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Old 03-19-2005, 01:38 PM   #121
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Anyone with recent photos of the Calori cpe from Brizioīs shop?
I know itīs being restored to its former glory right now...

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Old 03-19-2005, 03:09 PM   #122
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Anyone with recent photos of the Calori cpe from Brizioīs shop?
I know itīs being restored to its former glory right now...
RPW, this is the only picture I have of it. But you might have already seen it in my albums.




And here is another picture of the custom in the 50's

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Old 03-20-2005, 10:07 AM   #123
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Rob Fortier's '53 Chevy is a very tasteful car and really looks mighty good.

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Old 03-20-2005, 10:14 AM   #124
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Rob Foutier Chevy IS one of my favorite 53-54 Chevys of all time. And it's so simple and clean.
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Old 03-20-2005, 12:47 PM   #125
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I had to dig around for this one.
From my very beat-up copy of Hop Up, April 1953, where they were running a contest to pick the best customs of the year. Sort of like this thread!

The Don Roach Pontiac by Al Ayala, with a Carson Top (featured in the May 1952 issue). Sometimes simple is best...
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Old 03-21-2005, 11:16 AM   #126
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Klassic Kustoms...



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Old 03-21-2005, 02:47 PM   #127
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I'll second that! But I still haven't seen with the beltline trim in place, anybody?
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:09 PM   #128
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I'll second that! But I still haven't seen with the beltline trim in place, anybody?
If you go to Del Mar in a couple'a weeks, you can view the beltline trim in all its filled and polished glory. I do things the slow way...I'm lazy.
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:10 PM   #129
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If you go to Del Mar in a couple'a weeks, you can view the beltline trim in all its filled and polished glory. I do things the slow way...I'm lazy.

Sure would love to see it, cause it's absolutely beautiful! But I ain't exatctly in the neighborhood to say the least (Sweden) so I guess I have to stick to pics...
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:17 PM   #130
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It's worth the price of a plane ticket, but I'll get some images up on here!
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:41 PM   #131
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Another pic of the Don Roach Pontiac by the Ayalas. Thsi one came from the 25th Anniversery issue (Aug 1991) of Rod & Custom in an excellent article on the Carson Top Shop. This issue is a must-have for Kustom fans.
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:26 AM   #132
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I have always had a soft spot for the Harry Westergard look. So here are a few I would like to see at the show as well.

'36 Ford convertible, Carson top, LaSalle grille,sunken (Caddy?) headlights, sollid hoodsides... this one was built by Harry Westergard.



Those bumpers look so wonderful on this 36.




Mel Falconer 39 Ford convertible with removable top, another one of Harry's masterpieces.




Metal master Donn Lowe built this totaly awsome '36 Ford coupe... and you surely can see where he got the inspiration from... perfect speedboat stance, flawless body work.




And ofcoars the '36 Ford coupe from John Fisher needs to be in this line up as well.




This old late 40's photo of this 36 5 window coupe has always had a huge impack on me. Its style is so symple yet so effective. I wonder why we dont see more '36 Ford with a narrowed grille like this one. It looks so great and is far less expensive than a LaSalle or Packard unit. Removing the runningboards make this custom so much more elegant.

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Old 03-22-2005, 07:50 AM   #133
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Rik,great pics and great cars !!! I enjoy the pics a lot.Thank you ! Totally dig the speedboat stance at all and the black & white pic of Jon Fishers '36 shows one more the Choppers cars are really timeless.Beautiful cars...Well,I really like the front on this one.Peaked fenders,grille,bumper and bumper guards,position of head lights,height of winshield,stance.Damn cool car...



We already had Aaron Kahan's '60 Ford,Keith Weesners '50 Ford,Jon Fisher's '36 Ford and now it's time for another Choppers car.Deron Wright's '41 Ford.
Absolutely perfect car...what a beauty...sensational...



And another well known '36 Ford from the West Coast.I really like the single tail light on this one.Bumper and position of exhaust pipes look good too.


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Old 03-22-2005, 08:11 AM   #134
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And to make the Choppers Custom line-up complete,here's Verne Hammond's '40 Ford.Seems the pic was taken at Paso.The Fisher car parked next to it.Hammond,Wright and Weesner have Sombrero caps on their cars and I easily understand why.





Close-up of the '36 Ford.
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Old 03-22-2005, 07:10 PM   #135
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Here are three customs you might not know.
They all appeared in the 1952 issue of "Restyle Your Car."

The first is a home-built 1937 Ford five-window: chopped, lowered, skirted
with a nose from what looks like a 1940 Merc. Custom grille beneath and '40 Merc or Ford headlight doors in custom pods. The builder was Glenn Johnson of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The next is a 1950 Ford, sectioned down to sports car width. Olds fishmouth, custom windscreen (maybe from a boat?) Hood and truck openings sealed.
It must have a flip front since there is no other way to get to the engine.
Looks to be a two-seater. Owner was Thomas Douglas of Miami, Florida - builder was Doray.

Last is a 1951? Chrysler convert. Two-seat conversion with a loooong tonneau with headrests. Powered by a Cunningham-modified Chrysler.
Owner was Monroe-Zeder Inc of Miami, Florida.

I never looked twice at these early Chryslers, but what impact from just a few mods! I wonder what model they started with - I bet a closed car, since the windshield and posts are customized.

Wonder if any of these cars survived?

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Old 03-22-2005, 08:30 PM   #136
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RF's 53 was a HUGE inspiration on my own 53.
Deffinately one of my favorite early chevy's, and more than worthy of being in the top of the class!
Clean and simple line's...

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Old 03-22-2005, 10:03 PM   #137
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this is a great thread. I love all those customs.
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this is a great thread. I love all those customs.
And this is a G R E A T Chevy Custom !!!

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Old 03-22-2005, 10:15 PM   #139
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oh god, please take that pic down. That car doesn't deserve to be with the cars posted on this thread. Thanks anyways Frenz
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oh god, please take that pic down. That car doesn't deserve to be with the cars posted on this thread. Thanks anyways Frenz
Your Chevy definitely belongs here !!! It's a great looking car with excellent lines and proportions and a very nice chop and stance !!! Everything what a good looking Custom needs is there. Dig your car a lot and I believe I'm not the only one who thinks this way.It's a killer car !!!
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