1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe Salt Flats/Lakes Street Rod

  • Location: Yuma, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Deluxe Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Deluxe
  • Year: 1940
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • VIN: 185675514
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 394 Olds
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: T-10 4 sp.
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black & White
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1940 Ford Other Deluxe overview

Garaged since 1975 in dry desert, Yuma,AZ. Was a dry lakes & salt flats racer for a few seasons prior. Was street driven prior tobecoming a dedicated racer. Made a trip from So. Cal. to B'ville as a spectator one year, ran up to Pismo for the annual '40 Ford roundup w/ 40's Limited group one yea, numerous other solo & club hiway trips, great chassis & suspension. Garaged for seasonal upgrades@ end of lakes season'74, life changes intervened, time to let it go. Last run was 137 MPH. Engine was torn down for bearing check, etc. all looked O.K. Upper end has never been completely re-assembled. After sitting for 40 yrs. you'll want to check it out anyway. Had been running a 4 sp. hydro, removed to install 4 sp. standard.Has T-10 trans. mounted w/clutch, needs cl. pedal & linkage fabbed.N.I.B. Hurst Comp Plus shifter w/handle included in sale. Will need arms,rods, & dr'shaft - have both yokes.Same owner since '65. Has coils on all 4 corners, front is a narrowed for proper track width '56 Olds frame spliced in approx. @ firewall. Rear is a narrowed early '60's Olds housing mounted in fabbed rear frame section using early '40's G.M. rear coils & track bars as used on '40's cars & '70's Chev. P/U's.Has sway bars, front & rear.NO bind-up or broken items on twisty roads with this set-up.All splicing & boxing plate material taken from truck frames. Hydro-vac brake booster mounted on frame.Rear 1/2 of X-member removed. Frame boxed from front to middle of doors. Battery box relocated to below trunk space. Roll cage is bolt-in, can be removed easily & car put back to street use.4130 seamless tubes, numerous other features, all built to S.C.T.A. & B.N.I. specs in mid '70's. Bucket seats installed, orig. bench seat w/black & white tuck & roll to match headliner & door panels included w/sale. DuPont lacquer paint, all orig. & straight metal, NO bondo. Allunused firewall openings welded shut & smoothed.Running boards are included w/sale. One is bent, easily straightened, due to a trailer mishap, have a new rubber cover for it. Grille & side panelsare orig., not repro. Drivers door window seems to be stuck, was O.K. when parked, probably needs lubed. Have front & rear chrome bumpers, both go with sale. What you see is what you get, plus some parts not shown due to extra/or removed from engine. Such as cast ironO.E.M. engine front cover, balancer, pulleys, other misc. items.Jan. '74 Street Rodder mag.had several pic's & a caption of it in Bonn. coverage. Please ask any questions prior to bidding & as early as possible. I have tried to describe it accurately& to the best of my ability - BUT - I am sure there is something I missed here & some items not accounted for after all these yrs. I invite & welcome all potential bidders tocome & see it if possible. Aside from a light dusting I made no attempt to clean & polish it for these pics. Weather's fine, I can meet you at Yuma airport or I-8 turn-off, Yuma, AZ. Check my seller feedback please. Thanks for looking & Good Luck bidding !
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