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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by clips221, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. clips221
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
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    Got me a new toy coming my way. Hope to have it home by Christmas... It's a 40 Ford Coupe. Barn find. It's got a Mercury flathead in it, hasn't ran in several years with dual exhaust out the rear. Everything else is original. Body is very solid, drip rails are good, needs patch panels in the doors and some floor board work. I know there are 1000 different ways to go with these cars. don't have a ton of money to throw at it right now. May get the flathead running, rebuild the brakes, patch the doors and floor and drive it. One of these days I'll do it up right.
     

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  2. olscrounger
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    good start can't beat a 40 coupe
     
  3. Big Mac
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    Nice score. One of my all time favorite cars. Just keep it a simple hot rod. 40's are hard to turn into a custom and get it right. Hopped up flatty, dropped axle, gauges, you got yourself a GREAT hot rod.
     
  4. RAF
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    from MA.

    Looks like a solid car would love to have it, 40's are my favorite. Good luck with it.
     

  5. Super Streak
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    Congratulations, that is a great car to do.
     
  6. khead47
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    Here's mine that I let go back in the 60's. Still regretting doing so!
     

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  7. carlos
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  8. Midget25
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    Your plan to start sound perfect. Remember money doesn't always mean fun. Get it running and have fun...................
     
  9. flamedabone
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    I was eyeballing that car on Craigslist, but the guy said he had a down payment. Glad it went to a fellow HAMB guy, looks like a hell of a nice car.

    Good luck, -Abone.



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  10. Pewsplace
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    Stick with your plan. Get it running and enjoy. 40 coupes are the envy of most hot rodders.
     
  11. 40Standard
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    got to love those 40's. good luck
     
  12. mt shasta steve
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    Nice score Clip;
    I think I would go with a disc brake kit (safety), and upgrade the steering with a Saginaw box (again safety). 12V and drive it as is. I'm a '40 guy, but I'm starting to like the "survivor" look. Keep us posted.
    Steve
     
  13. Stu Padasso
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    Here's mine, hasn't been on the road since 1957, maybe 2014? Good luck with yours..
     

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  14. Rob68
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    That is exactly what I' do. Good find and good luck!
     
  15. Sweet find there. Get it safe and running and enjoy.
     
  16. honeyman
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    Hell yes...one of my favorites since seeing Robert Mitchum (sp) drive one in Thunder Road when I was about 11. Your plan sound perfect!
     
  17. 3340
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    Nice Find, You're Plan Is Perfect! Enjoy!
     
  18. Rusty
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    Love my 40, looks like a great start
     

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  19. Congrats, great looking ride!
     
  20. brady1929
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    Nice, congratulations
     
  21. Great find! One of my favorite rides of all time.
    I'd do it up just like you said....
    Keep us posted....
     
  22. Love them 40's! Good Luck and Congratulations.
     
  23. chevy54man
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    Congratulations! That is one beautiful body style~
     
  24. ........Don't remember Mitchum driving a '40, but his fellow moonshiner Niles Pendlin drove a '40 Standard Coupe. Mitchum drove a '50 2dr Sedan and later a '57.:)
     
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  25. Hey clips....Welcome to the club....

    Murph:cool:
     
  26. Deadbird
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  27. 296ardun
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    What a great score!
     
  28. FOURTYDLX
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    Greaat, Injoy, Mine since 57
     
  29. GREAT SCORE GUY!!!
    Make it a safe driver and have tons of fun in it and thats not hard to do in a 40.
     
  30. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
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    Love those 40's

    Very handsome cars that take no work to look killer.
     

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