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

  1. Chrisco
    Joined: Jan 9, 2004
    Posts: 49

    Chrisco
    Member
    from Upstate NY

    Here's mine. Chopped by Kelsey Martin. Blown flathead. IMG_1991.jpg IMG_1989.jpg
     
  2. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,877

    50Fraud
    Member

    For an overview of custom details for shoeboxes, I suggest you look at the thread "A personal view of shoebox fords", dated 9/15/2010.
     
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  3. Tony Ray
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,007

    Tony Ray
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    Thanks I’ll check it out!


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  4. flathead4d
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 888

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  5. spiffy1937
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 732

    spiffy1937
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    from Florida

    Just bought this sedan, I'm 72 and always wanted one. Just gotta decide which is the best way to get this thing lowered.
     

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  6. Tony Ray
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,007

    Tony Ray
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    How low are you trying to go? Easiest way to do in a day, 3 inch lowering leaf springs, blocks and Aerostar coil springs for the front. The rear leaf springs and blocks can be had at Shoebox Central, probably run 3-400 for both, and the Aerostar coils springs can be gotten on amazon for about 55 dollars. I did the springs and coils on my 51 and am pretty happy with the stance.
     

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  7. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,667

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  8. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,667

    lostn51
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    This is mine from a while back it was my daily driver but now it’s in the garage with its top being chopped and I’m going to build a new chassis from scratch to handle the 427 SOHC I’m putting in it this go round. But I have the 2” dropped rear leafs with 3” lowering blocks and the front I have new stock springs with Fatman dropped spindles and the steering arms that go with it. It is a total of 5” drop front and back and drove and handled like a dream. 347 small block with a C4 and factory rear with the 4:11 gears, a/c, power windows you couldn’t ask for a better car to own.


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  9. tfox1950
    Joined: Jun 12, 2017
    Posts: 52

    tfox1950
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    from Essex, UK

  10. zefa46
    Joined: Dec 15, 2012
    Posts: 40

    zefa46
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    from Bolton uk

  11. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
    Posts: 579

    leon bee
    Member
    from Arkansas!

    Here's mine, been on it about a year and a half. All new 8BA runs great. All new steering steers good. Bucket seats are out of my attic, hopefully just temporary. Just finishing up all new side glass and all the fuzzy strips and channels and rubber moldings.......talk about some fussy work! New blackwall bias tires. Starting to think about getting a tag for it: DSCN2753.JPG
     
  12. 3/4 race stroked and bored 2 carb Flattie pushing a T5 into an 81 8" =
    daily driver
     

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  13. spiffy1937
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 732

    spiffy1937
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    from Florida

    Thanks for all the info, rainwolf ! That's about as low as I want to go. Mine is just a little too high for me right now.
     
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  14. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo
    Member

    Nice ride !
     
  15. flatout51
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,019

    flatout51
    Member

    My 49 tudor that I coupeified. 289, c4, 8 inch... will be a mild custom. IMG_20180118_164538_548.jpeg IMG_20190602_121026_969.jpeg 20181024_171158.jpeg

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  16. Added this beautiful 50 to my garage, built on the east coast now on the west coast, owned and painted by Richard Glymph at one time and a few others including John Rose. Anyone have any additional history on it? Flathead, 12-Volt, Disc Brakes, Volvo Steering, Fat Man spindles, dual exhaust, fake spots, Bull Nose hood and Desoto side chrome, Sombreros with Ford centers, stunning interior, rear vents removed, lowered. I have had to give it a good grease job, wheel alignment and adding a PowerGen. IMG_20190612_193533_edit.jpg DSCN1213a.jpg
     
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  17. Cooon
    Joined: Feb 2, 2009
    Posts: 229

    Cooon
    Member

    Hello, any chance anyone has any pics of the original front chassis rails? So either a bare chassis pic or one with no front on it. Would like one showing the shape of the rails ideally, thanks.
     
  18. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
    Posts: 579

    leon bee
    Member
    from Arkansas!

    This won't really help, but it'll bump your question up. And it's all I can find right now: DSCN2578 (1).JPG
     
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  19. flatout51
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,019

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  20. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 427

    Jersey Joe 67
    Member
    from J Town

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    Here’s my 51 as she sits today ... gotta lower the ass a bit but diggin’ the look with the skirts .
    She’s running a 350 out of a 74 Vette with an automatic trans .
    Paint/interior work are hopefully in the not so distant future .


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  21. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
    Posts: 579

    leon bee
    Member
    from Arkansas!

    I got an action shot here if it works:

    ford 001.jpg
     
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  22. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 747

    Boden

    Is a 53 ford a shoebox?


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  23. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo
    Member

    Generally speaking, no . A 1949-1951 Ford is considered a shoebox.
     
  24. road zombi
    Joined: Mar 9, 2013
    Posts: 97

    road zombi
    Member

    Thats a real smuggling car....
     
  25. flatout51
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,019

    flatout51
    Member

    Not sure if I've posted these... my first custom. These were about 15 years ago I was 19 or 20. 226 flat six 3 speed... so much fun. I miss this type of car, not perfect but perfect for what I used it for. It was my daily driver. SmartSelect_20191219-151544_Gallery.jpeg SmartSelect_20191219-151555_Gallery.jpeg

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  26. Sum54ford
    Joined: May 24, 2012
    Posts: 181

    Sum54ford
    Member
    from St. Louis

    F3B42CD4-CC3C-41DF-8661-7AAAEB6FF78D.jpeg 9404C25D-441B-4F6F-95C4-54AC40835321.jpeg Here is my mild kustom 1951 Ford Victoria. Nosed, decked, frenched headlights, hood is filled peaked and louvered, 54 Chevy grill with extra teeth, smoothed 50 Ford bumpers, 50 Ford taillight bezels with lee lenses, fox craft skirts, 57 Caddy caps on bfg 6.70-15s.
     
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  27. Tony Ray
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,007

    Tony Ray
    Member

    You guys got some killer boxes! [​IMG]I need to get my coupe on the road this spring..


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  28. fordcoupeguy
    Joined: Apr 26, 2014
    Posts: 164

    fordcoupeguy
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    IMG_2666.JPG IMG_2667.JPG Good thread here,lots of pics and info. I have always loved the shoeboxes and finally bought one 2yrs ago. Im going to build it as a 50s mild custom like an 18 year old would have in the day. Tail dragger,bubble skirts ,flipper caps .spots etc. I do like the smoothed and lowered look but I want this to look like it came out of a 60 yr storage. The car came out of Texas and is almost rust free but has lots of dents. I feel very fortunate to have such a solid car. The flathead needs to be overhaled so I am using a 283 for now but will leave the car all stock so the flathead can be used in the future. I was going to sell my shoebox but this thread has given me new inspiration. Thanks everyone who has posted and please keep the pics and build threads comming!
     
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  29. Jamoke
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 702

    Jamoke
    Member

    Here is mine
     

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