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40's Ford truck need help with ID (yes it's another ID thread....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BarryA, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. BarryA
    Joined: Apr 22, 2007
    Posts: 643


    I know these threads aren't too popular but if someone would please help:

    This was advertised locally as a 1940 Ford truck - the front sheetmetal has me scratching my head a little......none of my searches turn up anything that looks the same all the way up to '47

    Can anyone shed some light?
    Apparently the flathead will still turn over and otherwise it is "reasonably complete". I am really after a 40 but they're hen's teeth out here and if a front sheetmetal swop is feasible I may consider this one.


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  2. Between a 42 to 47 ford pickup. I'm not sure there's a hell of a lot of difference in between the years to tell them apart.
  3. It's a 1.5 ton (maybe even a 1 ton or bigger). What you are used to seeing is the 1/2 tons. I do believe the 1/2 sheet metal will bolt up though. Not 100% sure on that though either.
  4. MedicCustoms
    Joined: Nov 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,094


    I have a 42 and a 46 ford its not one of them the fenders are way dif. :D truck I don't know it could be a 40 or 41 but I 've never seen a grill like that. hers a pic of a 42 ford truck:cool:

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  5. rustyford40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,168

    from Mass Bay

    My avatar is a 40
  6. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Calgary

    Its a '41 - 3/4 or 1 ton for sure. Didn't share 1/2ton body style.
  7. BarryA
    Joined: Apr 22, 2007
    Posts: 643


    Thanks guys - seems Comet has nailed it. ( and oldrelics:D)

    The 40 half ton is what I'm after - can anyone confirm whether the cabs are the same and/or if half ton sheet metal will fit. This wil most likely be sourced from a '40 sedan so that may be different again......
  8. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus


    The wide hood bull nose matches the 41 3/4 tonner and up front end. Completely different from the 1/2 ton models. The 42-47 had a different front end all together.
  9. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    That is a 41 3/4-1 ton truck. Uses the same cab as the 40-41 regular 1/2 ton pickup.
    It is a goodie to find a complete truck of this kind and would make a really neat truck when finished. It may be a V8 or a L-6.
  10. Fortyfordguy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2002
    Posts: 643


    Looks to be a 40 or 41....definitely a 3/4 ton. I can't tell by the subtle differences which but the serial number (found on the drivers side top frame rail near the steering gear box) will tell for sure. Here are two links for line drawings of Ford trucks. You can tell by the wheels that this is a 3/4 ton. Definitely not 42....that's when the headlights were placed in the front of the fenders.

    Last but not is the link for Ford's serial number charts for USA production:

    Hope this helps............. Mac VP
  11. thirty7slammed
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 886

    from earth

    Cabs are the same, but the chassis and fenders ar different.
  12. I have a forty 1/2 ton. Mine had fender mountings for both types of trucks. The larger truck mounting were along the leading edge of the body with three holes with cage nuts. The 1/2 ton fenders have a mount at the bottom of the cab in front of the door, on the side of the cab under the hood that uses a small "L" bracket, and 1 or 2 holes on the side of the cab between the door hinges.

    hope this helps

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