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Art & Inspiration 1940 Ford's - Deluxe or Standard?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Nov 11, 2021.

  1. I was reading Mark's post about the 81st. anniversary of the iconic 40 Ford and seeing all the cool cars, reminded m of the 40 Fords I have had in the past, every one I ever owned was a Deluxe Model but in all honesty the Standard front appeals to me more tan the Deluxe.

    With that said there is a lot of 40 Ford guys here on the hamb, what's your take on it? HRP
  2. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,388


    Mine's a DeLuxe but, I think the Standard front grille and hood contour makes Standard appear sleeker. my 40 front (Small)best.jpg DSC06387 (Small).JPG DSC06388 (Small)b.jpg
  3. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,126

    from Michigan

    They both really look cool in their own way.
  4. It's kinda weird. I've always preferred the DeLuxe as a restored '40 and the Standard as a Hot Rod. I love 'em both though and there are always exceptions to the "rule" for sure. Good thread, Danny. Curious to listen to the various responses.:) thumbnail (14).jpg thumbnail (16).jpg thumbnail (12).jpg IMG_0287-vi.jpg

  5. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,181


    I don't like the painted Standard headlight doors as much as the Deluxe ones. Other than that, I'd take either one.
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  6. wutnxt
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 329


    0CDB1181-76EC-4C43-BB7D-F29AC733679F.jpeg Two Standards. Mine(green) and a friend’s.
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,263

    from IDAHO

    Hard To Go Wrong With Either Model... 117899~1.JPG
  8. ...Tried the painted doors once, but went back to the chrome ones. IMG_0011-vi.jpg FB_IMG_1571442492853.jpg
  9. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,466


    I'm a Standard guy all the way. Have owned at least one for the last 40 years.
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  10. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,587

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I'm a standard guy also, currently have a standard coupe which I really like. Many years ago I had a deluxe sedan which was nice but I kept putting dents in the front chin. If I could have my choice it would be a 39 deluxe coupe. Sleeker grille, great headlights and more tasteful side trim.
  11. LSGUN
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,337

    from TX

  12. Whichever one you guys have as a spare, I'll take off of your hands!
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    I’ve got a purrty merc , but Delux or Standard are both gorgeous, 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other.
  14. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
    Posts: 508

    from Dundalk Md

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Im either or . Really like em both, normally one of the last things I'm looking at when admiring someone's 40 ford .
  15. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,402

    1. 1940 Ford

    This is like asking “who’s your favorite child” :confused:
    They’re all beauties IMHO,I prefer the standard grill but there’s plenty to be said for the Deluxe interior appointments.:cool:
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  16. hotrodharry2
    Joined: Nov 19, 2008
    Posts: 706

    from Michigan

    I've had several all Deluxe's but I'd take either. Maybe someday I'll get this one back on the road! (That's all I really want......)
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  17. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,371

    jim snow

  18. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,386

    from Ok

    I have had many 40’s, all deluxe until my current 40 coupe which is std. I have a current 40 sedan project. I have a deluxe hood and grill and also a std hood and grill for it and change my mind weekly. As far as headlight doors and dash trims, As anyone who knows my coupe with its 39 body side trim knows that I am a mix em up kind of a guy.
  19. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,573


    I prefer the standard but then we got ours when I was 10 years old. I prefer the grille painted too. I think the color can make a big difference there though. I also like the standard dash better. Instruments are too cluttered on deluxe. In high school, I drove a '39 Deluxe with '40 trim, wheels, headlights etc. Banjo steering wheel and stock '39 tail lights. Best of both worlds!


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  20. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,632


    Without question, I like the Standard best.....unless it's a 39, then I like Deluxe. :D
  21. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,126

    from Michigan

    That's easy, I have one kid. And favorite car too, I have one old one! Lol.

    I lean toward the deluxe if I had to choose.... After looking a few times.
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  22. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
    Posts: 285

    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    I have to say I love them both equally. Can't go wrong with either model. They both have their charms.
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  23. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 3,072

    from Alabama

  24. El Mirage Garage
    Joined: May 26, 2021
    Posts: 50

    El Mirage Garage

    Like most guys here, I love em both but I’d have to say, given the choice, I’d take the standard. For me, the deluxe grill is beautiful but complex while the standard is elegant in its simplicity. But I think I’d add the second taillight though.
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  25. Being a long time Deluxe owner I spent years with a luke warm feeling toward the Standard. But over the years the Standard has grown on me and I now like them both equally.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2021
  26. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,886

    from Indy

    had a bunch of both over the years, like both styles
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  27. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 22,293

    Staff Member

    Mine is a deluxe, When I was looking for a 40, I would have taken either one, I was just happy to get a car that didn't have any god awful modern "upgrades" on it (mustang 2 ifs, open driveline etc) these are wonderful cars just as Mr Ford designed them, with just a few select mods, they are wonderful hot rods 402.JPG october2.JPG
  28. I've had one of each. I'll take a Deluxe 10 to 1 over a standard.
  29. All that I've had have been the Deluxe version... But they're both great looking cars!
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  30. Standard.
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