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Customs Customized '40 Fords

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

  1. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,086

    Marty Strode

    Billy, you might be referring to my Brother Tom's '40 convert, from 1960. He found it sitting outside a body shop, and bought it for $25.00. The work was all done in lead, using a narrowed 49 Chevy hood, Packard grille and Lincoln headlights. Pat Ganahl alludes to it as, "Your Brother's Ugly 40 Ford"! 2012-12-15 144324.jpg 2012-12-15 144506.jpg
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  2. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,901


    What do you think it is, Tony?
  3. It could be a mix of body parts, but the hood keeps saying 39 Ford or 40 Ford standard to me and frenched 40 headlights.
    The running boards and body look Ford too.
    Not a clear picture and it has had a lot done to it which make forensic work a little tricky.
  4. Hood and Grill says yes to me.
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  5. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,901


    No. The hood is certainly '39-40 Merc because of the "scallop" on the side. The headlights look flat like '39, to me (not '40).
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  6. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,901


    If you go to the "speedhunters" link that appears with the original image, there is a somewhat larger version of the same image.
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  7. junkman8888
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 629


    I think headlights are early VW.
  8. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,638

    100% Matt

    Loving this thread
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  9. Sorry guys, for various reasons, I could not see the car you were referring to, I thought it was this car:
    Now I can see the car in question, yes I agree it is definitely a Merc.
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  10. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,901


    Glad we cleared that up.
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  11. Terry Buffum
    Joined: Mar 20, 2008
    Posts: 292

    Terry Buffum
    from Oregon

  12. Yep, you got that right.:eek:
    Looks like a Brinks executive delivery by
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  13. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,949

    Bandit Billy

    Here is a subtle mod that I ripped of FB. Note: The wheels identity were hidden to protect their hideousness. But I like the corvette treatment of the front headlights. No bumper, little chop, uber low stance, Swan neck mirrors, it has a look.
  14. Krash Vegas
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 476

    Krash Vegas

    This one started life as a coupe. 40.jpg 40-1.jpg 322.jpg
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  16. Dyno Dave
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 291

    Dyno Dave

    Here's my "Hot Rod" version of a '40 Ford coupe, when I took it to Gene Jorden r.i.p. in the Tri-Cities, Wa.
    We discussed several ideas, then he said how much are we "gonna chop it" that wasn't in the plan.. He'd chopped a lot of cars, but never a '40 Ford! Said I'll think about it, spent some time cutting up photos & gluing them back together. Thought a '40 is so rounded and continued with that, door upper rear corners, upper trunk corners, removed the trunk handle, the license plate stayed because that's a big panel without something, replaced the square trunk emblem with a recessed Ford blue oval. Both frenched Studebaker taillights & headlights, leaving the park lights, upper door hinge exchanged for '48 hinge, peaked & lots of louvers in the hood, filled the air vent. Now for the slice, I came up with 1 3/4" Gene said he only had 2" tape, had him remove the drip rail & cutout & slide the rear of the quarter window forward, then he replaced the drip rail with a '34 coupe looking molded seam and lowered the uncut rear window down to better align with the side windows. That's a 514" Cadillac to a 350 turbo to a Quickchange, unable to finish the project. Delivered it to California, the buyer's stepson was there & talked how it was going to get a 2" chop, not realizing it had been done... dyno dave 40' Ford Coupe.jpg
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  17. socal34
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
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