1950 Ford Shoebox

i acquired this car cause i purchased the flathead V-8 it had in it. felt bad for the car seeing that it was not going to amount to much and decided i would give it a second chance at life. this time around though things are going to be a little different.

the sedan turned padded top made its first completed appearance at the GNRS ’11 where it took 7 awards in the Suede Palace. the cross country trip took its toll on the cars finish, not as bad as we expected for it weathered snow, dust, rain and brutal sun.

Salina, Kansas KKOA was a shorter trip at 1700 each way. The car took home 1 Hall of Fame Pick award by Harold Murphy and the Blain Kauffman Grand Marshall Pick. It was a flawless drive, met lots of good people!

After a great time with this car, its found its new home in the arms of Billy F. Gibbons. The new care taker will hopefully show it as much love as it has received thus far.

  • as purchased
  • as purchased
  • body off
  • floors removed
  • body pinch channeld 4
  • fabricating rings for 51 Buick taillights
  • 51 Buick tailight vs 50 Ford taillight
  • shaving stock fender seam
  • shaving license plate recess
  • shaving firewall
  • shaving dashboard
  • dash lights, key & charger in place
  • shaving bumper bolts
  • welding bumper brackets to bumper
  • smooth rear
  • 1/4
  • complete outer rocker
  • fabricating body mounts
  • fabricating floor pans
  • fabricating floor pans
  • notch sheetmetal floor cover
  • driveshaft tunnel hand formed 18 gauge
  • front floor work complete
  • back seat toe board
  • floor bottom side
  • notch & trunk floor installed
  • 283 & 700r4 ready for mock up
  • motor / trans test fit
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  • rebuilding Rochester
  • carb detailed and rebuilt
  • modifing Kaiser guard
  • bullet welded to crossguard
  • Kaiser guard fitted to 50 Ford bumper
  • splash pan molded to body
  • bumper trimmed for exhaust pipes
  • roof cut off
  • 4
  • 4
  • package tray moved 7
  • package tray / rear gutter fab work
  • 2 hour drive each way for convertible 49 doors
  • convertible door test fit
  • shaved handles, door to quarter will need work
  • 71 Chevy bench test fit
  • seat stripped to bare metal
  • bench backrest cut down & base sloped back
  • sealing floor joints
  • floors coated in white
  • modifing trans crossmember for 700r4
  • fabricating K member for added strength
  • frame painted, thanks Danny & Robert
  • new 49 Chevy tank hung
  • gas fill neck through frame
  • base coat clear coat thanks Leo
  • ready for undercoating
  • undercoated thanks Leo
  • body back on frame
  • chopping vent window & filling header
  • fabricating a convertible wood header
  • header shaped, stained & varnished for protection
  • convertible door in bare metal
  • original hood to be repaired
  • new radiator
  • NOS skirts
  • factory gap at sill to be filled
  • installing bear claw latches
  • shaving original latches
  • rounding door bottoms
  • front end test fitting
  • rear quarter window sill to be quarter round
  • window profile templates
  • jig for window profire bend
  • window profire and crown
  • frame work almost complete
  • paper mock up for shape visual
  • paper mock up
  • inside view of frame work
  • rounding trunk corner
  • shaving splash pan
  • 51 Kaiser grill bars
  • hood to be filled
  • frenching headlight with stock rings
  • floating bar mock up
  • hood nosed & filled
  • grill surround 1-1/2
  • hood lengthend to match girll surround
  • trim mock up & rear bow lowered for better flow
  • trim mock up
  • trunk in high build primer
  • cleaning up inner fenders
  • high build primer
  • dash painted maroon basecoat / clearcoat
  • motor freshly rebuilt
  • single stage maroon
  • motor on frame, wells painted gloss white
  • steering box to be repaired
  • modified alternator low mounting bracket
  • 6.70-15 Firestone tires
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  • high build primer
  • high build primer
  • body coming down with firewall painted gloss white
  • body going back on frame
  • body on frame
  • rear mock up
  • side trim test fit, rear roof bow to be lowered
  • rounded / lower rear quarter shape
  • paper mock up for sail panel
  • original roof to be used for sail panel
  • welding in sail panel
  • wire mesh installed / frame work painted
  • wiring / courtesy lights & insullation
  • window scrapper test fit
  • cloth wrapped wires
  • Daytona TRR '10 first show
  • Daytona TRR '10 first show
  • Daytona TRR '10 first show
  • Daytona TRR '10 first show
  • Daytona Beach '11
  • alabama
  • arizona
  • florida
  • illinios
  • kentucky
  • louisiana
  • tennessee
  • mississippi
  • texas
  • new mexico
  • Nadin giving me Coolest Custom!
  • Thank You!!!
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  • GNRS Suede Palace 2010
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  • lucite window crank knobs
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  • before and after

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