I have been a lover of the 1940 Ford for some time and have owned several over the years. They included coupes, sedans, sedan deliveries and convertibles. I always wanted a Woodie but could never afford them over the years. I have used dropped axles, IFS and 9″ Ford rears on parallel leafs on most of them and left one stock with a flathead. All were loads of fun and rode great prior to back problems. The Heidt’s IFS coil over model proved to provide the best ride for me with my bad back. I recently rode in a friends fresh sedan with the same set for a couple hundred miles and found it was very comfortable for me and my wife. Having said that, a stock buggy spring set up right also provides a decent ride for most. Since they don’t show the choice for me now is the IFS. As for cost, they are about the same price as a dropped axle, disc brake equipped car. I add power steering and power brakes due to my old age and arthritis in the shoulders. My opinion of the 1940 Ford is that they provide a ready great basis for a Hot Rod and are relatively inexpensive to build using the components described. The sedan in our area is the least expensive to purchase and the convertible and Woodie being at the top of the price range.
Popular colors other than Black are: Cloud Mist Gray, Folkstone Gray and Maroon.
Today, I will feature some 40 Fords that I like.
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I was involved in the 75th Anniversary show at the GNRS in 2015.
Sherm has a delivery for his chrome plating business.
You know I love the sedan deliveries and this is a recent built that is very nicel
Coupes are the most popular with most people and they are the Hot Rodder’s preference.
The truck is also real popular and pricey in today’s market.
My friend builds some of the nicest 40’s around including this beauty from a few years ago.
I have owned a couple of convertibles and loved them.
I have one of these on my bucket list but the bucket may come first due to the price of a nice 40 Woodie.
Lyon Blue sedan is killer with red wheels and whitewall tires. This is the standard model.
A standard coupe in Folkstone Great is really a pretty color on 40’s.
A Deluxe coupe in a Sahara Tan looks good also.
Orville can build the best 40’s in his area and the sedan was his choice for this winner.
Trucks were popular speed shop vehicles for hauling parts to the meets.
Top of the line coupe with the big diameter wheels has a sinister look.
The convertible is a beautiful Hot Rod with modern driveline and amenities.