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Old 12-27-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default The Golden Nugget



You guys are probably tired of hearing about how much I prefer simple customs over extravagant works, but I've found another example that I thought was worth sharing. It's a 1952 Vic that was featured in the June, 1958 issue of Rodding & Re-Styling. ...

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Old 12-27-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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That is a beauty!!!!!!
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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Was the 52 like the 50? Where they were a Sunliner with a hardtop grafted to them? I LOVE simplicity.........
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:21 AM   #4
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Awesome cars. Another that springs to mind is the Dragoo( I think) Merc. It has the K.I.S.S. thing going for it too.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:51 AM   #5
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Real nice cars, but Jimmie´s -54 beats them both in design.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:18 AM   #6
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The "less is more" route, gotta love it on this beauty.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:52 AM   #7
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Nice lines .. I am a fan of simple to me.. it seams a lot harder to make simple stand out..
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:32 AM   #8
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I know this is a simple custom compared to some others but there is still a lot of work going on there. Looks great.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:11 AM   #9
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Nice.
I had this one for a while. I really like the grill on the one you posted. That is one beautiful ride.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:23 AM   #10
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It is like the saying " Walk softly and carry a big Stick". Great execution of the less is more factor. It is funny how some have to try so hard to be cool yet others carry it out with little effort. Great examples of a Kool Kustom. Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:24 AM   #11
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Louvers are for hot rods not customs. Customs are supposed to be smoooooth.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:33 AM   #12
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Louvers are for hot rods not customs. Customs are supposed to be smoooooth.

Best statement I heard in a while!!!

The car is very nice though... but the louvers should not be put in there in the first place.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:34 AM   #13
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Love hardtopped Vics!!!! Hoaward/Vaughan is probably my favorite custom of all time.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:36 AM   #14
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The '52-'54 Ford hardtops are great looking cars, and restraint is definitely the way to go when customizing them so as not to obscure their nice lines. I like the Quesnel car a lot more than the "Golden Nugget." Though the grill treatments in both cars are fantastic.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:41 AM   #15
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You guys are probably tired of hearing about how much I prefer simple customs over extravagant works, but I've found another example that I thought was worth sharing. It's a 1952 Vic that was featured in the June, 1958 issue of Rodding & Re-Styling. ...

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Old 12-28-2009, 10:44 AM   #16
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man that's sweet...Jimmie's still comes out on top
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:45 AM   #17
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Sweet, low, and easy on the eyes! Beautiful ride. Normally not too crazy about louvers on a kustom but they work on this car.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:34 AM   #18
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Holy Cow....
I used to hang out at Walt's shop after school. His was the one local shop that would do custom body work and paint jobs. If there was any one guy who made the cars in the magazines come to life right in front of my eyes, it was Walt.
What the feature in the magazine didn't mention was he built another '52 for his wife to drive. Pretty much the same style and components, but her's was a convertible. In the early spring of 1960, she decided it was time for something newer, and the Ford was offered for sale. Well, not really, cuz I offered to buy it before Walt ever put the add in the newspaper. My only request was to hold it for me untill I sold my '39 Buick. The big sedan was gone the next weekend, and the convertible took it's place in the garage.
For you sharp eyed guys, you have already noticed both cars used '54 upper valances. The grill was from an Honest Charlie catalog and parking light lenses were early 50's Packard. I used station wagon bumperetts on the rear and added a 1/2 tonneau over the rear seat.
It was low enough to require the inner fender panels and drive shaft tunnel to be modified.
If there was ever a car I would like to have back, it's this one.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:34 AM   #19
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At first I didn´t notice the louvers, but in this case the car if we discuss details , I could live with them.
And in my world I´m open for louvers on Customs.
Remember Jimmie Vaughans Cad with slicks in the back.Was it a custom, or....
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:37 AM   #20
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Love those '52-'54 Vickies. My dad has a '52 Victoria that has been sitting on my Grandparent's farm for over 30 years and he always wanted to build it. It even has a Merc. Flathead in it! Too bad it's been sitting so long that it's pretty much a parts-car now.

The one you posted is a Great mild custom example!



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