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1949 ford shoebox-- RECHOP

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by los punk rods dave, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. started a rechop on a shoebox this weekend , owner approached me about redoing it after he couldnt get anyone else to touch it , had him get a donor top , had to unchop it graft back on to stock height then rechop it more pics to come

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  2. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

  3. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,964

    from Finland

    Looks like a lot better than it was.Good job!
  4. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    That looks awesome! Great job.

  5. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    looks good!

    fun job aint it, I enjoyed the hell out of de-roadstering Shainermans shoebox.
  6. EBW
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
    Posts: 540


    Looks great !!
    How much chop are you going the second time around ??
  7. Ton of work but definatley worth it
  8. last pic is of the final chop, took 3 1/2 inches out of the front and 4 1/2 inches out of the rear
  9. Looks a million times better!
  10. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    wow what happened in the first picture? look a million times better now!
  11. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
    Posts: 680


    don't understand why so many people think more is better. good save!
  12. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    Is it wrong to assume that it was Bill Hines's idea to angle the a pillars like that?? Even though it wasn't my favorite chops...i admire that they took a different approach compared to the normal everyday chop you see and probably would have left it alone just because it's related to Bill Hines. Shoeboxes are plentiful, just sayin.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  13. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 2,166

    Stefan T
    from Sweden

    Thats was a good ide to change the roof

    It looks mutch better
  14. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,119


    the A pillars in the stock chop totally look like an early 80's full size ford car...

    thanks for saving that car :)
  15. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,925


    Nice Job !!
    And yup, way better than before..
  16. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Sad... could have been so great and out of the box styled with that wild Bill Hines Chop.

    This is what I would have done with such and inspirational chop by legend Bill Hines.


    could have been (very quick Photoshop)
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  17. Why even leave the side trim on at that point, Rick?.. Radius wheel wells are for gassers haha
  18. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    Well, it no doubt looks good now. but imo it only needed redo the a pillars.
    Did Bill Hines really did this anyway?
  19. andrewt2
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 27

    from Topeka, KS

    Bill Hines and Masterson Customs, gambino customs and several others all had a hand in this. I sat around this deal at KKOA in Salina, KS and watch them sweat their asses off and bust their knuckles at no cost to the car owner to create this car in only 3 days. I liked the end result it's to bad some people have no respect.
  20. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo

    I agree with the majority - looks way better now .
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,160

    from TX...

    It was RAD the way it was.....

  22. surfcaliforniasurf
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 402


    rad the way it was...and with the legends working on it would have been a it is just another chopped shoebox...sad
  23. I like the "after" better as well. Nice work!

  24. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 4,824


    Good work, I don't know nor care to the whole politics of the story, but I think it's going to have a nice shape to it. My question is when they do those raked back A pillar chops, how do they get a windshield in? In other words, do they tilt the roof section upward and the cowl section downward? I can't get my brain around how they do it without stressing the glass out tremendously. Have fun and keep at it.
  25. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,563


    Just because somebody famous did it, doesn't mean they did it RIGHT.

    Personally I had no appreciation for the angled A pillars. There was no save for that chop without the replacement top.
  26. LegendS ? A legend worked on this car.
  27. zombie
    Joined: Jun 19, 2001
    Posts: 681


    yeah, i can appreciate, and respect the guys doing for their thing with the chop, but personally i did not like the "a" pillars. they would be fine for a bonneville car, but too laid back for my personal taste. i liked how low it was, but the front needed to come up at least an inch or so, and the "a" pillars needed less angle...

  28. looks so much better
  29. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    looks like every other chopped shoebox now, i guess if you see that as a success then good job.

    if i had those guys work on a car i would work WITH the stuff they did, not cut it off. hell it would actually be EASIER to just get another shoebox all together. im sure the car with the donor roof could of been built...

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