1940 Ford Deluxe
I did not start off to build an extreme dream machine. It was just a 1940 Ford. But as the build
began, my dream became an obsession to have the best 1940 Ford Coupe around and I think you
will agree. Only the very best components were used in rebuilding every inch of this
Frame-Off Build is by Richardson Custom Autobody-Hoquiam, WA.
Custom made 9 Ford rear end w/ Moser 31 tooth spline, 3:50 gears w/Track Lock positraction
and 12 drilled, slotted & polished Wilwood brake rotors. Heidts Super Ride II IFS with power
rack upgrade, stabilizer bar, chrome coil overs & 12 drilled, slotted & polished Wilwood brake
rotors, and remote hydro boost.
An LS1 and 4L65E, Drive By Wire throttle control with computer upgrade for engine and
transmission provide the power. A billet serpentine pulley system and bright work under the
hood accent the painted to match engine. The heavy duty Walker radiator with a 24
transmisson oil cooler and 16 high performance electronic fan keep the motor and transmission
running cool. The frame and rear end are powder coated and the underbody is painted Cashmere
match the exterior paint.
We installed a Big Block Bitchin smooth firewall, wedge cut the hood 1 inch, welded the rear
fenders in place, radiused the front and rear wheel opening to match, Frenched the headlights
and license plate and installed a hidden flush mount electric antenna. The grille was shortened 2
inches. Metal Smoothie running boards were custom fitted and required fabricated rocker panels
to eliminate gapping below the doors. & quarter panels from the front to rear fenders. Doors and
trunk edges were radiused, drip rail was eliminated and a Vt body accent was designed and
installed. We cut and reshaped the rear quarter windows, added a Jefferies custom curved
windshield, new body and door glass, and shaved the door and trunk lid handles now operated
with a remote. This Cool 40 sits on Foose 17 & 18 chrome rims sporting Toyo tires.
It doesnt get much better than this.
The fully customized flawless interior starts off with none other than Ron Francis wiring, with
Flaming River chrome steering column with tilt, automatic column shift, and a custom fiberglass
dash along with 6 gauge insert Dolphin Gages. Mark VIII re-contoured two-tone leather electric
driver & passenger seat and a custom rear seat finish the high end interior. A Vintage Air Gen
II air conditioning & heating with a heart thumping Kenwood sound system and CD/MP3 player
have been added for driver comfort. Under the interior is the Dynamat and Lizard Skin
applications to keep the cabin sound proofed and cool.
PPG Cashmere paint is on the bottom, and PPG custom blend Viva La Red is on the top
earning the coveted Good Guys PPG Dream Car Award, Builders Choice Award, and way too many more accolades to list.....
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