Shortened Shoebox: Shortbox?

Shoebox is a term often used to refer to the 1949 through 1950 Fords - particularly the sedans.  Today's feature started life as a 1949 Sedan and is now a shortened roadster.  That's not necessarily a good thing.



The seller states that this Ford was shortened, and that's an understatement.  It was not only radically shortened, it also now sits on a Chevy S10 frame and is powered by a small block Chevy V8.  Supposedly, it runs and drives great, though one small rust hole is claimed and it seems the rear tires rub, which shouldn't be a surprise.

What's this worth to you and how badly do you think it can oversteer?

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Carrollton, GA, USA
$510 with two bids, reserve not met and 6.5 days to go


This one's odd from any angle.  The clearly homemade top is a particularly nice touch.


Here's that awesomely weird profile.  Note that wheelbase relative to overall length, as well as the position of the wheel wells vs. the driver.


Here it is with the top down.  Is that an elementary school chair?


Rear 3/4 view...still weird.


Here's a straight on butt shot, for good measure.


There is some sort of carpet in the interior, which is a nice touch.  Otherwise, it doesn't look too finished out.  Those seats might actually be from a dune buggy (?).


'49 Ford dash still look cool, even in this thing.  Does it have a column shifter, or is it center-mounted toward teh rear?  We dont' know...


The trunk has decent size, but a fuel cell and battery eat a lot of the space.


Ford people will instantly note that the distributor is in the wrong place on this engine.  Splatter paint is an interesting choice.

Ad text:

THIS  IS A 1949 FORD SHOE BOX CUSTOM CAR

IT WAS SHORTEN AND MADE A 2 DOOR  HAS A,350 MOTOR

AUTO TRAN WITH OVER DRIVE ,HAS S10 SUB FRAME WITH

S10 REAR END ,DISC BRAKES ,HAS LIGHTS BLINKERS ALSO

HAS GAGES AND FUEL GAGE ,RUNS DRIVES GOOD LOTS OF

POWER ,TOP IN GOOD SHAPE ONE SMALL HOLE ON PASSANGER

SIDE SIZE OF A DIME ON BOTTOM ,HAS TACH IN CENTER OF DASH ,

TIRES ON REAR SCRUB SOME LITTLE TO BIG FOR THE REAR

HAS NEW PIANT JOB AND PIN STRIPED ALSO ON CAR

HAS NO WINDOWS ON SIDE BUT COULD BE MADE FOR IT

NEW FLOORS SOILD CAR HAS NEW EXSUAST ALSO AND PIPES 

BILL SALE ONLY CAUSE IN GA NOT REQUIRED TO TITLE CARS

1985 AND UNDER ,I CAN GET PAPER WORK SO YOU CAN GET TITLE

IN YOUR STATE ,AND  FROM MY TAG OFFICE ,AND A POLICE 

REPORT ALSO TO GO WITH IT , IF NEED MORE INFO PLEASE CALL

770-xxx-xxxx  THANKS GOD BLESS !! GOOD LUCK ONE OF A KIND CAR !!

1 comment:

  1. My Favorite line from the ad...

    "AND A POLICE

    REPORT ALSO TO GO WITH IT"

    For what abuse of a cutting torch?

    Needs moar spatter paint like on the engine. Why stop there? Go whole hawg.

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