1932 8-100A instrument panel

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05 Nov 2004 01:18 #2449 by pwright
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Just a question. In examining many 1932 Auburn 8-100A instrument panels I have seen some which are a brownish color, some chrome plated, and some machine tooled. Which is original? In the old photos I've seen, most appear to have a painted type finish.

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05 Nov 2004 03:26 #2451 by Lycoming-8
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The cars shown in the brochures with the painted (crinkle finish) were the Standard (8-100) level cars. The Custom (8-100A) cars usually had an engine turned finish which was chromed or nickled. Not sure which plating was original, but most cars now seen at the meets are the custom style. Both were original equipment, just depended on which level car you bought.

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06 Nov 2004 00:09 #2459 by RandyEma
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In 1932 there were three types of dashes used 8 100 std used a black wrinkle 8 100 A used a stamped pattern the high edge plated the background painted black,. The 12 160 used a metal turned dash panel that was all plated ,for both std and deluxe. Randy

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06 Nov 2004 05:41 #2460 by Lycoming-8
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Well you learn something new every day.

My '31 898 Std. has the crinkle finish style instrument cluster, so I know what that looks like first hand. Also I have downloaded quite a few pics of '31 & '32 interiors and have taken quite a few myself, but can't find any pics that look like what you describe for the 8-100A. So, Randy, what are most of the instrument clusters that I've seen pictures of in the 1932 8-100A's? Are they the original item that has been stripped of paint and then plated over all, or are they using the instrument cluster for a 12-cyl?

'31 Auburn Coupe

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07 Nov 2004 01:26 #2462 by Mike Dube
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I'll be glad to email you a picture of my 8-100A's dash if you like.

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07 Nov 2004 13:05 #2463 by pwright
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Thanks for the info everyone. Mike, if you could drop me a photo, I'd appreciate it.

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