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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chopped50Ford, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. cube stude
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 57

    cube stude
    from Dallas, tx

    2nd that: shoebox central in oklahoma. he will have it
  2. Custompainter99
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
    Posts: 98

    from San Jose

    Thanks i'll check with him
  3. retiredave
    Joined: May 16, 2013
    Posts: 33

    from florida

    hey, I want in.
  4. Want in too, also have 50 Tudor flattie in the works IMG_3554.JPG
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  5. IMG_1501.JPG IMG_1496.JPG Would like in also, 51 Vicky, mild custom, flatty
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015
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  6. Rathbone
    Joined: Oct 14, 2004
    Posts: 478


    That interior is fantastic!
  7. The 49 and 51 finally in the new workshop. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1447292321.355791.jpg
  8. Rathbone
    Joined: Oct 14, 2004
    Posts: 478


    My copper coated '49.


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  9. Cooon
    Joined: Feb 2, 2009
    Posts: 194


    Pushed my 51 out of the shed today for a bit of a look, all coming together pretty well.

    And I know its no shoebox, but had a fiddle with my late granddads TBird, mainly removing springs to see what it would look like
  10. Icufltrn
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 22


    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1449079131.351403.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1449079149.478417.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1449079167.769287.jpg
    Here is a few of mine. It's not the first time it's been posted on this thread but it's the first time by me. I bought the car from 2345.coupe in August. I've just been making small changes to make it mine.
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  11. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,414


    I finally found the Best Shoe Box Convertible I could find after many years Of searching.
    Now I have to decide should I or shoudn't I make a mild custom out of it. It is so very nice
    that I will try and sell it first. However if it does not sell soon I will not have a choice. Last
    2 photos dropped 2 inches in rear and added 57 Caddy Caps.

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  12. ZAPPER68
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
    Posts: 203

    from BC

    I have had a 49 Meteor Coupe for more than 20 years now...(a work in progress, gravity is my best friend). It is a Pro Street version with a narrowed nodular 9", 468 BBC, dual Edelbrocks on Edelbrock alloy heads with a Pro Torque converter bolted to a 4L80E.

    The body work was finished years ago and I'm finally getting around to 'giving her some loving'. . I'll post some pics of it if anyone is interested.
  13. Where did you find it? It looks like one my friend recently sold.

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    my 49 four door
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  16. flathead-tex
    Joined: Sep 23, 2011
    Posts: 34

    from michigan

    I'm in

    Attached Files:

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  17. RustyBullet
    Joined: Apr 4, 2011
    Posts: 35


    I'm down ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453235576.775160.jpg
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  18. Notsofurias
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
    Posts: 89

    from Clovis,CA

    Nothing special but figured I'd join the club.... ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1455419439.886220.jpg
  19. I'm in!

    Coming home:

    Tight fit in the garage:

    Needs some work:
  20. sevenevez
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 538

    from Yuma, AZ

  21. RustyBullet
    Joined: Apr 4, 2011
    Posts: 35


    Thanks man. Yours is killer too. Your car gave me a lot of inspiration while building mine. I finally scored a visor. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459880969.842874.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459881012.587833.jpg
  22. sevenevez
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 538

    from Yuma, AZ

    Man, you did your car right! I have seen a lot of black shoeboxes. But yours is so tastefully done. From the stance to the wheels to the visor to the little bit of Red in the engine bay that just pulls the interior. Geesh.. Love it!
    (where'd you get the colored air filter?)
  23. RustyBullet
    Joined: Apr 4, 2011
    Posts: 35


    Thanks! Air filter is an Edelbrock.
  24. barfers
    Joined: Feb 11, 2007
    Posts: 382

    from Florida

  25. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    from 1960

    Im in. Such as it is. DSCN1195.JPG
  26. shooeytim
    Joined: Dec 10, 2014
    Posts: 5


    Long time lurker here and hopefully am computer literate enough to get 2 recent pix of my 51 up on here. I've had it a few years now and its come a ways since getting it in flat black.Adjusted the stance, wider whites up front (not in pix), paint and flames, skirts (being reworked) and lake pipes, always changes in the works but so jazzed to be able to cruise it.

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  27. BoilermakerDave
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 267

    from Las Vegas

    photo 5.JPG photo 4.JPG No floor March 24 2016.JPG photo 5.JPG photo 4.JPG No floor March 24 2016.JPG
    Progress has been kinda slow, but I'm fixin' to ramp up the tempo here pretty soon on my '50 Club Coupe. I love this car, and it needs to be saved from years of neglect and sitting out in the Oregon rain. Floor pans for now, then on to the brakes and body work. Motor is a good 8BA flathead and runs like a champ. Hey, sorry for the double photos, computers confuse me.
    Last edited: May 5, 2016
  28. TS057
    Joined: Apr 10, 2012
    Posts: 64

    from Fargo, ND
    1. shoe box hambers

    I have a quick question regarding wheel backspacing for any of you guys running 8" Maverick rear ends. I currently have the stock (56"?) rear end and wheels (3.5" backspace) and have about 3/4" clearance at the rear tires to fender (205/75R15). I'm looking to get some chrome O.E. style wheels and the one's I've found have 3" backspace. I think I could possibly get away with this (moves the rear tires out the 1/2") but when I put the 8" rear (56.5"?) I think I may really be pushing it. I'll be running 6.70-15 Firestones for tires.

    In any case, to any of you w/ and 8" rear end what wheel backspacing are you running?

    Thanks - Tanner
  29. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,840

    Kiwi 4d

    We have chopped our shoe box a little and laid down rear window 1 3/4 also .But have found we had to lower rear view mirror to make it useable (a bit ugly) is this the correct mirror for a 49 coupe? our centre screens divider has no provision for a mirror. The mirror really has to stay where it is now anyhow as we obviously have holes in the headliner. Cutting the mirror stem to lengthen would be a little like cutting a ice cream cone.

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