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Hot Rods Let's have our own 81st anniversary event for the 40 ford...

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

  1. olcurmdgeon
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    Somebody asked me how I know I haven't reposted a picture given how long this thread has been active and how many pics have been posted. My response was that a '40 Ford always warrants a second look and perhaps more. The lines are classic and to me it is a quintessential hot rod.
     

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  2. exterminator
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    Love the bullet bumpers on the conv!
     
  3. i.rant
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    Nailed it!
     
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    1. 1940 Ford

    IMG_1142.JPG IMG_1143.JPG IMG_1144.JPG Three for Tuesday
     
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    The 39-40 Ford has always been one of my favs, and i think one of the best things about these late 30's-mid 40's Fords is that you don't have to do a lot to the body or overall design to make it look good.
     
  6. Cincinnati Slim
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    Somewhere a couple pages back in this thread is a picture of it, here are a couple that I have on my computer.
     

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  7. The 39 guy
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    So it looks like I was incorrect on labeling this coupe a 40. It is actually a 39 with some tasteful 40 pieces swapped out. Nicely done!
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    Thanks , I will search for it .
     
  9. olcurmdgeon
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    I have always hated these dolls at car shows but this picture (read the sign on the doll) made me chuckle.
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    I think it says my Dad sold the Flathead..... That would be sad indeed.
     
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    A 40 pickup with 39 headlights, and a DuVall windshield IMG_20170909_121126188.jpg
     
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    VERY well done!
     
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    I wonder how it would look on a convert car?
     
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  18. LOL. My beater before it got painted. I really kick myself sometimes, as the body had GREAT original Henry black on it.
     
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  19. The 39 guy
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    Sam and Doris Alm with Sam Profit 1952.jpg
    I guess I was destined to love the 40 ford I must have been 2 or so here. 1952 with my grandparents. I don't remember the 40 convertible but my Dad owned this one when I was very young. I had seen one other picture of before but ran across this one this morning.
     
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    Now this 39 has some character!
     
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    Happy Fall 2017 to all the followers of this thread, just found this seasonally correct picture

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  24. olcurmdgeon
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    Friday oddity, a 1940 tudor used for rural mail delivery in midwest farm country. "Neither sleet nor snow can spare us from our appointed rounds" or some such phrase.
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    ] IMG_2061.JPG IMG_2062.JPG Gonna try posting a pic of mine Ran 135 @ B'ville in '73, 137 @ El Mirage '74 394 Olds powered
     
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    This is the only car my father ever bought brand new. He picked a good one. Black 40 Deluxe coupe. There is a newspaper clipping telling the story of picking it up in Detroit. Scan 22.jpg Scan 8.jpg
     
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  27. ................................................................Great story but, how come there were TWO Thanksgivings that year?:confused:o_O
     
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  28. olcurmdgeon
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    Some years ago I got invited by a buddy to go to a major restoration shop just north of Boston. They were preparing very high end cars for a show at the Fine Arts Museum in Boston. One car was a pre-war Alpha race car that was being assembled. I looked at a seat frame that had yet to be upholstered and the thin tubing design, in high gloss red, was so striking that I remarked I would have it on a pedestal in my living room as art. That same thought has always come to me about '40 Fords, attractive, sexy and curvaceous design worthy of being appreciated on its own.
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  29. olcurmdgeon
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    Remember this movie?
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  30. ............For sure........American Graffiti.
     
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