1940 Ford Pickup Street Rod
The 1940 Fords were gorgeous vehicles, no two ways about it. Heck, when the pickup truck looks this good, you know you've done something right in the styling department. This 100% steel pickup is a quality build with all the upgrades, including A/C, leather, and a modern suspension. The screaming yellow paint isn't subtle but when you build something that looks like this, you really want to get noticed. This is not some fiberglass replica but an all-steel 1940 Ford pickup that's been skillfully and tastefully modified to create a show-stopping machine. The '40 Ford pickup borrowed the '39 Ford passenger car front end, and there just aren't many better ways to start than that. A lot of things were shaved, including the bumpers and door handles, but things like the body moldings, awesome teardrop headlights, and that V-shaped grille all remain in place to give it that familiar look. The finish is quite good, with a deep shine that represents cubic dollars and enough man-hours that someone could have funded their retirement on it. The bed is finished in oak with stainless rub strips and there's a custom rear roll pan with LED taillights. A few green pinstripes give it a custom look, but they're subtle so it isn't over-done. There might be a few minor signs of use, but if you want a vehicle that can drive cross-country and still win a trophy at just about any show, this is it. The completely custom interior is tasteful and beautifully built. Bucket seats wrapped in black leather and cloth make it as comfortable as your daily driver, while a fabricated center console houses the stereo, A/C controls, and shifter The dash and that console are covered in polished aluminum with some ball mill designs for a very trick look, and the A/C vents were skillfully integrated into the design. VDO gauges monitor all the vitals and that's a Billet Specialties steering wheel. All the creature comforts are included: A/C, tilt column, power windows, and an AM/FM/CD stereo in the center stack. It's all very neatly finished and professionally done, right down to the built-in courtesy lights in the console and the vents on top of the dash. Someone was really thinking on this one! If you can look past all the chrome and polished aluminum under the hood, you'll find a stout 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8. This one is fueled by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, which sits atop an Edelbrock intake manifold and lights the fires with an MSD ignition system. That all means that it starts instantly and idles well, and with a professional tune it drives beautifully. A polished accessory drive system allows the accessories to stack close to the block, and as you can see, it's artfully dressed to win trophies. It's backed by a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, which slots neatly between the original frame rails. That frame has been heavily reinforced, then fitted with a custom K-member with coil-overs, rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes, while the 9-inch rear end hangs on a 4-link setup and there are discs back here, too. That suspension allows you to fine-tune the ride height, so don't let our photos fool you: this sucker looks right from any angle. Staggered Budnik billet aluminum wheels are fitted with 17-inch BFGoodrich performance radials that tuck under the fenders perfectly. Incredibly well built, beautiful to look at, and a pleasure to drive, this gorgeous Ford pickup delivers everything you've ever wanted from a street rod and then some. Call now!