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Painted 1958 - Desot0 Firesweep interior  

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conradgeibel
(@conradgeibel)
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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?

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Posted : August 10, 2019 8:28 pm
DavidFrank
(@davidfrank)
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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.

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Posted : August 14, 2019 6:35 pm
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DennisKerry
(@denniskerry)
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Yes two tone dashes with silver gauge housings are correct.

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Posted : August 30, 2019 8:40 pm
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