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FYI--Brad has shared with me that this dash plate is 2-1/2" square.


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Happy New Year! My search is over; this unique Christmas present arrived in my mailbox today. What a involved three guys that were total strangers a few months ago, who then forged a relationship over a quirky part. The dash plate was on a 1958 1-ton truck that originally worked on the White Sands Military Base near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Time now to prep this little gem for installation this spring on the dash of my '48 Chevy 1/2 ton truck. As some might say--it is as rare as rocking horse manure! As it has been stated before, people in the old truck hobby are simply the best. Thanks to all who provided me with leads during my search.

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I'd use toothpaste and a soft cloth to do a little polishing/cleaning. It's a trick us gunsmiths use sometimes when working with heirloom firearms that we want to clean up a little without disturbing the patina. Cleaning/polishing old guns can dramatically reduce the collector's value, sometimes by half or more.

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The project is complete. It will no doubt become a conversation starter.

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Anyone have one for sale or know where I can find one?

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Anyone have one for sale or know where I can find one?
Please post a want ad in the swap meet section.

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