Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1947 and Older Ford Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-13-2002, 07:54 PM
DightonFord DightonFord is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 11
DightonFord is starting off with a positive reputation.
1940 Ford frame

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-09-2002, 02:17 PM
Hi_Tech_ Red_neck Hi_Tech_ Red_neck is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 20
Hi_Tech_ Red_neck is starting off with a positive reputation.
1940 Ford frame



Here is my question...

Someone gave me a 1940 Ford frame, I think he said it was from a 4 door or a coupe. My question is, can I get a truck on that frame. I thought they were all the same frame, but someone told me they wern't. I was also wondering where I could find a cab, and all the other little parts to make it go.. one more thing, about the transmision, what can it bolt up to?


thanks for any help


Sean
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-11-2002, 09:47 PM
Carlene's Avatar
Carlene Carlene is offline
FTE Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Silver Springs
Posts: 8,006
Carlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputationCarlene has a superb reputation
1940 Ford frame

Sean - since no one else has responded yet, maybe I can help you out a little.

As for the frame, I don't know if a truck will fit on a car frame, but I do have a diagram of a frame in my gallery (just click the little picture of my truck on the left). Ours is an original 1941 truck (F100) frame which is the same as a 1940 so you should be able to measure your's to see if the measurements match up.

As for the individual parts, I think you would be better off searching for a whole truck rather than to try and put one together piece-by-piece. The original parts are hard to find and the aftermarket parts aren't that cheap.

As for the tranny, if you're using a modern engine, use a modern tranny - same with the rear, axle, etc.

Carlene


__________________
Carlene

FTE Guidelines
Check out the Florida Chapter
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-11-2002, 11:20 PM
Hi_Tech_ Red_neck Hi_Tech_ Red_neck is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 20
Hi_Tech_ Red_neck is starting off with a positive reputation.
1940 Ford frame

Thanks for the help.... It seems to match right up, I think things will work out just right.. Did you guys have to do alot of fab work for the front and rear? Is their much to it? I am looking at getting the frame built, and not worry to much about anything else right now.. I was going to build a tank for it, but wasn't sure of what I have to work with ( clearance for the bed of the truck ) My goal is to have it done by the time I get married ( not real soon )



Thanks again

Sean
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-2002, 02:13 AM
staffordra staffordra is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Kennewick USA
Posts: 8
staffordra is starting off with a positive reputation.
Post 1940 Ford frame

horseheavenbob

The passenger frame will work for a 1/2-ton pickup, the only difference being the body brackets that are riveted on. These frames are the same from 1935 to 1940. I have a '35, '36 and '37 pickup, and with these all you have to do to use a passenger frame under a pickup is delete the outrigger ***. body brackets -- the naked frame is correct for the pickups. I'm fairly certain it's the same situation on the '40 (I used to own a '40 sedan delivery).

Hope that helps.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-27-2002, 11:57 AM
norsman1custom norsman1custom is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: tucson usa
Posts: 1
norsman1custom is starting off with a positive reputation.
1940 Ford frame

hi hi teck i got evry thing u need i got the hole truck im parting out soo give me a call 602 692 1674
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-28-2002, 09:21 PM
FortyFords's Avatar
FortyFords FortyFords is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 5,858
FortyFords is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
1940 Ford frame

Hi tech ,i own 2 coupes all street rods.

I built these from the ground up all ford drive train.

a few pointers on forty frames,watch out for frame twist,and cracks and rust through at the point the frame kicks up before the rearaxle

Rich





__________________
" All levers like real trucks should be!" "Cool enough for me!"
" BSEG CLUB" 10 Strokin and 4 Smokin!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2002, 09:21 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1947 and Older Ford Trucks

Tags
1940, buy, car, chassis, diagram, explore, ford, frame, frames, kick, original, rear, s10, truck, ups

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup