1940 Ford Sedan Street Rod

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Back in the middle 1980’s I had a real ’40 sedan in my garage as a project (never completed however) at the time and this is what I wanted that car to look like in the end. I went to some extremes on this one with working front suspension feature A-Arms from a late model Mustang, working rear suspension, opened doors and hood, and more. The body can be lifted off the chassis to see the chassis work, brake and fuel lines, and other details. The engine is a 302 Ford just like my real plans were. Unfortunately I finally realized that I had two life time projects in the real world, the ’40 and my ’69 Mustang, and only one lifetime to cover them. I sold the real ’40 years ago but kept this model as a reminder. (This was a LOT of work…)

Edit 2019: Ironically since the “life time project” statement I have acquired the 1988 TurboCoupe, the 1985 SVO, the 1989 Ranger and the 1966 Galaxie fro projects… thinking I should have kept the ’40 now.. lol

Basic chassis and engine view. Includes A/C compressor lines (kind of), customer alternator mount, and the good Cobra cover and air cleaner look.
Below is a very bad pic trying to show the workings of the front suspension. Starting with bits and pieces from the SVO kit used for this, I used ball point pen springs and straight pins to make the A arms work.
Quick interior view with the door opened. Kept it pretty simple with the door panels etc.
Engine view with the body on. Just like I actually wanted to build but never going to happen.
Interior view through the window.
Front view showing the frenched in headlights and aluminum under hood work.
Rear view showing the brass exhaust tips. I can’t remember where they even came from.
Right side view – obviously could have used some back fill on the trunk and door lines but hey, it was the 1980s’

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