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Projects MN 40 deluxe build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by SnowmanII, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. SnowmanII
    Joined: Oct 15, 2012
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    SnowmanII
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    from Minnesota

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    I've been building this thing for a couple years now, but here are some photo's.
    This is a true barn find here in Minnesota. It needed some frame repair which I farmed out to the professionals. Although the floor was rusty it was complete. After blasting it , we found it to be very thin so a Drake floor was put in. It has a 4 in drop axle, stock rear end with swapped out 3.25 gears for the highway. The flattie was punched 60 over and will mate up to a 39 tranny. The paint is ok so I will put the body back on the frame and just drive the shit out of it!!!!
    The original grill was broken but while I was in Madison NC at the moonshine fest, I met an old shine runner who had his grill for sale . I bought it and also had the glove box signed by Junior Johnson. I highly recommend that shine fest based around Juniors Midnight Moon Distillery! Chassis has wheels now, I will update photo's soon.
     
  2. texkbc
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
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    looks like a great project!
     
  3. Hill_County-rodshop
    Joined: Jul 30, 2014
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    Very nice start. Wish I had my '40 back. Can't wait to see updated pics.
     
  4. SnowmanII
    Joined: Oct 15, 2012
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    SnowmanII
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    from Minnesota

    Slowly but surely, next step is the gas tank. I'm looking at the larger 16 gal. For traveling purposes. Master cylinder and the lines and I can put the body on! No white walls ! image.jpg
     

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  5. Looks very nice...Where at in Minnesota are you located,?
     
  6. Jalopy Joker
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  7. okiedokie
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  8. The 39 guy
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    Alright another 40 coupe with flatty for the road! Keep us posted on your progress, please!
     
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  9. That chassis is beautiful! Looking forward to the completed car.
     
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  10. Nice...but I am curious about the floorshift?
     
  11. SnowmanII
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    from Minnesota

    Chisago/ lindstrom area north of Twin Cities
     
  12. SnowmanII
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    Floor shift and tranny from a 39
     
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  13. You should post some updated pics.
     
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  14. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
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    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    Looking good! I like where you're going with your project. Will be following along.
     
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  15. brady1929
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  16. hot-rod roadster
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    Wow, this is looking good. Gary
     
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  17. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
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    Ya, we need some more pics! Winter time out there, lots of hours to build, eh? We spent ten cold years in Red Wing so I have some first hand knowledge of MN "balmy" season.
     
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  18. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
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    gotta love those 40's. nice looking coupe. need more pics, please
     
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  19. olscrounger
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    can't beat a 40 coupe-keep us posted
     
  20. gearbanger
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    Great Minnesota 40 Ford with a Flathead. Us guys gotta stick together!
     
  21. titus
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    Looks good.

    I was at the blasters picking up some stuff and seen your 40 coupe there after the floors had been blasted, neat car.

    JEFF
     
  22. SnowmanII
    Joined: Oct 15, 2012
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    Thanx guys for the replies. I've been away for awhile and a lot has happened,unfortunately not with the car. A tree fell on the garage last fall and I decided to build my dream shop, with help from Garage Journal! Hope to get back to the 40 soon.
     
  23. JimmyD3234
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    its looking good nice car - good luck with your garage :cool::cool:
     
  24. white64
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    white64
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    from Maine

  25. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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    young'n'poor
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    real neat! I cant wait to see more progress
     
  26. 1940 coupe
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    1940 coupe
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  27. FOURTYDLX
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    Gotta LOVE them 40's
     

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