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Projects SHOEBOX UPDATE: yes,,i've lost my miind

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Kustom7777
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    i have been contemplating taking this step for several weeks and finally this morning, i decided to go ahead with my crazy idea.......i locked the doors to my shop, got out my tape measure, masking tape and cutoff wheel,,,,,,my idea was give the body a swooping taper,,kinda of like the old chris craft wooden speedboats.....i decided that to accomplish this, i would need to do some more sectioning from the front of the door to the back of the car,,,i needed to do a "tapered section" though,,,,,,after lots of measuring and remeasuring,,i made the necessary cuts,,its basically zero at the front part of the door tapering to a 5 inch section by the time it gets to the end of the quarter..,,,,,its tacked in place, and im happy with the flow,,,,,,,,i still need to do more cutting on the doors, but im waiting because i need to figure out exactly where the roof will fall first,,,,i decided it will be a two seater, and the roof will be very similar to the 53 cadillac lemans show car that barris modified/built for harry karl,,,,,(complete with a wrap around windshield),,,,and yes, it will still have fins,,

    basically the car is inspired by some of my favorite features of various barris built cars....you will see influences from the golden sahara, the harry karl caddy, and a few others (not revealing anything else yet,,haha)....

    note: PICTURES CAME OUT IN REVERSE ORDER FOR SOME REASON
     

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    can't wait to see this one....
     
  3. 40LUV
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    You had me getting nervous with that earlier bubble top post and then looking at these pictures before reading what you wrote. If you need a hand lifting the roof back on, let me know.
     
  4. Tuck
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    Holy SHIT.

    I'm with Geeman...

    I dig the fender treatment-
     

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  5. N312RB
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    You are a GOD!!! I love it so far, yet I hate it at the same time haha. Awesome man!
     
  6. Kustom7777
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    carl,,,,,was actually considering a bubble top,,,,but decided it wasnt what the car needs,,,,,,,,,the old top ISN'T going back on though,,,,,,
     
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  7. 40StudeDude
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    Kinda gives a '50's Studebaker look to the rear fender "bulge"...not sure I like the front lower "body line" above the wheel well...makes the upper fender too massive...however, it is YOUR car...and I can't wait to see it with those fins...

    R-
     
  8. SlowandLow63
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    I really like the rear fender line now. I think it won't be as absurd with the fins on it. Can you take a few staged shots with them on?

    But christ Jim, you really need to stop looking at this thing and start moving on! Holy shit I think you have more welding wire in the body than body. :eek:
     
  9. Kustom7777
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    only a few more ideas left to talk myself into,,hahah,,,
     
  10. 00 MACK
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    Son.................I know youve got a few years on me but trust me..............There are places you can go to get help.Its okay to admit you have a problem.There are others like you and it seems that they all came from a 200 mile radius of where youre standing!LOOKS GREAT!cant wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. sawzall
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    nice lift ha ha..

    sorry I was a day early..

    jeff
     
  12. Tuck
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    50 chevy coupe roof will fit- and make it look good as a hardtop...

    I'm sure Rickster has pics of the shoe I'm thinking of I just can't remember the name...

    Tuck
     
  13. 00 MACK
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    There was a famous shoebox out of Jersey with a 41 Chevy roof called the Gator owned by Slim Gellings .As far as making a shoebox into a hardtop,anyone who does it might as well just copy the Buster Litton roof cause it cant be beat.
     
  14. Tuck
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    I agree... Littons coupe is perfect. I love a lot of shoeboxes from that era...
     
  15. Gotgas
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    Hmmm... not too sure about this one. :eek: I think a 0-5" pie slice is going to leave the front of the car too tall in proportion to the rear. How about a 2-5" or a 3-5" section instead?

    I really have no idea how this car is going to end up because you haven't finished anything you've started. :p
     
  16. Kustom7777
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    check out the top row middle picture,,,its already got the 5" out,,,,,,,,,the whole car will actually sit a few inches lower as well
     
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  17. Nads
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    I've made copious amounts of sex wee, you better pay for the Depends.....you suck!!!!!!
     
  18. Kustom7777
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    litton coupe=perfection

    did you guys see those COLOR shots if it in rodders journal??
     
  19. Kustom7777
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    hahaha.....guess im doing ok then,,,,,
    send me the bill,,,,,,,
     
  20. Wow, cant wait to see it with the lid on it!
     
  21. deadendcruiser
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    Insane! keep the updates coming. I think your ADD is getting worse;)
     
  22. Pothole 31A
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    Dude you are so right!!!! i have been watching this build for a while and now its just getting crazy.... but i like it :cool: oh yea!!! Keep the pics coming!!! We need more updates
     
  23. I think you have gone to far, but I know very close to nothing. This car is getting further away from finished rather than closer. I liked the mild chop, section and fins, and that's it.
     
  24. axeman39
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    Thatsa bawlzy cut:eek:
     
  25. Tuck
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    its to with two o's....:rolleyes:

    who cares how far he is from the finish line...

    what i dig about this is that hes got the balls to cut up a shoebox and fuck around with NO FEAR right in front of all of us...
    thats what makes these posts RAD.
     
  26. Nads
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    Yeah, sure, it's gonna rule, who cares about doneness, not I.
     
  27. Kustom7777
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    big thanks to all that "get it"
     
  28. Nads
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    You know what? Fuck safe........ if Miles Davis hadn't decided to record Bitches Brew, if the New York Dolls didn't wear those platform boots, if Larry Flynt had never shown splayed out gynecological beaver, this world would be a worse place to live in.

    I applaud those with the nutsack to stand on the precipice of dumbassness and good taste, yet decide to plunge in the former. I'm not saying that Kustom 777 Ford is dumb, it isn't, but risk taking.....hell yeah. There's a whole lot of stupid rat rod out there but I'm confident this car isn't one of 'em, I'm inspired by this, this makes my old jaded fat ass wanna kick some ass.

    It hasn't all been done, this is proof positive.
     
  29. Noland
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    This things going to be purely AWESOME
     
  30. jfrolka
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    Man this thing is INSANE, i cant imagine the hours of bodywork that will be in this thing when its all painted and done!!
     

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