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Painted 1958 - Desot0 Firesweep interior
Hi, I took all of my interior components to the paint shop to be painted. I mean all the parts. I totally disassembled the dash removing the dash and all gauges. The painter looked at the parts and commented that the dash was two different colors. The top was a silver blue and the bottom half was baby blue. totally different paint . He thought it was odd but painted it that way. The dash gauges housings that mount in the bottom half also were painted like silver. Was the originals painted that way?
Perhaps someone else can chime in as well, but this sounds correct. Gauge housings were indeed silver on the '57/'58 and the dashes were two-tone. Here is a photo of some '57s with a two-tone blue dash and the silver gauge housings. I pulled these photos from Ed Petrus' '57 website. I don't know that the exact shades of blue are correct for a '58, but it illustrates the two-tone color w/silver housings.
Yes two tone dashes with silver gauge housings are correct.