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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. the-rodster
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    I rolled it outside, been a long time.

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  2. the-rodster
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    I had already painted these inner fender panels.

    But, It looks like they need altering for clearance.

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  3. beyond static
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    Hell yea man. I'm glad to see some updates. Keep it up
     
  4. EBW
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    Damn... the profile looks great!!! Keep going

    Sent from my SG3 using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  5. coonster
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    from nw

  6. the-rodster
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    I love wiring.

    I love wiring.

    I love wiring.

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  7. daddio211
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  8. farmer12
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    Keep the updates coming, looking good!
     
  9. Nailed that chop:)
     
  10. Royalshifter
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    Looking great...I notched my inner fender panel also...little more because of running 16" tires.
     
  11. F91
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    If you say it three times, it has to be true!!!
     
  12. 1951Streamliner
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    DAMN PERFECT!!

    Damn.

    Looks great :D
     
  13. Eric H
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    This car is destine to be one of the greats! Great work.
     
  14. Eric H
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    Did you use the stock length shackles with the dearched springs and are these pics of the car still with 2 inch blocks?

    Thanks, Eric
     
  15. Gregg Pellicer
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    Just read this thread tonight. Love it great work . So the big question is have you managed to stay on your budget? That seam's to be the hardest part of these project's .
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  16. 30FordNerd
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    That is one nice shoebox Ford you have there. I'm subscribing to this thread without a doubt.
     
  17. 4fingeredwill
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    Good to see you back at it! Looks great! I. Have used this thread as a tech guide for my build. Thanks rich!

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  18. RR496
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    Shaping up quite nicely! Keep up the solid work!
     
  19. lowasphk
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    Awesome car! Keep up the awesome work!
     
  20. elturo
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    Looking killer. Your getting there.
     
  21. RATRODCHEVY
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    Just read the whole thread. Very nicely done. Looking forward to next update.
     
  22. fryguy
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    Great pace and nice follow through. You had a fairly decent base to start with and you really polished it up nicely. Total transformation


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  23. cederholm
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    LOVE THIS!! Great job man!
     
  24. the-rodster
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    The wiring is done.

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  25. the-rodster
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    There's alot going on in that last shot.

    Upper left, wireless remote and relays for starter, etc

    Upper right, toggle switch for turn signal, american autowire makes this little rascal and I really like it.

    Bottom, wires to the dimmer

    Middle left, push button emergency switch for the driver's door.
     
  26. the-rodster
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    Doesn't everyone rewire their gauges on the kitchen table?

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  27. the-rodster
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    When I got my guages back together and wired up with new 12 volt lights, they were dim as hell. I did some searching on shoeboxford.com and this seemed to be a common problem.

    The stock light have these purple "blacklight" lenses over them that are supposed to illuminate the glow in the dark paint on the gauges.

    Well, that paint is shot, so the answer is to just remove those lenses, and paint the bulbs green.

    You can actually see the guages in the dark when you do this.

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  28. the-rodster
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    Needles painted, odometer reset, everything cleaned, nice.....

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  29. the-rodster
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    Another progress pic......

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  30. the-rodster
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    The grill cleaned up pretty nice for 65 year old chrome.

    Again, on the kitchen table, it's getting cold here.


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