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54 dash stamping
#1381473 Tue Oct 20 2020 02:26 AM
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chnaus Offline OP
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My 54 3800 CE has a smooth upper dash while my 54 4400 has
Chevrolet stamped into it. Why the difference ???

Re: 54 dash stamping
chnaus #1381717 Wed Oct 21 2020 10:41 PM
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The "Chevrolet" letters are built into the stamping die, so in my opinion, what you describe would be very unlikely to have came from the factory. Is it possible that someone had filled in the stamped area at some point in the past? Have you checked the dash on the backside to see if you can feel the stamped indentions? Possibly use a mirror and flashlight and or using your hand you can verify that it was never stamped?


Ronnie
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Re: 54 dash stamping
chnaus #1381721 Wed Oct 21 2020 11:17 PM
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Excellent suggestion, Ronnie

It would be much easier to repaint a dash after filling in the recessed letters.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 54 dash stamping
chnaus #1381737 Thu Oct 22 2020 01:14 AM
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chnaus Offline OP
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I doubt that it was ever tampered with as this truck was used by RR maintenance of way.
It was purchased by the m-o-w foreman when it was replaced by a newer truck.
He used it to haul salvage lumber from dismantled rr buildings.

Re: 54 dash stamping
chnaus #1381739 Thu Oct 22 2020 01:16 AM
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chnaus Offline OP
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What years and what models got the indented Chevrolet in the dash ???

Re: 54 dash stamping
chnaus #1381741 Thu Oct 22 2020 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by chnaus
What years and what models got the indented Chevrolet in the dash ???

This thread is referring to (discussing) 1954 and 1955 first-series Chevrolet Truck dashes.

So, maybe you want to know what model and country (USA/Canada) members' 1954/55st series trucks have smooth dashes or CHEVROLET embossed dashes?

All three of my 1954 USA Chevrolet 31XX series trucks how CHEVROLET embossed on the dash (2 Pickups and one Suburban).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]

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