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Projects OH NO I RUINED MY SHOEBOX!!

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by tudorfritz, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. GuitarPainter
    Joined: Mar 29, 2017
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    GuitarPainter

    Wow!!!! I have been doing this stuff all my life (I'm 53) and that is some of the best fabrication work I have seen. I would LOVE to paint that car! The HoK Kandy Bronze would be super fine as well as good old classic CAR! Thank you for posting your build! -Frank
     
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  2. well your almost done and I love the work.
    So when I go on vacation this summer, I will drag mine up from Texas and drop it off so you have something to kept you busies this coming winter LOL
     
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  3. bobbooth
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    Great fabrication and execution, superb flow of lines, you should be real proud .
     
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  4. dirtybirdpunk
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    Beautiful!
     
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  5. edwardlloyd
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  6. Ha, maybe in a couple years I need to finish this one up and my wife been thinking of changing the color of her '51 F1 lol.


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  7. No, I wish I did. I work in a production collision shop. I work on boring late model junk all day everyday. But I can't complain too much because it lets me afford to play with my own stuff at home.


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  8. Fedcospeed
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    They get their monies worth buddy!!
     
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  9. Scott your da man, turned out perfect!
     
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  10. BrianV53
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    Great work, very inspiring!
     
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  11. loudbang
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    Maybe I missed it what is going to be the color when finished?
     
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  12. That has been my biggest hang up on this car. For the longest time I was planning on painting it that pearl gold color. A few years ago when I was starting to plan out this chop I was going to two tone the car. That's when I got the '55 Pontiac side trim. I was gonna do the top gold and the rest of the car black. But as time went on I changed my mine about the two tone, for one because I hate taking care of black paint. Then I got to thinking I would kind of like a original color on the car for a more classy and period correct look.
    Recently I found a picture of a Shoebox and as soon as I saw it it hit a nerve with me. The more I look at it the more I'm sure it's the right color for this car. [​IMG]
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    It's Meadow Green, original color from '49-'50.
    I also am not going to use the Pontiac trim on the car either. I got a set of '55 Chevy hardtop side spears that I'm gonna use.


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  13. 55Deso
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    That should look slick!
     
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  14. I have the window half welded up. I probably have about 10 hours into welding, hammering and dollying so far.


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  15. VEDETTE
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    Class..
     
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  16. Carz4sale
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    image.jpg I know how you feel about people , I have some nice cars my wife worked with a woman at work and invited her and her husband for dinner . I found out he had two cars I told him I have some custom cars , I told him I will show you them . He told me don't waste you time I like originals it was a fast dinner .
     
  17. TexasRay
    Joined: Feb 22, 2017
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    Meadow green is the original color of my 51 Shoebox, I'm torn between the original color and that semi gloss black. The interior is getting done all black.

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  18. deathrowdave
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    Wow , top shelf work here ! I have no words to describe the workmanship here , a true "Craftsman " , is as best as I can say at this point . I'm not worthy to describe in words .
     
  19. Ray C's son
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    I love gloss black. My Harley was black, my OT Mustang was black with white stripes. Both looked tits all cleaned up, ready to go out......for about 15 minutes after I was done doing them up. I'll never put black on anything ever again. I'd rather be driving or riding than cleaning them up. I'm liking the green.
    What kind of tig machine do you have?

    Kevin
     
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  20. TexasRay
    Joined: Feb 22, 2017
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    I was looking up the color codes for Meadow green and according to paintref ford has many shades with the same name.

    http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?manuf=Ford&year=1951

    Click on your year.

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  21. I feel the same way about black. My tig is a Miller Syncrowave 200.


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  22. 1-SHOT
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    Scott, I watch your video and they were great, I like you worked in body shops for 60+ years. And people with your talent are greatly unappreciated. They want that type of repair done but are not willing to pay. They always seem to give the easiest jobs with most hour to some R&R tech. And you get the hard stuff for the labor rate. Scott you are a true body man with old school skills. I always enjoy looking at your work. Frank
     
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  23. Thanks Frank


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  24. laidbackluis
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    great work!
     
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  25. PanelDragger
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
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  26. Very slow, really haven't worked on it much this summer. I got sidetracked when I put a drop axle and disk brakes in my wife's F1. Then racing season came along and I've been busy on my sons racing kart. [​IMG]
    I did get the roof welded on solid last night tho. [​IMG]
    Working on getting the package tray back together now.


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  27. mista
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
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    How in the hell you tig weld without gloves and long sleeves? :)
     
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  28. 52lomofo
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    from edmonton

    More of that truck
     
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  29. I really love the way your car is coming. The chop looks great! My 13 year old son recently got a shoebox for his first car and he is planning out the build now (with lots of help from me). Anyway, I will be following along and anxious to see the latest color you mentioned.
     
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