The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RenoRat, Mar 22, 2006.
what the crap happened to this one. that's alot of effort just to look weird.
mine!! it's for sale but I still love her.
Still under construction
327 w/ early paxton SN60 and muncie 4spd
Terry, I don't think I've seen one chevy posted yet on this "showbox" thread. I have heard a couple of old timers call a chevy a shoebox.
Ok there was one on the first page but after seeing all the cool fords i forgot about the chevy. LOL
A work in progress.
A 'Who dosen't have a shoebox Ford "post would be easy'er...
Don't post much, but here is mine. Hope to have her down at the Lone Star roundup.
Kickin ass Stubby!!!! Your on a roll bro. Great to see it here.
you need a custom car education...
The black one is mine the black and corral one is Time-Bomb John's.
Time-Bomb John's was the first shoebox I flipped for... after seeing it in a magazine that I bought (can't remember the name of the mag it's no longer in print and I never saw any other issues?) I fell hard and began my search, a few years later I found one. It's been on here looking the same for a long long time.
Thanks Mike I didn't know you were on here! Maybe I can drive it up next year!
Sold to some kid in san diego but damn do i miss her!!!!!!!
Here is plenty of mine, it super late, I cant sleep, so here you guys go.
Before with the 50's look..
And the more recent 60's look, all taken at the last two mooneyes Xmas shows...
her`s my `49 tudor! still waitin`since 2002. now have better tools to do it,but no time....hopefully in 1or2 years..
I wont go into it, I'll just say a 55CHEVY is not a shoebox.
BAH-HA-HA-HA! Are you saying I'm a old timer!! It's bad enough my kid has been saying it now everybody else is joining in! LOL!
I have noticed lately in a few rags people saying Shoebox Ford or Shoebox Chevy.
Also there are a few places (hedit comes to mind) where if you order parts for a shoebox and expect to put them on a ford they're not going to fit.
Oh well, apples and oranges I guess, it's like the other post I just read about trouble lights.... I thought a trouble light was a little thing with a ice pick poker on the end and a roach clip on the other, with some wire strung beween! LOL!
Yea I will get into it. In 1949 Ford and Chevy both came out with new cars. I won't say that GM coached their people to insult the Fords by calling them shoeboxes, but I was with my father and he was looking for a new car. The Chevy salsman asked which is the better looking car, this or the square looking Ford shoebox? My father went for the V/8.
The Chevy are called Shoeboxes by the gays on the west coast.
here is mine, had it out before and after Easter Mass on Saturday nite ! Fun !!!!!!
Heres our shop car
hers a a couple pics of my old girl. 49' sold her to some dumb shit to move to texas. But now I have a sweet 51 Chebby i picked up from my bros in the Continentals. second pic is a photo shoot with Frankie, Thanx Shannon B.
Nice car, but that roof might prove to be troublesome down the road. Was the rear window braced before it was welded in? Either you have to have the glass in, or brace it (I use a bunch of conduit welded all over) to keep the window from flexing. You would be surprised how much that window frame can twist to where it can no longer accept the glass without cracking. They do make rear glass (I think) but the stock rear glass isnt able to be altered. Id definately install it to make sure it fits before going further.
Also, was the roof split down the middle? It looks like it was cut into 4 quarters?
my cousins (kustumkulture1951) old one
ok heres mine or one of them. this is my 51 tudor this will be for sale in a couple of weeks. so keep a watch in the classifieds section!!!
The one on the right belongs to 5051. The one in the middle,used to belong to my son Tyler. The one on the left belongs to my son Dillon(Stumpy).
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