You may recall that I said 2014 will be the year of the Deuce and model 40 five window coupes. For many years, the three window has ruled and to some will always be the top coupe for a Hot Rod. Having owned 5 Deuce 3 windows I won’t argue the point but the 5 window ( I have owned 3) also makes a stunning Hot Rod if done right. I prefer the hiboy look but fenders add class and style to the little coupes. Most ladies prefer the fenders and unchopped so they look classy riding around the fairgrounds. Whatever your choice, this is the year to build you a 5 window for cruising and having fun. Finding a good 5 window to start with is not easy unless you can live the beautiful reproduction ones available in glass or steel (32 only). It makes no difference to most and they are hard to tell apart so put a 5 window on your list for 2014.
I also must include the beautiful 1940 Ford 5 window coupe as an alternate choice for a more “Age Appropriate” Hot Rod. Certainly almost as popular as the aforementioned coupes and much more affordable, the 40 coupe is high on most people’s list of collectible cars both stock and Hot Rods. They are readily available in a form to fit your budget. Your wife or lady friend will prefer the ride and handling and probably the overall styling of the 40 coupe. Colors are predominately Black and Maroon, but I am sold on the Cloud Mist Gray color as the one to have. Parts are available from many sources and even the complete bodies are available from Carpenter.
There you have it. The world has lots and lots of Deuce roadsters for you to look at and you probably already have one of those in your garage so build you a nice closed car and enjoy the summer cruising with the A/C turned on.
Have a great weekend and start searching for a 5 window for you garage.
I will be at Don’s Coffee and Kicks on Saturday.
The JHRS bones look good on this tasty 5 window. A mild chop, slight rake, steelies and attention to detail puts this one ahead of the class. The car looks like the old Jan Carpenter Deuce from a few years ago but I don’t think so.
I really fell in love with this resto Deuce. No chop with full fenders is the way to go with the 70’s look. Never out of style and saves the precious Henry steel. Looks green with black fenders which is my favorite color other than Winterleaf Brown.
Lou has owned his for many years and made it to the Salt a time or two. The 5 spokes look right at home.
A model 40 with General Jumbo wheels and Robin Egg Blue paint looks 50’s perfect. Remember the Texaco Star advertisements?
This is one of my favorite 5 windows in the model 40 class. The 1933 grille and hood have a very stylish look that flow with the lines of the coupe. American’s are popular on Hot Rods.
A very popular look today which has been made famous by Rudy and the Rolling Bones screams Hot Rod to me. I don’t think I could drive one but I would like to try. If you have gasoline in your blood you are going to take a closer look at a car that possesses such a great racing profile.
Now this is the one for me. I like all the good stuff on this oneâ€¦Halibrand wheels and QC, black paint, louvers and a perfect stance. She is pretty isn’t she? Don, you need one to match Vinther’s.
If you like Maroon then this one will whet your appetite. Perfect, flawless flat panels are the sign of a good body man.
To me, this angle is what a 40 coupe is all aboutâ€¦.Stance and styling make it one of Henry’s finest body styles.
The Bedford “Forties” are some of the best being built today. Here is his latest in Folkstone Gray. Perfect!
Tim’s personal CMG coupe is a keeper and a show winner. He always uses a dropped axle, SBC/auto and Ford rear axle on parallel leafs. His hood and fender fit is one of the best out there. He has it down to a science. Nice job, Tim!
Forty coupes are not hard to find. They are in most garages in the South (Moonshiner’s). Black or Maroon with a trunk full of White Lighting.
Keep the coupe simple and subdued for that perfect “High School” look. Remember those days? Mine was gray primer but it should have been Black in 1959.
My Weekend Dreams!
Steve and I are waiting for our roadsters since we have both had “Age Appropriate” Hot Rods in our garage. It is now time for a model 40 roadster for us old guys. Bring back the Reliability Run while we can still drive.
Two 5 windows with all the right stuff. Steve and Alan discussing the beauty of the 5 window coupes as well as looking at Steve’s new Red Deuce roadster.