I bought a hot water heater for my 1940 car and had a new core put in and the motor rebuilt. Then someone told me that it is a truck heater. Then someone else told me that the 1939 and 1940 truck heaters have different mounting brackets.
I would like to finish restoring this heater and sell it, but I would like to make sure that I don't misrepresent it and restore it correctly.
Does anyone know the difference between the 1939 and 1940 truck heater mounting? Also I would like to know the correct color paint for each year.
Any help that you can provide will be appreciated.
I've been trying to find my old 40/41 parts book to see if it has anything in it about the heaters. The book was packed away when we moved (apparently packed real good). I'll try another closet this weekend to see if I can find it.
The heater that came in our 1941 was black with red lettering.
Tom, I found my 1941 Ford Parts book, but it only shows all the body parts and the "standard" accessories. The heater wasn't one of them.
I did notice that I was wrong on the color of the heater that was in our 1941. It was siver with a red band. Didn't realize it before, but the 1st picture in my "Cosmetics" photo gallery still had the heater in place if you want to see where it sat.
Good luck on your project and let us know how things turn out.