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Customs shoebox coupe build.

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

  1. donno
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    NICE!!! But I want to know more about the trailer / lift combo. I WANT ONE!!
     
  2. NewGuyOldFord
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
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    I really like it with the chrome spears running down the sides to the tail lights. Are you putting them back on?
     
  3. my exhaust guy built it himself. it was really neat.

    no the 51 tail lights will not be going back on.
     
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  4. Roger53
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    Nice my first car that when bougth that you could put a key in and go was a 49 mordoor flatty three on the tree. So I'll be following along on your build. Lookin good! Roger
     
  5. oakmckinley
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  6. so not a lot of visual change has happened. I have at this point gone through and replaced most of the braking system, replaced the trans tail shaft seal and a few other small things. we have 12 days until santa maria and i still need to finish the brakes and get an alignment. but we are getting close. I have decided to haul the car to the show because i have flat ran out of time to put any local miles on it. any way here are a few pics. And i would also like to say thanks to paul garland for letting me use his shop, keeping me motivated and lending a hand.

    [​IMG]IMG_20150509_142828 by glendale2004, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20150509_142654 by glendale2004, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20150509_143239 by glendale2004, on Flickr
     
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  7. TS057
    Joined: Apr 10, 2012
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    from Fargo, ND
    1. shoe box hambers

    Looking good! I will be watching this one closely!
     
  8. thanks! it is crazy how similar are cars look.
     
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  10. TS057
    Joined: Apr 10, 2012
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    1. shoe box hambers

    Great to hear it's getting some miles on it... What did you use for the paint on the door and such? I'm looking for something that's close-ish in color to cover the primer once I start fixing things.
     
  11. It's krylon rattle can almond primer. It's actually matches pretty good.
     
  12. LSGUN
    Joined: May 26, 2007
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    from TX

    I missed this one, what an awesome coupe. Keep it up!
     
  13. so I hauled the car to santa maria. It drove around the whole weekend great with zero problems and I have driven it to work pretty much every day. anyway here are a couple of pics.

    [​IMG]20150523_063517 - Copy by glendale2004, on Flickr

    and hop-up included it in the online coverage of santa maria pretty cool for me.

    [​IMG]InstaSize_2015_5 _ 110981 by glendale2004, on Flickr
     
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  14. Well it has been a busy summer and I am lagging on working on the shoebox and updating this thread. That is about to change though. I have driven the car quite A lot actually and this is what I have learned. The current flathead that is in it is kind of tired and for sure burns oil. A deal came up this morning through socal speedshop sacramento that I could not pass up. So I am the proud new owner of a 3x2 powered 8ba that i will start swapping today. I will say the socal sacramento guys are true car guys and great to deal with call them with your needs. Anyway here are some new pics for you guys.

    [​IMG]20150731_210051 - Copy by glendale2004, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20150725_095851 - Copy by glendale2004, on Flickr


    and the new heart!

    [​IMG]20150808_091942 - Copy by glendale2004, on Flickr
     
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  15. Man that thing looks so rad now that you lowered it and put those wheel covers on. Should scoot pretty good with that new mill as well:cool:
     
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  17. Go man go!!!
     
  18. well I got the 8ba installed and running. Thursday the 10th on the following Wednesday we left Sacramento,CA for Spokane,WA. the car did really well pulled between 15-17 mpg the whole trip. I do have some things I need to take care of such as wipers and a working heater.

    here are some pics.
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    chris from the board here hooked me up with some actual foxcraft skirts for my car.
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    and home! all in it was about 2200 miles in five days.

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  19. Rathbone
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    2200 without breaking down? Yesterday I went around the block.
     
  20. we had a few minor problems that were all completely my fault. such as no heater or wipers. and the drivers window fell of the track when it was 39 degrees that was brutal.
     
  21. well I had a mechanical failure yesterday. lost the right rear axle bearing. I am very happy that it did not happen on the trip!
     
  22. Old-Soul
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    Seeing yours tear down the highway in WA sure made me miss mine.

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  23. brad2v
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    Neat, neat car. Great thread
     
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  24. I am super excited to say I finally got the grill I have been searching for. it should be here tomorrow morning.

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    this is the plan!

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  25. vwdave30
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    I think i seen that on ebay cool score
     
  26. it was on ebay i asked for a buy it now. thanks man i can't wait to see it in the car.
     
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  27. vwdave30
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    The grill looks great man i dig it
     
  28. a couple more pieces found.


    49 only 6 cyl only 16 inch shoebox wheels and neat aftermarket cad sombrero caps.

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  29. Buddy Palumbo
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    I like the grille , good choice
     

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