'40-'41 Ford trucks

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'40-'41 Ford trucks
« on: January 20, 2013, 09:00:28 PM »
Cub Barnett's '41 pickup.  same as a '40 except for a little more trim on the hood.

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Re: '40-'41 Ford trucks
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 02:30:03 AM »
My '40 pickup

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 01:07:46 PM »
From Brizio's shop.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 08:08:54 PM »
Cool pickup, doing what they are meant to do, DRIVE!
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2016, 12:28:00 AM »
Couple of nice Pickups
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2016, 12:29:18 AM »
A couple of nice Deliverys
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 03:35:29 PM »
40-41 pickups are very cool

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 06:58:55 PM »
This poor old ute has seen better days

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 08:06:40 PM »
just checking to see if y'all are paying attention !

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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 08:19:29 PM »
nice '41 pickup !

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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 08:20:26 PM »
Lineman's bed

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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 08:21:25 PM »
Vintage

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2018, 09:53:11 AM »
Nice pickup.  I like the Olds bumper.

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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 12:21:14 AM »
I get a bit nostalgic when I see a 41 Ford truck. When I was 15 I spent my hard earned $500 on a 41 Ford truck from a wrecking yard, that is what  started it all for me. I did not know what I was doing but I read all the books and magazines and made a lot of mistakes. I did all the body work, gas welded the torn fenders and brazed electrical conduit in the fenders to reinforce them, like I said I was just learning and improvising.  I redrilled the front hubs to match the junkyard  ford rearend so I could get matching wheels front and back.  It was my first wiring job using a wiring guide from Peterson publications that I still have somewhere.  The bucket seats were junkyard seats that were gold, which in retrospect was cool, but at 15 I thought all the cool cars in the magazines had black interiors so I spray dyed them black.  With help from a farm neighbor that played with dirt track cars, we dropped in a 289 and three speed because that is all I could afford. My dad actually gave me a really nice surprise and paid $100 to have the truck painted after I got it running.and the body work completed. Actually I think the painter painted it after hours at the Ford dealership to help this stupid little kid out,.   All I could remember was I thought that was like a custom paint job in the magazines for that kind of money.  My pops got the father of the year award!  I did the gold accents and gold leaf ford script  I routered in the wood tailgate since the tailgate outer skin was trashed.   My first flame job shown here was, well what it was, it looked like a 15 year old did it, which it was!  Double taping the outline to spray the gold after laying it out over and over took me several days, I used to have patience!  Sorry about the long winded post, but like I said, these trucks make me a bit nostalgic. I am going to build another one day and it will be the Cadillac metallic Brown color just like my first hot rod. 

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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 08:31:04 AM »
At 15 years old I hadn't quite started my hot rod journey yet, but I would of really liked your truck. Thanks for the pics. and the cool story!!
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 08:09:42 PM »
It is stories like yours which make this place great!  thanks for sharing,  and that truck was cool too!
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 10:35:12 PM »
It is stories like yours which make this place great!  thanks for sharing,  and that truck was cool too!
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DavyJ and Daves40cp,  thank you!  I was lucky to have been brought up on a farm with access to a shop, welders and plenty of tools and scrap metal.  I was able to get a special drivers license at 15 since we were out in the country, so that gave me a head start on playing with cars and and after school job at a gas station when not working on the family farm in the summer. My dad drove a hard work ethic into the boys. By the time I was 15 I had 9 years of summer work saved up to build a hot rod. Fortunately dad really liked cars, so he tolerated the cars and parts I found.

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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2018, 02:48:31 PM »
Chris, I remember you telling me about your '40, but for some reason  :o  I was thinking you had channeled and/or sectioned it !

Cool story, thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2018, 10:08:43 PM »
Chris, I remember you telling me about your '40, but for some reason  :o  I was thinking you had channeled and/or sectioned it !

Cool story, thanks for sharing.

Tom, You have a good memory, except that full fendered chopped and channeled truck was not a 40, it was an old hotrod that I acquired from an old farmer when a friend of mine and I were hunting out in an old farm. My dad new the farmer and he let me have it for $50 as long as I hauled it out of there! The fenders were all dented but it was a cool old hot rod. It had a bucket of 6 strombergs in the bed and a full interior. I had planned to get it on the road by the time I was a Sr in high school, but other projects got in the way. I still have it stored at my parents farm and it looks pretty much the same as the day I hauled it out of that back field except someone stole the grill shell. When I decide to retire, this is going to be my real Sr. Project!

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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 12:14:21 AM »
This is certainly a unique one. :o
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2018, 11:30:45 PM »
I really like this colour. 8)
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2018, 11:35:38 PM »
I really like the whole damn truck, especially the Impala taillights and canted quads...
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2018, 11:36:10 PM »
This is certainly a unique one. :o
some sort of funeral car???
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