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Customs shoebox coupe build.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by glendale, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. So I started looking for a flathead powered car over the summer. I started looking for a 40's rules were had to fit the family so a back seat was a must and I wanted a car I would not want to chop.So while browsing craigslist the shoebox popped up I called the guy and traded my galaxie for it.this was before thanksgiving. The deal was made and I had to wait until after the holidays for it to get here.I have the car about a week now I am super happy with it and can't wait to get started on it.Any way here are the pics.

    here is a picture from the add.
    [​IMG]00O0O_8JGjqTZNHpa_600x450 - Copy by glendale2004, on Flickr

    [​IMG]00c0c_UhobN3zHsj_600x450 - Copy by glendale2004, on Flickr
    the day it showed up.
    [​IMG]20150212_093528 - Copy by glendale2004, on Flickr
    [​IMG]20150212_094340 - Copy by glendale2004, on Flickr
    my youngest digs it..
    [​IMG]20150212_174219 - Copy by glendale2004, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20150212_174929 by glendale2004, on Flickr

    and in that picture you can see the foxcraft skirts I had bought before the car got here.speaking of parts before the car showed up here is some more of the stash.
    [​IMG]IMG_20150210_171335 by glendale2004, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_20150214_115120 by glendale2004, on Flickr
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  2. so that is what I have gotten done so far.the plan is for a tasteful mild custom.
  3. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,559


    Looks better already with the rear lowered. Love the coupe roof style.
  4. My favorite is the '51. My '51 also has the '49-50 tail lights added. Simple changes add a lot to these cars.
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  5. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,495

    from Zoar, Ohio

    oh yea! Great taste. How's it run?
  6. it has a new radiator and brakes so it actually runs and drives pretty nice. I have not registered it yet so it has just been around the block a few times.
    thanks I plan on lowering the front a little this weekend. 51's have a lot of neat features but the tailigh are not one.49-50 look so much better.
  7. Very very nice start. Just can't go wrong with a shoe. Aerostar springs for the front and off you go.
  8. tedley I already have them. my friend.with any luck at all they will be installed Saturday
  9. cool, should look like this when finished. This is with 275x15 tires. morden 014 011 (Medium).JPG
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  10. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,859

    Buddy Palumbo

    That sure is a nice ride , Glendale. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
  11. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,893


    I always love a Shoe Box...and this one fits that bill just perfect.
    Nice find...good for you.
    Keep us in pics as progress continues...
  12. tedley i have went through your build a hundred times. with that said i do not recall how much did you lower the rear?
  13. 3 inches with air shocks. I have to crank it up a bit when driving.
  14. Rathbone
    Joined: Oct 14, 2004
    Posts: 477


    What hubcaps are those?
  15. 50 customcoupe
    Joined: May 8, 2011
    Posts: 412

    50 customcoupe

    Your car looks great!!! My car is a '50 Chevy coupe, can't wait until the weather breaks so I can get back to work on it. Keep us post on the work on yours as it gets done...
  16. they are lyons caps
  17. Get those springs in yet? Just want to see.
  18. no springs yet.i have one side done. I have a somewhat busy week hopefully wednesday.
  19. greaser 35
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
    Posts: 642

    greaser 35
    from FRANCE

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  21. Looks great. I usually cut one coil off the aerostar springs just for that little bit extra drop.
  22. vwdave30
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 457


    Looking good man....what is the steering wheel from?
  23. It should settle just a bit more with time. Looks good.
  24. I really like how it sits I hope it does not settle much.

    vwdave I think it is a 50 Lincoln?
  25. vwdave30
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 457


    Your car sits good and i dig the steering wheel
  26. frosty-49
    Joined: Oct 13, 2014
    Posts: 118


    Love what you are doing and glad you are keeping the flatty. Is it overdrive?
  27. thanks man I am very happy with the stance and really like the wheel.

    It is not an overdrive but I have picked up one.I also have another 8ba so the plan is to slowly build the new 8ba and overdrive and then swap both at the same time.
  28. U-235
    Joined: Dec 18, 2010
    Posts: 452


    Really love your car...the stance is just right....not slamed. I lowered mine with 4" de-arched springs (Jamco) and 3" blocks.
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