Advice on a 1940 pickup.... - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices

Advice on a 1940 pickup....

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 12-06-2017, 03:55 PM
Bogey25
Bogey25 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 2
Bogey25 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Advice on a 1940 pickup....

I have been thinking about purchasing a pickup and ran across a nice looking '40 Ford from KC Classic Auto in Lenexa KS.
I am new to trucks so I thought I would post the link and see if I can get some thoughts from others who are more knowledgeable. I am thinking the price is rather high but I'm certainly no expert. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

Ad description.....
This 1940 Ford Pickup Truck is Awesome and also runs Awesome!!! It has been top to bottom restored with an all steel body, boxed 1940 Ford Frame, TCI front end with rack and pinion steering, Power disc brakes, Southern Rods Air Conditioning, new wiring, dolphin gauges, Flowmaster exhaust, and so much more. All that is powered by a strong 383 Stroker V8 with Keith Black pistons, Erson cam, Competition roller rockers, High volume oil pump, and fed by a Edlebrock 750cfm carb. Connected to a Turbo 350 Automatic with B and M shift kit mated to a 9in for rearend with 3.0 gears. This truck drives really nice on almost new tires. $44,900.




 

Last edited by Bogey25; 12-07-2017 at 07:24 AM. Reason: wrong info..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-07-2017, 11:41 AM
46fordtruck's Avatar
46fordtruck
46fordtruck is offline
Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,404
46fordtruck has a great reputation on FTE.46fordtruck has a great reputation on FTE.46fordtruck has a great reputation on FTE.46fordtruck has a great reputation on FTE.46fordtruck has a great reputation on FTE.
Bogey, welcome to the site.
I'll give you my input on the truck you're looking at. For the price, you would not be able to build a comprable vehicle. Looks like it's a pretty nice truck, very well done, and even though it's got a Chevy motor, at least it's not another 350. The truck has a lot of very nice work done, nice parts put into it, I think it's very well executed. If you're looking for a turnkey vehicle, I think you got a pretty good shot with that truck right there. I would contact the dealer and ask them if they would be able to get you in touch with the shop or person who built the truck, that way you can a bit more information. If I had the money, and was looking for a nice street rod like that, I would definitely consider that truck there that you found. Good luck, and let us know what happens.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-07-2017, 12:46 PM
willowbilly3
willowbilly3 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Black Hills of SD
Posts: 8,214
willowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to all
Sounds like a well built truck and you could' t have one built for that. But the Chevy engine will be a deal breaker for most of us. Ford guys hate seeing that and it will make it harder to every sell.
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-07-2017, 05:31 PM
51504BAT's Avatar
51504BAT
51504BAT is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SoCal - Redlands
Posts: 342
51504BAT has a good reputation on FTE.51504BAT has a good reputation on FTE.51504BAT has a good reputation on FTE.
As stated in the previous posts you couldn't build it for the asking price but the market for turn key vehicles depends on finding the right buyer. If you can't check out the vehicle in person find an independent appraiser not connected with the seller and get a detailed report. Also check out the dealer with the DMV to make sure he's legit. Don't know if it matters to you but with a turn key vehicle such as this people will tend to refer to it as the builder's truck. JMO.
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-07-2017, 08:33 PM
tinman52's Avatar
tinman52
tinman52 is online now
Welder User
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: northwest MT
Posts: 5,052
tinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputationtinman52 has a superb reputation
The street rod market is really saturated right now. Way more sellers than buyers.
Have you looked at comparable trucks? Dealer price will be much higher than private party IMO......
I'd offer $35k for that one, unless you have money to burn
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-08-2017, 07:49 AM
Bogey25
Bogey25 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Posts: 2
Bogey25 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the reply's. I am a bit concerned with the truck having a Chevy engine, too. I also recognize that the dealer is certainly going to ask for top dollar. I was thinking the same as Tinman and offer $35k and see what their response is. I am in no hurry to buy so I can take my time. Thanks for the input.
-Tim
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-08-2017, 09:28 AM
willowbilly3
willowbilly3 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Black Hills of SD
Posts: 8,214
willowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to allwillowbilly3 is a name known to all
Watch some of the auctions on tv. Muscle cars are about the hottest thing right now but I've seen some great 30s 40s and 50s stuff go at bargain basement prices. If you go to Mecham's during the week days, you would be amazed what you can buy for under $25,000
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-15-2017, 06:33 AM
zippi's Avatar
zippi
zippi is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 170
zippi is starting off with a positive reputation.
[QUOTE=Bogey25;17638490]I have been thinking about purchasing a pickup and ran across a nice looking '40 Ford from KC Classic Auto in Lenexa KS.
I am new to trucks so I thought I would post the link and see if I can get some thoughts from others who are more knowledgeable. I am thinking the price is rather high but I'm certainly no expert. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!


I have also been looking for a 1940/41 Ford pickup. I've also been looking at 1935/36/37 5 window coupes as well. The pickup you are showing has been out there for a pretty good while for sale. It's a nice looking pickup but there are plenty more that are just as nice for less money. As mentioned above you are better off looking on Craigslist, ebay, etc. as the dealers are looking to turn a fast buck to make money so the price is driven up. Also watch as the same truck can be listed in different states with a Hugh price difference. I have my 1937 Ford pickup for sale and dealers have contacted me wanting to help sale my pickup. All they do is jack the price up so both party's can get the dollar amount they are looking for and the buyers suffers the consequences. It takes a lot of time searching on the ole interweb to keep up with what is out there for sale and find just what you want. Don't be fooled by a shiny paint job. Do your homework on what is underneath as well. I have noticed over the past year or so that the prices on pickups have really shifted into high gear and also the not so popular pickups are starting to appear more frequently such as Dodge, Studebaker, and Plymouth. Ford is still number one followed by Chevy. Good luck on the search.

https://www.dealslister.com/cars/cla...ckup-jet-black
https://cars.trovit.com/listing/1940...p.1ccl1yg1Q41w
https://cars.trovit.com/listing/1940...tom.Bgz1ES1eDV
https://myclassicgarage.com/marketpl...-Pickup/103734
1940 Ford Pickup - $32,500.00 - by StreetRodding.com
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...373883023.html
https://loz.craigslist.org/cto/d/194...393471058.html
https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/...372005429.html
https://daytona.craigslist.org/cto/d...360395987.html
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/c...424262126.html
https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d...416477446.html
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-15-2017, 09:36 AM
fljab's Avatar
fljab
fljab is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mims, FL
Posts: 864
fljab has a great reputation on FTE.fljab has a great reputation on FTE.fljab has a great reputation on FTE.fljab has a great reputation on FTE.fljab has a great reputation on FTE.
[QUOTE=zippi;17658644]I take your point in looking for a for sale by owner, but holy moly, this is why I personally don't like to look at finished old Fords. Except for the few that still have flatheads in them, the rest are all Cheby powered. Do any of these builders have an original thought anymore? My thoughts are if they cheaped out on that, what else did they do that is yet to be discovered?

I think that first one, black, with a flattie in NY would be the pick to look at. I don't understand how to get more into the ad and the one pic and description leave out a lot. At that price point would still have room to make your own improvements from maybe AC to better suspension/brakes, and/or maybe a later OHV SBF, or drive as is and enjoy it.
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
badger_hound
1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
16
12-03-2017 07:19 PM
Johnny Mayday
1947 and Older Ford Trucks
14
06-18-2017 05:40 PM
nlemerise
1947 and Older Ford Trucks
1
05-24-2017 03:13 PM
Lumbah
1947 and Older Ford Trucks
70
04-04-2017 10:05 AM
KGP50
1947 and Older Ford Trucks
18
03-10-2017 05:42 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.