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Customs Shoebox before.....Shoebox after.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by UnIOnViLLEHauNT, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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    UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Got some pics from the new owner of one of my old shoeboxes...and it was real neat. He sanded it down, changed the color (I had it satin black, it's much better now in gray) and did a few subtle changes (different dash color, different hubcaps) but basically the same idea. Just sometimes pics from the new owner make you stop and think...recalling the journey and ups/downs.

    Well, this was it last Halloween ('06) when a dude from South Jersey brought it up to me (well, technically my parents driveway haha) It was 80's-ed out to death...I hated the freaking car.

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    When I sold it a few months later (I guess this summer?)

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    And now...looks much better than when I had it. Im sure these guys (club name the Trashers in the Netherlands) are going to make her a real beauty! It looks great so far!

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  2. Where did that car come from in South Jersey? Looks like a car I looked at for a friend whom later chickened out. Plan was to chop and drop as well. Think the owners name was...crap, can't remember.

    Who chopped it?
     
  3. bigolds
    Joined: Oct 27, 2006
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    Damn....Crap is a funny name!!!!! LOL
     
  4. blown49
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
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    Doesn't look like Crap owned it to me! His was a different color I think.
     

  5. i dont know crap , but the car looks good!
     
  6. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
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    from Central NJ

    Nice tires. The rear window is too low.
     
  7. tattedfordguy
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    I like the chop...
     
  8. rustyford40
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    from Mass Bay

  9. MeanMike
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    That's one fine lookin' shoe. I would have had a hard time letting that one go.
     
  10. SlowandLow63
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    from Central NJ

  11. buzz bomb
    Joined: Jun 3, 2006
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    Imagine that, he looks like crap all the time and is probably happy with it:p. Cool looking ride.

    Buzz Bomb
     
  12. 72CHEYENNESUPER20
    Joined: Dec 11, 2007
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    Thats a great looking car.
     
  13. billys54
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    Looks good to me some of these guys sure talk about nothing.
     
  14. MUNCIE
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    Really nice shoe the difference a year can make.
     
  15. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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    from MN,USA

    Quite a transformation, looks sneaky for lack of a better term.
     
  16. ouch
     
  17. eliguzman
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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    turbo - is that what it felt like when she cut them off...
     
  18. rustyford40
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    from Mass Bay

    What is your problem.
     
  19. Great looking car...thanks fer posting the pics...
     
  20. Skotz
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
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    What a transformation...night and day...cool ride
    Skot
     
  21. 50fish
    Joined: Aug 27, 2007
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    Car looks great!
     
  22. IronLung
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    Car looks pretty badass, imo.
     
  23. Calavera
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    wanna read the whole story ?
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    ready for shipping
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    made it across the ocean
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    started stripping
     
  24. Calavera
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    [​IMG]
    found some rust
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    some more
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    some more
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    little bit more
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    scratch 'n sniff
     
  25. Calavera
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
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    [​IMG]
    who's your tranny ?
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    there it is !
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    trial fit
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    and we're off..
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    couple hours later
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    couple days later
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    trunk looks ok
     
  26. Calavera
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    [​IMG]
    new tunnel
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    patch work
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    the total package
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    relocated gas neck
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    room with a view
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    gas door weld shut
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    fuel door no more
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    little bondo
     
  27. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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    Ha! Whats goin on! Did you ever get on RuffRodders? Good to see you on here! Post some more pics of the ol gal.
     
  28. Calavera
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
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    [​IMG]
    late night check
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    started sanding
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    some more
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    moon disc trial fit
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  29. Calavera
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
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    [​IMG]
    grey, grey or metal f-ake
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    grey primer's on sale !
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    took it to first car show
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    made a burnout
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    put it back inside, started on lowering it
     
  30. Calavera
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
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    [​IMG]
    removed uprights
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    both sides
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    back side too, removed a spring or two
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    called Jim at Jamco, he delivered, I installed
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    rebuild, painted drums brakes
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    don't laugh, turn signal lights are for tech inspection only
     

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