Sorry I haven't kept up on a progress of repo dashes, between the new job, deer season, holidays and the seasonal flu, I haven't been on in a while
After talking with Mark , a mold can be done for the dashes( i have to repair one to use as a template or take the NOS one off of a White 1050) the mold can be made as temporary as to do a couple or as Ericfrompa said, it can be made out of aluminum and be used to make hundreds- it's all about the cost, Hope to have some progress by spring- I have another parts commitment that needs met first.
The dashes are the same on a gear drive as a hydro, the hydro steering is offset for the drive shaft and uses a offset blockout plate, I have found hydro dashes on gear drive tractors, from factory
A side note to anyone restoring any Whites , I have just about all the decals reproduced, especially the odd ball stuff, like the model and serial foil tags ,steering wheel , "YARD BOSS" side decal and battery decal.
The " YARD BOSS" decals that show up on ebay aren't correct, on the originals, the font of each letter is different and they don't show up on any offering, bottom line is it takes more than a computer and vinyl cutter to make this type of decal.