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1940 Ford Resto Rod Coupe

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  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
1940 Ford Resto Rod Coupe
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:06 PM

Last one for 2017. Uncle Henry gave a vacation. 

Built in a week and a half.

It's basically my idea of a 1940 Ford Hot Rod with all the high tech mods I would admit to do to the car. 

She has 12V electrical system, alternator, and super modern heads, intake and air cleaner. Almost a Galaxy Class starship. 

The engine is a 239 flatty from a 1948 Ford. 

Like I didn't buy the street rod kit, and only had the rodding parts from the Revell 1948 Ford Convertible Club Coupe (Motor City Flathead heads, air cleaner, and dual exhaust, missing the headers), I dropped the stock front axle from the Revell '40, and again, shortened the track, like I did on my stock build. Also adapted the dual exhaust from the '48 to work on the '40. Had to shorten the glasspacks, and build my own pipes between them and the exhaust manifolds. 

Left the headlight doors and grille chrome plated for some more flash, but used a stock color on the body (Mandarin Maroon), even tough it was not available on the Standard model. 

And since this is a car driven today, I added a electric fan, so you can put the hammer down on hot days. Almost installed aftermarket blinker on the column... 

Well, here she is. If I have the chance tomorrow, i'll take some outdoor pictures. 

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1940 Ford Business Coupe Hot Rod by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovefordgalaxie/

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:10 AM

Beautiful build, LFG! Just the right amount of mods and the paint looks great! Cool Thumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:55 AM

That’s a knock out amazing job thanks 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:15 AM
Simply stunning as per usual ! Love that maroon
  • Member since
    May, 2017
Posted by Tom Louis on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:55 AM

Me too! Love the color, beautiful build!

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:44 PM

Very tasteful mods in addition to your usual attention to accuracy and detail. Sweet! Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    December, 2017
Posted by skullman 1947 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:55 PM

LOVE THOSE 40s KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK SKULLMAN1947

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