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1959 GMC Dash Hole: What for? #1315395 Sun Jun 23 2019 03:30 PM
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ronusny Offline OP
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Hi-
Can anybody tell me what knob or button originally occupied this hole?
This is a 1959 GMC pickup. 100.
Thanks in advance!
Ron A

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Re: 1959 GMC Dash Hole: What for? [Re: ronusny] #1315465 Mon Jun 24 2019 01:32 AM
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Quindel54 Offline
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Who knows what a presious owner may have had there. Its not oem. Is the push button for starter or horn? Cause its not original either. Typically there would be a choke cable beside ignition switch.

Re: 1959 GMC Dash Hole: What for? [Re: ronusny] #1316563 Fri Jul 05 2019 12:11 AM
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Truckrolet Offline
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Everyone just likes to drill holes. What I'd like to see is them going to the trouble to fix them and make it factory again. Then they'd think twice about drilling. Not many people could fill the holes and make it like OEM.


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Re: 1959 GMC Dash Hole: What for? [Re: ronusny] #1316871 Sun Jul 07 2019 02:51 PM
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That hole is original. It was for the choke on gasoline engines. Over the years, cables get switch around but that is a stock hole on '58-59 GMC trucks.

Re: 1959 GMC Dash Hole: What for? [Re: OldCarKook] #1317455 Fri Jul 12 2019 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by OldCarKook
That hole is original. It was for the choke on gasoline engines. Over the years, cables get switch around but that is a stock hole on '58-59 GMC trucks.


My throttle cable has always been in that location, not the choke.

Additionally, the push button is taking the place of the stock cigar lighter, if so equipped.

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