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Old 09-26-2011, 08:50 AM   #1461
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It really pays to follow the latest trends. 1995
I think that it would be kool to see where all of the 90's built "trendy' kustoms are at
today. Hopefully some of them were repaired back to Koolness. A lot of 90 whatever
Caddys lost there tailights to Kustoms back then.

Tradition never goes out of style, it will always be kool.

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Old 09-26-2011, 10:04 AM   #1462
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I just got this old photo a couple weeks ago, from the lady who owned it in the late 70's.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:10 AM   #1463
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That picture is priceless.... Congrats on getting a hold of it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:13 AM   #1464
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Thanks Mick!
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:17 AM   #1465
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I just got this old photo a couple weeks ago, from the lady who owned it in the late 70's.
I've got photos of that car taken at the Carlisle, PA Swap Meet sometime late '70-early '80s. Will try to find 'em when I get home tonight.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:19 AM   #1466
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Super nice 57 Ford.
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That car is Shaboom, built by Don Beoke "The Egyptian" from Dayton Ohio.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:43 PM   #1467
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I just got this old photo a couple weeks ago, from the lady who owned it in the late 70's.
Here's Lukydevl's '55 at Spring Carlisle, PA Swap Meet in 1981....
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:53 PM   #1468
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I just got this old photo a couple weeks ago, from the lady who owned it in the late 70's.
That car was in Connecticut for the longest time. These pictures were taken in '02... the last time I saw it.
I had heard a story once that the parents of the kid who owned it back in the day, had it built for him while he was in the service because they knew he liked custom cars. Apparently he disliked it because it was a four door and sold it almost immediately. Not sure if that's true or not, but that is what I had heard years ago.
PM me and I will give you the old Conn. owners contact info. He will have a lot of info on the car.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:42 AM   #1469
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Here are a few more photos of the Tom Nielsen Collection...

Another photo from the Tom Nielsen Collection is this great looking 1940 Ford Coupe belonging to Tom's Neighbor, Bill Fleenor Bill built the car himself in 1955 and had the car till 1958. It has some very tasteful modifications as this 3/4 view shows. smoothed decklid, 1941 Stude tailights, 1946 Ford gas flap in the rear fender, 1948 Chevy smoothed bumpers an a nice black lacquer paint job. The stance was perfect for the car in that period, and it still looks great and it can go both as a Street Rod or Custom, but the smooth hubcaps, wide whites and Appleton Spotlights qualify this one as a Custom. This was the car got Tom into Custom Cars. I can surely imagine that if you see this in the drive way every day of the week!






Another photo from the Tom Nielsen Collection is this interior photo of Tom's brothers 1940 Ford coupe. The care was painted white lacquer and they used two 1940 Ford dashboards to create this Custom Dash which looks really great. This photo must have been taken during the installation of the new dash for the car. Note that the handles of the Appleton spotlights where removed, and the ashtray's are not in place either.






This photo of this 1955 Ford was taken by Tom at a parade in Everett, Wa. when he was about twelve years old. It had been a nearly new four door and the owner made into a two door and added '56 Buick tailights.







Great snapshot from the Tom Nielsen Collection. This time a color photo of the Spokane, Washington's David Johnson 1953 Chevy. David Chopped his Chevy 3,5 inches, sectioned the body another 3 inches and lowered the suspension a couple of inches as well. The side trim which is hard to tell from this photo comes from a 1954 Pontiac. The grille from a 1956 Chrysler and the canted quad headlights from a 1957 Chrysler. The split front bumper is 1955 Pontiac, and the Purple paint amazing. The car won the Full Custom Award at the 1962 World's Fair car show in Seattle, where this photo was taken.







Another photo from the Tom Nielsen Collection is this very nice 1956 Plymouth. Tom took this photo at a local dragstrip in the later parts of the 1950's. The 1954 Chevy grille looks amazingly well in this otherwise mild custom. Tom could not remember much about this car, so we don't know a color or a name of the owner/builder. All we know is that this 1956 Plymouth mild custom looks really well.

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Old 09-28-2011, 10:36 AM   #1470
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Wow great batch of pictures again Rik,I really like the pic of the indoor carshow.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #1471
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I always wondered what shade of purple was on that 53 Chevy, thanks Rik!
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:59 PM   #1472
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Two more photos from the Tom Nielsen photo albums...


This time a very nicely done 1940 Ford four door. The car was from from Vancouver, BC and owned by Fred Welsh. This photo was taken outside of a show at the Arlington dragstrip. A pretty rare photo since the car was a real show car with a chromed undercarriage which included the frame. The wheel wells where painted white with Purple fogging. The door handles where shaved, the license plate set into the trunk. A set of canted Lincoln headlights was set into the front fenders. And both and rear the car use 1937 DeSoto bumpers.







Here is another photo of Fred Welsh his 1940 Ford four door show Custom. This photo shows the car was constantly updated for a new show car season. This time the car was updated with among many other details dual 1959 Cadillac taillights canted - just like the Lincoln headlights - into the rear fenders. The purple paint with contrasting white interior is looking really great. And so are all the chrome chassis details.

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Old 10-03-2011, 12:01 AM   #1473
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The car after another update... new paint wheels tires etc...





And the great thing is the car is still around today... (thanks for the recent photos Bob Larsen)






Details on the chrome frame...

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Old 10-03-2011, 08:43 AM   #1474
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This car is pretty bad ass looking. The grill looks good in this car and look at how low it is.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:02 AM   #1475
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Photo from the Barry Mazza Collection


Hi Rik !
First time I see this picture , and with the third type of hubcap . The -50 cad sombrero is the most common , the -53 Cad sombrero is seen on a few pictures but this one -53-55 Olds Fiesta , very neat shot , thanks for showing this picture Barry and Rik !!
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:04 AM   #1476
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Rik I love this pic you posted but does it say what show it is on the back of the photo maybe??
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:24 AM   #1477
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Rik I love this pic you posted but does it say what show it is on the back of the photo maybe??
Jeff,
No the photo does not give any information. But in Andy Southard's CUstom Cars of the 1950's book ther is a small photo he took of the Dan Landon Chevy at the 1952 Motorama at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium Nov 10 - Nov 16. The sign and for and back ground look to be the same as on this photo...
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:33 AM   #1478
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Greg Palmer has shared some really great photos of his father Jim Palmers collection for my site.

A lot of photos from his collection have been copied over the years, and I have a couple of copies as well. But the quality of those copies is far worse than the originals. So it is really great to see some better scans of this great collection. Thanks to Greg Palmer for scanning.

Here are a few.

Golden Sahara...




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And this wonderful very rare color photo of the Larry Ernst Chevy in its first Purple and lavender paint. According to Greg it was Larry Ernst who gave these photos to Tom Liechty, who was Larry's care taker before his death. And then the photo became part of Jim's collection.




Second version of the same Barris built Chevy.

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Old 11-01-2011, 02:10 AM   #1479
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That Larry Ernst Chevy is just amazing. So classy.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:08 AM   #1480
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And this wonderful very rare color photo of the Larry Ernst Chevy in its first Purple and lavender paint. According to Greg it was Larry Ernst who gave these photos to Tom Liechty, who was Larry's care taker before his death. And then the photo became part of Jim's collection.



Second version of the same Barris built Chevy.


Rik,

In the second photo, I don't see the Barris crest. Do you know why it isn't there?
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