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Featured Reproduction Body Shell: 1940 Ford Coupe

by | Mar 18, 2018 | Products

Dennis Carpenter 1940 Ford replacement body is an all-steel body shell that excels in quality and craftsmanship.

Just in 2012, they have received official approval from Ford Motor Company.

Dennis Carpenter Reproduction Steel Parts is an expert in utilizing original Ford factory tools and reproducing licensed Ford parts.

This particular 1940 Ford Coupe steel body is exclusively now available at Palm Beach customs.

If you want to restore your old and rusty ‘40 Ford Coupe, it will be quite mind-boggling to find the body shell that uses high-quality components.

But, this one, in particular, uses original Ford tooling, whilst keeping original dimensions in mind.

The 1940 Ford Coupe steel body features modern automotive-grade steel that goes through high-tension stamping procedure.

Which is why the panels flaunt very strong finish. The original Ford body uses 18-gauge steel, whereas this replacement steel body uses 19-gauge thick steel.

Also, know that all of the inner bracing and sub rails are made from 16-gauge steel. As compared to original counterparts, here the spot welds are 20 to 25% more in strength.
Indeed, this proves the quality of craftsmanship and expertise.

This 1940 Ford Coupe steel body comes with:

Stock Firewall Configuration

Top Skin

Rear body panel

Drip Rails

Quarter panels

The complete assembly process is carried out with the help of precise fixtures. And that’s why the doors and deck lid are first accurately assembled.

Then, later on, the final fit of tail pan and rear quarter panels happens. Dennis Carpenter has been producing high-quality Ford replacement parts for more than 46 years now.

What Do We Do At Palm Beach Customs?

Palm Beach customs is not just a dealer of replacement steel bodies but also is an expert in car Restoration work. With over 1100 successful car restoration projects, we are hands-down one of the best car restoration experts in the automotive industry today in Florida.

  • No matter what your car restoration needs are, minor or major, we can proficiently transform your car into a brand new ride!
  • Know that Palm Beach Customs is the only destination for your valuable 1940 Ford Coupe!
  • Check some of our recent car restoration projects in the testimonials section and see the transformation for yourself! Or watch the video Below!

For any further questions, you might have, visit our:

FAQ Page or Contact Us.



  1. Edward C Schoeler

    I see you have a 40 Ford steel body with trunk lid and doors. Do you have a lead on where to get a hood and fenders as well? Thinking of buying a FatMan frame and putting one together.

    • John Russo

      Hello Edward unfortunately the last new 1940 ford steel body was sold about 6 months ago and they are now discontinued

  2. Tracy Horton

    I would like pricing on a 40 ford coupe body

    • John Russo

      Tracy the 1940 ford steel body production has stopped and the line was used for the increase in other models

  3. kent

    Is there an ETA when the 1940 Ford body will be back in production or will it never start up again

    • John Russo

      Kent it will not be coming back

  4. John Russo

    Jim check with denis carpenter


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