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Projects *DONE!!* The Flamedabone '40 Ford Coupe build thread.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flamedabone, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,886


    The beater '34 is done, so it is time to start on the '40.


    This old '40 coupe is going to be a beater too. I won't be doing any more shiny black cars anytime soon. This thing is TALL, man tall. Holy shit is it tall, but it is in pretty decent shape compared to some of the crap I have drug home.


    The usual butchered firewall.


    Oh, but wait, there's more....Under the bracket thingy was this:


    Everybody with a '40 Ford thinks it was a moonshine car...not me. But I am pretty sure Junior Johnson qualified on the pole with this car in the Southern 500 back in the day.......


    Here is the basic idea. Low, maybe black, maybe not, big giant Pontiac motor with a bunch of carbs and a TKO-600.


    See you next time, -Abone.
  2. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,665

    Kan Kustom

    Looking good already !
  3. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,190

    from Ok

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  4. Hurry up. Hamb Drags in August.

  5. Oh boy...This will be good....
  6. Looking forward to seeing the car come together,you always build killer cars. HRP
  7. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,693

    from Buffalo NY

    looks good so far... is the body coming of the frame? wondering if cross member changes are needed to the tranny?
  8. mcsfabrication
    Joined: Nov 26, 2006
    Posts: 902


    Sure like your choices in wheels.
    Ron Funkhouser and RODIST like this.
  9. .Nice 34 beater.The 40 should be sweet.
  10. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,826

    from Indy

    looks like a great project
  11. RODIST
    Joined: Dec 29, 2016
    Posts: 154


    Hi, ,. My kinda project!!! know I will enjoy following this thread!!,..sooo , I'd like to "subscribe" to it,.

    I view & participate thru iPhone , which is a small touchy , delicate , frequently annoying instrument!!
    All coaching welcome. Thanks


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  12. B Bay Barn
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 433

    B Bay Barn

    The words we love to hear:
    big giant Pontiac motor with a bunch of carbs and a TKO-600.

    Excellent news!!!!!
    CapeCodBob, kiwijeff and seadog like this.
  13. Xman
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
    Posts: 439


    Watching this one for sure!
  14. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,975

    The 39 guy

    I'm in! I have been yearning for another 40 build thread.
  15. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,556


    I was hoping you were going to put a Pontiac in this one! I guess I will have to subscribe. Carry on.
  16. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,442


    Ho hum.

    Another black Ford with Halibrands. Another Poncho monster powerplant. Another groundhugging stance. Another miraculous transformation.

    Can't wait! :D (< green with envy) Love your style.
    CapeCodBob and sko_ford like this.
  17. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,688

    from Nebraska

    Another great Hot Rod in the making. I always enjoy following along with your build threads, and I'm sure this one will be no different!
  18. 27troadster
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 105


    Super cool!

    Wonder if you can find some Grant rings an Isky cam and Wynn filter for the Pontiac, and clear coat those old racing stickers?

    I really like the idea of a stick-shift, you know me, real hotrods have 3 pedals....just sayin'.

    Personally I like the gearing of the TKO 500 better, if your engine develops less than 500 ftlbs of torque that is, something to consider. Where are you going to put the shifter? You could put it in the stock location (wait, did '40 fords have floor shifters or did they all go to the column by '40? I know for Plymouth '39 was the last year of the floor shifters...anyways, if '40s are on the column, then read "stock location" as stock for pre-column shifted cars) with a skinny stock shift rod (I have one if you need it), or if too flexible then a shift rod from a truck with a 4-spd granny low, that would be plenty stout and look pre-war era. Or are you going for a late '60s hot rod look with a Hurst shifter up against the seat?

    Blower... on the Pontiac?

    BTW the '34 looks a hell-of-a-lot better than its '80s street rod version, bad ass job as always.

  19. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,886


    Hey Kipp. I was just out looking at property in your old neck of the woods...

    Nothing too interesting to update right now, just fixing some stuff on the frame getting ready for suspension.


    See ya, -Abone.
  20. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,642


    Love the car and love your plan for it. Since you already have a black car how about something different, like tan primer? My friend has a 39 that's tan and it looks great.
  21. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,886


    Nothing interesting, just chassis stuff.

    This is the FlamedAbone Extra Inch(tm) cross member modification.


    You can also get the deluxe edition, which is an inch and a half. Basically, you just move the mounting surface of the leaf spring up an inch and a half. Free lowness.


    A roller for the moment. She has to come apart for paint soon.


    Last one. Don't look at the d**sk brakes.


    See ya, -Abone.
  22. Standard32
    Joined: Oct 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,016

    from LA

    Hey @flamedabone...I just found this and felt compelled to nag you for more pics!
  23. Woo hoo, I'm in.
    Just found this, great to see your at it again.
    Thanks for the free entertainment, you've never built anything I didn't like, so I'm looking forward to riding along.
  24. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,183

    from nor cal

    Another build from one of my favorite builders on the HAMB. The man that dispels the myth that you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
  25. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,520


    Love the 34. Looking forward to the 40.
  26. hotrodharry2
    Joined: Nov 19, 2008
    Posts: 674

    from Michigan

    Subscribed! Love all 39/40 Fords. Would've liked a picture or 2 removing the body from the frame.
  27. Oh yeeeaaah!
    BTW, I'm stealing the front crossmember mod for my pickup if the tire clearance works out.:cool:
    What's the story on getting the rear down equally?
    Last edited: May 7, 2017
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  28. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,886


    The most basic chassis you have ever seen.


    The old Body Hanging On A Hook pic.


    Everything you need to put a TKO-600 behind a 389 Pontiac.


    An ass load if work to get that big rear wheel in there, but it's Dick Fitzwell.


    Might have a motor and tranny sitting in it this weekend...

  29. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,952


    Jeff, take plenty of pics where the tranny mounts are. I am looking at this tranny for my 36.

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