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From The Tom Haag Estate Collection

1940 Ford Deluxe Business Coupe Street Rod

  • Built as a father and son project
  • Exquisite Barcelona Blue paint, custom leather interior
  • Street Scene magazine feature car
  • Sacramento Autorama 1st Class Award 2008 & 2011
  • 2009 NSRA Reps Pick, Sacramento

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1940 Ford coupes have been a favorite with rodders and builders since the ‘50s, and this is one of the finest we have ever seen. It was constructed in the early 2000s starting with a solid original body and chassis and creating a most special ride. Created by Tim Bedford Jr. of northern California, this young man had some big shoes to try and fill as his father, Tim Bedford Sr. was well-known for his own award-winning ’40 Fords. With encouragement and some technical expertise, this father and son team worked together on this fabulous build.

Following in his father’s footsteps, the body was removed from the original chassis, after having taken off the fenders and hood. Each piece was worked over and any flaws were remedied. The chassis was treated to a full restoration finished in gloss black to which the new front suspension was installed, starting with a Panhard bar kit paired up with a set of custom wishbone style A-arms. Disc brakes were applied to the front wheels, while the rear used an upgraded drum brake setup. Ford’s original transverse leaf springs were upgraded to a custom-built leaf spring setup and the use of a later model Ford rear axle. Once the metalwork for the body and accessory parts were smoothed to perfection, the dark, almost black shade of Barcelona, was applied while the interior was treated to a complete makeover using the finest leathers in beige for the seat coverings and door panels. With the installation of a rebuilt dashboard featuring a matched set of VDO gauges, an Ididit tilt steering column with a modern “banjo” type steering wheel, and finally a modern R134A air-conditioning unit. Under the hood, a Chevrolet 350-cubic-inch V-8 was installed and fitted with a polished alternator, aluminum intake manifold and finned valve covers, and attached to a rock-solid Turbo-Hydramatic transmission; the car was ready to be shown.

It did both father and son proud taking top honors at several Northern California shows and the father-son build was featured in a Street Scene magazine article. Since its acquisition by Tom Haag, this gorgeous coupe has been constantly well-maintained and shows just over 1,500 miles since the build was completed in 2008. When you get behind the steering wheel of this sleek 1940 Ford, you will know what it is to enjoy the finest quality workmanship and superb engineering.

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