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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by young'n'poor, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. young'n'poor
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    I searched everything I could thing of and could only find a few pics and mentions about it. I was looking for more pics and info on his red oxide, flamed shoebox and thought It was in a rod and custom young guns feature from years ago but I can't seem to find that issue in my un-organized stack either. Any links or a scan of that issue?


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  2. Send him a message, he's on here. nice guy I'm sure he'd be glad to help.
     
  3. young'n'poor
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    I totally would but it says his message box is full so I tried this haha


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  4. Bass
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    I can relate to your screen name, because I was both young and poor when I built the shoebox. In fact, I pinstriped cars (or anything else I could) and painted flamed mailboxes to earn enough extra money to put it together, and I had a lot of help from my Dad. He and I painted a '65 Mustang in trade for the junkyard 350 I put in it. The project had already been started by our family friend Stan Devers. He did some of the hard work like installing the floor patch panels and mini-tubbing the body for bigger rear tires.

    I still have it....it's sitting in my home garage right now.

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    I drove it all over the world from 2000 to about 2005. In 2004 I drove it to California and stayed there for a month. On the way back to Texas it kicked a rod out in Wagon Wheel, NM. I stayed with it on the side of the road and waited for my Dad to come pick me up with a trailer for nearly 12 hrs. That was one of the longest days of my life.

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    When I got back I built another 350 for it, with Trickflow aluminum heads and an Offy 2x4 intake. It has a Muncie M-20 4 speed in it now too. I originally built it with a TH350, and then I broke 3 Saginaw 4 speeds before finally putting a Muncie in it.

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    It's got a Mustang II front end, and a 10 bolt Chevrolet rear with 3.42 gears. If you have any other questions, I'll do my best to answer them.

    -Brian
     
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  5. Bass
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    Oh...It was in the September 2003 Rod N Custom magazine, in the "Young guns" section.

    And yeah, sorry about the message inbox thing. I try to stay on top of it, but it seems to fill up fast.
     
  6. love the stance on that shoebox
     
  7. the-rodster
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  8. the-rodster
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    Dooooh....

    Brian got there first.

    Rich
     
  9. the-rodster
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    I remember when Brian drove it out to the inagural HRR at Beech Bend, 2003 I think.

    Sammy Furlong and I had dinner with Brian and his dad.

    Brian probably doesn't remember.

    I think Sammy won the R&C Young Gun right after that.

    Rich
     
  10. young'n'poor
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    Thanks for the reply bass! I was mainly curious about your front end set up, as I've been on the lookout for another shoebox and thought this time (my second one) I'd put a sbc in it. Was it a kit from one of the big company's or a junkyard clip put together? I love the stance of that car!


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  11. Bass
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    It was a stub built by a guy that used to be in Dallas, and his shop was called Innovative Rod Shop. It's basically just like a Fat Man front clip. It uses all stock A-arms and strut rods. I had to extend one side of the manual rack just a little bit. I made the motor mounts myself.
     
  12. young'n'poor
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    Thanks for the info bass. I'm going To look a a '50 Tudor this weekend. It's just a body a guy was gonna build a pro street car with but he has decided to give up, so I was gonna pick up a frame elsewhere and start from the ground up...


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  13. A HAMB Icon, always loved that Shoebox!
     
  14. supa_star!!
     
  15. Kona Cruisers
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    Its in one of the mad fabricators too, when they do the section on Brain Bass.
     
  16. n847
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    Wow...never saw that car before! The under hood shot shows the classic "bass" attention to detail. Cool car for sure. Are you ever gonna take a day off from the roadster to drive it again?
     
  17. Gotgas
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    Love that car. I see so few coupes done... are they just more rare than sedans or what? The proportions are so much better IMO. The engine sure looks great too. The breathers are a cool touch, did those valve covers come off a dragster?
     
  18. flamedabone
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    I remember the story of your little shoebox barfing the engine on the side of the road... Nice little car, it's cool that you still have it.

    -Abone.
     
  19. BLAKE
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    Waaaaaaa... (shift) waaaaaaa... (shift) waaaaaaa.....

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  20. Mr48chev
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    That is one slick shoebox that looks right out of a late1950's high school parking lot.
    Great photo of it running at Little River Blake, hope Bass had better brakes than I did the last time I ran there. I got stopped next to the gal selling tickets at the gate.
     
  21. atch
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    i remember talking with you one evening in Wendover. you were sittin' in the shoebox in front of one of the hotel/casinos. i don't even like shoebox fords, but i sure liked yours then and still do.

    i'm glad you still have it.
     
  22. That car rocks! Never knew it was owned by Bass


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  23. carlos
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    SAY WHAT:mad:dont get anybetter than a 49 50 coupe:D
     
  24. atch
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    well, there ya go. i don't care much for tri-5 chevys either. or lead sleds. if we all liked the same thing wouldn't it be a dull boring world...
     
  25. cracker head
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    The Dynamic Duo!!







    My Uncle has his "kustom" coupe in the shop at the house. Bass' coupe has ME looking for a coupe for a HOTROD! for myself........
     
  26. Anderson
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    I'm not going to say how much I like this car again.....nope.
     
  27. This thread and our recent roadtrip got me fired up to get my 54 Chevy back together.
     
  28. need louvers ?
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    I have always dug this little car! It's sooooo good to see a '49-'51 that isn't chopped and dragging it's ass across the floor like a dog on carpet. Hot rods are where it's at, and have always been.
     
  29. EliteS&C
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    Brian Bass or the Shoebox?? :) YES to both! :D
     
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  30. GassersGarage
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    One of my favorite cars.
     

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