I've posted a few teaser photos in a couple of threads, but figured I should go ahead and start a "build thread". In November, with the help of my buddy Mike Meeker, we picked up a '40 Ford Panel from up near St Louis and hauled it back to SWMO to start working on it. I'm pretty fortunate that Mike has a barn I can store it in and we move it over to his body shop to work on it after hours. The plan is to build it pretty much "as is" on the exterior, use the '40 Flatty that I pulled out of my stake truck, backed by a wide ratio Saginaw 4 speed, and a 3.0 geared 8" Ford rear end. I'll spare you most of the boring photos and hit kinda the highlights so far. Loading it up onto the trailer for the ride home It came with a pretty nice '40 1/2 ton hood And a decent set of front fenders and a radiator A shot in the parking lot after lunch before hitting the road back to SWMO Unloaded into Mike's cattle barn Day one project, removing the locked up flatty, transmission, and installing a Posie's rear leaf spring setup and an 8" Ford Granada rear end. I was pretty impressed with the Posies rear setup. Yeah, I know that there's still a lot of cleanup to be done to the chassis, but trying to get the major hits done while it's at Mike's shop. To my surprise, the 58" wide Granada happens to be about 2" too narrow for a panel truck, although they are perfect for a passenger car. Who'd have guessed that? I opted to pull some old US Mags out of the collection and use some 1.25" wheel adapters to resolve the inner fender clearance issues. Bought some of the "new" US Mags Indys for the front in a 15x5 width and had some 165/80r15s and some 235/75r15s installed on the wheels. Looks like it's gonna fill the space nicely. Scored a killer deal on a front end setup that was removed from a '40 convertible being converted to a Mustang II. The front end stuff will get used in this project, the nice '40 passenger column will go in the collection, and the steering wheel will go in the panel truck. Also included in the score was a good Saginaw 3 speed, bellhousing, flywheel, pressure plate and a low mile clutch disc, a '40 crossmember that has been clearanced for a mechanical fuel pump, and a bunch of other odds and ends. Huge thanks for the top out to @okiedokie! Cut out the rusty floors to replace soon and to give us access to take out the center X Member support to replace with the Chassis Engineering stuff I bought. After the end of the 3rd day of getting after it, we have the rear end set and the front end mocked up. Still need to swap the axle with the dropped axle that I bought from Nostalgia Sid, but it's getting there!