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Differences and Similarities between 39/40 Chevy Coupes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by travj31, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. I recently picked up a 40 Business Coupe that was someones elses previous project. The body of the car is very solid (minus the floors) since it had been channeled over the frame. The car is practically all there, however there are a few pieces missing. My question is ... how much of these cars are interchangeable, if anything at all?
  2. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,099


    You will find some mechanical parts that would be useful,but body sheet metal ,not very
    much would be of any use.
    Good luck with your project,

  3. 40 chevy frame is all by itself..39 is narrower and 41-48 is different too. Glass should be the same
  4. ok - thanks guys
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  5. The coupe bodies look different, I'm not even sure they share the glass. Windshield and rear window possibly.
  6. TomH
    Joined: Oct 21, 2003
    Posts: 1,253


    spooler41 is right, `40 is all by itself.
  7. Daddy_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 396


    1940 is all by itself body/sheet metal standpoint
    - headlights mount on top of front fenders
    - 1940 has parklights on top of front fenders
    - grill is 1940 only
    - hood is "clamshell", hinged at the cowl (39 hinged in the middle)
    - 1940 has hood sides (panels between hood and fenders)
    - 1940 last year for running boards
    - rear glass is curved (I think 39's are flat)
    - bumpers and brackets are 1940 only

    Those are just a few I can think of sheetmetal/bodywise

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