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Customs Customized '40 Fords

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 50Fraud, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. 40ragtopdown
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    another early chopped convertible. FB_IMG_1578675979748.jpg FB_IMG_1578676016450.jpg FB_IMG_1578675660675.jpg
     
  2. Weedburner 40
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    The black convert does belong to SoCal 34. It was purple when he first built it.
     
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  3. 50Fraud
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    Looks like it spent quite a while as an unloved daily driver.
     
  4. 50Fraud
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    My apologies to SoCal34 for leaving him out of my original thread. He, and his car, deserved acknowledgement as an influence in my research (and as a great looking car).
     
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  5. 50Fraud
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    Interesting how many of the early cars desperately want lowering. Nobody had dropped axles?
     
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  6. socal34
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    sorry for the old pictures , but this what the black 40 looked on first build IMG_4528.JPG IMG_4529.JPG IMG_4530.JPG
     
  7. 50Fraud
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    IMO, painting it black really transformed the car!
     
  8. socal34
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    more forty fords
     

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  9. socal34
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    It made a big differants
     
  10. Tim
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    Seems like a good place for this, lady who is actually in the photo said it was taken around 1974/5 in either Iowa or Nebraska. Just trying to see if anyone knows the car?

    cant imagine a lot of sectioned and chopped ones were running around? EC6CEB61-6B35-4602-B4C8-CDFC7B1C7937.jpeg Anybody recognize it?
     
  11. socal34
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    Picked up the orange 40 last year, haven't done much to it except put a Weedeter rear suspension under it. It was an old Rod A 100_8505.JPG 100_8507.JPG 100_8509.JPG ction cover car
     
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  12. 50Fraud
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    I'll bet that there are more '41 Studebaker taillights on '40 Fords now than there are surviving '41 Studebakers .
     
  13. socal34
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    I think you right, saw your car at the Outriders but didnt see you
     
  14. alchemy
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    I'm trying to help with that.
     
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  16. 50Fraud
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    I seem to recall seeing 2 or 3 channeled '39 convertibles over the years, with skirts, running boards removed, and painted red. They're a nice example of '40s style customs. I like your car and mine better, though.
     
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  17. socal34
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    That one and another I think identical was built by 2 brothers in the 50s
     
  18. 40ragtopdown
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    Here's one that's a little different. FB_IMG_1581652542595.jpg
     
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  19. Moriarity
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    40 fords are wonderful cars. Custom modifications need to be well thought out and planned. The ones you posted are terrific examples of well thought out cars and @50Fraud car will surely go down in history as one of the most tasteful custom forties ever....
     
  20. alchemy
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    That's the key in 40 Ford customizing. Tasteful. Radical just doesn't work on a 40.
     
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  21. 50Fraud
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    Thanks again.

    No thanks. There's nothing about this car's modifications that I think improve it, and the quad headlights are among the worst details ever on a '40.
     
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  23. alchemy
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    Larry, I think he knows a little about automotive design. (Grew up in SoCal, graduated HS in '57. Studied car design at Art Center, worked in the toy industry 1968 to 2003, retired as VP Design on Hot Wheels.)
     
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  24. 36cab
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    This is my dad's 1940 Ford Standard Tudor Sedan. He built it in Iowa and I believe the photos are from 1954.
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  25. Bandit Billy
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    and yet there are no red line tires on his car! :eek:
     
  26. 40ragtopdown
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    How about a Merc tub. FB_IMG_1581700806976.jpg
     
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  27. Here's a local car that was a barn find custom here in E TN.
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  28. This one was at Pigeon Forge Shades show
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  29. Chopt 34
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    The 39 & 40 Ford & Mercury is one of my favorite body styles, but the hood to fender proportion are too tall to my eye, your section really nailed the proportions. I always liked the way you did your 50, it had me mesmerized the first time I saw it at Pomona, your 40 is another that stops people in their tracks. Your Art Center training really shows your skills! upload_2020-2-8_0-45-20.jpeg
     
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  30. 40LUV
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    from Mid Jersey

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