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Technical Best 1940 Ford Pickup Box on the Market

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by The37Kid, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Hershey is almost here and I could save on shipping if I were to buy a new reproduction box for my 1939 project. Who makes the best pickup box? What other related info do I need to know? Thanks. Bob
     
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  2. The37Kid
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    Maybe the title is misleading?
     
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  3. krylon32
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    from Nebraska

    I think the best box is made by Mack Hils in Missouri. I got a stock 32 box from them and it was excellent. I know they make a 39/40 box.
     
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  4. The37Kid
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    Thanks! I'll look into that. Bob
     
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  5. '38-'41 box is the same except the '41 tailgate has no V8 logo.
     
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  6. enjenjo
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    from swanton oh

    I have installed two Mar-K beds and was pleased with both of them.
     
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  7. The37Kid
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    Sounds like the Mack Hils box is the one to have, too bad their website is under construction. I'm new to the 1939 stuff, I've spent my life around model T & A Fords. Thanks for the info. Bob
     
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  8. kbgreen
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    There are two types of boxes to recognize and I don't know who manufactures which. One manufacturer makes a reproduction of the factory box that has visible spot welds from assembly. Remember, these were work trucks. Another vendor makes one with no visible spot welds, he/they created a clean box that rodders would prefer. Whichever you want, just ask for the clarification.
     
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  9. phoneman
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    from Missouri

    The Mack Hils is as original. They are good to deal with. I bought a kit and assembled mine. It was quite a chore. There are a few options like exposed wood floor instead of the factory steel covered wood floor. I think Pro's pick
    is the company that sells a smoothed version of a 40 ford bed. I have no experience with them.
     
  10. The37Kid
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    I think the stone stock version is the one I'd like best, and assembled straight in their jig would also be a big plus. Scuff, prime & paint. Bob
     
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  11. ...........and delivered to Hershey.:D;)
     
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  12. The37Kid
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    Yes, That is why I'll be adding more stuff to the HAMB classified section.:)

    Bob
     
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  13. theHIGHLANDER
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    C'mon Bob, be smart, make a liner for that new box to haul all your Hershey scores home;)

    I promise I'm gonna try to see you there this year. I'm in OBC 26-27 again. I know where you're at, been there enough times. And too, since yer out hunting you can drop by our mess.
     
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  14. The37Kid
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    I'm starting the Hershey pile early, not that there is any quality parts. Grandson is thrilled to be going down on Tuesday in the truck. That is three generations in the same vehicle for the first time, he just can't stop talking about it. :)

    Bob
     
  15. Król
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    I have a Mar-K that I just got for my 1936 Chevy pickup. Had them make it 8 1/4" shorter, everything fit together excellent. Real great people to work with.
     
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  16. The37Kid
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    I've seen your '56 Chevy, so I know you will turn out a very nice pickup. Bob
     
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