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Customs Customized '40 Fords

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

  1. ramblin dan
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  2. Vern Hammond's 40 chopped Custom by Scott Guildner
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  3. stanlow69
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    From my collection. 2019-10-22_013515.jpg 2019-10-22_013648.jpg 2019-10-22_013947.jpg
     
  4. 50Fraud
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    I remember this article well, although I'm puzzled by one detail. The 3" channel is discussed in some detail, but the interior photo doesn't show the depth of frame exposed (and usually covered) through the opened door that is typical of a channeled '40. Admittedly that interior shot is cut off just below the floor level, and it's possible that the visible portion of the frame extends below the floor, just out of the field of view.
     
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  5. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    From the Detroit Autorama E376766F-99F0-4A3F-8276-658765070F2D.jpeg 21817BA6-38F3-4D40-9D86-FB5DFE622EAB.jpeg 8867EFBA-5CEB-49EC-89EF-5C9B311B4080.jpeg A703568B-2ADB-4397-ADFB-C14D3B1A1211.jpeg
     
  6. LOU WELLS
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    A Custom In The Style I Like.. 88104704_2740672816011138_1771796274434015232_o (1).jpg
     
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  8. stanlow69
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    Here`s one from just south of Fort Dodge Iowa. Custom made. IMG_20200301_0001.jpg IMG_20200301_0002.jpg
     
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    That's pretty nice. I think it might have looked better if the window frame had been chopped about an inch in the rear.
     
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    FB_IMG_1583089089815.jpg another early chopped convertible.
     
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    IMG_8119.JPG Seen at Autorama. IMG_8109.JPG IMG_8110.JPG IMG_8111.JPG IMG_8112.JPG
     
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  12. 302GMC
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    I can't get this one out of my head ... '40 Ford Tudor - THAT  ONE.jpg
     
  13. Best looking 40 sedan, Shaved, stance, hubcaps, 48 bumpers, gravel pans, Bates lights, Appletons, SLICK!
     
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  15. The 3 window 39/40 is rare but not good looking 5 wimdow's look far better, the chopped 40 convert even better. The black 2 Dr sedan is killin' it, love it.
     
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  16. -Brent-
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    Thanks for taking the time to create this post. It's really neat to see the cars/details where your influence came from.

    Scrolling down, that Hooker/Valley Custom's car really caught my eye. The lack of running boards and the radiused wheel openings really transforms the car.
     
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  17. The best looking custom 40 Ford ever is not a 40 its Ray Vega's 38 tub
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  18. 50Fraud
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    The remarkable thing about Hooker's car was that it was built on the cheap for a high school kid, and has almost no tricky metalwork in it -- yet it is perhaps the most striking car of this whole genre.

    I love this thing too.
     
  19. 40ragtopdown
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    Another early one. FB_IMG_1583539228724.jpg
     
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    [​IMG]terry Roberts 40


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  21. 50Fraud
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    VERY nice!
     
  22. nowaxn5
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    Wow! A bunch of beautiful '39 and '40's.

    I have to say though that the Ralph Jilek '40 is as good as it gets for me. I prefer the earlier look and this thread definitely has some beauties!
    50Fraud you've definitely built a great car but I'd love to see it finished with the proper wheel covers and tires.
     
  23. 302GMC
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    Taken on a used car lot in L.A in '55. (Edit) This was Custom City's lot ... HPIM8468.JPG HPIM8469.JPG HPIM8471.JPG HPIM8472.JPG
     
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  24. 302GMC
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    ^^^
    The pictures were shot by this fella ….. HPIM8474.JPG
     
  25. Critical Mass
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    To me, this thread just illustrates how well styled '39 and '40 Fords were.
     
  26. 50Fraud
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    Nowaxn5, I'm an old fart. I was a teenager in the '50s, and my hot rod & custom tastes were formed back then. Accordingly, prewar Fords should be on steel wheels with small hubcaps, beauty rings, and medium-width whitewalls. I credit Roy Brizio with adding chrome rims, reversed rears, and '50 Merc hubcaps as the high-end version of the same style. IMO there is no better-looking combination on a traditional-looking prewar Ford, so that's the style I selected for my '40. I made the design decisions on my car, and the wheel treatment & tires that are on it ARE the proper details.
     
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  27. 50Fraud
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    I agree. A funny thing about that: a few years back, a book was published about Edsel Ford and his design chief, Bob Gregorie. I don't remember the title, but the focus was on the design of Fords during the years that those guys were in charge. In the book, Gregorie talks about the design of the '39, and then jumps directly to the '41, without a single word on the '40. He was proudest of the '41, and apparently thought that the '40 wasn't worth commenting on. Not the way that I see it!
     

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