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It's a great looking truck. I like the "caretaker" attitude you have. That really applies to us all. The question is whether we will be good ones or not. You get good marks in my book. Well Done!
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A few shots from my "Route Scout" for the 2nd Annual SWMO Hot Rod Hundred, last weekend.



















If any of you are in the area and want to participate in the 2nd Annual SWMO Hot Rod Hundred, more info can be found here: SouthWest MO ? April 4, 2015 | Hot Rod Hundred
 
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I wish I lived closer. Would be fun to do something like that in the dead of winter. Once again, you have outdone yourself with the photos. I try to get nice backgrounds, but then when I look at the photos there is always something back there that spoils it for me like my son's dirtbike or a plastic garbage can or a honda accord. You get it. Do you have pics of the other participant's vehicles? I will bet you do them justice as well. Did I mention those big back tires complete the truck?
 
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Thanks, GB!

This was just a "trial run" of the route that I have planned for the April event. Fortunately, on Saturday mornings, there's not a whole lot of traffic around the stuff I was posing the truck near.

During the event, I am typically talking to folks to take any photos, but my buddy Quentin Brown did a great job covering last year's Southwest MO Hot Rod Hundred on his site. Art Director And Hot Rodder Car Show Coverage: 1st Annual Hot Rod Hundred

Most of the stuff on there is "off topic" from this site. What I especially liked about his coverage was that he was able to capture a lot of the "human aspect" of the event. One of the funniest shots that he took is that of the lines to use the restrooms at the first stop!
 
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Those are some great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Something like that would be a lot of fun. One of these days my truck will be able to do something like that.
 
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Next year Joe!!!
 
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I've not been very active on the message board lately, but I did have a chance to get the '40 stake truck out and participate in the "Man Show" last month. Alan captured a photo of Junior Johnson standing next to the truck. Quite a thrill to get to meet Junior.

Photos are in this thread: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...e-for-you.html
 
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About a year ago, my dad sold the location where I had some parts stored. One of the items that I brought home was my "Forgotten Flathead" that was stored in his basement. I had yanked it out of my '40 coupe, back in the early 80's, when I was told that flatheads were great boat anchors!

Anyway, about 11 months later, I finally got to messing around with it, pulled a head off of it to find that I have a bored, stroked and relieved motor that measures out to 286ci. At that point, my excitement built up and I decided to see if it would run.

Here's the results:

Plan is to finish cleaning it up, give it a "Krylon rebuild", and swap it into my '40 stake truck this winter.
 
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I love this truck! Perfect stance and everything!
 
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Thanks! It's pretty special to me.
 
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I am also one that has never liked the flat bed and green.
I live in a rain forest and what isn't green is turning green
from moss and mold.

But my friend you have nailed it with your "40. Everything
about this truck is just perfect. And your engine out of the
Coup will just ad to the charm. So what ever happened to
your Coup? Ya still have it? Some pic of it maybe?
 
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Thanks.

As far as the coupe goes, yeah, I still have it. It's plenty rough around the edges, but a blast to drive. Ran it over 600 miles last weekend, to a hot rod get together northwest of St Louis.

Here's a shot of it from the show while the truck was in Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon display.




At The Man Show

It's got a 350 motor, 350th transmission, and a Ford 8" with 2.79 gears. Goes down the highway GREAT.

Here's what it sounds like.

 
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About a year ago, my dad sold the location where I had some parts stored. One of the items that I brought home was my "Forgotten Flathead" that was stored in his basement. I had yanked it out of my '40 coupe, back in the early 80's, when I was told that flatheads were great boat anchors!

Anyway, about 11 months later, I finally got to messing around with it, pulled a head off of it to find that I have a bored, stroked and relieved motor that measures out to 286ci. At that point, my excitement built up and I decided to see if it would run.

Here's the results: Second run of the 286 flathead ford - YouTube

Plan is to finish cleaning it up, give it a "Krylon rebuild", and swap it into my '40 stake truck this winter.
Well...this didn't happen over the winter. Instead, we got a bit sidetracked with a transmission swap in Dad's '34 Ford Sedan, picked up a '27 T Coupe for Dad, and redid the entire front end on the T.

Planning on a winter of 2016-17 flathead swap, now.

I also traded off my '54 F100, for another '40 Ford. This time it's a 4 door sedan that needs a total rewire, a lot of cleanup, and an altitude adjustment. So far, I've sourced a dropped axle and lowered spring for the front, and I have to figure out how to get 6" of drop for the back of it. Three inches will come from lowering blocks, and I'll get another inch or so out of reversing the eyes on the rear parallel leaves, but I have to find 2" more in how the rear of the springs are mounted. Once I get the sedan on the road, it will have a "For Sale" sign in the window.
 
 
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