Dodge Pilot-House Truck Dash

We pulled this Dodge “Pilot-House” B-series truck dash out of an old shop the other day:

These trucks were made from 1948-1953, and the term “Pilot-House” was used to describe the improved visibility provided by higher and wider windshield and windows:

You can tell that this particular dash came from a 1953 because of the Dodge emblem. Other years featured a chrome trim piece in the center position, but only ’53 had this Dodge script. Surprisingly, these emblems were made of plastic, not metal, and they do become brittle with age.