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Old 03-06-2016, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default 1940 Ford convertible body tags

I'd like to hear from guys with '40 Ford convertibles...
Is there or, to your knowledge, was there, a body tag on your vehicle? Or, are there numbers stamped in to the firewall?
I have posted two photos below that allow a glimpse of where a tag should have been and a glimpse as to where numbers may have been stamped.
Please, if you are able to respond, allow as much as you know in regard to your vehicles 'pedigree".

The tag was "nailed" to the upper- left corner of the firewall. Stamping was below the voltage regulator.

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Old 03-06-2016, 02:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1940 Ford convertible body tags

Mine had a tag. I didn't reinstall it because at the time when I built that car I wasn't very concerned with being too correct. I still have it somewhere.
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:27 PM   #3
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Mine had a tag. I didn't reinstall it because at the time when I built that car I wasn't very concerned with being too correct. I still have it somewhere.
Thanks Ken. That's one response. C'mon guys... please....
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1940 Ford convertible body tags

Is it possible that those convs with the tag would also have the stamped # under the voltage regulator? Just asking. Bill
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:26 PM   #5
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Is it possible that those convs with the tag would also have the stamped # under the voltage regulator? Just asking. Bill
Not sure Bill. I have only heard "hearsay" about the cowls being stamped. Documents indicate a body tag was to be attached. I am attempting to find out what in reality happened back then.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:42 PM   #6
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No tag, no stamped number. VIN * 18-5712258 *
I am the first owner of this car outside of the family that bought it new.

Anybody else?
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:21 PM   #7
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Mine has a body tag on it, the car was partially restored when I bought it out of Minnesota in 2006.
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:54 PM   #8
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Default Re: 1940 Ford convertible body tags

I checked the convertible project which has the original paint on the firewall no tag never had one and no stamping underneath the voltage regulator.They all have the holes for the tag but no tags.The other 40 convertible I'm building which was a pretty original complete car had no tag and the firewall wasn't stamped.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:26 AM   #9
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Default Re: 1940 Ford convertible body tags

I know this is old, but for what it's worth I just saw the thread and checked my car. There is no tag and no signs of there being a tag. My car has the original paint on the firewall.
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Old 04-17-2021, 10:18 PM   #10
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I recently acquired a 40 Convertible and I saw this post. I am new to the group but I will try to attach a picture of my engine that has a body tag mounted with four nails. The tag has been painted over and I didnít try to remove any of the paint. I can get more pictures if needed next week.
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Old 04-18-2021, 04:43 AM   #11
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Default Re: 1940 Ford convertible body tags

One of my 39 deluxe convertibles ( ex USA ) had a body tag up in the LH corner.
From memory it ended with 074 indicating the first week of production.
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:28 AM   #12
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Default Re: 1940 Ford convertible body tags

Like woodiedude in #10 above here is another early firewall you can see the four holes for mounting the patent data plate over the hand throttle bump out, on the vertical surface. Ill ask the mechanic if there are numbers or a body tag.
The mechanic says there are no numbers on the firewall. The old paint was stripped for repaint so any numbers would have been seen.
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:05 AM   #13
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I recently acquired a 40 Convertible and I saw this post. I am new to the group but I will try to attach a picture of my engine that has a body tag mounted with four nails. The tag has been painted over and I didnít try to remove any of the paint. I can get more pictures if needed next week.
That's the patent tag.
I've attached a photo of a body tag - this one on the last '40 convertible I'd restored.
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I'd like to hear from guys with '40 Ford convertibles...
Is there or, to your knowledge, was there, a body tag on your vehicle? Or, are there numbers stamped in to the firewall?
I have posted two photos below that allow a glimpse of where a tag should have been and a glimpse as to where numbers may have been stamped.
Please, if you are able to respond, allow as much as you know in regard to your vehicles 'pedigree".

The tag was "nailed" to the upper- left corner of the firewall. Stamping was below the voltage regulator.

thanks!!!

The tag riveted to upper edge of firewall in second photo doesn't look like a body number tag and body number. I have no such tag or any body tag on my 40 conv. For what it is worth my 40 wagon firewall has the body number stamped into firewall under lower edge of voltage regulator.
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Old 04-18-2021, 12:22 PM   #15
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The tag riveted to upper edge of firewall in second photo doesn't look like a body number tag and body number. I have no such tag or any body tag on my 40 conv. For what it is worth my 40 wagon firewall has the body number stamped into firewall under lower edge of voltage regulator.
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Larry, Which post are you referring to ("second photo")?
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Larry, Which post are you referring to ("second photo")?

Sorry. I should have said left side photo with tag on upper right of firewall.
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Old 04-20-2021, 01:24 PM   #17
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Sorry. I should have said left side photo with tag on upper right of firewall.
Which post number?
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Post No. 1 Your opening post. I think that our problem is which side is left and right. On your opening photo on left side of your posting there is a tag attached with drive nails on the upper part of firewall. The tag is on upper left side of the firewall and upper right side in the photo. What is on that tag?
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Old 04-20-2021, 02:14 PM   #19
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Post No. 1 Your opening post. I think that our problem is which side is left and right. On your opening photo on left side of your posting there is a tag attached with drive nails on the upper part of firewall. The tag is on upper left side of the firewall and upper right side in the photo. What is on that tag?

Kube....In ref to Larry's question, I'm assuming this is your blue coupe in your avatar. Didn't you once note that this number was the SERIAL for this "special-order", lawman's coupe? I believe it started with a "P". Or am I full of it once again? DD


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Old 04-20-2021, 02:23 PM   #20
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My 40 convert purchased well used in 1955 with pull out ashtrays has three small holes but no tag.one hole would have hidden under the tag.
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