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the shoebox gets fins...(yeah,,,for real,,)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom7777, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    from Austin, TX

    i know this won't be everyones cup of tea,,but i like the way they look,,,,
    my fictional "build year" is 1959 (the year i was born),,,fins were everywhere,,,my idea was partially inspired by dick del curtos bailon built shoebox (apparently built before bailon got all silly with the scoops).....my buddy vic and i traded some parts, and i ended up with these fins. they are from a 57 studebaker..i trimmed them down, shortened them by about nine inches, and tacked them to the shoebox,,,here are a few pictures of how they look so far,,,,
     

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  2. Hillbilly Werewolf
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    I generally don't like the proportions of the '50 coupe, but with fins, it looks so right! When you get them all smoothed in, post pics please.
     
  3. crash 51
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    that looks alot better than it sounded... I actually like it!
     
  4. 56savoy
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    from socal

    Looks sinister:cool:. Gonna chop it?
     

  5. DeVille472
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    not exactly my cup of tea, but not bad... Nice metal work though.. chop that top!!
     
  6. Big Shane
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    That looks AWESOME! I really like it.
     
  7. autobodyed
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    that's different, doesn't look bad at all. slam it and chop it!!
     
  8. SlamCouver
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    like a bat outa hell.
     
  9. Kustom7777
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    thats what it reminds me of too,,,,,a bat,,,,
     
  10. SKRTCHSR
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    That's thinking outside the box! I likey.
     
  11. RichFox
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    Buick headlights and fins. You got it nailed down. Good on you.
     
  12. KIRK
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  13. Crease
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  14. fuzzface
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    I like it. but then I like off the wall stuff like that. Dare to be different. If no else is going to tell you, You should drop and chop it also.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Big Dad
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    Thats thinking outside the "shoe"-Box !
     
  16. Bigblock351w
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    dont drop and chop it, lift the ass get some talllllllll white walls on the rear, keep the reg front tires and put a surfboard rack on the roof or a luggage rack, put some cop push bars on the front end, cause it'd be different. you dig?
     
  17. lostn51
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    God help us.............
     
  18. topdeadcenter
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    You my friend have NAILED 1959! It is going to look like it rolled out of the little pages. Good on you!

    Mike
     
  19. Bill Hines would be proud of you!!!!!
     

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  20. Bigblock351w
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    it would be different.. wouldn't it though? lol.
     
  21. oilslinger53
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    i cringed at the thought(was thinkin eldo fins) but i must say it looks awesome with those tail fins!
     
  22. lostn51
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    i think you nailed it and the build date is right on the money. i have been looking for a set of '57 lincoln quarters and headlights for my next shoebox.
    my '49 is going to be a mild one compared to yours. the major body mods will be a 5" chop (already done) and 55 headlights, merc opening, shaved nosed and decked, and 56 dodge grille. '56 chevy trim will separate the two tone candy brandywine flake and champagne pearl bottom.

    i cant wait to see what the car looks like with color on it. you are doing an excellent job, and if you get bored you can come over here and give me a hand.....................
     
  23. Not What I Find interesting. To each as own
     
  24. thesupersized
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    damnit! lately i've been drawing/thinking of taillight/rearend ideas for my 50 and have been seriously debating fins exactly like those...i do believe however, that they do fit better on a coupe. Looks awesome! wow, this is one of my favorite builds that is going on...what are you doing for taillights?
     
  25. Kustom7777
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    the taillights are still up in the air,,i have several ideas,,,the first would be using the stock taillights with lee lenses and canting them similar to the headlights and fins,,,,another idea is some sort of round bullet shaped lens to mimic the kaiser guard bullets,,maybe early 50s pontiac or maybe mid 50s olds?...59 caddys would be period correct for my build, but in my opinion are too small and WAY overdone....,,have someother ideas too involving expanded metal (the same as in my grille)......still trying to work out the details..
     
  26. Bumpstick
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    Hmmm.... interesting east coast look. Kinda kookie. -stick
     
  27. choppermatt
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    i like it looks sweet, was it hard to get the contour
     
  28. Kustom7777
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    it was easier than i thought it was gonna be,,,its only tacked at this point,,but it'll need very little to make it work,,there are some thin spots on the donor fins that i'll probably have to replace with some new metal,,not too many though
     
  29. fab32
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    Puts a different look on a '49-'51 Ford. Everyone seems to be cjhopping them and slamming the crap out of them lately. This gives something different to look at. Keep us posted as you finish it.

    Frank
     
  30. mickellis
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    Looks cool, reminds me of '62 Morris Major
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