Monday’s Movers

The combination of Deuces and Forties has always been a Hot Rodder’s dream of owning two of Henry’s finest Hot Rods. In the early days, a Deuce roadster was out of the reach of most of us but a nice Forty coupe could be had for a few hundred dollars. I still like both of these models and probably always will. The popularity of the 40/41 Ford pickup has been gaining in recent years and the prices have been rising to some record highs for finished units. The available aftermarket parts combined with a good supply of cabs make it a simple build. The hardest part to find are the rear fenders. They can command a big dollars for a nice pair. The cabs are very tight like a Deuce but still are desirable for short hauls. I prefer the delivery but I would consider building a pickup in the future.

The pickup will have to wait as I have been making great progress on my chassis for Bob. I have learned a lot about round tubing and how to make it fit together for welding. It is much harder than square tubing but I prefer the looks of the round tubing. I started the boxing this weekend and completed the brake pedal mounting today. Next I will be installing the engine and transmission for final welding of the mounts.

As we enter into the final months of 2015, I start to think about the GNRS in January (29th) and who is building a roadster to bring to the show. I hope to bring you some pre-show entries prior to that date. I never seem to grow tired of going to the show and seeing the latest from the greatest.

Stay Tooned!

Lynn

 

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After a car accident, this little roadster was in bad shape as was the owner. Determination by both injured parties resulted in a full recovery with the help of some talented people. Deuce lovers just seem to stick together and accomplish the task at hand. I do like yellow roadsters.

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You don’t see many chopped 40 pickups but this one has a great profile that grabs you as you walk by. A second look inside is always mandatory on a chopped 40.  There isn’t much room inside to begin with but somehow they still drive them.

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Bob likes his cars chopped and his 40 shows the result of taking out about 4 inches. The truck is finished in his mind and he drives it often.

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Another friend really likes to modify his 40’s by adding suicide doors and airbags for radical looks.

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You could order black fenders on 40 Fords and while very few were sold they do have a different look.

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Perfect 50’s styling and overall appearance make this Robin Egg Blue 40 a nice ride.

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If you prefer the darker shade of Blue then this 41 might be more your style.

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A nice shop truck doesn’t need paint to do your daily hauling duties.

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The standard Black with Red wheels will always be popular. Add a SBC and you have a wonderful driver.

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CMG 40 pickups are my favorite color for the little truck. Hood up means your car will be judged.

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The paint on this one really is outstanding as you can see by the shadows in the door and hood.

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I started with a Deuce and ended with a super straight 40 coupe. A perfect pair for you Deuce and Forty guys.

Today’s Photo

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I have only seen a couple of these “Utes” in my time but they are sure an eye catcher for 40 lovers.

Comments 2

  1. Lynn, another great blog this week. Thanks for your dedication to all of your readers. I thoroughly enjoy reading your views on certain cars and the great pics too. Take care, Tim

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