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40 Ford coupe--here I go again

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by olscrounger, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Goodlife
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    When I was trying to decide what color to go on my forty I saw your folkstone gray car in your albums and really liked it, as it goes with my gray hair I guess. My car
    is being painted this week and will get the flatty back soon. I just hope my car looks as good as the ones you have done and I will be interested to see the progression you make on your new project. Looks like you have a lot to work with.
     
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  2. 4tford
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    maderia maroon on my tudor std, also have the sides of grill black and delux chrome headlight rings.
     

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  3. swissmike
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    40 Standards / 39 Deluxes rule. The front end design is more elegant IMO.
    Congrats on the car!
     
  4. olscrounger
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    THX all--think I found a hood with no louvers--will see--leaning toward a dark maroon or Folkstone again--possibly Sahara Tan too--straight enough for black but have two black cars already which keep me very busy-inda like Gull grey as well--never seen one that color
     
  5. 40Standard
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    I'd like to have that hood, send me a PM if you want to unload it
     
  6. 40 & 61 Fords
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    How about Lyon Blue?

    Ford made a really nice maroon in the late 80's called Dark cabernet red. It came on Rangers.
     
  7. olscrounger
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    Thanks all for the input--strongly leaning toward maroon--but louvered hood has to go as does the chrome grille--will start on it in a month or so.
     
  8. 1950-mercury
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    Great lookin 40!!!
     
  9. I like it, but I have a thing for '40s.
     
  10. Where the hell are you California guys finding these 40 coupes? DAMN! I'd love to just find one for sale...let alone one as nice as yours!
    I'd have to go with black paint...the only color for any 39-40 coupe IMHO.
    Congrats!
     
  11. AnimalAin
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    Have fun. There is no way to not love '40 Fords of any description.
     
  12. b-bob
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    I agree, they are all great, i would n't say no to any style myself.
     
  13. olscrounger
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    Rocky said black as did my better half--just finished a blk 40 std sedan last week--have 2 black cars now and they keep me very busy looking nice--this will be my 1st std coupe (if I leave it one) of the 7 that have passed thru here in the last 10yrs-like the std look but prefer the deluxe dash--but this one has a very nice std dash,cluster and column (other that they put a clock in the glove box and it works !!) that has to go too along with the chrome grille and lovered hood--starting in a month--should be done by May
     
  14. Pewsplace
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    Gull Grey is a very nice color and looks good on a forty. I saw a sedan painted that color at P-town this year.
    Lynn
     
  15. Hey Tim,

    I found these 40 pics online...is this coupe "Gull Gray"??

    Murph
     

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  16. okiedokie
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    Whatever color it ends up, we know it will be gorgeous. Now about that chrome std grill, I like em. That was the whole reason for keeping mine a std. Thats what keeps the world spinning, isn't it.
     
  17. olscrounger
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    well--went out and played with it a bit. Guy said eng was good--we ran comp ck, 60# oil pressure,fired right up--let it run a while--no issues--looks fresh inside too--it's an early (69) 350. Sent cluster off for resto--chassis has all the right stuff already. Some guy was after it as is but I said no--too hard to find good ones. Will blow apart right after new yr-frame off, etc.-should be painted and rolling by end of Feb--still have to pic color and find a good std hood with no louvers and a painted grille. Getting restless and need to get going.

    Murph--that looks like Gull grey--leaning toward dark maroon or folkstone grey again
     
  18. Hey Tim,

    I'm pretty sure I'm going with my original color...Folkstone Grey, with distressed green interior. Already have the Green tinted windows from Chris Blattie. That combo should look great.

    Murph
     
  19. Stu Padasso
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    Tim- here's a couple local coupes- maroon one is Dave West's, dove grey one is just about done. Still have a standard hood for you (no louvers). Steve
     

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  20. Pewsplace
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    Tim, I vote for the original Mandarin Maroon or the Ford Truck Med Cabernet Red. Here is Bob V's latest from Portland and it is flawless.
    Lynn
     

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  21. olscrounger
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    Steve--really like the look of the grey one-and the dark maroon-will call you about the hood--need a good one--this louvered one is mint but not my style
     
  22. bonesy
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    I absolutely LOVE the '40 Standard Coupe. Way to go.
     
  23. Kan Kustom
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    I just sent my standard hood off to get as many louvers as the guy can put on it. Different strokes I guess.
     
  24. Royalshifter
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    Tim you are a maniac in a good way...heard through the grapevine of a mint in parts stored for 40 years 40 Coupe? I will let you know.
     
  25. B1RDMAN
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    SWEET CAR....
    GO MONEY GREEN lol...
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    Course I'm partial.

    I'm actually going off the beaten path...I'm not doing a 40 this time...I'm doing a '38 Gasser coupe for my pop.
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    But my Loves in the '40 to the end...
    Good Luck...I think I'm going to do a '40 sedan next...
     
  26. Gizzy
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    Dammit....why can't I find something this nice in Ohio? Duh!!!Nice find man.
     
  27. olscrounger
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    Birdman--love the green one-anxious to get going on this one--will be my 70th birthday present to my self--then off to the swap meets to jetison all the extra 40 stuff?? Probably will change my mind and keep the stuff though as there is always one more to do--already searching for another but haven't found a really good one yet-friend I did two for recently wants another one--he must be nuts.
     
  28. joel
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    I agree on the chrome grill, but I'd leave it as a standard. I hope that car is as nice as it looks.
     
  29. olscrounger
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    called a couple of Ford pts places--$1400 for a std hood--didn't want to buy a whole car-may just run the damn louvered hood or find someone within 300 miles who wants to trade--gotta get movin"
     
  30. no55mad
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    There may be a standard hood in Nipomo Ca - pm if you want a ph #.
     

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