Register now to get rid of these ads!

brought home my 40 ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flathead48, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. flathead48
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 252

    flathead48
    Member

    Been keeping my eye on this car for awhile now. Its been hiding in a garage in south omaha near my house, and guy finally decided to sell. Pretty excited about it. Always wanted a 40 ford. Texas car till the late 80's, no rust. Body is very straight, nice patina. Starter is hooked up and the engine turns, should be running shortly. I think a dropped front axle is in order.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 743

    das858
    Member

    Looks great!
     
  3. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,989

    Gotgas
    Member
    from DFW USA

    Wow, that is an incredible find. At 70yrs old now, you don't see them in that kind of original condition anymore. Congrats- :cool:
     
  4. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,567

    Big Mac
    Member
    1. Utah HAMBers

    The first thing you need to do is remove the side grill trim pieces and send them to me. Trust me, you don't want those.

    Cool car!
     

  5. flathead48
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 252

    flathead48
    Member

    Thanks. I know what ya mean. Usually they've been messed with in some way.....worst case streetrodded.;)
     
  6. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,275

    19Fordy
    Member

    Congrats on getting your dream 1940 car. Looks like the side panels on your grille have 11 bars on the top, 10 bars in the middle and 10 bars on the bottom. Look closely and you will see that the metal strip where the stainless horizontal trim pieces attach are almost as narrow as the trim. Your side panels (with the 11,10 and 10 count) are the very early panels that Ford made for the 40 Ford. It was changed to 10, 9, and 9 later on and the metal strip where the stainless trim bars go is much wider than yours. My 40 has 10, 9 and 9. See photo. Just for the heck of it count yours and see. It looks like your ashtrays pull out from the top. The 40 Ford Book, published by the Early Ford V-8 Club of America says on page 3-15: Early cars have ashtrays whose covers open up from the bottom. Late cars have ashtrays that swing out from the top with the pivot at the bottom. Could you have a combination of both late and early? My 40 ashtrays open from the bottom (indicating earlyproduction) but the grill panel count indicates late model production. An early accident and a junk yard front end may be why.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  7. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,758

    4tford
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    40's one of Henry's best designs. Congrats!
     
  8. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,989

    Gotgas
    Member
    from DFW USA

    So what is the plan for this one?
     
  9. Nice find, now tear the seat cover off the front seat ! yuck !
     
  10. Blue Coupe
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 58

    Blue Coupe
    Member

    That is a cool ride. I would suggest loosing the seatcover also. Other than that, it's bitchin!!
     
  11. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,327

    rob lee
    Member
    from omaha,ne

    Sweet! Good for you man.
     
  12. flathead48
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 252

    flathead48
    Member

    Thats really interesting. I never heard that before. I do have the 11, 10, and 10.
     
  13. piker
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 220

    piker
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Looks like it still got the radio! The door panels look good! Make sure the brakes work and go for a cruize!
     
  14. Sweet '40 you got there. Way to wait out the previous owner.
     
  15. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,826

    Mr48chev
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Sweet ride there. Here's another vote for making sure that the brakes are up to snuff before venturing out on the street.
     
  16. TREE
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 439

    TREE
    Member
    from Piqua,OH

    A dropped axle is all you're going to change??

    Perfect..:)
     
  17. str8axle55
    Joined: Dec 19, 2006
    Posts: 355

    str8axle55
    Member
    from MA

    Sweet looking 40, nice open canvas for you.
     
  18. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,402

    296ardun
    Member

    ...and another, busted a wheel cylinder on my own 40 tudor while going through Colorado on Orange Grove Ave in Pasadena, every time I see the Rose Parade I remember it,rolled for blocks in full panic. ebrake didn't work so good either...you have a great car there, good score!!
     
  19. BBYBMR
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
    Posts: 613

    BBYBMR
    Member

    Very cool '40 - congratulations on a great find!
     
  20. Antny
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,071

    Antny
    BANNED
    from Noo Yawk

    Congrats! It looks wonderful. You're a lucky man.
     
  21. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503

    40fordtudor
    Member

    Great find--I thought I did good when I titled mine and found out I was #3 owner.
     
  22. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,652

    brady1929
    Member

    nice start to a great hot rod
     
  23. Trukcrazy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 108

    Trukcrazy
    Member

    Congratulations on the 40. That is exactly my dream car, a 40 deluxe 2 door sedan. Very nice.:)
     
  24. Labold
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,219

    Labold
    Member

    Wow, it looks great. Post more photos of the ol' gal when you can.
     
  25. mt shasta steve
    Joined: Mar 26, 2010
    Posts: 270

    mt shasta steve
    Member

    Nice find. I grew up in Omaha. I'm a '40 guy as you can tell from the pics. Most beautiful car ever made. (IMHO!) I agree that seat cover has got to go FAST! E-Z BOY interiors has the patterns for '40 seats and can sew them up and ship them to you.
     
  26. flathead48
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 252

    flathead48
    Member

    Thanks guys, Im excited to get goin on this one. The seat cover is already gone. I dont dig the green checkers either. Surprisingly enough the front seat is in great shape underneath! That ugly thing actually did it some good. If I could get that car to sit like Labold's I could die a happy man.
     
  27. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 672

    shmoozo
    Member
    from Media, PA

    '40 Fords have a great deal of style to them. Congratulations on the acquisition.

    :)
     
  28. Autohellion
    Joined: Nov 1, 2009
    Posts: 11

    Autohellion
    Member
    from Meriden CT

    Wow nice find man
     
  29. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,864

    40Standard
    Member
    from Indy

    nice ride, a 283 drops right in
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.