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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

    Few updates. First the surprise valentines present. Steering wheel cover. The cars name is Sara's "Shoe"Box :). She loved it. Lowered the seats a bit. Still need to do some cleanup work but getting real close!
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  2. fatkoop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
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    You said the work was done by a small shop..............care to give him/her some credit? I have a friend looking for someone to do his nearly identical car to yours.
     
  3. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Yep, the build minus interior was done in Kearney Ne at Hooligan Hot Rods. You can contact Lance Hatcher. hooligan_hotrods@yahoo.com
    1 (308) 293-5344

    Interior we have been doing ourselves. Me, a best friend and his dad. His dad has done interiors for years. He showed me pics of when he did Tammy Wynettes bus in the early 70's. White diamonds like mine but with buttons. He said 3600 buttons in the bus!


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  4. Nice! The Crestliner trim is a nice touch. My grandfather ran that on his '49 back in the early 50's [​IMG]
     
  5. mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Love it! I literally found the trim in the back seat of a 50 convertible parts car in Seattle that I bought off eBay just for the rear seat. The trim was a great bonus find.


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  6. Atwater Mike
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    I remember those tailpipe extensions.

    I think they were called "Nebraska Hammers".
     
  7. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    I live in Nebraska and have never heard or seen them before I bought them (not local)


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  8. mlewis114
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    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Update. Knock on wood ready for Des Moines Goodguys this weekend!! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404155816.551901.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404155829.907308.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404155861.271241.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1404155909.175762.jpg


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  9. That my friend is a beautiful car and the interior is a knockout.

    The Crestliner steering wheel puts it over the top!HRP
     
  10. skin_dog1
    Joined: Jun 26, 2014
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    skin_dog1

    It's perfect just the way it is! Enjoy.


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  11. Nostrebor
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    Nice box!

    That came out wrong... Nice Ford!

    My grandpa built a 50 business coupe traditional custom style back in the late 50's. I would trade my eldest son for that car if I could find it!
     
  12. motoandy
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    motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    What kind of exhaust tips are those. You should be proud.
     
  13. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Thank you for "getting it". My buddy came over yesterday and wanted to take Sara's top down to look at her box :). Hahaha

    Those are mooneyes rocketeer exhaust tips. Hate'em or leave em I love them!!


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

    Congrats on making something cool out of the one that almost got away:cool:
     
  15. Squablow
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    Looks great! The reworked seat looks much nicer, too.
     
  16. daddio211
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    Oh shit that's cool! Been following since the beginning, thanks for sharing!
     
  17. chaddilac
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  18. roddin-shack
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    Way to go, what a rescue I agree with the removing the head rests. I also think your steering wheel has to go. Let me know and I will take it off your hands. ;);) Larry
     
  19. Ryan
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    I kind of love that car...
     
  20. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    from Omaha, Ne

    One more set of pics. Pinstriper Hall of Famer Jim Curran from Omaha did his magic before we went to Des Moines. Sara's "Shoe" Box

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  21. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Such a great looking car, Mike... and it keeps getting better!

    Malcolm
     
  22. alchemy
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    Saw the car in Des Moines and I really like it. But the story of buying it is even better. You should tell it here.
     
  23. mlewis114
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    Thanks guys. Yes. TOTAL accidental purchase!! Here is the story! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1405008949.836117.jpg


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  24. hiboy32
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    I love the story... it is really shaping up to a nice cruiser

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  25. opunui
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    What a great Love story. She is a keeper!
     
  26. The car is even better when the story is known. Now you have to keep it long enough to be an heirloom.
     
  27. mlewis114
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    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Yes. Can't see letting this one go now.


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  28. roddin-shack
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    I agree the story and the marriage makes it an even better car and I hope it grows older with you and Sara. Good Luck, Larry
     
  29. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
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    mlewis114
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Little hard to see the story in the picture.

    My parents and girlfriend accompanied me to an auction of 175 of Mr. Andreasen’s cars in Bennington, Nebraska on
    7-23-11. It was 105 degrees out, but we were having a great time! The ‘40 rear-end I wanted for my ‘29 Model-A Coupester was in one of the last auction slot, but it was so darn hot, I didn’t want to wait for it.
    Since Proxibid was there doing the live streaming video and bidding, we decided to go home and wait to bid on the rear-end in the air conditioning. Did I mention it was 105 degrees out, accompanied by the classic Nebraska humidity?
    We were waiting to bid online, only a couple of lots away from bidding on the rear end, and the bidding started for a 1949 Ford Convertible. I told Sara (lovely girlfriend), "those cars are cool when they’re done." Interested, she clicked on the pre-auction pictures, and accidentally bid on it!
    One click to bid, no confirmation necessary… Proxibid had my IP address and credit card information. I told Sara, “don’t worry, someone will outbid us.” After what seemed like an eternity, we saw "congratulations, you are the winning bidder!" $3000 later, Sara (I, actually) bought a 1949 Ford Convertible.
    Sara started crying and ran upstairs to the bathroom. The poor girl was so upset, she literally got sick! Crying, she jumped into bed and wrapped herself in the covers. I tried and tried to reassure her while letting her know we needed to get out there to pick the thing up!
    It was totally disassembled and I worried that someone would walk off with parts… rare parts, while we made our way back to the auction. I hadn’t even looked at this car closely enough to know what she’d bought. Was the engine in the trunk? Nope, there wasn’t an engine
    I made a call to my mom and dad that we needed help! They rushed out to the auction site to keep an eye on the car while I picked up my truck and trailer. Sara and I showed up to claim our “prize”.
    When you live a story this good together, you make her your wife (coming 9.19.15)!!!
     
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  30. skin_dog1
    Joined: Jun 26, 2014
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    skin_dog1

    Love the story! Seeing the finished product if say it was the best $3000 mistake you could've made.


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