The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PONTNAK123, Jul 21, 2016.
This one's pretty nicely done...
Sat in barn for years then moved out to field, but after much work, she is alive n kickin
Here's my Dad's
Mine needs a little work yet
Nice to have a complete running car to compare how some of the many pieces go together.
Definitely will come in handy!
An eighty year old man brought a 40 to us to do the sheet metal work and paint work and stated he would finish it up from there. When we loaded it on his trailer we figured that it would be another unfinished project but here it is two years later (and him 82). Makes me feel ashamed for what I've got done on my 34 over the same time period.
Here is our part mostly done followed by his finish work two years later.
...40's are nice but the ragtop is my least favorite model,...just don't like that "thick" top when it's up;...if it had a top more like the 46-8's it mite look better...
Here's one from 1958... My uncle and hisbuddy rolled what was a "junk" '40 convertible at the time, then tipped it back right side up, went into town to get a camera and another guy to take this picture after they tipped it on it's side again.
I agree with you, the top is not one of my favorite parts of the convertible. The post above from the-rodster has a picture of a 40 with that style roof. I admit it changes the look of the car. Was thinking of doing something like that on mine since I was going to chop the windshield and need a new top anyway.
My Brother's from 1960.
Not a 40 but it does have a 40 trunk lid
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Here is my '40 that I had in high school and college. It had a 2 inch chop. I sold it in 1965 but don't know whatever happened to it/
Built this 2005 belive it’s in Arizona
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The 40 that I posted had a 46 top, and 39 deluxe front sheet metal.
The best of all worlds.
Another postwar-style top. Photos by Craig Wise.
One of my favorite set of photos, in our files, are the ones that my wife took, back in April of 2018. She was on a tour of old classic homes in the middle of the OC with her sister. These were classic 40’s-50’s homes, some original and some updated to the hilt, but still staying old and classy. Say, isn't that what we all aspire to be as we move on in life? Old and classy?
The added plus, which may draw me to the area next time, were the tons of 40’s-60’s cars parked on a closed off street, that fit into the style of the surrounding homes. A classic hot rod show within the community…the idea was to draw the husbands along with the home design-conscious wives to the event. (Not that all husbands aren’t design conscious…) The hot rods did draw the husbands, but my wife’s old, hot rod eye knew I would like the photos that she was taking to add to the photo files. It was a surprise in this old home tour event for her. So, this coming year, I will be tagging along for the show and cool houses tour.
Since we once owned a 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery in our twenties, she thought I would like the photos of the 40 Ford standard convertible. It had all of the stylish 40s-50s stuff to make it a classic, yet, a strong Friday night cruiser. It was not for sale, otherwise she would have put in a bid on that classic convertible. What is it for girls/women and convertibles? It does wonders to hair styles while driving!
She remembered the smooth lines of the sedan delivery front end, hood, fenders, etc. Maybe that is why we both thought the design was one of the best to come from Ford in those days. There was nothing big and square out in front, to have any wind resistance and detract from the cool design. It is one of the best in factory streamlining designs.
Even the rear end had the classic 40’s look, with a flare for the 50’s cruising style. She could see us cruising around in this great looking Ford Convertible, even with the top down, in all sorts of So Cal weather.
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