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First Drive in the '40...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Inline, May 10, 2011.

  1. Inline
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 228

    Inline
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    from Ohio

    After several years of work, I finally got my '40 to move under it's own power. There is still a ton of work to do, but at least this will give me some motivation...

    IMG_20110504_184756.jpg IMG_20110504_184844.jpg

    Here is a video...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wesKjgaX7hU

    Good, bad, indifferent, what do you guys think?
     
  2. captmullette
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,929

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    i could see a big smile on your face, i drove mine for the first time a couple days ago and i felt the same, but, like you , a LOT of work still to go.... good luck, a nice looking truck, i like the 6 in it....BT
     
  3. I'm liking it!!!

    What 6 is that?
     
  4. greazy john
    Joined: Oct 13, 2007
    Posts: 457

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    great feeling.....love to see the first rides

    GREAZY HUBCAPZ CC EAST TN
     
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  5. Joey7319
    Joined: Nov 7, 2007
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    Thats cool, It always feels great to finally get to drive one you have been working on.
     
  6. Deu55
    Joined: May 31, 2009
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    Deu55
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    Very nice...
     
  7. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
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    Voh
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    the blog and videos say 261. I am wondering the details of it. It sounds awsome! What transmission is on it?
     
  8. Inline
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 228

    Inline
    Member
    from Ohio

    Thanks for the positive comments...

    It's a 261 out of a '62 Chevy bread truck, completely stock. I used an s-10 5 speed and converted the stock '40 rear end to open drive shaft with parallel leaf springs. The front end is all stock '40 ford stuff.
     
  9. BOWTIE BROWN
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,254

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    I like it. Iam doing a '40 chevy .
    "AND THE BOWTIE ROLLS ON"
     
  10. Neater'n hell!
     
  11. RAF
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 428

    RAF
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    from MA.

    Lookin good!!
     
  12. pcterm2
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
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    bet you couldn't pry that smile on your face off with a crowbar,good work
     
  13. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,086

    Mart
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    Mad as a box of frogs!
     
  14. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
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    40 & 61 Fords
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    There is nothing like your first drive in your hot rod. Here's me in my 40. 25 years ago now. I was 16 years old.
     

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