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Customs Fixing my shoebox...long time coming

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by shoebox1950, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Mr.Dickies
    Joined: Jan 23, 2007
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    Wow that looks nice. Wish I would had saw it in person before I moved from Cali. One of the best shoeboxes on here!


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  2. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
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    Just a question, with the kaiser bumper bar and bullets how did you get the tail pipes thru the bullets with the placement or the original rear frame spreader bar directly behind the bumper? We are building a shoebox at present with the kaiser bumper bar etc. even have the chop and dodge side trim happening too.
     
  3. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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    from California

    Thanks guys

    The exhaust still needs an S bend to go up and into the Kaiser tit. Clears the rear crossmember just fine.

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  4. firehawgcfd
    Joined: Sep 13, 2009
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    What an awesome shoebox. Wondering if the bags are out of the car now and if so what suspension mods and tire/wheel size did you end up with to achieve that final stance?
     
  5. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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    from California

    Yes, I took the airbags out a while back. The only reason I removed them was because I wanted to finish the car as a period-correct kustom on the outside (still have a smallblock, 350 turbo, 9" Ford rear). I never had any problems with my airbags, but they became a fad to me and something I no longer wanted. My opinion on airbags is that most of the time, bagged cars look too low and it can make or break the overall look. I took some friendly bashing on that one haha.

    The car now rides on original leaf springs that I had flattened 4" by E & C Spring in Escondido, California, 4" blocks, and Jamco dropped spindles with cut coils. It rides great, actually! When it was bagged, I had left all of the original leaf spring mounts in place in case I ever wanted to reinstall them. The bag set up consisted of two trailing arms and a panhard bar, so I left the panhard bar in when I reinstalled the leaf springs and it helps out a lot on cornering and rear axle sway with the car being so low on blocks and leaf springs.
     
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  6. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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    from California

    Here's an updated picture.
     

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  7. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    Very well executed, love the smooth look of everything.
     
  8. Rathbone
    Joined: Oct 14, 2004
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    What tire size are you running, and are you happy with the fit?
     

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