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Projects Couldn't sell the shoebox convertible 2 yrs ago.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mlewis114, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    mlewis114
    Member
    from Omaha, Ne

    So took it to a small builder in mid Nebraska and it is on the road!!! Told him I didn't want to bring it home until it could run and drive.

    Wish I had the talent of some of the folks on here but I have has a fun time planning out the project build parts exactly as I wanted. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1376004052.908719.jpg
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    Still a long ways to go. I won't have a build thread but do have over 500 pics to even get it to this state!!

    Mike


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  2. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1376004370.789953.jpg

    Pic when it was in classifieds


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  3. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
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    black 62
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    from arkansas

  4. That should keep you busy for a while. Killer car when done thou. Any ideas which way your going with it at this time?
     

  5. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835

    henry29
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    Looks like you ran over a smurf.
     
  6. Looks a lot better,,running is half the battle. HRP
     
  7. At least your started with a cherry car! ;) Good save! No shame in having it put together. That's a pretty major rebuild. Enjoy it!!
     
  8. jhtdon
    Joined: May 29, 2012
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    jhtdon
    Member
    from Florida

    Way to GO! I love shoe boxes. Rag Tops are my favorites. Mine is a Biz COUPE with Super Charged 292 Y block, C-4 w Gear Vendors O D. Sure sounds great at full song or idle.

    Good luck with your project.
     

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  9. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker
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    congrats on getting her started and moving
     
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  11. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,880

    50Fraud
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    Cool. Sits right!
     
  12. Wagonmaster2
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
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    Wagonmaster2
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  13. shoebox50
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
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  14. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    Great feeling to look at pictures of a pile of parts and know you can go out and take a drive after "some assembly required":)

    Frank
     
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  15. jhaas63
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
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    It looks awesome they way it is now, minus the blue stuff that comes off the new white walls.
     
  16. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    lawman
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    Thats a nice starter car !!!! Please keep posting.
     
  17. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
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    T&A Flathead
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    That's a great transformation. I bet you are glad it didnt sell.
     
  18. fordsum
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
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    fordsum
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    from SO CA

    Good looking car
     
  19. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
    Posts: 119

    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Thanks everyone! Putting the miles on it, 450 in the last week. Loving this thing! No smurfs were hurt in the building of this car. At least the evidence was washed off. :) ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1376801835.570620.jpg

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  20. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
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    chevy54man
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    from NC

    She's looking great!
     
  21. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
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    Hdonlybob
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    Awesome Save !!!
    Love it....
    Now keep getting out and enjoying it...
     
  22. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
    Member
    from Central Ky

    Cool ride! I truly really like it but I will give you my honest opinion in case you are planing on keeping that front seat, It sticks out like a sore thumb,I would at least remove the headrest and/or dye it black to subdue it more if I couldnt come up with a more original looking one.

    Dont be offended by my "opinion" Its yours, Do as you please.
     
  23. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Totally agree w you! Headrests will be coming off and the seats all covered in pearl white as well as the rear seats and side panels. They are 74 Cadillac all power and super comfy so they will be staying but need to tone them down a lot! Glad they bother others as much as they do me.

    51 crestliner trim and foxcrafts will be going on soon. I need to start getting my windows and top parts cleaned up and ready to install as well.


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  24. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
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    from Central Ky

    Cool! The closer they are to top of the door height the better they will look and the all pearl white interior will help to make it flow better.
     
  25. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
    Posts: 119

    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Yes. That is a balancing act. The seats are also on risers so the wonderful girlfriend can drive. Hoping to bring them down one more inch and she will still be able to see. She loves driving it which makes me super happy and proud. :)


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  26. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1376924393.303238.jpg

    My favorite picture so far!


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  27. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,777

    hiboy32
    Member
    from Omaha, NE

    way to Mike, what a transformation, from a pile of parts to a runner. now it gets fun
     
  28. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,137

    Squablow
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    I was just about to comment on how the whole car was ruined by those horrifying seats but it sounds like that is under control so I'll just chime in to say nice save!
     
  29. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,675

    Kan Kustom
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    The way it seems to always go. You cant give it away so you build it to keep and then everyone wants to take it from you. Just wait, you will see. Nice car.
     
  30. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717

    farmer12
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    Nice car and great stance. Good save!
     

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