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Old 08-23-2018, 06:40 PM   #21
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Thx all, knew it wasn’t stock. Loved the sheet metal & price was right got some more stuff stock guys would worry about but I’m not. Titled as a ‘40. Know the hood is ‘41, Thx 4 tip on tail gate evidently also ‘41. I’ll check the bed as suggested but even if ‘42 or ‘42 I’m fine with that too. Most will probably freakout but also has a vent type skyline. Installed well & I like it
Not sure how you could LEGALLY title a '42-'48 chassis as a '40, especially when it comes time to make an insurance claim, or if anybody in the know raises any legitimacy issues with the titling and registration. That could be a real bag of worms on either issue, especially with insurance and liability issues in the event of an accident. DD
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:18 PM   #22
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Like V8COOPMAN says, would think it would need a construction title.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:44 PM   #23
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Unfortunately it happens all the time with home built "street rods".


440... dang make sure the brakes work!
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:35 PM   #24
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Rechecked / researched the title. Not having much knowledge of NJ titles evidently there’s quite a few different forms. As some indicated it is the reconstructed type. After looking at frame F1 #s knew the # on title was too short in comparing. Went to Internet to see pic of sample reconstruction title and that’s what it is. It has a VIN replacement #.
As it came up thought u all would be interested. All fine with me, price was right, truck condition great, & I’m more towards the Retro mod fan. Although I love my ‘35 which is a lot closer to original. Working on the juice brakes on that one, have considered putting T5 as some have. New toy will delay a bit.
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:42 PM   #25
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When you're thinking about a 302 and an auto tx look at an AOD vice a C4. Same bolt pattern and it will improve the drive-ability immensely. Slight difference in length but you're going to need a new drive shaft anyway. Just my $0.02 worth. dw
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:54 PM   #26
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Will do
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:09 PM   #27
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I love AODs, but the are a lot bigger than a C4. Should have room in that frame though.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:36 AM   #28
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Didn't keep up & just saw comment on AOD. Know it's a trans from conversation but unfamiliar with? Any background appreciated. Do suppliers have / carry rebuilds?
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:44 AM   #29
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AODs are four speed OD transmissions. Ford introduced the AOD in 1980, I am most familiar with them from the Mustangs (1984 to 1993). The gear ratios are 2.400, 1.467, 1.000 & .667

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Old 08-28-2018, 10:50 AM   #30
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Nice truck--Is it still sitting on a Ford chassis?
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:54 AM   #31
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Nice truck--Is it still sitting on a Ford chassis?
The previous post in this thread go into detail on the chassis, but the frame is an F1. Also discussed in this thread: https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=250089

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Old 09-04-2018, 02:37 PM   #32
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Nice looking truck, and with just a little tinkering it will be nicer still. Enjoy...40-41 are Ford's best style.
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:18 PM   #33
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Very nice !
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:16 PM   #34
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In case anybody is interested thought I'd give an update on vehicle Circa & build trail, it is a bit of a Frankenstein but still love it. All sheet metal is great, seems to have been a southern truck. As best I can figure from inspection & all u'r info & info gained on The Hamb. The Bed and rear fenders appear to be '42-'47 two clues, no welded over fab of gas fill hole in area of left rear fender & spare tire mount plate on drivers side of bed. The frame's not an F1 rather is a '42 to '47 utilizing oak spacers to accommodate cab & bed to frame alignment w modified power steering & disc brakes. Cab and front clip are '40-'41 clue is no gas fill hole on passenger side rear of cab & no indication of after fab weld work, also as mentioned here hood and grill trim indicate '41hood & grille. Originally titled as a reconstruction in 1995 in Kentucky and VIN is assigned by Ky. as a 1940. If other info becomes available I'll share it.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:20 PM   #35
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Congratulations on finding such a neat truck.
It pays to step up when the price is right.
Once you get the wheels and tires redone you will be riding pretty.
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:29 PM   #36
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Also the engine running perfectly after juicing up cylinders with a loosening cocktail of Croil, MM oil treatment, WD40 squirted into cylinders & marrinated for 2 weeks then drained & turned right over. New oil & filter, a new battery & plugs, dressed / cleaned dual points & clean gas. She fired right up after a 23 yr nap. Will address brakes before road test but they did bleed & adjust fine for now. Playing on my 900 foot drive way for now .
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:11 PM   #37
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FYI progress report. Got engine running no prob. runs real nice, doesn't burn any oil & very quick. Brakes looked work great after cleaning adjusting and new fluid. Changed all lines and hoses for gas and brakes. Replaced rear mounted under bed gas tank. It was a Frankenstein from another car, too mucked up to bother with, looked as if it'd been cut and welded to fit & couldn't identify anyway so had a new aluminum tank made w sending unit and flush to bed filler cap. Looks real nice included a pic of new tank from under. replacing some bed boards & will take pics of that w flush gas cap when complete. Haven't done yet but tires and wheel replacement next.
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:51 PM   #38
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Sounds like your having fun!
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