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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Thu Feb 12 2009, 08:09

Some gassers rock some look shite... i do like the look of them when done right but can't imagine ever owning one.
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Thu Feb 12 2009, 08:49

They drive like crap......

But obviously Willy's and Chevy's do look the dogs
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Thu Feb 12 2009, 10:24

My favourite colour at the mo is copper!! oooooohh with a black roof or metal flake silver !! but thats me.
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Sun Feb 15 2009, 03:03

Back to the writing on the door, i started a thread on the Hamb about it and got some interesting response, some people said Army but then some said that was improbable considering the colour, year etc...

i then contacted the previous owners son who i bought the car from and asked him... he said 'The 40 was an old army car, in Idaho that is cool that you found that!'

If that's true it makes it a pre(US) second world war military vehicle. fuck knows what it was used for though... it will be interesting looking into it further Smile

I have now contacted the Idaho Military Historical Society, hopefully they can shed some light...
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Sun Feb 15 2009, 12:31

Sounds like it's got some amazing history
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Thu Feb 19 2009, 13:15

was in Kings Lynn Ex Terry Howarths 41 Ford Gasser

Greens and lighter flakes Wink






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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Thu Feb 19 2009, 13:17

allkiller wrote:

was in Kings Lynn Terry's 41 Ford Gasser

Would that be Terry from Kings Lynn Kruisers?
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Thu Feb 19 2009, 13:19

Executioners London thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Tue Feb 24 2009, 01:56

I just picked this up on American ebay, should prove very usefull!

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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Sat Mar 07 2009, 18:40

I am looking at buying a 1940 chevy business coupe...
i am wondering where do I buy floorboards, gas tanks, sheetmetal, etc...

this is my FIRST project if i decide to buy it. they want $500.00

thoughts, ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Tue Dec 15 2009, 13:47

Some of you noticed the 40 was on my for sale page... that was i think a moment of madness!

Now i've dragged it out the corner where it had become like a peice of forgotten furniture i realised how much i really do like it and would be stupid to sell it before i get at least some used out of it... so now it's in a different corner but one where i can get to it in the evenings and get on with working on it.

I had planned to do the full works... Mustang II IFS, notched rear, air bags etc but with having to spend quite a lot on the 57 Pontiac wagon engine rebuild it's not going to happen. so i have decided for the first season out next year it's going to be a real budget project. i have a plan for the stance, wheels, tyres, the motor will stay for now and so will the shitty old paint.

So this is the RoadHouse Thrift project, it'll be on the road for spring, safe and solid, nothing fancy but looking tough!









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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Wed Dec 16 2009, 02:47

That's great Tim. avin Because it's a great looking car Very Happy rock
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Wed Dec 16 2009, 11:19

I have a feelin this will be one very cool ride Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Wed Dec 16 2009, 12:00

oh I see! Nice one dude!
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Mon Feb 08 2010, 13:23

Well it's on the way, front is down a long way but is only mocked up, rear is on 3" blocks and is probably the height it will stay for this year but with slightly bigger tyres as i want a bit of rake. hopefully next year it'll be getting similar treatment to Dunk's 54(funds allowing). this year i just want it on the road Smile



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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Tue Feb 09 2010, 14:14

Love it its seriously kool wish i'd had the dough when it was for sale rock
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Tue Feb 09 2010, 15:35

smiffys_chop_shop wrote:
Love it its seriously kool wish i'd had the dough when it was for sale rock

I'm glad you didn't Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Sat Feb 27 2010, 13:23

post the pics - post the pics...........the ones from today!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Sun Feb 28 2010, 04:32

Well yesterday(with some help from dubdubz) I removed the engine and box, We found 37+ years of condensation had collected in the sump and rotted it out from the inside, hardly touched it with the jack and a crack appeared followed by a bit of water and then a lot of gunky old oil confused





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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Sun Feb 28 2010, 08:26

and the engoine nearly fell off the strap - the constant up and down "up a bit, no down a bit"! meant it had worked along one of the securing points to nearly off Surprised

it was covered in 70yrs of crap and grease BUT all the bolts come undone really easy!!


sorry about the sump and the small puddle of oil
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Fri Feb 04 2011, 02:59

Found this pic on the HAMB forum, owned by a guy in South Africa.... it's enough to inspire Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Fri Feb 11 2011, 13:31

yeah dude thats awesome!! My dad thought you'd sold it on the nsra website but I think he mistook it for the other car you sold!? Whats occuring with the new purchase?
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Sat Feb 12 2011, 14:32

smiffys_chop_shop wrote:
yeah dude thats awesome!! My dad thought you'd sold it on the nsra website but I think he mistook it for the other car you sold!? Whats occuring with the new purchase?

No still have it and i'm hoping it stays that way... one day i'll have the time and money to do what i want to do to it Smile

it was the Econoline i sold, you mean the Citroen as the new purchase? i'm about to order the engine parts for it any day...
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Sun Feb 13 2011, 04:06

yeah dude i had some early citroens on google image and they're just like model a's, can they be pickd up for reasonable money? Is it here or on the way?
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PostSubject: Re: 1940 Chevy Business Coupe...   Sun Feb 13 2011, 07:31

smiffys_chop_shop wrote:
yeah dude i had some early citroens on google image and they're just like model a's, can they be pickd up for reasonable money? Is it here or on the way?

It's here, did you see this thread with the pics? http://rhrco.forumotion.com/t644-picked-up-my-citroen-c4

There's a lot still around, depends what you want as to how much you'll pay, coupes are a lot of money, a dirty old farm truck can be picked up for less than 2000euros if you shop right. mine was quite a lot more but the Boulangere's are quite desireable.
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