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History A Mystery Shoebox Ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,052

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Stutz
    Joined: Feb 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,760

    1. Wyoming H.A.M.B. Members

    Wow, I did not realize until I took a second look that the taillights were lowered down the fenders. Great looking shoebox. I wish I could be helpful and add information, but, alas I have none. Thanks for sharing this.
  3. Looks pretty good for a D-Day vet...
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
    Posts: 825


    cool shoebox.....and one of the best narration voices ever, i love forensic files....
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  5. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,533


    Thanks for your service & being part of the greatest generation.
  6. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 609


    Sure is a very clean looking little Ford. I can't tell if I've seen it somewhere before.

    It may be that it just looks like so many of the ones from the little pages. I say that not as a slight, but as a compliment to a car that is right on the money with its mild customizing.
  7. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 8,971

    1. 60s Show Rods

    I'll keep an eye out for any Barris photos of it.. Joyo's Grandpa is a RULER. no doubt!
  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 18,721


    Very clean and well thought out. I don't remember seeing the taillight treatment before but it works well.
  9. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,649


    The tail lights Seem familiar to me too.. But they made me think I saw the same treatment on some other car I can't put my finger on.. Hmm.. Rik?
  10. I bet he captured my late Grandfather at Normandy ! great story ! My hat is off to him ! A true American hero for sure !
  11. JVK54
    Joined: Jul 19, 2010
    Posts: 444


    Allow me to second that. Can't put it any better.
  12. Philbilly
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,294


    That's a cool shoebox! Thanks for your service.
  13. JohnJoyo
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
    Posts: 1,361

    Alliance Vendor
    from Austin, TX

    Wow, never thought I'd see "Grumps" on TJJ! My Grandfather is my Hero. 86 years old and still works hard doing what he loves every single day. I'll try to get the name of the customizer in CA who worked on that car in the 50s. The upholstery was done in Tijuana. The owner lived in Port Arthur, TX and was part of a car club that was around there in the early 50's. Anyone know the name of a car club that was around there at that time?
  14. candy apple red?
    merc grill suround
    desoto grill parts ,teeth, lites
    rounded hood corners larger than most
    frenched olds?headlites
    door handles removed
    lowered taillites including reveal
    vicky side chrome trim?
    olds wheel covers
    custom int. by?
    lowered prolly by flippen front spindles , rear blocks

    heck dint they all look like this ?
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  15. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,240

    from California

    Era perfect and love the interior. Grandpa's are a godsend of knowledge of an era gone by and anytime they talk man do I listen. Cool Gramps you got there JohnJoyo.
  16. ItsLUCKY
    Joined: Feb 4, 2005
    Posts: 78


    Thank you for your service..
    shoe boxes rule!
  17. Thats the look that I dreamed of in 1962 with my high school '51 shoebox and thats exactly what I going for today with my '51.
  18. Mr. Thomas is a hero! "fought at Normandy, went on to fight at the Battle of the Bulge." What a man! Veterans rule.

    The car looks cool. From the front, the car looks a little like Weesner's shoebox.
  19. staygreasy
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 85

    from s.e. tx

    wicked city was the name of the car club.

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