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Old 02-21-2020, 12:52 PM   #1
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I was at Colonial Ford in Plymouth MA for some work on the Ranger when I walked into the showroom and among the new Mustangs and other new Ford iron was the car in the photos. The I don't think the salespeople knew what it was. Had a tudor in the '60s. Enjoy.

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Old 02-21-2020, 01:20 PM   #2
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Looks to be a very nice car, but it's an odd color combination.
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Old 02-21-2020, 01:35 PM   #3
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Looks to be a very nice car, but it's an odd color combination.

That color combo would look right on a taxi cab. Pretty straight-looking old sedan. DD


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If that is a show car, I would remove the third brake light, looks like heck.


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Looks to be a very nice car, but it's an odd color combination.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:15 PM   #7
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If I went into that showroom, I know which car I would head for,
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Looks like a mat underneath the engine area to keep her from marking her territory!!
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:51 PM   #9
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probably went to the dealer 60 years ago to have the leaks fixed. they're still trying
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turn signals??? on the trunk!
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:23 PM   #11
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If that is a show car, I would remove the third brake light, looks like heck.
Did standards have one or two tail lights in '40?
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Did standards have one or two tail lights in '40?

'40 Standards had one taillight unless the state of residence dictated otherwise. DD





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Old 02-21-2020, 11:30 PM   #13
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I like the old fords painted one color but that is semantics. looks nice. All ghost white would be nice too. Still a nice ford.



They all leak a little, if they don't your just a lair. Besides it's just a great way to keep rust out on the under chassis.

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Old 02-21-2020, 11:48 PM   #14
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My first car I ever owned was a 1940 deluxe coupe($400.00). It had a beautiful blue iridescent original paint job kinda like on yours. It was an antique even in High School. Tuck-N-Roll interior from meheekouw. I was hooked!
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:37 AM   #15
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The '40 in the showroom was somebody's interpretation of what they wanted their car to look like. Paint, fog lights, 2 taillights, whitewalls & other tweaks like wood grained window garnishes were all part of it. It has a very nice original, unrestored standard steering wheel, with just a slight amount of wear on it. Would look good in my "40 coupe.
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What in the world is that rigging under the rear of the "one tail light" car in post #16?
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It's a "Helper" spring. It was a coil spring that hooked around the ends of the existing transverse spring. The far end of the eye bolts shown would go through the hooks on the end of the device and the nutts holding them could be tightened to add more or less tension to increase the load-carrying capacity of the rear suspension.

IT's probably part of the "Trailer Towing Package" installed by the owner. We used to come across them from time to time when parting out old Fords.
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I totally agree with you, Ken. I wish mine had similar character (minus the visor) rather than all of it's "shiny-ness"! Ken Alabama's coupe is just about "right", too! DD
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So I went with son for him to pick up a new 2019 F350. Local dealer has very large banners hanging from the ceiling of the all new 1956 truck models. I instantly told
salesman I want two dark green F350s for cash. His look was I just landed! I said
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