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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. falcongeorge
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    Comparing the hood ornaments is a good idea. Let me think on that, I was thinking in terms of keeping my hood, and looking for a '40 std hood to work. yes, my hood is the same on the other side...:) The hot rod gods have been very good to me...:D
    anyone else want to comment on whether there is a difference in the radius at the top between a '39 deluxe and '40 standard hood? I don't have a '40 hood to compare directly, it could just be an optical illusion.
     
  2. dirty old man
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    Now that we're getting into the parts, pieces and procedures on the '40, I'm going to ask a question.
    My 40 dlx has Drake wipers. they worked when I checked them before buying, and in the first rain I got caught in here in GA, that is for about 10 mins. Then the right quit working and afterwards the left also quit.
    I've been getting by since with Rain-EX, and have been OK. I'm too big, old and stiff to spend much time under that dash with the seat in. So for now I'm waiting till I can take the seat out, because I also need to tweek a bit on seat track latches. Right now my son is in up to his neck in an OT Mustang floor and other body rust repair, Add in my Hiboy and the shop is full, with the '40 locked up elsewhere.
    So, anybody got Drake wipers and can comment on what to look for?
     
  3. slammed
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    12417789_1686176908287277_7252735934531844787_n.jpg Killer Kandy Koated Kruiser......
     
  4. The 39 guy
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    I'll send you a PM.
     
  5. slammed
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    40 Ford Lawrence copy.jpg Level playing field.
     
  9. falcongeorge
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    Gonna keep this alive. Ok, its a '39...
    127.jpg 128.jpg
     
  10. falcongeorge
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    ^^the T&R dash is pretty cool, gets the gears turning.
     
  11. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    The T&R dash,forerunner to the tweed covered instrument panels of the 90's. :eek:
     
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    @gbrown captured this shot of my '40 coupe before the start of our 3rd Annual SWMO Hot Rod Hundred Reliability Run. If you'd like to see more of his photos from the run, they are here: http://bit.ly/1UpE9zX (but not all '40 Fords)
     
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    Greg Potter brought his survivor '40 coupe out to run with us, too. His dad built it back in the early 70's, and was a member of the RodTiques, up in KCMO.
     
  14. New running board covers look good Bret!
     
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  15. Andy,

    Those are the whole enchilada replacement with Drake boards. I had a REAL hard time convincing myself to swap them, but Dad was insistent that I had to. Gotta keep Dad happy.
     
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    Dennis Parks captured this shot of @arkiehotrods in his long awaited and new to him '40 Standard coupe during the 3rd Annual SWMO Hot Rod Hundred.
     
  17. I remember that car! I was in the Rod-Tiques back in the late '70s. I had a '40 Plymouth about the same color.
     
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  18. olcurmdgeon
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    tumblr_nnrkl7TxLu1ttxfeno1_500.jpg tumblr_noaz48svUW1ttxfeno1_400.jpg tumblr_o4urrwS8n61ttxfeno1_500.jpg throw a couple of woodies in the pot to keep this thread perking along
     
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  19. slammed
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  20. ^^^^Very sad^^^:(
     
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  21. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    That's more than yard art it appears! :eek:
     
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  22. falcongeorge
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    A buddy of mine has a '40 tudor for yard art. from the road, it looks pretty cherry, but it was in a fire in the fifties, needs a dash, hood and roofskin.
     
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  23. The 39 guy
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    One mans yard art, another's dream project........ I have seen similar hulks salvaged on the HAMB. This car is well beyond the talents of most of us though.
     
  24. That hood looks pretty cherry!
     
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  25. falcongeorge
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    I always know I'm on the right track when the peer pressure starts up!:p Nerfs, full wheelcovers, and a filled and peaked hood too!:eek:
     
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  27. born2late
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    I did the same combination that you are trying to clone. '39 Deluxe hood and hood trim over a '40 standard grill. It works and gives a cool look. I call it a greatest hits of the 39 and 40 noses/grilles. The hood moldings end up an inch short in the center so you need to form a "beak" of some kind to fill the center gap if you shave the hood latch mechanism like I did. I can take some pix of my set up if that will help you out.
     
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  28. falcongeorge
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    I am not going to use the hood molding, I am going to fill and peak the hood, but yes, I would LOVE to see pics of your deal. Thanks, I figured the hoods were shaped differently at the front.
     

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