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Shoebox Coupe Mild Custom Build.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kiwiandy, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Andy, with all of the new metal and work that you have done that car will be better than new! Excellent quality work Sir.
     
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  2. kiwiandy
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    Thanks, really appreciate it. I can't take credit for the recent body work as that has been done by Simon at Creative Metal Works. Well worth checking him out on Instagram. His work is world class and he does some really interesting projects.


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    Thanks. It's taken a long time to get here but it's coming along.


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  4. Wow, that's some serious work. Been a long time since I've checked in on this one, it's going to be amazing.
     
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    Those guys at Creative Metal really know what they're doing! Awesome work!
     
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    *guy


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  7. kiwiandy
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    The chassis came back from blasting and painting this week. The under seal on the body was also over sprayed with black paint to allow for easier cleaning before it was dropped back on the chassis.
    Now starting to hang and align the front sheet metal [​IMG]


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  8. kiwiandy
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The last piece of sheet metal I needed from EMS. Fits up really nicely


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  9. kiwiandy
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    Another piece of the puzzle and completes the front end grill. Always cool to still find NOS parts for a 69 year old car[​IMG]


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  10. Where did you find that? That car will be better than new when you are done.
     
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  11. kiwiandy
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    Chris at shoebox central found them some place. They've got plenty of shelf wear but will chrome up nice!


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  12. kiwiandy
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    The drivers side rear quarter has been patched and hammered out to remove 'oil caning' after previous repairs. The rear quarters were held out with pieces of timber.

    Tony at Ross Race Engines has started building the trans and engine so I'll be stoked to get those in place.


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    It's coming along nicely !
     
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  14. kiwiandy
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    It's taking a little longer than planned but it's getting there! Thanks


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  15. kiwiandy
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    A little more progress. Trans and adaptor have arrived from Tony at Ross Race Engines with the engine due for completion early July.
    I’ve borrowed an engine off a friend to allow me to mock everything up and I’ve got the car at home again. The steering box has never been out so I’ve pulled that and giving it a birthday.
    The engines looking big so hoping it fits without too much hassle!


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    Man! That Ross trans adapter is BEAUTIFUL!

    You are doing a terrific job on the Shoebox!!
     
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  17. kiwiandy
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    I’m sure the engine is getting bigger the closer it gets to the car. Wish me luck!


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  18. kiwiandy
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    Thanks mate. Yeah the trans adapter is really nice. Here’s a better pic.



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    Along with the trans I also got this compact starter and relocation adapter from Tony at RRE. Hopefully it helps to give a little more clearance on the steering box. Fingers crossed!


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    So the olds is now sitting in place. The starter worked out well but the steering will need some work.


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  22. Very nice.


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  23. Hnstray
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    I am confused by your pics of the engine placement. Switching the Olds starter to the right side of the engine with the aftermarket lower housing was standard practice on shoebox Fords. Like wise, a dropped tie rod center link. You appear to have clearance for the starter in stock location. Is the engine mounted with an offset? I would have expected to see the the center link forward of it's apparent location, nearer to mid pan, rather than what appears to be to the very rear. Is my memory really that far off reality?:oops:

    In any case, as I have posted earlier.....a super nice build and I commend you for the excellent workmanship!
     
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    Fits like a glove, good work!
     
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  25. kiwiandy
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    Thanks for the comments.

    I was unable to find a lower housing to move the starter and Tony at Ross Race Engines suggested the compact starter.
    Your memory is still good mate! The engine needs to move back about 2.25 inches towards the firewall and also be raised up some. I’m looking into the dropped tie rod as our certification laws don’t like heating and bending of forged components. I was hoping there might have been a change out from another year maybe.

    Thanks


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  26. kiwiandy
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    Thanks man! It’s getting there but I need to work within our strict compliance laws.


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  28. kiwiandy
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    Haven’t really made much progress this year due to work commitments and of course covid.
    My new engine is now here in New Zealand and I’m working through the design of a dropped centre steering link. Any modifications here in NZ require an engineers certification so I’m looking at machining the link out of a solid piece of 4340 bar stock. I’ll also be required to run disc brakes for compliance as the standard drum brakes I’m told will not handle the certification test of five consecutive start to stop tests of 0 to 60 to 0.
    Fun and games!
     
  29. Great stuff mate. Your doing an excellent job.
    Cheers
    Tony
     
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