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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by dlandberg, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. dlandberg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
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    from Sweden

    Today after work i went out and finished sanding the interior parts and then painted some primer on them ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422385656.638826.jpg

    After that when i was waiting for the primer to hardner i built a holder for the lisence plate i put it under the bumper now insted of the trunk

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    I think it got pretty god!

    Then on to painting again and i finished all the surundings today the paint is a 3 way white pearl metallic hard to tell on the pictures but It looks really cool i think
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    Tomorrow im gonna start sanding the dasch so i can get som paint on it too

    Did some cleaning on the mercury motor too when the paint and clear hardened not mutch too see but.....
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    Last picture is just the front of the Ford think i Will move the licens plate under the bumper there too
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  2. dlandberg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
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    Triumph is fun try too ride on it as much as i can during the summer when the weather is good ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422386732.879768.jpg
     
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  3. fortynut
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    Creepy. When I was just a kid, I owned a black '5o Ford 2dr. I traded for a '55 Jaguar XKE Roadster with knock-off wires, along with some cash. I also owned a Bobber Triumph Thunderbird with a pea-pod gas tank, Bates seat and pillon pad, and megaphone exhaust; it was a real hell-raiser. As to your paint, from the perspective of one who was around when those cars were drivers, here in the USA, not that I'm an expert, I think that nice maroon paint is not OEM, but a later version that was applied later. I have owned several Fords of that vintage since my first one, one a bona fide whiskey-hauler whose owner told me when he handed me the keys, "Don't ever take this car to McNary County, Tennessee." And, being at the time full of mischief, I asked, "Why?" The man looked at me paternally, as though I was still wet behind the ears, and said, "Because by-god I outran Buford Damn Pussor in it. That's why! You go up there, you damn sure won't come back." Being of sound mind and body, I took his advice. It had an Olds engine and overload springs, and was a blast to drive --- while it lasted. But, that's another story. Keep at it. Just know when too much is too much. By the way, there was a nice 'Bull-Nose' for a '49-'51 Ford, for sale in the HAMB classified a day, or so, ago. Makes quick work of removing the ornament. And, hanging tags are apt to get lost. If getting a replacement is as much a bitch as it is here, I'd have a plan 'B' for where to put them. More later. I'm watching.
     
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  4. dlandberg
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    Thanks! The paint is not original like i Said before it was repainted in the 60s its maroon with fine metallic in it dont know what the original paint was maybe usual dark red? For the licens plate its not a problem in Sweden to get new signs but they use to stay in place at least they have on all my other kustom cars i had. Have looked at the ornament delete too have seen that shoebox central sells the little bullnose chrome to!
     
  5. dlandberg
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  6. dudley32
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    got some nice looking rides there...nice progress...
     
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  7. fikonsodan
    Joined: Mar 27, 2011
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    from Sweden

    Here is a nice chopped shobox, also from Sweden..... :)
     

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  8. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    Cool stuff ya got there. Looks like the bike & car are almost the same color no? Seems like Shoeboxes are pretty popular in Sweden also.
     
  9. dlandberg
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    Yes they are almost the same color, before the shoebox last year i had a Ford -54 that i painted in almost exaktly the same maroon red color i like red :)
     
  10. dlandberg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
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    Started to put the daschbord together again the white paint makes it feel real bright insted of the grey before! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422541392.718971.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422541413.652876.jpg
     
  11. dlandberg
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    Finished! Except the steering wheel but that will be next weeks project ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422640777.945716.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422640793.329873.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422640816.982127.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422640842.450076.jpg
     
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  12. 54 Chevy
    Joined: Sep 4, 2010
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    Car looks great. I was wondering about the white with the maroon paint but after seeing it I think it looks great.
     
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  13. Devin
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    Nice car! I can't wait to see where this goes. You Scandinavian fellas always do really nice work!


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  14. dlandberg
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    Thank you! Today after work i primered and painted the steering wheel pics come tomorrow when i have clear on it.
     
  15. dlandberg
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    Painted the steering wheel today, will put it back in the car tomorrow when the clear hardened. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422985702.628764.jpg
     
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  16. woodhawg
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
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    Z bars on the Triumph. Love those. Have them on my hardtail springer HD. Z's and skinny tires!
     
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  17. dlandberg
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    Today i put the steering wheel back in after painting it and lowered the licens plate in front not so much work but took pictures anyway ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423077275.368439.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423077297.368878.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423077313.404056.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423077331.388472.jpg

    Also put the hamb tag to the firewall

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  18. Nice looking dash, and wheel. The car is coming along very nice.
     
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  19. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
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    Good work with the shoebox
    can be fun to see it real world
    Can be possible if you goo to some meeting in south of sweden
     
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  20. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    I like it. Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference.
    I'm digging the detailed flattie. Especially the Hi/Comp. heads.
    Maybe your striper friend will lay some lines on your dash/interior ?
    (Gray and gold, to tie in with the seats?) Let him go nuts!
    (P.S., If he needs to warm up first, he can also do your firewall.:))


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  21. Raiman1959
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    Nice shoebox!....reminds me a lot of my fathers car when I was a kid, jumping up and down in the back seat to drive 'faster' :eek:....it was lowered by throwing in filled sand-bags in the trunk...and my chore after supper, was to drag all the trash from under the rear bumper with a broom handle where it was only 1'' inch off the ground! (questionable 'technology' in early 60'so_O).....he painted it with a Hoover vacuum cleaner, when they came with such attachments....the deepest maroon color....and added 57' Dodge cone-hubcaps on it with whitewalls....''that'' particular car is what got me into the hobby myself, and your car is very similar....wish I had one now!!! You can't go wrong with a Shoebox Ford!...you got a nice car!
     
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  22. Slopok
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    The white really brightens up the interior like you said. Looks good, very good.
    But I have to ask, how do you not tear up your front & rear plate that low?
     
  23. richard price
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    richard price

    very nice.......:)
     
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  24. dlandberg
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    Thank you! I will tear the plate in the back appart im sure but in the front its not a problem :)
     
  25. dlandberg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
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    Took the shoebox out in the snow today and took some pictures the white metallic on the interior really sparkels in the sun! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423317512.846550.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423317540.531747.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423317556.650171.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423317578.885507.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423317600.187893.jpg
     
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  26. dlandberg
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    Thank you! Yes he is gonna lay some more lines under the hood but i dont think i will do it on the interior the seats and door sides are gonna be in white too and i think it looks clean with all white.
     
  27. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
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    Looks great!
     
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  28. dlandberg
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    Today i cut and grind the trunk lid for shaving, cut out the old plate gonna make a new one tomorrow and weld in then it will be clean and nice! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423505295.889620.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423505315.625733.jpg

    Its a hole in the trunk!
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  29. I really dig the BOBBER Triumph.......So cool
     
  30. dlandberg
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    Thank you!
     

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