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The story of my Shoebox

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Swedeshoebox, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Andreas is an extremely talended customizer with a very good eye for proportions. And even better he knows excactly what he wants and how he wants it, and no job is to much for him to get the car to look excactly as he has it in his mind.
    His Shoebox is not an excact clone of the Buster Litton Ford... but its a very close one... an improved version over the original Barris Cerny built custom.

    I was very fortunate to be some part of this project from the early body modification stage on. My good friend Wolf (TinWolf) introduced me to Andreas andasked if I was interested in doing some photoshop work on the shoebox to help Andreas visualize his dream car....

    Original photo...


    Some body worked "finished"...




    Hirohata Mercury style side window treatment... nice


    But this is better... Lowered a bit as well...


    And adding some color...

  2. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Andreas worked on the top and when he added the new rear quarters and the Studebaker headlights (he did not have the Front fenders at this time)... it was time for another Photoshop round... to see how all the proportions worked once "finished"



    Shortened front fender extention...


    Moved forward and flared front wheel opening...

  3. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,259

    from Florida


    Seems like every time someone asks "Whats next"
    You post another gem of workmanship...


    Whats next?


    And thats all I have to say about that....
  4. you know it's funny almost every time i look at a nice custom i say to my self self that car is from europe. the car is bad ass!
  5. kustomkat
    Joined: Sep 4, 2006
    Posts: 554


  6. throttlein
    Joined: Feb 3, 2006
    Posts: 262


    WOW! Speechless!
  7. Wow!
    That's some awesome work you have done there Andreas. Guess that next year when you will be attending the CKOS meeting in skultuna you will propably steal the whole show! :D

    Keep up the good work and the updates!

  8. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    I thought it was great in 2008,now you bust out the stude front fenders and totally blow it away,damn amazing shoebox.Buster litton would be proud.If there was a shoebox to get inspiration from it would be that one.Again ,you are a genious
  9. Janne
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,177


    I was also part of design process when trying to figure proper roof line. I'm really waiting to see it next weekend.
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  10. Circus Bear
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,237

    Circus Bear

    Damn you don't play around do you. Great looking fab work.
  11. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,381

    from New York

    WOW Luv the color. That makes for some great inspiration for sure
  12. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    Ive seen plenty of cars w/ outstanding rear ends and so so front ends.Yours is so kool its difficult to say if its better on front or in the back.......Outstanding car.Now you need to ring that other scandinavian guy w/ the red oxide shoebox w/ radical front and rear treatment and cruise togheter....wat a sight it would be!
  13. hotrod-kenny
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 270


    Butiful car! hope to have a chance to see it in person at some upcoming show soon.
  14. torchmen49
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 291


    Oustanding job Andreas! You realy nailed it! The Litton Ford is so insperational, a definate "Milestone" car, glad to see you went the whole way with it. Will you be finishing it it the Bronze/ Brown color ? - Dave
  15. SapienKustom
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 603

    from Merced, CA

    Great eye, the car flows really nice.
  16. Wow!! I remember seeing pics of this car posted before with just the chop finished....I was impressed then. Now I'm REALLY impressed. The hardtop treatment is perfect and you've done an excellent job on the front and rear modifications.

    Keep up the great work.

  17. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,867


    Wow!!! Hey I'll take those frenched stock headlights that you cut out on the 2008 photo!! :D They'd work perfect for my shoebox!!
  18. 49SUPER6
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 297


    I have a pic of the Litton Ford in my living room, look at it everyday, you have nailed it. By far the best box to ever get inspiration from. Well done.
  19. The Toast
    Joined: Nov 21, 2005
    Posts: 18

    The Toast

    Here those 1953 oldsmobile rear fenders?
    Love the look
  20. gorilla
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 167

    from Idaho

    very nice... you sir are a true artist!
  21. 00 MACK
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,682

    00 MACK

    Unbelievable! I thought this car was finished before and now look!
  22. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from Sweden

    Have been on vacation for a few days, came back and started my computer! Wow great response:)

    Big thanks to the guys who have helped me with ideas
    and design+motivation!
    Janne Kutja. Rik (Rikster) and Ulf (Wolf)
    Without your help ill haven´t made it this far:) THANKS!

    The car is not finished! needs paint, sidewindows,chrome and interior!
    but before that i want to have some fun driving with my car:D
  23. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from Sweden

    Hello Dave!
    TRJ have some colourpictures of Buster Littons Ford in TRJ 36 and TRJ 43, i like the colour on the Ralph Poole picture inTRJ 43 page 165 :)
    so my paintshop have colourmatch it. heres the dash:)
    Gerorge Barris has signed it:D

    By the way love your shoebox, it has given me inspiration:D


    some pics from Oldstyleweekend


  24. BoulevardBomber
    Joined: Mar 7, 2009
    Posts: 108


    INCREDIBLE, the lines flow perfectly
  25. Mudville
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 142


    I am not a big fan of the chopped top, but this one is excellent
  26. TheFrenZ
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,900

    from Germany

    The pic you talk about is killer.I couldn't get my eyes off it when I saw it for the first time.Probably is the coolest pic in Custom Car history ever as it screams floooow so bad.Your Shoebox Ford already is outstanding as is but now where I know you gonna paint it THAT car.Be proud of it Andreas.Very well done Custom.
  27. drflex
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 280


  28. oldandkrusty
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,119


    Holy Crap, another thread that I missed - and a build of a car that is my favorite car of all time; Buster Litton's shoebox!!! How the hell did I not see this the first time around. My life is pretty much consumed by the HAMB lately, almost as a crack addicts is by dope.

    Well, no matter as I'm on the case now. Swedishshoebox, you have certainly nailed the absolute best features of Buster's car while adding little touches that are just perfect. Your metal work is the best I have seen. I LOVE YOUR CAR!!!
  29. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Fantastic Andreas.
    The pictures of your Car alongside Kents 1940 Mercury are priceless...
    It amazes me that you where able to take pictures of them with no crowd around them...

    What a sight... near Matranga Merc and near Buster Litton Ford Clones Side by side. I cant wait to see the car in its final paint and full upholstered interior... but until then... enjoy every minute with it on the road.
  30. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from Sweden

    ill agree, That pic in TRJ is outstanding:D

    Took the pics early Sunday morning:D

    Thanks for all nice words about my shoe:) /Andreas...

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