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Projects Yard find 1941 Ford pickup

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Jul 12, 2021.

  1. If anyone remembers, late last year I nabbed a all apart hot rod 1940 Ford pickup semi local to me and had big plans for it. Towards the end of that thread, I mentioned that my brother now owned the truck. He really wanted it, and although I didn’t want to sell it, finally caved and sold it to him but still itched for one. I’ve been looking since for a reasonable project (even an old original), but man 40-41 pickups are popular and prices for even basket cases is kind of crazy.

    I found one in N Seattle I loved, even sent a friend that was local to go check it out. But it was simply a lot of money and I just couldn’t justify it, no matter how perfect it was

    So last Thursday I put a post on Instagram, that I was casually looking for a 40-41 Ford pickup. Friday was our big Spokane Swap Meet, and about 8 different people said “why don’t you go buy the one sitting on Crestline with the 4 sale sign on it??” I had no idea what anyone was talking about and pictured a junky cab on a frame in someone’s yard for way too much money. But a few hours later, a buddy of mine who told me about it, text me a pic. “Holy shit!” I flew up there and was blown away. Not only a 41 pickup, but also a 39 deluxe coupe sitting along side a busy road with a for sale sign. Right next door to my grandmas!!! I checked the truck out, guy came out and told me to make an offer. I had some cash from selling at the swap and said “I got this on me” he said “SOLD”. So went and grabbed the trailer, threw some front tires/wheels on it and drug it on the trailer with 3 locked brakes. Guy was super cool, even offered me some pizza. The coupe was already sold, I’m kind of bummed I missed it but also relieved lol

    The 41 is complete, has some common rust but is very strait. Has a early chev in it, radiator, MC, powerglide and chev rear. Looks like they parted out a 55-57 chevy for the running gear. Stock front end with split wishbones. Last licensed in 1969.

    got it home that night and yesterday got the 3 stuck wheels un-stuck. Doors/hood/windows all work as they should, decent start to a neat truck. And in my budget! It needs it all but that’s ok. That’s kind of what I wanted.
    So my plan? Keep the chev, soup it up, stock Ford three speed and banjo, lower it as far as possible, patch it up, give the interior a make over a drive it. Beater trucks are my favorite.

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  2. Primered Forever
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 430

    Primered Forever
    from Joplin,MO

    You didn’t buy the coupe too????? Nice truck by the way!!!
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  3. Chris, do you realize there is a television show called, "EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" , you are the luckiest person around because you have unbelievable luck finding great deals, it's that are you were born with a horseshoe inserted in your arse. :D

    Congratulations my friend on finding yet another desirable ride. HRP
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2021
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  4. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,487


    Good on you Chris and shame on you Chris! Seems you need to visit your Grandma more often. :)

    Second '41 PU I bought had a SBC in it. Traded that one off years ago for the interior in my '40 Std Tudor.

    I really planned on having a booth at the swap meet but was bed ridden for nearly a week because of my back. Maybe next year.


  5. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 7,267


    That truck was someone’s pride and joy at one time. Looks like it was well taken care of before parked, running board and bedside, fenders, etc not all beat up.
    Heck of a find.
  6. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,800


    When you get around to it let me know what pressure plate and clutch they used. Supposedly a 50 Merc will bolt right up.
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  7. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,975

    from KCMO

  8. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 3,120

    The 39 guy

    Good score Chris! Have fun!
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  9. Great truck! Sorry you missed out on the '39.
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  10. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,966

    Bandit Billy

    Nice find Chris! You know I have a thing for these trucks and that one is in very nice condition. Looking forward to another 41 ford truck thread.
  11. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 431


    Nice score Chris. My mom lives off crestline but I come across Bigelow so cant say as i saw anything like that!
  12. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,417


    great score looks like a fun truck project
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  13. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,340


    Since everything seems to find you, if you run across a bed and fenders I'm in need of them for my 40. Wouldn't mind a cheap frame too. Otherwise I'll be fixing mine where it's rotted out.
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  14. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,869

    from Indy

    good looking solid truck
  15. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,231


    He said it had a Powerglide.
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  16. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,800


    OH I missed that. Thanks.
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  17. And you didn't buy the dune buggy and Pontiac Sunfire?! Those two door Sunfires are getting to be pretty rare.
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  18. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,032

    from Minnesota

    That is a fine looking automobile
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  19. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 5,026


    Awesome find Chris and good to see your still finding them.
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  20. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,681


    Congratulations. I am jealous of all your cool finds.
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  21. Believe it or not, he told me he took the buggy and sun fire in on trade for the 39 coupe :/
  22. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,397

    from ohio

    You have done it again:cool: Congrats!!
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  23. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,356


    I am more than a little jealous:( Probably 60 years ago as a kid growing up on a farm in Iowa, my dad had an Advanced Design Chevy he'd bought new in 49 but the neighbor had a pickup about like yours, it was noisy:) I loved it, and I was stuck driving in dad's almost new truck, some good memories:)
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  24. Who let's a 1939 Ford coupe sit after buying it ????
  25. I KNOW RIGHT?!?!?! My 41 was missing front wheels and tires and 3 of the 4 drums were frozen…AND it was over 100 degrees and I still had it on my trailer within 2 hours of buying it.
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  26. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,377


    That's really bitchin', it's even an old hotrod and not just a stocker. Looking forward to seeing it come together.
  27. scotti32
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 283


    awesome truck, nice find
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  28. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,426


    I guess the state of Washington is full of HAMB friendly cars and everyone else just doesn't want to take the 3,000 mile one trip to collect them. Chris do you keep a numbered list of cars & bodies you have found over the years?
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  29. The Swenson horseshoe strikes again! Good find dude! Though that one over on my side is bitchin too. I bet this one will end up just as cool.
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