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Projects My First Custom - Shoebox Project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Stefan T
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    Nice sheet metal work on the floor
     
  2. EBW
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    Looks good. And now you will have piece of mind knowing the driveline is clear.
     
  3. I read this from start to finish! Truly inspiring work you are doing, you must have the patience of a hundred men and the equal skill of them as well :D Keep it up!

    A suggestion from me would be to stick with the height on the shoebox you have now, looks killer! But that is just my opinion. I have a thing for customs that is not slammed to the ground like a flat out tire. Anyway you do I'll bet it will look super.
     
  4. duke7427
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    Looks awesome!!
     
  5. chopo
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    u suk i hate u! :) WANNA DO MINE ?

    for real... nice craftsmanship. you should be proud of that. i will soon be starting my rot box shoebox too thanks for posting
     
  6. daddio211
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  7. EssexCoupe
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    This is a great thread. I like the work you are doing on your shoebox. The chop looks great, and I like the way you mounted the mustang tank. I look forward to seeing further updates on your work. Subscribed.
     
  8. randyhobson
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    Great thread. I was wearing myself out going back and forth comparing so I did a quick side by side to see.

    Rodster's gonna think I'm stalking since I was just asking about truck beds but this stuff's just so dang informative.

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  9. clarthepio
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    Lovin this thread!!!! Good to see another chop not over done!!!
     
  10. knoxbrendon
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    Yea the chop is spot on looks good
     
  11. Orlando1701
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    Nice! I have a 50' I'm working on now.
     
  12. SloppyEggs
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    totally killer work. i just recently picked up a 50 and see a lot of good things here.

    what size tire are you running?
     
  13. chrisntx
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    You cant get faster and cheaper than 30 minutes to make a set for free

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11673

    It would take more than 30 minutes to get to Horrible Freight and back
     
  14. the-rodster
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    Well, summer's over. Time to get back to work.

    The tank is mounted.

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  15. the-rodster
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    I'm waiting on some other parts, so I decided to tackle the window trim and chopping the vent wings.

    A jigsaw puzzle.

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    Welding the trim was nerve racking.

    It's just too easy to blow thru this stuff.

    I had to drink a couple beers just to get my hands steady.

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  16. the-rodster
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  17. TMoney
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    That thing looks sweet. Makes me wish mine was chopped. :cool:
     
  18. Royalshifter
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  19. EBW
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    Great job on the trim work !!
     
  20. msalamanca
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    How did I never see this.
    Great work!!!
     
  21. Buddy Palumbo
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  22. vonpahrkur
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    nice work, those tudors sure make nice customs!
     
  23. the-rodster
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    Still chopping stainless, modifying the glass runs, making glass templates.....

    A moderate chop doesn't look so moderate when you compare it to the stock trim.

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  24. Finnrodder
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    Nice progress!
    Are you going to tig weld the trims?
     
  25. robwizard
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    Looks super fresh man!
     
  26. the-rodster
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    Yes, I tig welded, filed, sanded, and lightly buffed.

    They look pretty good now, but will stuff buff some more.

    Rich
     
  27. Gator
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    Lookin good Rich.
     
  28. Finnrodder
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    My plan was also tig weld them,but i am not sure does my welder work with low amps.I guess 15 or something is fine with them?
     
  29. Pinstriper40
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    Looking good! That trim does remind one of how ugly these cars were stock...
     

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