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Technical 40 Ford Sedan Delivery floor question

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Whoamel, May 2, 2021.

  1. Whoamel
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
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    Whoamel
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    from So Cal

    I have a silly question on a '40 Ford sedan delivery.

    Underneath the raised cargo wood floor, is the underlying floor the same as the sedan?

    I'm a rather tall fellow, and I'm looking to buy a '40 SD. I'm pondering if the front of the cargo floor could be shortened by about 12". If the floors are the same, it seems like it would be relatively simple to build a new front support for the shortened wood floor. At least, I am hoping that would be the case...

    Thanks!
     
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  2. LOU WELLS
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    The Cargo Floor Is Oak And Behind The Front Seat Is Metal Back Far Enough To Support The Fuel Tank On The Drivers Side And Tool Box Area On The Passenger Side....1940/41 Ford Sedan Deliveries Are Based On The 4 Door Sedan Platform And Use The Same Doors...Cut It To Your Desires... 41%20ford%20panel%20388315%20017_zpspbfjaeb5.jpg
     
  3. rustythumb
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    i have a '46 s.d. & i moved the support back about 5". only bad thing is the stock gas tank will no longer fit. i had a new tank made that fits where the spare tire went.
     
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  4. Whoamel
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
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    I'm going to guess that is the gas tank right behind the rear seat? If I was going to move the seat mounts back a bit, that looks like it needs to be moved.

    And thanks for the pic!
     
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  5. fordflambe
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    I'm 6'3". I did exactly as noted above and moved the crossbar and flooring back to accommodate for my taller frame. My solution to the gas tank location was to use a 40' gas tank mounted in the rear as a coupe or sedan would be. Then I used a filler door mounted in the rear fender off of a 46' car. If I remember correctly, the frame already had the holes to mount the gas tank in the rear............hope this helps.
     
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  6. Whoamel
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
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    from So Cal

    Yes, that is a huge help. I thought I had read that somewhere, so thanks for confirming that. I appreciate it!
     
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  7. 1-SHOT
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    Put Tudor sedan doors on it and it’s easier to get in and out of
     
  8. hotrodjack33
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    As far as duct tape repairs go, that looks like a 2 roll'er;)
     
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  9. LOU WELLS
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    It Has Worked Fine For All Of These Years Of Actually Using The Delivery... 41%20ford%20panel%20388315%20022_zpsg6plo8jq.jpg
     
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  10. LOU WELLS
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    Take Some Time And Look At The Delivery You Are Interested In... 41%20ford%20panel%20388315%20006_zpsquvl363r.jpg
     
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  11. ken/alabama
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    Like that 40 delivery. !
     
  12. LOU WELLS
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    41%20ford%20panel%20388315%20032_zpszxyuhayf.jpg Mounting A Passenger Car Gas Tank In The Rear Requires Cutting Out The Spare Tire Compartment...
     
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