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Another Effen Shoebox

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by EssexCoupe, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. msalamanca
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    Crap, you are moving along fast. I was like sweet, updates. Then I see the rear 1/4s cut, the deck lid extended.

    Are you going to round the bottom edge of the deck lid or keep the peak?
     
  2. big creep
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    i like where this is going!
     
  3. Finnrodder
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    This is going to be pretty hardcore build and in the good way.Keep it up!
     
  4. EssexCoupe
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
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    UPDATE: I have made good progress on the rear quarter panel extensions this week. Alot of swearin and beer swillin' took place during this project. I made all of the patches and tacked them all in place. I am really stoked about the profile. The roof makes a nice line down to the end of the decklid - kinda fastback style.

    Maybe I should call this thing the jigsaw puzzler?
     

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  5. koolkemp
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    Wow you have done alot of metal movin since I last checked in!! Looking great, and I like the "outside the box" thinking that went into the trunk/quarters!!
     
  6. EssexCoupe
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
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    Thanks very much Koolkemp - I really appreciate it.
     
  7. EssexCoupe
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    Happy Sunday from the PNW. How about a little hubcap hangover? Here are my new 56' Olds caps.
     

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  8. EssexCoupe
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
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    Good morning amigos! - Just another progress shot of my shitbox. I am really stoked about the 56' Olds caps. They give the car a cleaner look. They should look pretty sharp with that Desoto grille.

    I got some great news a few weeks ago. If I can get my ass in gear, the car should be going in for paint in November. A guy that I know painted the Futurama 40, and he has an opening to get my car in for paint. He has a nice shop with a heated paintbooth. His work is class act for sure.

    This week I am hoping to get the front fenders extended and mounted with the grille. I have some work to get done around the house also, so not as much time for car work this week. But I sure do want to see a grille and fenders on there real soon.
     

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  9. Finnrodder
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    That looks pretty smooth,good job!
    Those 56' Olds hubcaps are one choice for my project too,but i havent decided yet what to use.Keep it up!
     
  10. -Sled-
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    Thanks for the kind words about my Cadillac Custom, Essex. It means a lot coming from someone like you. Between you, Royalshifter and Des, i want to go out to my car and throw rocks at her... lol. Keep the updates coming so i can keep this stiffy!
     
  11. EssexCoupe
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    Hey thanks Finn - I am pretty stoked about those Olds caps. I have been looking for these since I saw them on Dixie Deluxe. I plan to polish em' up real good and sink some nice bullets in the centers.
     
  12. EssexCoupe
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    Just another quick update on the shoebox. During the process of chopping the top, I shaved off the old rain gutters from both sides. I needed to add some style back into the roof as well as fix the rest of the upper door tops. So, I cold bent a piece of 3/8-inch roundbar starting from the bottom of the A-pilar all the way back across the roof to the top of the tail-light. I still need to finish weld and shape the peak, but I am happy with how it turned out. The first 3 shots are the replacement door-top piece. The 4th shot is the start of the round-bar forming.
     

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  13. EssexCoupe
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    And here are a couple of the round-bar tacked up in place. Once I get all the welding and hand-filing done, these should blend right in.
     

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  14. EBW
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    WOW Looks Sick !
     
  15. RockB1
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    looking great!! what's your plan for inner fender wells?
     
  16. EssexCoupe
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    Thanks EBW - I appreciate it.
     
  17. EssexCoupe
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    Thanks RockB1. I am going to fab the front inners out of spare roof sheetmetal that I have laying around. The rear is going to get a little tricky. Originally I was going to run some widened cycle fenders, but my tires are clear up into my damn roof. Now I am just gonna build sheetmetal enclosures that will work right into the floor sheetmetal.
     
  18. Finnrodder
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    I used 11" wide blank motorcycle fender with inner fenders.Pretty much same shit that OCC etc bike"builders" use in their builds.
    It worked fine and i think thats the only reasonable use for them.Bikes with really wide rear tires are just hideous..
     
  19. KustomCars
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  20. the-rodster
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    You're welcome!

    I just now came across your build...

    You're an ANIMAL.

    Keep us posted.

    Rich
     
  21. RockB1
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    what size wheels and tires?
     
  22. EssexCoupe
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    Haha - Thats funny Finn. I agree - those Fat tire bikes are just terrible! Thanks for the tip on the cycle fenders.
     
  23. EssexCoupe
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    Thanks man.
     
  24. EssexCoupe
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    My wheels are 56' Thunderbird 15x6. The tires are Aristocrats - size 6.70x15
     
  25. EssexCoupe
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    Just a slight bit different than stock......

    [​IMG]
     
  26. EssexCoupe
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  27. redroaddog
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    wow!! my first car was a fifty.....didn't look like that!!! wish it did...sooooo coool:cool:
     
  28. EssexCoupe
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    Thank you redroaddog - I really appreciate it.
     
  29. EBW
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    Now you need to put it back to stock so you don't get bored .. :eek: :cool:

    Love the stance !
     
  30. EssexCoupe
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    Good morning from Vantucky!

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