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A Ford Shoebox lover

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Juan Ford, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Juan Ford
    Joined: Oct 29, 2020
    Posts: 5

    Juan Ford

    Hello
    For quite a long time I have been wanting a 1949-51 Ford shoebox. I had other responsibilities and was not able to save for one. I`m planning to buy one and I would appreciate advise on the things I might want to do to it in the future. I have been a Triumph Motorcycle owner for many years. I drag raced in the local NHRA super stock in the late 70`s and early 80`s with a 1971 Rally sport camaro. I did most of the work on the car myself. I served in the USAF as an aicraft mechanic 1969-73. I live in Puerto Rico, I love airplanes,cars and motorcycles.
    Juan
     
  2. B Bay Barn
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
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    B Bay Barn
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  3. Juan, welcome to the HAMB...keep us updated on the shoebox quest and be sure to share pics when you find the right one!
     
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  4. Welcome to HAMB...
     
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  5. Juan Ford
    Joined: Oct 29, 2020
    Posts: 5

    Juan Ford

    Hello Guys
    I had not noticed I had replys to my post. I lucked out and I already bought a 1951 custom shoebox and is already on the way to Puerto Rico. I have been reading a lot and looking at the pictures of a lot of wonderful shoeboxes. Is going to be a while before I receive it due to a shipping jam caused by the hurricanes and the corona virus. I don`t have it but it has not stopped me from buying a set of Foxcraft style fender skirts, Hood safety catch and a set of nos bumper guards. I used to drag race in the late seventys with a black 1971 camaro but had always lusted for a 1951 shoebox like the one a friend of mine had. His car was all black with a red interior. He replaced the flathead with a hopped up 327 chevy with an aluminum intake and 3 carbs he also had glasspack mufflers and foxcraft fender skirts. It was a very beautiful car. He was an auto body man that was a craftsman but he is no longer with us due to the damage caused by the solvents and paints to his lungs. I thought about doing a replica of his car but at this time I think that I might just leave the car I bought as is. I have a friend that has a 1950 sedan and a 1950 convertible plus has worked on this cars for a long time which will provide invaluable help. I have worked on cars before but I`m new to flatheads and shoeboxes. The other day I helped get a 1939 flathead run that he had rebuilt. Here are a few pics and Thanks for the warm welcome.
    Juan




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