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Hot Rods Let's have our own 79th anniversary event for the 40 ford...

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  1. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    ^^^^^^^^^Priceless^^^^^^^^ Good for you.
     
  2. olcurmdgeon
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    Thanks i.rant. I figure this is what hot rodding is all about for me at 75. Helping the new generation appreciate old school rides (he drives a 10 year old turbo W#& he saved up for working at McD's) or bringing a smile to a really old guy at a nursing home and listening to his stories of "my pappy had one of those". Maybe we'll do a project with his dad for him (Dad is welding instructor at Navy shipyard here). That way they can do the work and I can direct from a chair. I am damn good at that. Hell of a lot better way to spend my time than going to shows or power parking events. My new rule is I don't go anywhere where I have to pay to display my car and I want to be able to leave when I want. This coupe is easy for the missus to get into, comfortable for her to ride in. This lets me "break her out" of the nursing home to go get ice cream now that it is finally warmer here in NH. DSCN0097.JPG
     
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  3. jnaki
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    A gathering of hot rods in the park...

    Hello,

    My wife told me that this sedan had the "black wheels and small smoothie hubcap" look that she liked. Her photograph showed a very similar look like our two sedan deliveries. No fancy rims, chrome, mags or otherwise, but a simple, smooth "old time hot rod" look.
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    Before we bought our 2nd 40 Ford Sedan Delivery with the SBC + A/C, we looked at a couple of 1940 two door, Deluxe Sedans. We liked the room it had in the back seat and the overall look. We also liked the cost of the ones we looked at during our trek to get back into hot rodding/cruising. We knew the back seat could be removed to allow long items from the hardware store and lumber yards. But, my 10’6” longboard would not fit, even with the rear seat back removed.

    So we continued to look for another car. But, it had to be a 40 Ford of the sedan, sedan delivery or wagon variety. Even though the wagons were priced out of our range at the time, we still like the clean look of the 40 over the popular 46 variety. For us, the panel delivery would not fit in the garage, so that model was out. Could we make the longboard fit inside, somehow...sideways, perhaps?

    Jnaki

    The 2 door sedan always reminded me of my friend from high school. That red, 2 door sedan had a big Buick with a LaSalle in it and was fast. That 40 sedan had lots of room in the back for double dates and such. It might be that I liked that 40 sedan because it had so much power. My high school, 40 Ford Sedan Delivery only had a stock flathead, so power was lacking.

    My sedan delivery needed more power going up and down the Coast Highway hills and slopes. Back then, it was nice not to worry about how fast we were going, but how much fun we were having getting there. “It is the journey and not the destination…” Well, sometimes it is the destination and what we found, once in the water.
     

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  4. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

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    I received and installed the LED's from technostalgia Saturday. I hate to use the old adage of daylight and dark but they are terrific. I didn't know how bad the originals were even with 1157 led bulbs. They also fit the curvature of the fender much better than the originals. Thanks again to the power and knowledge found on the HAMB. Later Bill
     

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  7. Moriarity
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    Hah! I'll bet that you"re really getting a pedicure nextdoor!

    vic
     
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  9. olcurmdgeon
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    I was reviewing some pics my daughter took and forwarded to me. We post on this thread because we all like 1940 Fords, imho one hell of a pretty car from Uncle Henry. They bring us joy and pleasure in owning and driving them. Well, not to beat an horse to death, here is one more picture from the recent Sanborn High School prom night. Now look at that kid's face! Is that not a HAPPY '40 Ford driver? Your sixteen, your have a girlfriend and a job after school, and grandpop lets you drive his hot rod to drive to the Junior prom. I doubt anything could yank that smile off his face. M 32294540_10215666608689175_4283959041417281536_n.jpg y old '40 has given me a lot, pride in ownership, fellowship with guys on this thread, my "Prozac" during the caregiver years, and now it gave this kid one hell of a special night. Soon as we stop having freeze warnings at night in NH, it will take Miss Linda for ice cream as a brief respite from her new home. Gotta believe that is what this hobby/sport/avocation is all about.
     
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  10. .......................It pretty much doesn't get any better than that.:D;)
     
  11. The 39 guy
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    Very cool! It's good to see you posting again olcurmdgeon!
     
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    1. 1940 Ford

    63F3EFFB-3032-47B2-BC2B-7E19ADCA4971.jpeg Stopped in Pontiac Illinois coming home from NSRA event in Springfield Missouri, a very cool stop if you’re doing Rt 66.
     
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  17. exterminator
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    I never get tired of seeing flamed and louvered forty fords.:D
     
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    At the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, May 19
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  19. 100% Matt
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    Last guy left at the cruise the other night. I swapped out my 16” wheel & tire combo for 15”s with stude caps for more of a mid 50s aesthetic

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    I have the led lights front and rear for turn signals and brake lights with a special flasher and a gadget that causes the brake lights to flash 2-3 times before they stay on when you apply brakes, and it does catch your eye quickly when they flash.
     
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    drove my 40 to work today Resized952018052395155049958356.jpg
     
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  23. The 39 guy
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    Nice truck! I like those flames!
     
  24. Sheep Dip
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    Finally got mine back from the upholsterer and I love it. The only way I could get it to show decent on my phone camera was with a flash at nite
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  25. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

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    IMG_2925.JPG IMG_2926.JPG IMG_2929.JPG IMG_2931.JPG IMG_2932.JPG IMG_2933.JPG IMG_2934.JPG Some '40 Fords at the Creeper Show in Marietta, Ga.
     
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