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

  1. Mule Farmer
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,508

    Mule Farmer
    from Holland MI

  2. Toddjg
    Joined: Jun 9, 2008
    Posts: 202

    from florida

    I just don't know what's going to fit any type header is fine as long as it fits I'm thinking of just using block huggers

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  3. joeoldsrocket
    Joined: Apr 15, 2008
    Posts: 36


    Who's running Volvo 160 steering box ?? Any pics of the headers thanks ..

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  4. Mule Farmer
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,508

    Mule Farmer
    from Holland MI

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  5. Rathbone
    Joined: Oct 14, 2004
    Posts: 479


    I don't have a photo right now, but a friend had to custom weld a header for me to use the Volvo box. I wouldn't use a Volvo box now that Jamco offers an aftermarket replacement.
  6. txpile
    Joined: Jul 21, 2017
    Posts: 2


    I recently picked up my '49 shoebox and decided to see if this thread was dead. I just want to be like the cool kids and post pics of my shoebox. I say recently, but in reality I bought this shoebox a year ago with the flathead V8. Flat head died on me just days after buying the car. Took the next several months to throw a 327 in it. IMG_5121.JPG IMG_5151.JPG IMG_5164.JPG IMG_5334.JPG
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  7. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,812

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Welcome ...Very smooth.. 51 New Pics 001.jpg ...
  8. txpile
    Joined: Jul 21, 2017
    Posts: 2


    Thanks man. I'm loving this shoebox. Have loved these things forever. Just stoked to finally have one

  9. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,812

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Take good care of it..The way these are getting turned into chopped customs is going to delete the supply. Every time I get in mine it tickles me to death....
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  10. Agreed Seb......A few years from now all those OVER Chopped Shoeboxes wont bring anyones attention. Like Pepto-Bismol Pink and Teal cars of the '80's....They have been WAAAYYYY overdone.....
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  11. Rebelson
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 5


    Well here's my 49, a work in progress....

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  12. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
    Posts: 542

    leon bee
    from Arkansas!

    Here's my 50 when I found it this winter. Just got it to my shop here lately and I've been working my ass off on her. Got her looking a lot better now, (cleaner anyway). Gonna be kind of a slow motion project, I want to use the flathead and it's got a couple problems. Just about my first Ford, so far I like it a LOT!

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    The timing might not be good from the sound of the posts right now, but here's mine, that won't be worth anything in a few more years...

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  14. CheatersPete
    Joined: Sep 25, 2002
    Posts: 1,270


    A few picture of mine
    1950 full stock, flathead and 3 speed, I upgraded with 3 sp+OD, new interior, dual exhaust.12Volts.
    IMG_4812.JPG IMG_5008.JPG IMG_7453.JPG IMG_6301.JPG FullSizeRender.jpg
    The car has 85000 miles original, now 90000 miles and still road tripping!
  15. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,735


    If you insist on chopping it, use restraint -- cut it an inch or two. People are constantly ruining shoeboxes by chopping them radically.
    Your Meteor grille is neat. Seldom seen nowadays.
  16. BoilermakerDave
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 267

    from Las Vegas

    I needed some kind of shifter, so I used this old British bayonet. I think it's kinda cool.

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  17. Well, guys, I just ran across this thread.. here's my baby, "The Judge".........Some HAMBERS just HATE this ..ahahah

    383 Stroker, 700R4, A/C, PS, PB, PW, Jag rear end, S-10 front clip, Shaved, 1600 watt sound w/Sub.. , elect. cutouts, LED's above/behind headliner, White leather, Cruise, 148 mph rated wide whites, radar security, etc., etc.,
    And here is my website that has a few hundred pictures of the complete build....LOTS of information for ya'll Shoebox lovers !!!


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  18. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,825

    T&A Flathead

    Still putting miles on this ol' shoe.
    289 with the original 3spd w/OD. Rear from a 51 automatic car. Great cruiser getting 20 mpg. And the best part is, it doesn't have a SBC in it!
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    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,476


    You're funny!!
  20. my buddy paul garland will be chopping it. I am building as period correct as possible it will be a mild chop for sure. thanks for noticing the grill I searched for a long time to find it.
  21. Glendale... Looks like Photobucket screwed you too.... what an awful excuse for a website.. I got off of it about 3 or 4 years ago when the ads got so bad one could hardly see the pictures that were posted... LOVE my "paid" ($8.00 per month) PREMIUM subscription to SmugMug...

    It's just great that you got your car back...
  22. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,404


    Just got back into the shoebox club with this '50 coupe... I'm not sure if I'll build it or sell it yet, I've got enough projects but just love the '49-51 business coupes. It came with a perfect pair of doors and hood. If I do build it it'll most likely get a Flathead, skirts, leave it unchopped, add french headlights,custom tail lights, and add spotlights and custom side trim.
    We'll see! 20170726_161329.jpg 20170726_162705.jpg
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  23. yeah I am pissed about it. I have downloaded most of my pics back on to my laptop and am now uploading them to another site. then I will fix some of my threads the shoebox for sure. its just a process.

    thanks I am happy it's home I never should have let it go.
  24. madkarl
    Joined: May 17, 2017
    Posts: 2


    Hi, I just saw this thread. I purchased my 49' shoebox in late May of this year. So far i've replaced the from spring with Aerostar springs, rebuilt the front end and replaced the kingpin, added two in block to the rear (wished I had gone lower so adding lowering shackle on rear this weekend), new drum brakes and chrome trim rings on wheels. Have to figure where a battery drain is coming from or rewire the car.
    Its my first Ford and I love the sound of the flathead V8...can't wait to get duels and porters mufflers.
    The photo below was taken from my hammock. IMG_1365.JPG
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  26. Tony Ray
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 963

    Tony Ray

    Been quite a few years since i had a car on the Shoebox page, but heres a few of mine I just got. Happy to finally get another! IMG_1339.JPG IMG_1384.JPG
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  27. littlejoe631
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 96

    from new york

    hi new to this but i am going to need some info i plan on puting a 160 volvo box ion a 49 ford and would like to use stock 70s ford steeering box is the pressure ok for volvo box?
  28. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,952

    Kiwi 4d

    A shave and 1"1/2 haircut. Owned and driven 16yrs but a fresh rebuild recently. Y block and 4spd auto.
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  29. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


    I have only had mine 3 months, so let the party begin DSC02860.JPG
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2017
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