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The story of my Shoebox

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

  1. 51fleetline
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
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    51fleetline
    Member

    U got skillz bro!!!!
     
  2. Chuck Bennett
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
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    Chuck Bennett
    Member

    Great job. I am just putting on the final touches on my 49 Shoebox. I started on mine in 03 and after many setbacks I am finaly going to be able to take it on it's first cruise.Seeing yours almost makes me want to start chopping. Just registered with HAMB last evening and not ready to insert photos . I am installing power steering useing a Volvo setup with my Flathead V8 and having problems locating an adapter. Any suggestions ? Shoebox Rules. Chuckster49
     
  3. holeshot
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,519

    holeshot
    BANNED
    from Waxahachie

    SWEDE...usualy when i see 1 of OUR old cars across the pond. well i ream the owners ass. but you SIR. SWEDE have earned your stripes. man what a beautiful build, and thank you for saving that old huppy. your new friend in texas U.S.A.YEEEHAAA!...POP.
     
  4. Any updates on the windows Andreas?
     
  5. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    Swedeshoebox
    Member
    from Sweden

    Have not done mutch to it this winter!
    Plan to finish the sidewindows this spring:)

    Here´s quarterwindow! not finished but its a start:D
    [​IMG]

    Have after a long search finally found this!
    [​IMG]

    Here´s the same speaker grill in Busters car:)
    From TRJ #36
    [​IMG]
     
  6. PhilOO
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
    Posts: 24

    PhilOO
    Member

    Well done mate...that's a top job!
     
  7. ford51
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 183

    ford51
    Member
    from sweden

    ford cortina back light?just joke!
     
  8. Nice detail with the speaker grille! Windows look great too Andreas!
     
  9. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    Swedeshoebox
    Member
    from Sweden

    Sidewindows.....
    [​IMG]

    A test fit, need some more work but atleast it´s a start....
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  10. NICE! I can't wait to get to that stage... still a ways away though. They look really good Andreas!
     
  11. Dave K
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
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    Dave K
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    Wow looks great
     
  12. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
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    Stefan T
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    from Sweden

    Good looking Andreas

    /Stefan
     
  13. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    daddio211
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    Updates please!
     
  14. coop ED
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 80

    coop ED
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    Wow not sure how I missed this before. the metal work you have done is top notch. usually I am the same about a car going across the pond, but not this one. wish my 49 was half as nice as this and I think mine is pretty nicely built. would love to see more of this build or if it's painted by now. keep up the good work and the insipration to us all.
     
  15. Nice work, Great looking shoebox.
     
  16. WILL's_50_SHU
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  17. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    Swedeshoebox
    Member
    from Sweden

    Well, not mutch have happen on the car since spring 2010:eek:
    We got a son, built a new house and garage......no time for the shoe!
    also bought a 1936 Roadster so when the garage is finished ill have two
    big projects to work with:)

    Here´s a pic i found here, think it is cruisinbruce´s pic?
    Anyway it shows the sidewindows.
    [​IMG]

    And out driving with my friends
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  18. Zed
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    Zed
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    from FRANCE

    really cool :cool:
     
  19. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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    Strange Agent
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    from Ponder, TX

    Nice car, you and your friends'.
     
  20. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    Swedeshoebox
    Member
    from Sweden

    Some updates, the rearend is the only thing i haven´t rebuilt in the chassie because ill searched for a 8" with better gears.... and on the way home from a show in Norway the pinion-nut gave up on the old rearend!

    [​IMG]

    this was 2 years ago, i put the pices together and continue my search for a better rearend, found a 8" 3.00 from a Granada and now it´s on its way to the shoebox leafsprings!
    the old one
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    old (black) and "new" 8" (Rusty and red)
    [​IMG]

    the leafsprings on granada is 2.5" and shoebox is 2" so i have to narrow the spring mounts
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  21. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
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    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  22. wow great job!!! I love the studie headlights!!!!
     
  23. Philbilly
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,294

    Philbilly
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    You got awesome skills! Definitely gives me inspiration on my shoebox!
     
  24. Orlando1701
    Joined: May 2, 2012
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    Orlando1701
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    Real sharp looking
     
  25. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    Swedeshoebox
    Member
    from Sweden

    The 8" rearend works fine, the 3.00 gears made good:D

    here out for a testdrive..... the car looks cool without skirts and caps!
    [​IMG]
     
  26. Swedeshoebox
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 149

    Swedeshoebox
    Member
    from Sweden

    One step closer........

    Buster had an antenna on his car;)
    [​IMG]Hosted on Fotki

    and now i have one just like Buster:D
    [​IMG]
     
  27. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    Thats pretty cool!
     
  28. msalamanca
    Joined: May 25, 2011
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    msalamanca
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    For sure looking great..
     
  29. EssexCoupe
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
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    EssexCoupe
    Member
    from Vantucky

    This car is sharp man. Nice work.
     
  30. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim
    Member

    That is one very fine Shoebox Ford ! I really love the tail light sections that you did . That chop is sooooo damn perfect ! I have to admit , that has to be one of the finest Shoebox Fords I have seen in a very long time .
    You are truly a gifted master craftsman at the metal work you have done . Excellent work ! A very well thought out and executed job ! :D

    So......what are your plans now ?

    Retro Jim
     

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