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

  1. I didn't take the picture but I thought the same thing. Sure looks like it. Here's Tom's coupe.

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  2. CruZer
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    3-2\'s.jpg Has anyone in Florida run across this 40? I sure would like to find out what happened to my old car. louvers.jpg
     
  3. LOU WELLS
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    There is always room at upload_2016-11-22_18-3-44.jpeg the celebration for this one.....
     
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  4. falcongeorge
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    that's a beaut!
     
  5. push_rod
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    My 1940 Deluxe Coupe... stored outdoors in February 1976, and about 15 years later at Martins Beach in Half Moon Bay, CA.


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  6. okiedokie
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    Great 40 push-rod
     
  7. push_rod
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    Thanks! My dad helped me to negotiate the deal for it back in September of 1974. At $225.00 it cost me most of my life's savings! We dragged it home from Railroad Flats CA; it had been owned by a guy in Angels Camp, CA. That was one week before I started high school. For three years it sat outside at my cousins. In February of 1976 it snowed in the San Francisco Bay Area; the following year we moved it into my parent's garage. Twelve years later, with a lot of help from friends and family, I got it on the road. In 1990 I drove it to "The 40 is Fifty" celebration in Anaheim, CA. The next year it was in the Grand National Roadster Show, where it won a second place in the "Custom Rod Coupe" class. In 1996 I drove it up to Victoria British Columbia for the Early Ford V8 Clubs Western Nationals; it brought home a second place in the "Modified Class" (It made some of the restorers unhappy due to its 350 Chevy!). It's been quite a ride, I wouldn't trade it for anything!


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  8. ^^^^^Great story^^^
     
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  9. WoodWardWilly
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  11. 50Fraud
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    Nice! Can we see more of it?
     
  12. WoodWardWilly
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    Was my first coupe. As a kid I loved the stone woods and cook Willys but those cars are expensive so a 40 Ford painted in the same color was not a bad second choice. 468 cu in that runs on pump gas and windshield washer fluid.

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  13. hotrodharry2
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    Great Story as okiedokie says, Great read push-rod! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  14. The 39 guy
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    Wow! We better look at that one again! LIKE!
     
  15. olscrounger
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    Pushrod--very nice 40-looks right, sits right, fits right!
     
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  16. LOL. That one belonged to John Riggs, here in the Springfield, MO area. Was a neat looking beater hot rod with no upholstery panels in it. Y block powered, too!

    John sold it to a guy up around KCMO, if I remember correctly, this past spring.
     
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    Disregard the Boogie Van, the Ford Escape, the dead Christmas tree still in my yard, and the split wishbone in the background. The coupe is finally clean again. Today was the 31st day of the 41 of 2017 that I've driven the old beater.
     
  18. okiedokie
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    Your photography skills are improving, best shot yet. By the way I have a set of the plastic AR caps for those wheels if you would like them. Just kidding of course.
     
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  20. okiedokie
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    I don't know what year this picture might have been taken but It sure sat good.
     
  21. Jalopy Joker
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    with all of the upgraded 40's here, did anyone keep one with a V8-60 and the passenger car side shift transmission with build pics?
     
  22. falcongeorge
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    Take a good look the front tires are relatively tall and the rears are shorter than most use nowadays. The front end is REALLY low, and the fender radius is just clear of the top of the tire at the back. I hope to get my convert to sit like that, 6.00x15 on the front, 7.60x15s on the back.
     
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  23. Another repeat, but I can't help it, I love it.........

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  24. arkiehotrods
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    Didn't watch the Super Bowl last weekend. Instead, I took the '40 for a nice long drive out in the country, stopping for a coke on the way out of town.
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  25. The 39 guy
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    I just had to stare at that for awhile. Kind of like trying to find a chair to sit in at the rod run so I can just take the car in for while and see all of the details. A very nice sedan ol55,thanks for sharing it this morning.
     
  26. Found this one while I was rummaging through some old pics on my PC. I took it at Bonneville back in 2002. No other info on it.

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  27. okiedokie
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    Exactly how a 40 tudor should look in my opinion.

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  28. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    Timeless
     

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