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Hot Rods Finished my 40 Ford PU....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by metalman, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
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    Finished my 40 Pickup... wish I could of kept it. As always took a bit longer to finish then I planned so I only got to drive it a week:(.
    What it is we've been building 2/3 cars a year for the last 3 to help keep the shop afloat, this economy has hit us hard around here and flipping has really helped. Anyway, I'm real proud of how this one turned out so I thought I'd throw it on here, see what you guys think of it. Kinda funny, most people think it's got to be real street roddy to sell at auction, gee, we did ok with a traditional bare bone hot rod truck! DSC_0207.JPG DSC_0208.JPG 40pueng.jpg
     
  2. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
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    from ontario

    STUNNING! I want one just like it.
     
  3. Nice truck, '40 Ford pickups have always been a favorite for me.
     
  4. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    really nice looking. I like the color combo
     

  5. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
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    from Troy, MI

    Wow, beautiful
     
  6. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
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    very nice. keep building stuff like that.
     
  7. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
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    Thanks. Funny thing about the color. I got a ton of people commenting they liked the color, thought it was the "new" Fiat color. They all seemed surprised when I told them it's 40's Ford Niles blue-green.
     
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  8. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
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    Very nice! Simple, clean build. I also would love to have it my driveway.
     
  9. My god, that's beautiful.
     
  10. ROBERT JAM
    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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    Just a great looking truck! You got it right in my book
     
  11. That truck is awesome!
     
  12. olscrounger
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    beautiful truck--saw it up close --very very nice--sure would look good in my garage next to my coupe.
     
  13. Wow! Very nice truck. Looks beautifully executed. Been working on my own under the 5-yr. plan. Getting very close to being on the road and can only hope it has the same general impact as yours. Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. Excellent truck,you knocked it out of the park with that build.

    I wouldn't mind it sharing space with my Deuce pickup! HRP
     
  15. Breathtaking. I think I would have done anything I could to keep from having to sell it.
     
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  16. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
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    now that is one beautiful '40 pickup, congrats are in order on that build. Nice, clean and simple, whats not to like. And you are right, I would not have taken that for a stock 1940 color.
     
  17. AnimalAin
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  18. jbrittonjr
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    That is pretty.
     
  19. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
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    Yeah, well I did go buy a lottery ticket before I left for Reno;) so maybe I wouldn't have to go!
    Either that or lay off the help, close shop and get a divorce which crossed my mind:eek:.
    Actually, there was a couple things I did knowing I was selling I'd never do if I had planned on keeping it. For one it would be Ford powered, probably late Ford (Y block) and for two, 3 pedals. The 350/350 combo was only for budget restraints and as much as I hate to admit, more buyer appeal.
     
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  20. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
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    from Central IL

    OUTSTANDING! That's one to be proud of for sure.
     
  21. Legends47
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    Great truck, congratulations on a job well done!!
     
  22. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
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    I wish for your sake you could have kept it als0. perfect example of less is more excellent talent. p.s. don't feel guilty about the 350/350 combo some of us believe that is traditional tom
     
  23. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
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    Gorgeous !! Great job on it.
     
  24. Super Clean execution-well done!
     
  25. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
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    I wasn't referring to a SBC isn't traditional. I was referring to I'm a die hard Ford guy myself, especially vintage Fords (flatheads, y--blocks, FE's ect) . Didn't mean to sound like I was dissing the Chevy guys! Heck, one of my other die hard Ford buddies called me a transvestite:eek: when he saw the truck so maybe I do have a guilt complex!:p
     
  26. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    from Texas

    Nice use of original trim from other Fords to clean up the use of the redone reproduction 39 DeLuxe grille.
     
  27. RAF
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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    from MA.

    What a clean build I think it looks great!!
     
  28. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
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    The grill was a source of grief for sure! I bought it since I couldn't find a decent used or repop 40 grill anywhere. Took a lot of hours to make it fit right, way more then it should considering how much I spent for it. I also didn't realize that the hood had to be reshaped to fit the grill right till after it came back from paint.
    After it was all said and done I really liked how it looked. Little more bling then the stock grill but not over the top too flashy like a chromed 40 grill looks to me.
    Thanks for all the comments.
     
  29. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
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    Again-top notch little truck--looked it over closely at Reno=well done!!!
     
  30. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    That's exactly like the '40 pickup build i've had floating around in my head since I missed the one my friend finished and put it up for sale the day after he finished it without informing me it was going bye,bye.

    Frank
     
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