The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 22, 2011.
I can dig it. Sectioned and unchopped in all it's awkward glory.
NO! Oh the Huge manatee!
I like the grille much better on the Ford than on the Buick. Never felt much love for '39 Buicks.
I'm hard pressed to enjoy a channeled vehicle. However, this 40 has all the right shapes for me, including both the grille and the channel.
I always thought that was a cool looking car, but I am a nut over almost any 40, especially channeled.
According to Motor Life & Hop Up Jan '54 owner in '53 was Revelle Harrison, It says he performed the custom work. Not sure if he owned it in '57 when featured in R&C.
The April 1953 article on the car does not list a builder at all. Only name mentioned in the article are Revelle Harrison as the owner and Larry Ackley as the painter.
I would be interested in seeing that article of the car being found... the Pro Street part will be hard to watch though!
No one else noticed how much higher the passenger side headlight is than the other side? You can see it in ALL the pics if you go back and look.
3 Bad Ass Fords !!!!
Let's forget about the Stude !
Lets absolutely NOT forget about the Studebaker!!!
Face it Ryan. You're a latent custom lover. It's all good.
i did, and i think one other guy. read the posts.
That car is kind like the girl at the event in the black dress with the way to big butt and ultra sexy body, you don't want her to be your women but man is she a treat to the eyes. It's ok ~Sololobo~
I think that 40's tail-draggers are so freakin' cool. And this one is a good example. Especially with the skirts, IMO.
And yet, 40 Fords are inherently so close to perfection in stock form, (except maybe for stance and wheels), that most times, custom modifications only serve to make them different, but not necessarily better. Sometimes less is more.
Here's what I mean.
Anyway, as someone else stated, "it's all good".
I think the car looks great until you see the grill!
That is a great looking 40. I love it. Lets hope the Prostreet rumor is false.
I always thought that a Custom, was where you take a stock factory model and improve it asthetically....I think in this case, they have taken a design Icon, and spoilt it for the sake of trying to be different...no one will convince me that that is an improvement on the stock Ford product...but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
i love that it is unchopped but super low, especially with the skirts. the grill and front of hood treatment, not so much.
How much did they feed that Studebaker?
What the heck is so wild about it? The Buick grill is the only major mod. It doesn't look radical compared to all the other customs of the era. In those days it wasn't considered bad ass to drive a custom. Look at the old magazines, these cars weren't all driven by greasy leather jacketed thugs.
Remain here, the intro police will be with you shortly.
There are very few good 40 ford customs and thats not one of them
The more I look,the better I like.
Kinda reminds me of a Lincoln Zephyr with the skirts. I'm diggin' the cleanness of it.
That car looks amazing. The '40 makes such a good custom, or a rod, or a gasser. Hell, they even look good stock! Not sure I dig it with the skirts. It seems like lots of kustoms out there have skirts because the builders feel obligated to run them when in reality a lot of kustoms out there look better without them IMO.
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