When it was painfully obvious that the weather was not going to cooperate with my NSRA Southwestern Nationals plans last Saturday I was about 100 miles north of OKC. Being that far south I grabbed my phone and made some calls. Chris Whittington of Shoebox Central just so happened to be headed to his shop. Every time I’d been there before had been pretty busy so I figured it was a perfect time to hang out at the Shoebox mecca.
The rain lasted the entire 2 and a half hours that I was hanging with Chris. He told me the story of how he became a Shoebox Ford fanatic, how he went from Colorado Springs to California and ended up in Oklahoma City. I don’t think there is anything about the Shoebox Ford that Chris doesn’t know. History, parts interchange, what parts are reproduced, what parts need to be reproduced and where to look for the trouble spots on these cars. In addition to being a wealth of knowledge and parts on the Ford Shoebox Chris also carries a ton of stuff for the 49-52 Mercury.
Anything you need for a 49-51 Ford or a 49-52 Merc, give Shoebox Central a yell and tell them that Royboy sent ya.
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