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Projects 1940 ford gasser barn find

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by mongo4u2, May 7, 2021.

  1. mongo4u2
    Joined: Apr 1, 2007
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    Stored in a carport for 40 years , as always , the owner passes away , everything gets auctioned off . I just made it home with gem ! body is pretty solid , today will tell if the mystery Ford fe setup beyond stuck , all four wheels needed some beating to get the shoes loose ! a4.jpg
     

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  2. 40ragtopdown
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    Great find.
     
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  3. Sart156
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    Wow thats cool!
     
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  4. Nice score
     
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  5. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    That's really cool. Congrats.
     
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  6. WOW!!! That is so cool! Congrats!
     
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  7. Sweet score!
     
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  8. J.Ukrop
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    Oh hell yeah! I can already imagine it with some slicks.
     
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  9. Stogy
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    Sure looks like it wore them with radiused wells and the flipfront...congrats on the new project... @mongo4u2...
     
  10. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
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    Nice find! Where was the auction at?
     
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  11. lippy
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  12. 1971BB427
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    Looks like she had some big shoes on the rear once! Looking forward to seeing it washed, and see what's under the dust.
     
  13. J. A. Miller
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    Cool! Somebody put 39 doors on it. Hope you can salvage the FE.
     
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  14. mickeyc
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    That grin says it all! I would be grinning as well. Sweet.
     
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  15. and you din't have to use a metal detector to find that chunk of gold......
     
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  16. Very cool find. You lucky Dog.:)
     
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  17. Matt55folife
    Joined: Nov 28, 2020
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    Very cool find! I love it! Please keep it a gasser!!! It needs to take a trip down the strip again!


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  18. That thing is pretty cool, nice score on that one.
     
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  19. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
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    1. 1940 Ford

  20. Joe Travers
    Joined: Mar 21, 2021
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    Great find! Looks like a later FE, 428 maybe???

    Joe
     
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  21. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
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    Yea buddy!! And an Fe 360? 390? 410? 428? Congrats!
     
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  23. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  24. Just curious, is that Sparta Ont Canada? Home to the St Thomas drag strip. Would love to know where the auction was.
     
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  25. Dang that’s sweet!!!

    please more story and more pics !!!
     
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  26. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
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    Nice find. Save that dust, someone may want it.
     
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    Deserving of a full size pic. CJ looking scoop, too. Hope you bring her back to life soon!
     
  28. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    Yep those chrome valve covers indicate a high Performance version (unless someone swapped out the originals). BUT it looks like standard log exhaust.
     
  29. I bet that is Sparta, TN! What an impressive find. I do hope you can get that FE running. Post up more pics.
     
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