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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. Tony
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    VERY nice chop! Looks just right.
     
  2. the-rodster
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    Patching rust on the front fenders.....

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  3. the-rodster
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    Frenching the headlights....

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  4. the-rodster
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    Chopping the garnish, old and new .....

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    I've got way more time than I want to admit in these damn garnish moldings.


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  5. Buddy Palumbo
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  6. hombres ruin
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    Really nice chop. Flows perfectly. Great job
     
  7. Nice metal work......... cool chop ,nice proportions!
     
  8. Gator
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    Nice work Rich.
     
  9. Finnrodder
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    Looks good!
    Are those OEM headlight rings you are using on frenching?
     
  10. the-rodster
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    Yep, stock rings.

    Rich
     
  11. Amazing transformation........... that will be one sweet looking shoebox..
     
  12. kiwiandy
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    Great work. Great progress! Looking forward to seeing what that headlight treatment looks like. Thanks for all the pics.
    Andy.
     
  13. Finnrodder
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    Thanks for your answer,keep up the good work!
     
  14. williebill
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    Looks really good.Love the profile.Just read the whole thread for the first time.And I understand your comment about the garnish moldings.I kept putting off doing mine for a LONG time!
     
  15. Kustoms Illustrated
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    Nice proportional chop! What are you running for side trim?
    Keep up the great work.
     
  16. EBW
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    Just spent the last hour reading all 12 pages .. Great work !!
    Subscribed
     
  17. studeboy
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    Not sure how I missed this thread. Work is awesome. I hope my shoebox turns out this nice.
     
  18. the-rodster
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    The fit of the deck lid was horrible.

    The opening was a full one inch too narrow for the lid.

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    I ended up slicing the opening down both sides to make it the right size.
     
  19. the-rodster
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    There was also some rot in the bottom edge of the lid.

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  20. the-rodster
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    I patched the rust, and replaced the center section with a new piece.

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    And mounted the trunk latch, it's powered, the solenoid is removed.

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  21. the-rodster
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    Panel gaps for the trunk are now pretty decent.

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  22. mace69
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    Looks good man, keep at it.
     
  23. Stefan T
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  24. Wow. Looks great. Definitely going to be referencing this thread when I start on mine.
     
  25. Buddy Palumbo
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    It's a lot of work to make the gaps right , but it's worth the effort , IMHO . Good job .
     
  26. the-rodster
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    I ditched the 49 trunk prop rod for two 50 trunk props.

    They work great.

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  27. the-rodster
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    Next, I cleaned up the front suspension, and gave it a coat of paint.

    I also installed the 2 inch drop spindles, and 2 inch drop springs.

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  28. the-rodster
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    My donor small block looks like it needs a mullet.

    We can do better....

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    Clean, clean, clean.....

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    A little paint, and she's looking pretty nice...

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  29. Finnrodder
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    Looks nice,what kind of oil pan you are going to use?
    Nova oil pan?
     
  30. the-rodster
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    It's an S10 clip, no crazy fitment issues.

    Stock oil pan works fine.

    Rich
     

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