Skip to content

1940 Ford Pickup Hot Rod – Duke Holdsworth

So, what do you get when you put various parts, from various manufacturers, from various years together?

Most would say a Rat Rod, but, what if it looks like it was meant to go together and it looks like it could have rolled off the showroom floor? Maybe you would get this Hot Rod. Check out the article on this truck, make sure to scroll down and look at the pictures and leave a like and a comment to let the owner know that you like his work!

Disclaimer: Customs N Classics does not charge for any articles. These are free and are derived from emails, chat messages and other forms of communication. The details are from the owner/trustee and are not physically verified. Should there be any issues with this story, please let us know, privately and we will do our best to correct any mistakes.

If you enjoy Customs N Classics articles, please consider a donation to help us with the costs associated in running this site.

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.
Official sponsor of this feature article. www.cbdoilishope.com

When did you purchase it and for how much?

This was a project made from various parts, collected over time. Some parts were scratch built and therefore, the start date and purchase price are relative numbers.

Why did you choose this vehicle?

I’ve always loved the look of the ’40, and I really had to have a truck.

What, specifically have you done, or had done to it?

Only thing that I didn’t do was build the Flathead engine.

The wood on the interior of the doors were Douglas Fir blocks left over from building my house. I designed them and did a clay mock-up first as I only had enough wood to do it once.

The bed wood is Red Oak with a Bruce Horkey kit.

The dash is a length of solid 1/4″ thick copper buss bar scrap from the power plant I worked at.

I custom designed the tool box in the back and Horkey cut the boards to my specs. The carpet is just some automotive grade I picked from a site on line and can’t remember who. All the interior panels are my design and sculpted fabrication.

Can you list any and all parts that you have put in?

Frame is an original with independent suspension with updates and repairs.

The cab is a 1946

The “ball Cap” is 1940 Dodge

The tilt front end is all steel one piece

The seats are from a 1994 Toyota 4-Runner The Flathead is a 59ab, 276 cu with a C-4 transmission and a Ford 9″ Rear.

Where have you purchased your parts?

Chassis Engineering X member

Currie Rear axle Fat Man narrowed independent front suspension

Any garages, parts stores, fabrication shops, etc you want to call out specifically?

My friend and body shop owner Scott Hadaway

Andy Mollo was a great help along the way.

Tell us a little about you.

I am a retired mechanic from a local Power Plant.

I learned how to do body work, Paint and I did my own interior work.

Any stories regarding this project?

A buddy talked me into the one-piece tilt front end, added 3 years to the 12 year project. Nothing happened, it just took that long to build the nose. About 20-30′ of 1/2 tubing just for stability.

To paint the truck, I had to turn it into a paint booth by hanging poly and adding 2 exhaust fans.

Customs N Classics store – Amazon Store showcasing some tools, some models, some “vintage” metal signs and some automotive books

We are on Twitter: @customsnclassic

Instagram: customs_n_classics

YouTube: Customs N Classics Channel

Pinterest: Customsnclassics

We have 2 pages on Facebook: Customs and Classics & Customs and Classics #2

Customs -N- Classics View All

My name is Dennis. First, let me just say, I am a Christian, a husband, a father to 1 beautiful step-daughter and 3 strapping young boys and a step-grandfather (She calls me “Grumpy”) to a gorgeous step-granddaughter. These will always be my priorities, no matter what my interests are. That said, I strive to keep and maintain a family friendly atmosphere, so my boys and their friends can enjoy the site as much as I do. (Granddaughter isn’t old enough and daughter has other interests.)

See my home page for more about me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Shasy

This is a blog site that deals with everything. I don't blog about anything specific but everything. I'm here with juicy stuffs that will interest you.

The Cryptocurrency Invest Club

Your One Stop Shop For Everything Crypto. Join The Cryptocurrency Revolution!

Flipcart Bangladesh

Find it, Like it, Buy it

BDPLUS

Newspaper

AllSuper Info

TV Channel | Alexa Skill | News & Content Blog - Development and Maintenance

Blogging 101 dot GA

tips , tricks , advices

Self Improvement 1 dot ga

tips , tricks , free plr articles

Blogging Tip dot GA

tips , tricks , advices

Rain Coast Review

Thoughts on my life... by Donald B. Wilson

QUOTES AND LIFE TIPS

Quotes and life tips

SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

NO DESPAIR WITH LIFE AND NO LIFE WITH DESPAIR . Email: dr.fawzyclinic2019@yahoo.com

%d bloggers like this: