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#1209541 - Mon Mar 20 2017 04:35 PM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: tclederman]
Jim Sears Online
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I don't know, that's why I'm asking.
Was it something Chevy added to cover the space after the column shift was introduced but the vehicle didn't have one?
Was it a dress-up item like the clock?
Was it from J.C. Whitney?
Curious minds want to know.
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#1209546 - Mon Mar 20 2017 05:20 PM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: Dodgecummins]
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There is nothing like that mentioned in 1954 GM documentation for 1954/55st Deluxe Interior equipment - but, I do not know if it might be standard COE equipment.

It sure look "natural" there?

Maybe Spanky knows?
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#1209572 - Mon Mar 20 2017 07:39 PM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: tclederman]
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So tomorrow I will take it off and shoot a few pics of it. There are some numbers stamped into it. The hole on top of the dash is not centered in between the two gauges, I'm thinking that might be key it was for something else.
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#1209656 - Tue Mar 21 2017 10:32 AM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: Dodgecummins]
Jim Sears Online
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Thanks, maybe the numbers will be searchable.

Doesn't the template for mounting the clock housing only require 4 small holes, not one big one? Maybe someone was trying to mount a dash clock flush without the housing?
Or, they needed to fix the windshield wiper motor and got frustrated with working from the bottom.
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#1209678 - Tue Mar 21 2017 12:25 PM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: Jim Sears]
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Originally Posted By Jim Sears
Thanks, maybe the numbers will be searchable.

Doesn't the template for mounting the clock housing only require 4 small holes, not one big one? Maybe someone was trying to mount a dash clock flush without the housing?
Or, they needed to fix the windshield wiper motor and got frustrated with working from the bottom.


You are correct - one hole in the dash in the dash photo in original post.

And, as shown in a thread linked-to in a post above:
clock installation drilling template - 4 holes need to be drilled? (the largest is 1" diameter)
Clock Installation Instructions for Instrument Panel [truck] Clock Housing (54/55st)

By the way, that dash looks to have been cut-up/out in other areas - such as the holes to the right of the ignition switch?
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#1209722 - Tue Mar 21 2017 06:23 PM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: tclederman]
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Yes, some jack wagon mounted a radio there 30 years ago.. in another pic on Photobucket you can see they ended up moving it to under the glove box after destroying that bottom plate
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#1209767 - Tue Mar 21 2017 10:13 PM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: Dodgecummins]
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I just posted about 8 pics of the mount if any of you want to see.
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#1209772 - Tue Mar 21 2017 10:37 PM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: Dodgecummins]
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It looks real nice, and it looks like it was made for that location.
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#1209794 - Tue Mar 21 2017 11:46 PM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: tclederman]
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Thanks, I'm thinking I should make a mold and produce a few...
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#1211172 - Sat Apr 01 2017 11:41 AM Re: 1954 Chevy COE hole in top of dash [Re: Dodgecummins]
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Did anybody happen to see if this mount is OEM or aftermarket?
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