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Old 11-24-2015, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Looking for wheels and found this

Went to the back of a friends ranch looking for wheels and found these four rough cars




Why are they called shoe boxes?

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Because they look like shoeboxes!
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Old 11-24-2015, 03:54 PM   #3
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I remember when my Dad and Mon traded their 48 Merc in on a 51 Ford Victoria two door. they drove that tell the bought a 57 Ford Fairlane 500 It had the big V-8 and was painted mocha and cream. Great cars.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:16 PM   #4
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I bet there are folks out there looking for bits and pieces off those cars!
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I got room for 'em. Go ahead and drop them off..LOL... Mark
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2nd. photo, looks to be a '35-'36 cowl and front fender. What else is out there?
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Looks like there are three coupes, and I can't see any rust holes in he usual places. It'd be a shame if someone doesn't rescue them!
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Too far from me or I'd be there.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:32 PM   #9
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Looks like there are three coupes, and I can't see any rust holes in he usual places. It'd be a shame if someone doesn't rescue them!
Four total

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Old 11-25-2015, 02:53 AM   #10
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I counted 6 cars?
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:48 AM   #11
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Looks like rattlesnake heaven.
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:39 AM   #12
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Because they look like shoeboxes!
I would have to argue that a Model A sedan looks more like shoe box??
and I love shoe boxes.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:30 AM   #13
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I think the 'shoebox' term originated because when new these cars looked square compared to the fat fender '48 and earlier cars.
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I would have to argue that a Model A sedan looks more like shoe box??
and I love shoe boxes.
LOL, it's not my name, it's what they have been called forever! A Model A has fenders, the shoe boxes are somewhat fenderless compared to any earlier model. I don't care for the design, but I know there are a lot of people that love them. I like the early fender years with the fender off, now that will get me in trouble!!!!!
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I counted 6 cars?
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do you count the Ramblers

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