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Hot Rods Let's have our own 80th anniversary event for the 40 ford...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moriarity, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. No Tony, I have several different wheel / tire combo's. but not this one......yet. :)
     
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  2. It's not mine, I grabbed it from FB. Belongs to a guy named Steve Gilligan. No other info. Sorry.
     
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  3. MIKE STEWART
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    Bummer - really cool look on a black 40. Thanks any way.
     
  4. Ford up front and Dodge wheels out back?
     
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    A couple of shots from the last week. My brother in law's 40 pickup project and my 40 stake truck hiding in a compact parking spot last Tuesday, at my office in Branson, MO.
     
  6. 40LUV
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    My favorite '40 at the Detroit Autorama. 100_8006.jpg 100_8008.jpg 100_8157.jpg
     
  7. 40LUV
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    A few more from Autorama. 100_7946.jpg 100_7947.jpg 100_8025.jpg 100_8034.jpg 100_8009.jpg 100_8020.jpg 100_8019.jpg 100_8138.jpg 100_8127.jpg
     
  8. The 39 guy
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    I was wondering if the 40 coupe was the only Forty at the show. Thanks for posting up all of these beauties 40LUV!
     
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  9. I've been daydreaming about a future 40 convertible for the past month or so. I was talking with @cvstl about it the other night, and the next morning he asked if I had seen Ryan's post about Blake's 39 at the castle. Man, I gotta say...that was like dumping gasoline on the fire.

    I'm picturing something like this, with a stance like @D.Conrad 's 36 coupe, where the skirts are at the edge of the wheel and the front tire filling the fender opening. FL14_r0159_01.jpg
    Dropped - FL14_r0159_01.jpg
    (my hack at a photo edit)
     
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  10. The 39 guy
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    Love it! Thanks OL55! Tom Davidson did a great job on the photo too! Think that will have to be my new screen saver for awhile.
     
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  11. Glad you like it Sam.
     
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  12. okiedokie
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    X2. First thing I did to my 51 Ford when I was 16 was port a walls, black wheels and baby moons.
     
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  13. wutnxt
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    Black wheels with baby moons makin' a comeback.............Yay!
     
  14. rd martin
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    great thread. i have owned 3 fortys, never throught i would own another, but a good friend offered this to me,full of nos parts. first time in day light since 1957. pretty much rust free. im stoked, hopefully this coming winter we will get started. going flatty and traditional.
     

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  15. Never seen a wooden roof rack before. Love the rest of the car
     
  16. Yeah I guess he's showing off his wood working skills. We can only hope that the surfboards are not just for show. :)
     
  17. ......The other name for surfers..........Shark-bait.:(
     
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  18. 50Fraud
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    Good looking truck. The crease on the hood is a particularly nice.
     
  19. Moriarity
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  20. jnaki
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    Hello,
    I have always liked the 40 Fords. (2 different, but similar looking 40 sedan deliveries: 60’s version flathead, reliable, but, slow as molasses…70’s version fast v8 and nearly finished.)
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    My early introduction was from the Hot Rod/Rod&Custom Mags like most young car nuts. The images were free at the local liquor store’s magazine racks. But, when I went to the Riverside Raceway in 1959, I saw this multi-colored 40 Ford Coupe making some great runs down the strip.

    Jnaki

    This 40 Ford Coupe at Riverside always reminded me of how backyard hot rods looked in their various stages of builds. Put it together, tune it, make it run well, fine finish the build when it goes fast.


    1959 RIVERSIDE RACEWAY 40 FORD MULTI COLOR GAS COUPE


     
  21. dirty old man
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    I enjoy driving my '40 coupe that was shown early on in this thread after HRP kindly posted it for me since I was having trouble posting pics.
    But I remain terrified of inattentive drivers behind me in traffic, and especially on Xways. People are talking/texting on cell phones, and otherwise paying little attention to their driving. And they are so accustomed to seeing the third brakelight in the center rear of modern cars that they seem to not notice stop lights in the taillights on our rear fenders. Solved this on my roadster with red leds recessed in louvers in deck lid, but no louvers in '40 deck lid and don't want any!
    All I can think of is to somehow fit a bright red led in the upper inner corners of the rear window way up at top where all you can see anyway is the sky if your '40 has any rake at all. These would need to be sealed against the glass so that the light wouldn't show in the car when used at night as this would be sorta distracting I think.
    Anybody got any ideas on this are any other unobtrusive way to add some additional stoplight(s) on the rear of a '40 coupe?
     
  22. socal34
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  24. Andy hung some addl brake lights under his coupe.
     
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  25. okiedokie
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    "Anybody got any ideas on this are any other unobtrusive way to add some additional stoplight(s) on the rear of a '40 coupe? " 1347643283847.jpg

    I have this license plate frame with the third brake lite in it. I also have a pulsator connected to it so that it flashes rapidly. I also have the led taillight assemblies [wish I could recall the name] that are truly bright. Not just the bulbs, they are complete sealed assemblies. Work great to let those behind me know that I am stopping.
     
  26. dirty old man
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^ I have the same taillight assemblies, and a flasher that causes them to flash twice before coming on steady when brakes are applied.
    I like the idea of the license plate frame stoplight also. Where did you get that? And the "pulsator"?
     
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