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Old 03-07-2014, 06:17 PM
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Default 1950 Ford "Shoebox"

I'm starting this thread of things done, in process of and like to do. I'm going to post what pics I can. I'm not very familiar with forums so I'll do my best.
I'll start with what's been done. Keep in mind that time and lack of mechanical knowledge was one of the main reasons for finding a car this far along. I was lucky enough to find one that "in my mind" most likely would have liked to see done anyway. Solid and reliable.

New floors, rockers, and lower rear panels.
Complete sub frame from a 93 S-10
Brakes and steering parts from an S-10
E-Z wiring 12 volt harness and all new gauges
New mustang radiator and fuel tank
lowered 3" front and rear
Shmitty's exhaust
Wiper only works on the driver's side and the motor for it is from a rear Blazer motor from the early 90's
American Racing rims
motor is a 350 from 78
700 R4 trans from 87
taillights are l.e.d.
steering column is from the late 60's

It's been a solid driver so far and a lot of fun.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:48 PM
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Welcome, sounds like your having fun and that's what counts. Post pix when you can
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:49 PM
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Let's see some pix
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:54 PM
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I found 2 center bullets off a 53 Ford. After I found out what the grill bar was on the front and saw the bullet that originally went there. The plan is to put 2 off center. Should go nice with the turn signals that are off the rear of a Cadillac. I'm trying to upload pic but I'm having a hard time. I have photos of the bullets before and I have to get the after resent to me. I also acquired the upper grill trim from a 51 Ford to fit under the hood. That should come together nicely. At least in my head it does.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:59 PM
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Changed the caps on the rims along with taking down what was left of the headliner above the doors.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:07 PM
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Here's a few shots of the dash. I had the brass knuckles put on the shifter replacing what used to be there. I have new ignition switch to put in as there is only 1 key now and its worn out and a pain to turn now. I have to replace the lighter/power outlet as it stopped working for some reason.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:30 AM
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Very nice, keep it up
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:36 AM
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Looking good, I've always liked the shoebox Fords.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:22 AM
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Definitely looking good, I like all the small touches you added to it!
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:36 PM
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It's been awhile but work is getting done. There is a new ignition replacing the old worn one. Driver side door hinge pins replaced and doors adjusted. Tried to add weatherstripping around the door but it was so thick and wouldn't give much and the door was not able to be adjusted so I had that idea scrapped for now. New car carpet to replace the house carpet that was used. Now the door sills I had could go on. Trunk popper was fixed so that locks now and works great. I had thought brake pads needed replacing but they were just dirty. Found a driver side vent window to replace the broken one there. Had to find a 51 hood latch pan to change with the 50 being the hood is 51 and I want the trim to the 51. It was the best way rather than trying to make it fit. The 53 bullets have been fitted and mounted to the bar. I should have the car back in a week and then have the grill painted. After that I want to have insulation put up as there is no headliner. Help with the heat a little in the summer.
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