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Customs 50 Ford Shoebox failure of the broken dreams, 18 of 20

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  1. Kickstarter
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    Since my 54 Ford didn’t sell, I thought why not pick up this 50 Shoebox shell with a questionable chop started on it and rob the engine and trans out of the 54 for it. Sounds like a good plan, right?

    The chop is going to need a bit of help and anyone that has done one, I’m open to suggestions on how to fix, finish this one.

    Right now I’m just getting all the dirt and junk out of it and getting it ready for the Y-Block swap.




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  2. Kickstarter
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    Scraped a bunch of factory undercoat out today and the floors look really good. Some of the undercoat was over two inches thick!

    I also made a wood template to push[​IMG] the roof back into shape and thought about the rear window placement. The consensus so far is it needs to be moved towards the back and a filler panel made to join it to the roof at the top.[​IMG][​IMG]


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  3. JOFA
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    I'll be Following your build, I'm working on my similar 50 project thats in equally rough shape but the roof isn't chopped.... Yet
    Good luck
     
  4. manyolcars
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    I like the roof forward--
     
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  5. Kickstarter
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    Thanks. I've never done a chop before, so it's going to be a learning process. This is just a rolling shell at the moment, so I'm going to need lots of parts or a parts car. Hopefully your car is complete.


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  6. Kickstarter
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    I like them both ways, but I do think the window needs to slide back a few inches anyway. I'm going to cut the tack welds and move it around and see what looks best.


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    Picked up a Hurst engine mount for the Y-Block, this should make it easy to drop the engine in, I hope.[​IMG][​IMG]


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  8. Jalopy Joker
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    '51 that had years back - some 51- May - 2013 006 (Small).jpg 51- May - 2013 009 (Small).jpg '51 with Hood 2 001 (Small).jpg '51 More-7 016.jpg '51 more 4 001 (Small).jpg one chopped it before I got it - pic is just something to stare/compare as to what you are trying to do
     
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  9. Kickstarter
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    Jalopy Joker, Thanks for the pics, and I definitely need to get some skirts!


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  10. Kickstarter
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    This is going to be a pretty exciting update! Not really, but I did get one more piece that I needed to put the Y-Block in.[​IMG]


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  11. Kickstarter
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    I didn't like the placement of the rear window, so I cut it back out, moved it back a couple of inches and raised the back about 3/4 of an inch. I want the panel between the trunk and window to have a slight curve in it instead of just flat. I think little things like that can make all the difference when all done.[​IMG][​IMG]


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    A few days without rain so I rolled it out of the shop to check the profile. I moved the window back another inch and I think I like it now. Time to tack it in and start making the filler panels. If anyone has a parts car somewhat near NC, I'm looking for one.


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    The window is tacked back in and I started on the lower filler panel, and hope to have that in this weekend. I also picked up a four door parts car to get the dash, column and a bunch of other parts I was missing.


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    Looks great..it flows nice..keep us updated
     
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    First panel tacked in. If it doesn't rain tomorrow I should get a bit more done.


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  16. Kickstarter
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    Thanks, this is the first chop I've worked on, so it's sort of learn as I go.


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  17. Kickstarter
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    I didn't have much time, but I did get a few parts out of the rusty parts car today.


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    IMG_3492.JPG IMG_3489.JPG The Y-Block is out of the 54! Time to steam clean it and then test fit it in the 50. It put up a good fight but I got it out just before the rain started. If anyone wants a 54 four door with a good title, I've got one less engine and trans.

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    Before a visit with the steam cleaner and after, grease is all gone and ready to go on the stand to swap the oil pan and timing cover out to see if this will fit.

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    I managed to get a little more time in at the shop and made a bit more progress on the top. I also got lucky and scored a signed Jason Jesse deck with a chopped Shoebox.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    I remember Jason was the skater profile in Transworld magazine, late 80's maybe early 90's. He listed his home address so we could write him, sure enough a couple months later I received a letter back with stickers. I still have them.
     
  22. Peanut 1959
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    Very cool. Looking forward to watching you make your way through this project.

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    Thanks! It slow going, but I can finally get to the shop and work on my projects now.
     
  25. Kickstarter
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    Thanks! It's slowly getting there.
     
  26. Kickstarter
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    Thats one of the things I've always liked about skating, it doesn't matter if you're a pro or you just learned a simple trick you've been trying, if you're really into it everyone is stoked when you land one!
     
  27. ZZ Top Chop
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    for sure, was for sure a brotherhood in skating, sorta like hotrods, but better I think. We always met new friends in every town we skated. Or enemies (cops), HA!. Wonder where Caballero is, hasn't been on the Hamb, like forever
     

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