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Torchmen49's Shoebox gets a face lift "The 7 Year Itch"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Custom54, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Loving the fender treatment - one of the nicest I´ve seen, but personally I wouldn´t have taken any more out of the roof.
     
  2. fuzzy bunny
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  3. shooter54
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    i thought the before shot was the after shot at first glance, then i scrolled down and my jaw hit the floor... jesus-nice job!
     
  4. tedster
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    Nice. Very nice.
     
  5. PAUCHO
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    Good thread Mike....I love chopped shoes, and to see a guy pull it off the beaten path is very cool.....that car looks like it's always moving, and the aggressive face is nice and greasy....I can't wait to see it shiny.....
     
  6. torchmen49
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    Hey Doc, I'll take that as a compliment. BTW, nice avatar.
     
  7. rodknocker
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  8. Crease
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    Holy crap that's a great lookin car!
     
  9. Very nice work, I appreciate the effort, and it's great to see glass in the car. Lot's of guys are great at cutting them apart, but can never seem to close the deal and put them all the way back together. I suppose glass is a requirement of living in "the great white north".

    I love the rear end of a Shoebox and probably couldn't have brought myself to cut out the factory wind-splits. However, the Olds taillights look great ! Personally, couldn't have gotten past my predjudice for the factory look, your ability to envision something different is enviable.

    When I saw the front end I immediatey thought of Keith's Shoebox (Weesner). Whoever mentioned that earlier made me laugh cuz I was already on the same page as well.

    The guys are correct on point in particular though, PICK A COLOR AND PAINT THAT SLED ! !

    Nice job, Johnnie.
     
  10. 00 MACK
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    The car is awesome!Ive already p.m.'d a few pages on how cool it is to Torchmen 49.The Merc front bumper and guards will be cool.
     
  11. Dat Dirty Rat
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    Love changes......
     
  12. Custom54
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    Found a couple more ...

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    A comparison to stock, from rear.
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  13. HOT ROD DAVE
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    very nice !!!! job well done and like the headlight extensions
     
  14. Ratstu
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    Dave - what can I say that hasn't already been said, maybe - Wow that bitch is tight look'n! Seriously , hats off to you for pulling off all those body mods in such a short time frame. I know how many hours of hard work you put into it so that you could drive it to BILLETPROOF & other local events. You totally have it goin on - keep up the hard work & get it in colour. Cheers Laurie
     
  15. torchmen49
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    Thanks to you & Brad for your help into the wee hours! and YES, color is coming!
     
  16. Custom54
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    Hey Dave,
    I didn't know paint was in the plans, that would really finish it off nicely.
    What color are you thinking of going with?
     
  17. Chad s
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    I agree! I prefer a more subtle chop for shoeboxes.
     
  18. torchmen49
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    Can't let the cat out of the bag.....;)
     
  19. Meoowwwwwwwwwwwww!! Maroon!!!!
     
  20. I love it,especially the Olds quarters!
     
  21. Custom54
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    Why don't you get someone to photoshop some different colors on it. A HAMB'er did that for me, and that is what made me decide on the color of my ride.
     
  22. Skrap metal
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    damn! it's nice to see someone (kinda) do the litton shoebox.
    love it!!!
     
  23. Takes balls to slice a car once,twice,not really sure what category that would be but it looks great,hats off to you.
     
  24. skyrodder
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    Looks real good!
     
  25. Berzerk
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    Very nice car and workmanship. I want to build a box someday, and your car will be in my pictures for reference.

    Berzerk
     
  26. torchmen49
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    Hey guys thaks for all the positive comments on the "box". Don't be afraid to "cut" into it. - Torch
     
  27. SlowandLow63
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    from Central NJ

    Ya know the more I look at the side profile shot, I actually tend to like the old roofline better. I really dig the other mods, but I think you were better off with the old line. Its still a stellar car and I love it.
     
  28. J's on squares
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    similar to weesner's
     
  29. archied1067
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  30. The Dodge Guy
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    Right on looks great!!
     

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