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Old 01-15-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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Maybe it's the incredible color we were witnesses to yesterday, but this morning I found myself thumbing through what I consi...

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Old 01-15-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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Rik's site is going to take a beating today! I've never seen that Chevy before. I need to get that book, that's the style I'll be building.

For some reason I've always liked The Maze. It's kinda nutty and over the top...

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Old 01-15-2008, 01:04 PM   #3
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That's gotta be THE RIGHT scallop paint job layout on a '56 Chevy (my favorite of the Tri 5's) that all the others are compared to.
As is the way the panels are laid out on Watson's own T bird.
Don Varner was all over the custom scene back then, a lot of times in the background supplying the ideas and preliminary drawings for other guys custom car restyling and paint and graphics.
It was a good time to be a teen, growing up WITH this "candy".
Thanks for the reminder, Ryan!
I'm looking through that must have book again now.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:04 PM   #4
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You know I normally fall for subtlety when it comes to Custom colors. I always say the closer it is to black the more I will like it, but the wife but me book titled The History of Customs or something like that and the documenting of a bunch of cars from the 50's has really given me a whole new outlook on the bright and vivid colors that were used during that time and still today. Would that car that you posted Ryan fall into a "Wichita style" custom? I like how at this time the body modifications were strictly in the form of paint. It really was a new era for customs.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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I feel a dentist appointment coming in the near future !

there is just something about the colors they used back then ! I love it !!!




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Old 01-15-2008, 01:11 PM   #6
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Now I know why Larry stopped runnin' the Balboa variation and stuck with the trademark 'do with the styled beard as a distractor...that bald spot from Potter's shot isn't so flattering. Good thing his painting spoke louder than any bad hair day ever could.
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New build here, but done exactly right.





Probably my favorite.

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Old 01-15-2008, 01:15 PM   #8
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That Andy Southard book is one of my favorites.
I can't tell you how many times I've thumbed through it for ideas and inspiration.

KIRK! was looking for some Watson style paint jobs a while back in this thread:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...6090&showall=1
There are a few great examples there, good color.

I posted these pics from the Southard book in that thread, also.
Great stuff!

Watson's Caddy and the '56 Ford painted by Don Varner really look great - they just "do it" for me.

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Old 01-15-2008, 01:19 PM   #9
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Also, anyone have pics of Andy Southard's '58 Impala?
Another GREAT looking car!

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Old 01-15-2008, 01:34 PM   #10
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The opening picture to one of the chapters in the book "The American Custom Car" by Ganahl, has a shot of a show, full of mild customs in candy colors....no fancy panels or flames, just mild shaving, lowering and single color candy.......pure POPCICLE goodness.....

Always dug this candy dream......
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:47 PM   #11
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Referring to colors in a tasteful way. hehe.............
The Ice Blue colors always looked cool and refreshing on a hot summer day, think Impalas, etc........
But a co-worker had an early 70's Pontiac Lemans that was a factory Caramel color. Yeah, I'd actually feel it when I saw it.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:56 PM   #12
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Now I know why Larry stopped runnin' the Balboa variation and stuck with the trademark 'do with the styled beard as a distractor...that bald spot from Potter's shot isn't so flattering. Good thing his painting spoke louder than any bad hair day ever could.

I think he's got a flat-top haircut (like mine) cause my sister always mentions my 'bald spot' (not bald yet, damnit!)
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:17 PM   #13
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I think, sometimes, less is more.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:36 PM   #14
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giant juicy jiggling gobstoppers baby!!!
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:41 PM   #15
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I'm digging the blue 53-54 chevy with the white scallops and hood louvers!

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...07122210AM.jpg
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #16
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I'm digging the blue 53-54 chevy with the white scallops and hood louvers!

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j61/szarre/01-01-
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That was owned by Gerald Twamley and it was a 54 acording to one article.




Photos from the Rikster site

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Old 01-15-2008, 02:56 PM   #17
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SLAPSHOT ! wher'de you get those pics? Thats Dean Jefferies stripin', in a book I used to have (Still want) that had I think a Blue Buick on the cover and it had a whole chapter on him. Is that It ???
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:19 PM   #18
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I think he's got a flat-top haircut
More specifically, Larry had a "flat-top with fenders". Pretty popular hairstyle at the time...still sweet today if you have enough hair to pull it off.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:22 PM   #19
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ahhh, absolute beauty!
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mynameisnotpete,
Thanks for the other pics/article on that '54. I really dig the style of it. Its got me thinking of some different avenues for my '54! Also, do you have a link to the "Rikster" site? I would love to check it out since I've never seen it, especially if its got more of the same!~mojodaddy
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