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Features The '40/41 Pickup

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, May 25, 2016.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The '40/41 Pickup

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  2. Ryan
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    To get us started, here's a few I had ear marked for various reasons of insanity...
     

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  3. Jalopy Joker
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  4. brady1929
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    They are cool.
     
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  5. Old-Soul
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  6. This was mine - a 41 Beater with an SBC and a MII front end (Oh no the horrors). I got it in a trade for a 65 Fauxbra that I had traded a Harley for, but couldn't register in California due to title issues. It was a great daily and I drove it everywhere until I decided I needed another AutoCross car. I'd have another in a heartbeat if the circumstance were right. Probably should have kept it - I wouldn't have $35,000 in a Falcon if I had ;)

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  7. Hamtown Al
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    I built this Forty pickup with a 36 car front end. I love it.
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    It has a 36 car dash, complete with stainless waterfall, and 36 coupe taillight stands and lights with the stands revamped to fit the 40 pickup rear fenders in the stock location---gas filler is located in driver side taillight stand.
    I tell folks it is a 1936 Ford Super Deluxe pickup.
     
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  8. I recently saw the truck of your dreams/desire/lust.
    That wonderful Dinosaur gold truck is now a black primer beater, it was up at ElMo with a canvas troop carrier top over the bed.
     
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  9. belair
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    Yum. I love those things. Never could latch on to one.
     
  10. 504640
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    I have never been caught up in the pick-up crazed mania that has captured our hobby, for such a long time now. But I am maniacal about 40-1 Ford Pick-ups. They have been, and still are my favorite PU. I doubt if it is coincidental that my favorite cars are 40 Fords! My favorite 40 PU is one I saw in Mississippi 30+ years ago, sitting in front of an auto parts store. It was chopped and I can't remember the color, probably because it was mundane. It certainly wasn't gold. I distinctly remember the 59 ford steering wheel. The parts store owner also owned the 40 and it was driven and parked there six days a week, and was drag raced on the seventh. It ran a 327/4 speed.
    My question is: "Why do they look so good in Gold?" My favorite contemporary 40 PUs are Scott Robert's and George Poteet's perfect gold examples. But this fresh mostly stock, regal blue truck I saw on ebay the other day will suffice for me and a triumph bobber will fit in the bed:
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  11. Rustygt
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    I have one now that I sold the roadster, it is a solid truck. The pervious owner used a piece of PVC and duct tape for the tilt column bushing, stuff you would do in your driveway or because you are an idiot ! There are more repairs along those lines, my choice I know. I love the punched rims, gas filler flap and cab vents on Jim's gold hauler. The wide whites just go on a 41/40 PU. I actually sold the Weld draglites that came with my heap, now sports 15 X8 vintiques and Coker wide white rads. I'm on my way and loving every improvement. I attached a before pic of the Blue Pig. P1010003.JPG P1010003.JPG
     
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  12. I've always loved that '41 Ryan, but I believe in that form in which it appeared in Hot Rod magazine was when Joe Barnett owned it. I've never seen any pictures of when Calori owned it but I know Joe at least added the Studebaker vents and had Winfield paint it. Whoever thought Chevy fenders would look so good on a Ford?!
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  13. Ryan
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    Clever.
     
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  14. Ryan
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    Yeah, you are right... and that pickup rules.
     
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  15. Deadbird
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    40/41 Fords are just about the prettiest trucks ever built.
     
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  16. Bader2
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    [​IMG]definetly one of fords best.
     
  17. Raiman1959
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    Me and my 41' Ford pickup in 1977....senior in high school, and thought I was the coolest kid around! ---(skinny kid with a golf hat...oh yeah, I was really cool alright!:confused::confused:)--- The truck sat out behind my grandpa's wood shed for 15 years (I paid $250 to him for it), and I got it running just in time for my junior and senior year (sorta-kinda).....I drove it everywhere, then parked it in my mom's garage when I went into the Navy...sat for 25 years, and now that I'm retired...I'm rebuilding it....which is completely in parts & bare chassis, but I hope to have it on the road again within' the next few years....:D;) 022.jpg 062.jpg
     
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  20. Hamtown Al
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    I had this one for a while.
    Note that it has chev rear fenders, too.
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  21. Old-Soul
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    I love "early" flames, not so much the wires. This truck looks rad.


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  22. Late to the Party
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    Sorry, no pics -- but a story. When I was in high school, my Grandfolks had the drug store in Hominy, OK. Two doors down was the Western Auto store, owned by "Benny" Benedict and his wife Lucy. Benny drove a '40 Pickup to work every day. It was very faded red, with the circle/arrow Western Auto logo on the doors. And of course it was maintained with Western Auto "Wizard" replacement parts as necessary. It ran like a top. I thought that truck was WAY beyond cool and coveted it more than anyone should. I've thought about the truck many times since. A couple of months ago my curiosity got the better of me, so I called his adopted son (who was a classmate of mine in H.S.) to inquire about the truck. I thought he might have ended up with it after Benny had passed on. The son said Benny had sold the truck in about the late 70's, and said he thought it went to Bartlesville. End of the trail, unless someone here might know "the rest of the story."
     
  23. Marty Strode
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    I have always wanted a 40-41 pickup, over the last many years I bought 5 of them, selected the best parts and am building this one. It is slated for Washington Blue paint along with cream wheels. The tri-power 283 under the hood, is backed up with a column shift 3 speed. Ryan, your old '39 couldn't have found a better home, than with my friend Dennis. IMG_4717.JPG IMG_6568.JPG IMG_6570.JPG
     
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  24. Hamtown Al
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    I had this one for awhile, too.

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  25. Ryan
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    I remember when this one was in the classifieds... Think it was part of a two car deal or something? I love, love, love that truck...
     
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  26. Ryan
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    Damn you for posting that!
     
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  27. buck 32
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    DSC_0453.JPG This is my wifes 41. Drives the hell out of it
     
  28. Hamtown Al
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    Good memory. Should have kept both!!
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    The crowd, as they say, "Went wild!" when I flat towed the gasser behind the pickup.
    Well, they didn't exactly go wild but there was some pointing and miles and miles of big grins!
    Mine was likely the biggest of all!
    I'm glad I made those memories!
    PRICELESS!
     
  29. catdad49
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    Classy trucks, I think they look great in just about any color. That old sedan of yours sure looks Sweet, Ryan!
     
  30. agshelby
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    My old '40ish truck. I'd love to have it back:

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