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Hot Rods Finally after 51 years; I have a 1940 Ford Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tonyimpala, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
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    911 steve
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    from nebraska

    Similar story here, I was high bidder on a 40 sedan but didn't meet reserve. I called the owner trying to make deal but we couldn't get together, still $1000 apart. Finally I mentioned I probably shouldn't buy it cuz I was trying to sell my 69 Elcamino 1st. The seller told me his 1st car was a 68 Elky, we made a deal swapping my Elky and some cash for his Ford. If I hadn't mentioned the Elky the deal wouldn't have happened.
     
  2. Its all good!!Great Ride!!
     
  3. mt shasta steve
    Joined: Mar 26, 2010
    Posts: 270

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    I had a lemon yellow '40 coupe as a kid and had to sell it when I went into the Army in 1969. I said for 40 years I wanted another '40 coupe. Bought this one about 5 years ago, then that same fall bought the matching truck. I tell people I'm just reliving my youth.
     

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  4. arkiehotrods
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    Can't think of anything that looks better than a black '40 Ford coupe! Way to go!

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  5. 28pink
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    I know how you feel, we picked up our 40 April last year from Tucson Az, cruised in it for the rest of last year before shipping it back home, like yours running a Flathead and 4. Speed, all I can say is enjoy enjoy. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1390938776.910562.jpg


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  6. Retro61
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    Congrats!! Nice ride!!
     
  7. clips221
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
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    clips221
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    Sweet find!!!!
     
  8. Thank you one and all for the kind words. I still cann't belive it. Only car guys know the feeling. No manner how old I get this unlocks the teenager avatar in me.
    Tony
     
  9. I'm way jealous!
    That's one of my all time favorites.
    Maybe some day I'll have one....
     
  10. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,195

    belair
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    Can't go wrong with a 40. Congrats
     
  11. 40LUV
    Joined: Dec 30, 2003
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    40LUV
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    from Mid Jersey

    That's a sweet car. Drive and enjoy it! It took me about 30 years to have a drivable '40 Coupe from the time I wanted one.
     
  12. Mildsteel
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
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    Mildsteel
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    from VALE N.C.

    Still looking.
     
  13. RAF
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    RAF
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    from MA.

    Beautiful car congrats!!
     
  14. Yutan Flash
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
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    Yutan Flash
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    from Gretna, NE

    I'm jealous! Much better than my first '40 Coupe (it was a parts car that ended up as rip-rap 34 years ago), but at least I still have my first '40 Tudor (in just about as good of shape as my first coupe now, though). Now if someone would trade for my OT ElCamino or a '55 Victoria project...oh, hell, who am I kidding?
     
  15. Kustom Komet
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
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    Kustom Komet
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    Wow, nothing wrong with evilbay when you're getting top shelf merch like that!

    -KK
     
  16. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    okiedokie
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    from Ok

  17. afaulk
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    I'd have a face cramp from grinning too much. That's nice dude!
     
  18. chevy54man
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    chevy54man
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    from NC

    Beautiful car, doesn't matter that it's from ebay......have a blast and drive the wheels off her!
     
  19. Take one of those over a duece. Congrads man.
     
  20. fatkoop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 711

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    I have exactly the same story!
     
  21. T.L.
    Joined: May 24, 2011
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    T.L.
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    from Colorado

    Awesome car...
     
  22. Nice car! Hope you didn't have to mortgage the house to make it happen.
    Nice that it's a done hot rod and you don't have to make it right.
     
  23. LuckyFordGuy
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 269

    LuckyFordGuy
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    Love it looks great drive it Rog
     
  24. 32 steel
    Joined: Nov 22, 2012
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    32 steel
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    congrats have a blast, looks like it was worth the wait very nice
     
  25. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
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    296ardun
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    Good for you...I got close in the '60s with a '40 deluxe sedan, but it still wasn't a coupe ( though in those days I did use the back seat!!)
     
  26. 343w
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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    343w
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    Very nice coupe, happy for you! My first car was a forty coupe back in 1962, paid $125.00 for that ride....
     
  27. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    Beauty!
     
  28. looks great, my wait has been only 27 years so far I guess I have a ways to go
     
  29. Sweet car, I also want one and don't have the patience to wait that long and hope one day soon to own one....


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