The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatheadz-forever, Sep 27, 2011.
What year/model is the hood and grille on this one?
Here is mine after last weekend. A little further along now, I did manage to break a hood hinge. (Don't ask how) Got one side of the bed stripped to bare metal and in primer, got some extra farner holes to weld up on the bed, they flame cut fender mounting holes for some later model fenders. I paid $2000 for it with a new Mustang II front end, chassis engineering rear, rebuilt 302. It didn't have a bed and was missing a rear fender.
for Richard D that is 40 hood and grille, just doesn't fit well
My 40 I recently acquired!!!
Richard D, that's a stock 40-41 hood with center seam filled and they removed the chrome nose piece also, most likely has a hood latch under the dash. That's a 40-41 Standard grill.
Yes it's rusty, no it won't be staying like that.
Also the frame was really far gone and rusted through in places, axles were mismatched and 21-stud wouldn't turn over....so...it got a frame swap (I know!) onto a licensed Mazda B-series pick-up I had with 351W & T5. Not really HAMB material, but here it is anyways...
I kinda like the look! Low maintenance for sure.
Here is mine almost done (the green one) the primered brown was in the stable for 6 months and sold off. Love these trucks
It may be a 40 hood but it has a 41 badge
Chris, my eyes are seeing a "Ford" script, and not the '41 badge.
Here's my '41. I built it to the memory of my wife with a Cancer Awareness theme.
I'm Currently getting ready to replace the Flathead with a 302 Roller Motor
That's a great idea, your truck looks GREAT!
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Thanks for sharing.
Here's what mine looked like yesterday - restoration started this morning!
Was it Black?
Here's my Shop Truck (daily driver), Just can't get enough of these 40's!!
tleeard....looks like a great start, what are your plans?
flattyv8...love the stance, wide rear wheels, black fenders red body...AWESOME LOOK!!
It needs a little shop lettering on the doors?
300hp SBC 350, M-20 or T-5, Ford 8.8" or 9", 2" drop, probably flat midnight blue with black interior and dark blue bench. Keeping it very simple.
One of my all time favorites. Yellow version first built buy Dick Carroll, and used as his daily driver "work truck" as a carpenter, with orange steelies. Current owner and rebuilder, Gary Opitz, of the StL area. Gary also has one of my favorite '40 Deluxe Coupes!
Thanks for comments, the lettering and pin stripping will happen, there's only a few north of the border that I know of and their all at least 200 miles away, so it takes time to set all this up. Soon I hope!
One of my all time favorites...Mike Fennel's '40 pickup.
This is an old photo of a 40-41 PU used as a shop and tow truck for the Sprint Car. I think it's a really cool setup. This race track is Southern Ascot back in the late 40's, located in the city of South Gate at Atlantic & Tweedy Blvd's. Train bridge in the background goes over the L.A.River, bridge is still there but the track is long gone.
Gotta love those 'Skirts' ! I have a Fulton visor for my '41, I'm thinking of putting it on after this engine swap I'm doing
Id love to see more 40 ford pickup gassers they are sick !
My old 40
My first 40 p-up is now owned by Jerry Berger after having been sold to and updated by HamtownAl - sorry, no pic but it did have a rumpety rump 327 and ran like a scared rabbit .....
First 2 pics are of a project I built and sold for some tuition money for the daughter .....
Last pic is my present project ..... looking for an early 60s vibe shop/push truck ....
Really like the aftermarket cones on this...
Here's mine...It's a 13 year project so far. It would be done except I blew too much money on the kid's tuition and groceries. It's being painted as we speak. I have some of the parts back from the body shop already as you can see.
We brought this and a parts truck home in the fall.
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