look like little jet engine throttles. Very cool. I’m guessing late ‘50s early ‘60s, but don’t know the make/model.


6 posted on 04/11/2013 4:35:39 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: rawhide

Edsel.


7 posted on 04/11/2013 4:35:44 PM PDT by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: rawhide

They operate the auxiliary snow-plow blade attached to the front end.


8 posted on 04/11/2013 4:36:28 PM PDT by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: GregB

Agreed. Looks like an early sixties Dodge product to me.

Then again, it might not even be a U.S. make. Canadian, perhaps? Seems that I’d remember that dash if it was a domestic model.


9 posted on 04/11/2013 4:36:35 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yeah, maybe early ‘50s judging by the size of the steering wheel and the fact that it’s a non-wraparound windshield.


10 posted on 04/11/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: rawhide

Doesn’t look Fordish to me. Desoto?


11 posted on 04/11/2013 4:38:32 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: x1stcav

They only made Edsels for 3 yrs and none of these pics match up with the OP.

http://www.google.com/search?q=edsel+dashboard&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=N0lnUejBH47l4AOepIHIDg&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=601


12 posted on 04/11/2013 4:38:38 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: MeganC

Definitely a Ford. The speedometer looks exactly like our old ‘69 Galaxy 500.


13 posted on 04/11/2013 4:39:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rawhide

It’s a 1954 Mercury Monterey


14 posted on 04/11/2013 4:39:41 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: rawhide

dodge Rambler


15 posted on 04/11/2013 4:40:42 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

‘54 Merc.


16 posted on 04/11/2013 4:40:51 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Looks like it is an automatic. Did they have automatics back them?


17 posted on 04/11/2013 4:41:25 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: editor-surveyor
You are correct: LINK.
18 posted on 04/11/2013 4:42:24 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I always have dodged Ramblers.


19 posted on 04/11/2013 4:42:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

53 Lincoln doesn’t really look similar

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14452042@N05/4102903557/


20 posted on 04/11/2013 4:42:47 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: editor-surveyor

Indeed it is - any idea what the levers were for?


21 posted on 04/11/2013 4:42:51 PM PDT by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: editor-surveyor

Dang, you beat me to it. Came up under “1954 Mercury dash” in Google.

Cars had so much fun gadgetry back then.


22 posted on 04/11/2013 4:43:15 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: GregB
Wish we still has our Dodge Belvedere with push button shifting!!!
23 posted on 04/11/2013 4:43:19 PM PDT by GregB (Where are the Benghazi survivors?)
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To: editor-surveyor

Bingo!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rexgray/4766175767/


24 posted on 04/11/2013 4:44:01 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: rawhide

Don’t care... it’s awesome

TT


25 posted on 04/11/2013 4:44:14 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: rawhide

It’s definitely a Chrysler product — my guess is Plymouth. Your theory about the air vents sounds right. Actually, I’d forgotten about air vents — mid-century AC.


26 posted on 04/11/2013 4:44:28 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The economy is not a pie, but a bakery.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

27 posted on 04/11/2013 4:44:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: rawhide

Ford Skyliner???


28 posted on 04/11/2013 4:45:27 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: BfloGuy

Ping to #24


29 posted on 04/11/2013 4:45:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: rawhide

Under the speedometer there is a guage for each of the four levers with what looks like a gas guage in the middle. I can’t zoom in enough without pixelation to see what clue the guages might offer.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 4:46:04 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: editor-surveyor
You are right. Google search found this dash from a '54 Mercury Monterey. Looks like a match.
31 posted on 04/11/2013 4:46:16 PM PDT by rawhide
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32 posted on 04/11/2013 4:46:20 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Windflier
Dang!!
You could put that steering wheel on a Greyhound bus, LOL.
33 posted on 04/11/2013 4:46:35 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Cars were ‘sexy” then...now they all look the same.


34 posted on 04/11/2013 4:46:55 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: editor-surveyor

YOu are right! They are heater and vent controllers.


35 posted on 04/11/2013 4:47:11 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rawhide
Is that a dash mounted rear view mirror at the top and center of the picture?

And what are those levers?

Ventilation and heat control?

36 posted on 04/11/2013 4:47:31 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: nascarnation

I was judging by the windshield pillar. The Lincolin and Merc shared a basic body in ‘49 - ‘54


37 posted on 04/11/2013 4:47:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: laplata

Rambler

According to my hubby it is an American Motors Company Rambler
All of the levers were on the dashboard. 53-54?


38 posted on 04/11/2013 4:47:54 PM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: nascarnation

Cool — he’s got the little reflector thing for viewing traffic lights that are overhead. Saved you from having to crane your head to look up at it. That was an option on the 1951 Chevy truck I used to own.


39 posted on 04/11/2013 4:48:09 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: rawhide

It’s a 1954 Mercury.


40 posted on 04/11/2013 4:49:53 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: The Cajun
Dang!! You could put that steering wheel on a Greyhound bus, LOL.

Yeah, steering wheels were pretty big, back in the 50s and 60s. They're what I learned to drive in.

Us young guys would swap 'em out with after market steering wheels that were much smaller.

41 posted on 04/11/2013 4:50:04 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: nascarnation

What is that thing on top of the dash, in the photo link you posted?? Very strange?


42 posted on 04/11/2013 4:50:11 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: editor-surveyor

My you are good at identification:

http://www.chromjuwelen.com/de/magazin/enroute/282/161747-1954-mercury-monterey-coupe-dashboard.html


43 posted on 04/11/2013 4:50:44 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: rawhide

see post #39


44 posted on 04/11/2013 4:51:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: lucky american

‘54 Mercury Monterey.


We tried. LOL


45 posted on 04/11/2013 4:51:06 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Windflier; Zuben Elgenubi

That tall chrome rod with the big knob was a “Moon” shifter for the “MercOmatic” trans.


46 posted on 04/11/2013 4:51:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: rawhide

Looks like a Nash Metropolitan. A friend of mine had one up in Portland, and she took practically religious care of it. It looks almost identical.


47 posted on 04/11/2013 4:52:13 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: rawhide

No idea, but those dashboards are pretty in a primitive sort of way. You can’t even see where the music and/or radio plugs in. And by the way, where are our flying cars? With our technological innovation, we should have had those fifteen years ago.


48 posted on 04/11/2013 4:52:25 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: rawhide

Reflector for viewing overhead traffic lights. Saved you from having to crane to look up at them. Apparently was a fairly common option back then, and IMO would be pretty handy even today.


49 posted on 04/11/2013 4:52:56 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: editor-surveyor
“Moon” shifter

Now there's a phrase I haven't heard for forty years or so. Little before my time, but I knew what they were, back in the day.

50 posted on 04/11/2013 4:54:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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