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Customs 1940 Ford Sedan: “Family Truckster” Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JohnnyCASHcadillac, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    Picked up a 40 sedan a few months back.
    I have my Gasser Sedan so this is gonna be a reliable driver for the fam, with a traditional look.

    Plans:
    Lowered, Chevy 348 W motor, overdrive, 9in ford, dropped axle.
    Early 60’s vibe:

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    Inspiration
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  2. BJR
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    I don't get the "Truckster build" part in your title. The car and your plans sound great, just don't get the title.
     
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  3. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    My family just enjoys the Griswolds!
    This car is for them.


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  4. I'm in. Keep 'em coming!
     
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  5. Moon50F3
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    The original family truckster was one fugly ride. Yours is cool. I like the plan
     
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  6. BJR
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    I'm a little dense, now I get it.
     
  7. BamaMav
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    Nice 40. Less is more, I like your ideas. Leave it mostly stock looking with modern power and brakes. Win Win in my book.
     
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  8. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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  10. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    Dropped axle right behind it...
    Spring perches DO NOT want to come out!!!


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  11. 40Standard
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    nice looking 40 sedan
     
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  12. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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  13. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    Question: This will have all the weight on the front of the engine and rear at the trans mount.
    Anyone use a mid plate between the engine and trans to strengthen that? Any recommendations?


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  15. 40FORDPU
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    Nice build.
    That should get your family to Wally World in style.
     
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  16. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    Pulled the engine and split the bones.
    Just mock up but moving forward


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    Split the bones but haven’t put the Saginaw box in yet. Steering hits the bones a little


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  19. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    Pete and Jakes delivery....
    Everything looks quality and will see on installment...


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  20. Bandit Billy
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    I'm sure you ordered the Antarctic Blue Super Sports Wagon but this is a nice alternative.
    What that? Reassigned CA. VIN?
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  21. neilswheels
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    Excellent! At the rate your going, this is gonna be a driver way before mine! After reading some stuff on here about front motor mount and rear tail mount, I had some mid mounts made by Marco when he was fitting it all for me.
     

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  22. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    Yup body number for the stupid DMV...
    Early Ford store sells “body number Tags”
    But works...


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  23. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    I’ll take a set of those!!!


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  24. bchctybob
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    This is so cool. Nice car to start with and an interesting choice of engines. How much surgery will be needed in the “X” to make the trans fit?


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  25. Looks like a real sold car, I had a '40 very similarly built back in the 70's and it was a great family car, I'll be following the build. HRP
     
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  26. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    Haven’t tried yet.


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  27. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    Another Pete and Jakes bolt in part. Went in smooth and fits great...


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  28. neilswheels
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    What is the pipe fitting in the middle of the firewall for? Not seen one before, but have wondered why the pressing is there..
     
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  30. V8 Bob
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    That's an optional hot air heater connection. Look at the picture on the op's #8 post and you'll see the heat shroud covering the right exhaust manifold that fed hot air though the firewall.
     
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