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Hot Rods Just got this today. 1940 Chevy 2 Door

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by riseabove_xxx, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

    I want to keep it mostly how it is. Just lower it a little, some motor work, gangster ass whitewalls. I’m happy I can take my kids and wife out and go get ice cream. It has the original 216 Motor, 3 on the tree, 6V system.
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  2. mcnally351
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
    Posts: 437

    from boston

  3. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    Looks very nice and solid.. Is that original paint?? If it is I'd wax the hell out of it and keep the original paint.. They're only original once....
  4. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,231


    Looks like it's in great shape! Pics when you get it cleaned up!
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  5. Country Joe
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
    Posts: 290

    Country Joe

    That's how it starts... Next thing you know the car is spread out across the garage and living room. Great looking car...good luck with it.
  6. That is a great car, I personally would not make ANY plans to change anything. Just drive the living shit out of it and fix things when they break. Just my 2 cents , I’ve spent too many years when my kids were young ,in the garage working on my cars when I should have been spending that time with them . Mitch
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2020
  7. Congratulations man, nice 2 door sedan
  8. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,814

    from Berry, AL

    Sweet! I'm a Ford man, but love those 37-41 Chevy's!
  9. Drive and tinker as you go. That way the whole family gets to enjoy. It looks like a good find.
  10. NWRustyJunk
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 399


    Nice car man! Looks like a fun project. I have a '40 two door sedan also.
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  11. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,390

    from Oregon

    Doesn’t have to be hot rodded to enjoy an oldie .
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  12. Take good care of that 216 and it’ll treat you well.
  13. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
    Posts: 2,982


  14. Country Joe
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
    Posts: 290

    Country Joe

    Yes, listen to everyone saying enjoy the car As is. Your kids will have great memories going for rides in the old car weather it's stock or lowered or hot rodded. Just enjoy the hell out of it.
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  15. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,174

    1. 1940 Ford

    Congrats, looks solid and complete. Enjoy and make memories.:)
  16. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 617


    Get it running, make it safe and clean it up, then enjoy it for awhile before you start changing things. You might change your mind on some of the 'upgrades'. Lol, or you might grenade it all over the garage and end up with a wild custom; but try it out as is first.
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  17. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,570


    Cool old car! It looks like a lot of joy/fun/memories in it already. Just look at the smiles!!
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  18. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,763

    Member of luck
  19. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,792

    jimmy six

  20. Just drive it like it is. I just talked to a guy the other day that tore apart his 55 Chevy in 1978. He is just now getting it put back together.
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  21. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,529


    I agree totally. Enjoy it with your family, especially when their young like that.
    Look at the smiles on their faces. Little clean up projects when you have time
    to yourself and want to do something, while still having the opportunity to dig
    what you've got.
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  22. 41 coupe
    Joined: Nov 29, 2009
    Posts: 308

    41 coupe
    from bristol pa

    I love 40 Chevys I don't care if it's a coupe or sedan 2 or 4 door. Enjoy!
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  23. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

    Yes. It seems to be the original paint.

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  24. Hang'emHigh
    Joined: Dec 31, 2009
    Posts: 222


    My kids are 6 and 8. We started out modifying their 1/24th scale metal cars and trucks. Now they want to come to the shop and build/modify stuff with me. Teaching your kids to work on/modify cars as a hobby is the only way this hobby continues. If you're working on your hot rod without your family, you're all missing out. Do what you want with that '40. Just include everyone!
  25. heatwav
    Joined: Jul 16, 2013
    Posts: 10


    TRADITIONAL HOT ROD LOOK!!!! Great pictures of kids. Yes, white wall (I recommend Diamond Backs) and lowered. I am going for this too. Need back seat for my grandchildren.
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  26. Bill Rinaldi
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,837

    Bill Rinaldi

    I've had 3- 40 Chevies in my 9 complete hot rods career. My 1st Sedan is STILL my favorite. You have a deluxe model, almost all of them have the independent front suspension. Good. They are rebuildable and parts are available. Best advice I would give is : Make sure the brakes are in good shape and it runs dependably well. Clean the car up to make it as good as you can and go enjoy it!! After a summer or so you'll decide what you want/need and go from there. Have fun!! Bill
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  27. Cool.

    Is the front bumper missing a filler panel? It's got quite the overbite.
  28. Foot pedal starter? Three on the tree?
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2020
  29. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,417


    Congratulation on finding a great car. 1940 Chevy was a classy new styling year they called "Royal Clipper" style. The bumpers and guards look like yours is a Master Deluxe Town Sedan. Our kids are now in their 40's and still talk about all the fun they had growing up with our old cars. Now the Grandkids are enjoying some of the same. You can now make lots of memories with that 40. Your kids are going to love it.
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  30. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

    Yes and yes

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