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Projects PAINT UPDATE 1950 Bagged ford Shoebox build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blake84, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. F91
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    I have a 50 Fordor too. Your stuff is inspiring. Subscribed.
     
  2. 50Poopbox
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    Dude, I am definitely going to have to do that. I'm interested to see the inside. i read someone talking to you about a 2 piece set up that doesn't require the larger tunnel and keeps the back seat. Thats a 2 piece drive shaft and a bearing right? Did you go that route? And have you fab up your floor yet? What was the final cost if you dont mind me asking?
     
  3. 50Poopbox
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    By the way, my soon to be wife an I are going to try and make Ventura Nationals. And I am going to try and get the shoebox back on the road by then so we can take that. I just need to order parts to rebuild the steering box.
     
  4. Blake84
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    Yo.. I did NOT go the 2 piece driveshaft route and the tunnel is very very minimal in my car. I had to cut a small part of the seat so the seat could fit over the tunnel but nothing major. I have not closed up the trunk yet. I think I'm going to keep it open for a while just to keep an eye on the welds and make sure everything is good before finishing the trunk. The cost of the kit was $950 the bags about $1300 (accuair) and then fig 200-300 misc. sheet metal wire grinding discs etc. Oh and mustang gas tank $80 to avoid bags blowing out and you blowing up..worth it.

    I will be at Ventura nationals with the f100...a few guys in my car club and some others I met on instagram are going to meet up to cruise there if you want to meet where we meet and cruise up let me know.
     
  5. daddio211
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  6. Blake84
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    I used Jiminez brothers trailing arms kit! No need for 2 piece drive shaft. I got it super low with HUGE tires and have hardly any tunnel
     
  7. daddio211
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  8. Texas62
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    What size tire are you running? Sorry I don't know if you mentioned it earlier.Just wondering because I'm running firestone 670's and they rub the wheel wells. I'm kinda scared to cut them out due to the trunk supports. Cars laying frame with the gambino notch but tires keep it from laying body.
     
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  9. Blake84
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    I'm running Firestone 7.00 - 15. I cut wheel wells out and trunk supports didn't change anything for me. I'm going to fab some new ones in the future. Out here in so cal it hardly rains so I'm unmotivated and burnt out at the moment haha. So for now I'm not rocking wheel wells.
     
  10. Russell.K
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    Nice Shoebox!!!
     
  11. BRENT
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    nice little box! looks tight!
     
  12. bdhbtz
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    I have a 1950 Ford Coupe. Took the body off the frame, Does anyone know if the MII front clip matches up well to the frame of the 1950 Ford ?

    What I'm trying to accomplish is front disc brakes with a descent suspension
     
  13. daddio211
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    Don't do it! Go with a conversion from ECI or Fat Man. MII will not improve ANYTHING over stock.

    My '27 T Roadster build: www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t= 734383
     
  14. yesomr
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    Have you had your box out yet? I have my finger on the trigger for one of those kits just wondering how they ride? ... how much side to side moment do you get between aired up/down with the pan hard bar.... i know there's always gonna be some but someone told me there was almost two inch difference, which would make it hard to run wider wheels
     
  15. Blake84
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    Been a while since I was on the HAMB but here is an update. Since last on I have fully airbagged the shoebox and also did the Volvo steering box conversion. I have been driving the hell out of the car and recently decided I wanted a shiny paint job. My car is currently in the paint shop and should be out by next week! here are some updated pics and videos of the Shoebox as she sits now.






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    HERE SHE IS NOW AS OF 4/7/15 IMG_1361.JPG IMG_1362.JPG
     
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  16. Blake84
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    primer shooting black sealer now then paint tomorrow
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  17. Gearhead Graphics
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    Its that far apart.... why not pull off the doors as well and get the jambs painted nicely too?
     
  18. Blake84
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    I hear you. 3 week deadline from start to finish and a low budget
     
  19. Rathbone
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  20. I know you posted some updates on Facebook but I jumped off that boat. Post some updates on here!
     
  21. rebarsfords
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    Look up "RetroSound" out of Henderson, NV. They've got choices from $200. Good stereos, just no CD.
     
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  22. Blake84
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    I just realized I have not updated this in a looooong time. Here is the ShoeboXXX today! A big transformation 20161221_215145.png 20161221_215206.png 20161221_215224.png 20161221_215240.png 20161221_215310.png 20161221_215357.png
     
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  23. Gearhead Graphics
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    Man that black came out great!
     
  24. Awesome job. The car looks great now go out and have fun with it.


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  25. greaser 35
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    Beautiful car & good stance !!!!!!!!!!
     
  26. Once you go black... looks amazing, nice job!
     
  27. Blake84
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    After 2 years back in paint again for another full respray, it is back home with new paint and upholstery. It's done
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  29. Matt Kvamme
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    Any pics or info on what you did for front shocks?
     
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