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not much progress, but a couple of shoebox pics,,

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  1. Kustom7777
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    i've been really sick for the past month, and am finally feeling better...i have not gotten much done on my shoebox, but i'm ready to go back at it heavy again. i mocked up the kaiser guard on the rear bumper, put the louvered hood on, and am in the middle of fabricating a mounting system for the floating grille....the weather today was very springlike, so i decided to pull the ford outside and take a few photos,,i plan to be making up for lost time and will be trying my best to finish the car by spring (or close to finished)...here are some pics from today..
     

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  2. fatty mcguire
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    im not really into shoeboxs but i like how this one coming out so far... also more people like the sedans but i like the coupes better
     
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    That coupe is lookin good, but what about the Merc?

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  4. SlowandLow63
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    Lookin good Jim. Ya what about the Merc?!?!?!
     
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  5. Kustom7777
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    i will probably get started on the merc sometime this summer (hope so anyway),,,,i have to finish the shoebox, finish a 61 olds for a customer, start a 56 olds for another customer, start on my girlfriend linda's (41 caddywidow on the hamb) 48 hudson club coupe (she will be doing a lot of the work on it as well)....

    i want to do the merc right, which means it'll be a frame-off,,,,i decided to do a functional folding chopped top (have most of it figured out already,,,,,it'll be a long term project (hopefully not too long,,but you know how these things go)...hahhha
     
  6. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Looks kickass man, I think the way its coming together it would be about time to consider a mild chop!
     
  7. Kustom7777
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    i considered a mild chop,,,but it's really hard to pull off a nice chop on a coupe,,,
    in my opinion coupes look best unchopped (or like you said a MILD chop,,maybe 2" max)...
     
  8. Slag Kustom
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    cut the roof. yes it is alot of work to make a coupe look right chopped.
     

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  9. lostn51
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    i think she looks great!! i really like the headlights canted like that. usually you see the duals done that way but the early Buicks look nice. did you put a Meteor grille opening in her? i did the 49 merc in mine and it was fun to do, but it looks like it was made for the car. and your right coupe look the best unchopped, but they are killer sectioned!!!
     
  10. HotRodRick49
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    That Kaiser guard on the bumper, is tits.

    I want one now. How was the installation on that? Just a few bolts or some serious cutting?
     
  11. Kustom7777
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    the grille shell is a 50 merc,,,,took a lot of trimming and fitting (as you know, im sure)..i built a floating grille from a 55 caddy center bar,,i used dummy spots for the bullet,,its not in the pic because im fabricating a mounting bracket for it at the moment,,glad you like the buick hdlts,,,,wanted to do something different, yet period correct..
     
  12. Kustom7777
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    at this point it's only mocked up (drilled the holes in the bumper)...i will have to add metal to the bullets to make it flush with the bumper,,(there are gaps),,,,i also plan to open up the end of the bullets and run the exhaust out of them,,,all in all,,it;s a pretty tricky job,,,
     
  13. Has the Caddy taken a back seat for a little while?
     
  14. thesupersized
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    nice...that car is gonna be sweet! I think NJ has the best kustoms being built these days!
     
  15. Kustom7777
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    i sold the caddy to a hamber in denmark,,,,
    a long story, but a lot of stuff happened all at once, and i kinda had to sell her...
    i have a 40 merc convt that was chopped a long time ago,,thats the next major project,,,miss the caddy though
     
  16. stretch 1320
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    Nice looking ride dude!
     
  17. teddyp
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    hi jim ford looks great can,t wait to see it
     
  18. BUMMER! :eek: That thing was turning out a real stunner....to be honest, it was my favourite car on the HAMB. It'll get treated right going OS though, I'm sure.
     
  19. GREASEMONKEY72
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    looks good, i like the bumper
     
  20. chopolds
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    Gettysburg????????
    W'e have one hell of a caravan!
     
  21. Kustom7777
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    yeah,,you're right about that..jersey will be well represented this year...i'll have to park far away from the kopper kart though,,,,so at least a FEW people even glance at my car,,hahahah.....can't wait to hear all about the autorama when you guys get back,,,really wish i could have gone,,,,,
     
  22. looks cool,i like the head light treatment
     
  23. Kustom7777
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    hatboro,,,,a friend of mine just bought the old mill inn,,,,,you guys have a nice car show there every year too,,,do you know when it will be held this year?,,i missed it last year and i'd really like to go this year...
     
  24. Kustom7777
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    must be something in the water,,,,,,
     
  25. I like Kustom 777's work all the time.

    I agree, no chop is cool with a biz, or very mild! You know what your doing...

    I chopped mine like six I think. I thought it looked right, left the posts straight, then sold it as I got bored and wanted something else. No fun to drive...

    Rear qrtr widow looks fuuny in pic, it was'nt in person.



    Keep up the good work 777. Slag sucks!

    Hahahahaaaa, miss ya Slag!
     
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  27. mikhett
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    Great job on the shoebox,jim. I dont like the chops on most shoeboxes. Mike
     
  28. 41CADDYWIDOW
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    yes, we do miss the caddy - very much
     
  29. Nerner
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    I don't hear any work being done???????
     
  30. Flop
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    that shoebox isnt gonna finish itself hahah!!!
    hey atleast yours can go outside.im baricaded inside my old meat locker!!!!

    lookin good jim

    im kinda burnt out on welding gotta give it a few day break
     

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