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

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  1. Mr.Norton
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  2. 100% Matt
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    Dropped my Tudor off at @allstarderricks for a splash of color and some louvers


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  3. 42merc
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    January 6, 2020 & 40 plus degrees in south western Michigan.
    Driving the blue car today.
    Normal for this time of year is about 18 to 20 degrees and i'm driving the red machine.

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  4. 50Fraud
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  5. olcurmdgeon
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    My coupe is 80, I am 77 this month. Here is picture of the two loves of my life. The wife has been with me for 54 years this summer. She was the reason I got the coupe, when she could walk the running boards and the front seat were terrific for her. She doesn't remember much these days but she knows "that's our hot rod". DSCN0174.JPG
     
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  6. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    Hello,

    When we had our 2nd 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery that had a 327, a few friends wanted me to get a newer independent front suspension for better handling and road-ability. We had gone through thorough balancing, truing the tires, new shocks, and regular neighborhood alignment shop for a better ride. The rims/wheels were checked for being out of round, as well as not aligning from worn lug nut holes. It was not fun to drive a short distance and have the bumpy ride. When my wife did not like it, it had to be fixed or changed.
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    We could not do the drastic change over to a full independent suspension as it was our daily driver and it could not be laid up for weeks. If this changeover to a full independent suspension would solve our bumpy ride, my wife was all for it. But, she did not have to use the sedan delivery for her daily driver. Decisions for a major lay up and change was considered for plus and minuses. The minuses won this round as a friend from early 1964 was called and he told me to bring the 40 Ford Sedan Delivery over to his shop.

    My friend was an expert, front end alignment mechanic and wanted me to bring the sedan delivery to his shop. I sort of dreaded this drive, as the last time I went to his shop was in 1964 and he aligned/balanced my 1965 El Camino. His shop was in Culver City, a 60 plus mile drive up the coast, just to get there. It was going to be a long bumpy ride up there. But, he told me to drive to his new shop in the OC, just a 15 minute drive from our house. Wow, great news, we were there in an instant!

    Jnaki

    He looked at the whole sedan delivery, the stance, the equipment, took it for a drive and came back to the shop with eyes wide open. When asked if he could fix it, he chuckled and got right to work. He had drawn angles, numbers, use all of his old alignment skills and even his new lift rack alignment equipment to get to the bottom of the bumpy ride. The combination of the good old bubble balance machine for some road trials led to the new machine in the corner.

    Digital electronic read outs with a spinning wheel made for accurate placing of weights. Then when the drive was still a little bumpy, he used the old, “wheels on the car” spinning machine to get the pinpoint balancing act together. Since he made sure the axle was straight, the brakes not pulling, and everything was level in the stance, he was determined to get it right. It worked.

    The stock 1940 front end was aligned, balanced and drove straight without any hands on the steering wheel. He made the sedan delivery ride true and straight, with the bumpy ride now, gone. It was like night and day. It did not matter how much it cost as it was now a great driver and the fun was back in driving hot rods.

    When I got home, my wife wanted to go for a drive and during the ride down the coast, she commented that she might like driving the 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery, again. She said the ride was like a new car with new tires, straight off of a showroom floor, except it was an old hot rod, not a new car. It was not a major repair like a completely new front end. But, is sure rode like it was brand new, thanks to the expertise of my friend and his new shop. More fun miles were definitely added in the next 7 years.

     
  7. LOU WELLS
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    First Car And Fordy Built In The Summer Of 1965 With A Fire Power... IMG_0124.jpg
     
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  8. 40ragtopdown
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    Here's one that got rescued recently. Credit to the photographer's. FB_IMG_1578676056363.jpg FB_IMG_1578675979748.jpg FB_IMG_1578675660675.jpg FB_IMG_1578676016450.jpg
     
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  9. arkiehotrods
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    I drove my coupe 257 days last year. This year I am 10/10 so far, including today in the rain (rain yesterday too). 20200110_120946.jpg
     
  10. You are kicking my butt for the year.
     
  11. The 39 guy
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    So do you know anything about the cars past and future?
     
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  12. 40ragtopdown
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    The car was originally built by Gene Stanton of Germantown Pennsylvania in 1951 with a303 olds motor with trips. The current owner is looking for any pictures or information on the car. I got the pictures from the friends who like fordy Ford's site. the current owner wants to return it to it's 1951 glory. FB_IMG_1578705659051.jpg
     
  13. Bandit Billy
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    I wish I could like your post a few more times. Nice hot rod too sir.
     
  14. The 39 guy
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    Thanks 40ragtopdown. I hope they can bring the convertible back to its former glory.
     
  15. dirty old man
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    Seems like the notification feature dropped meout again.
     
  16. straykatkustoms
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  17. straykatkustoms
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    It would be kool to own this Coupe.

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  18. straykatkustoms
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  20. V8 Bob
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    Was this car at the Nat's North Kalamazoo last Sept? I parked next to one very similar, and talked to the owner.
     
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  21. 40ragtopdown
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    If it was I didn't see it. Was it parked by your roadster near the swap meet.
     
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  22. V8 Bob
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    Yes. Member 42 Merc usually parks in that spot but was out of town with his Cad powered '40. The owner is a friend of Mercs and took his spot.
     
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  23. 40ragtopdown
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    Now that I think about it that was my 40 . 42 Merc usually parks there but he was at the hot rod Hill climb in Colorado. That 40 came out of Pennsylvania where it had been sitting in a garage for years. That one is also chopped mine is not. Here's an older picture of my 40. IMG_20200127_184628.jpg
     
  24. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    A few beauties to bump 617380C2-1D15-4022-BCC7-7D6651CF018B.jpeg 6348F9D0-F2A8-4484-B91D-21EF9F280C15.jpeg 5E80592D-A562-4A34-97DD-59ADA310C353.jpeg A1BDC5B8-527D-4FF1-B737-71E2B9D59238.jpeg 9DA60159-838A-47B0-A95A-1CBD4CB83D3A.jpeg
     
  25. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    A few more....... :D 00679333-1DEB-4BF6-90BC-47D22AB0FD67.jpeg 43A210BA-12A6-471C-A25F-5B8353009402.jpeg 140ABF63-7A49-493D-85B4-8CF7A629690A.jpeg 44399328-5319-4F73-95D8-A82A3F6DADDC.jpeg 780A2E42-104E-4A0E-949C-5C92D5DCA98F.jpeg 45A7B970-961E-4525-9147-BDC891C32D5E.jpeg 73201E90-046C-4B3A-8920-0B83B8FFB8A7.jpeg 16E951ED-1BF5-49D3-84B1-D619D72D2C1B.jpeg
     
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  26. lucas doolin
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    Hey Stray Kat. What's the story on the white chopped and channeled 40? Looks a lot like the Fred Cain 40. Lucas
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  27. Moriarity
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    Looks like the white one has drip rails and yours doesn't??
     
  28. lucas doolin
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    Right you are about the drip rails, Mark. "Back in the day" when these customs were used as daily drivers, "no drip rails" indicated a West Coast car (since little rain) and drip rails were a hallmark of East Coast customs. The Fred Cain "dripless" coupe was built in Massachusetts, so the above differentiation is not absolutely valid.
    I think it's sectioned (rear fenders have been visually raised and front fenders too and hood is sectioned more than mine) and chopped (looks like late 40s, early 50s since the rear quarter windows appear "longer" and also channeled since running boards eliminated with no rocker panels - bottom of door is +/- level with bottom of chassis. So: chopped, channeled and sectioned - a perfect trifecta. Any idea of its whereabouts? Putting out an APB - BOLO.
     
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  29. lazydog40
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    Thanks to all that keep this going, great comments, great tips, nice pictures. Helps keep the motivation front and center! IMG_0545.JPG IMG_0588.JPG
     
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  30. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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