Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > Traditional Customs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2010, 12:08 PM   #21
WhoDoYouFink
Alliance Member
 
WhoDoYouFink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Catlettsburg, KY
Posts: 399
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

See I think I like the low stance and the full sized roof better. I'll probably be the odd-ball on this one. BadApple's car is muy sexy.
__________________
I may not be good, but I sure am slow!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 12:13 PM   #22
Mr48chev
Alliance Member
 
Mr48chev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Yakima Valley, WA
Posts: 17,259
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

I think I am another one who has that same magazine stashed away in the archives and have always liked the car and the way he did it.
Good pick Ryan.
__________________
Happiness is having a garage big enough to hold all ttools and projects and small enough to keep warm enough to work in the winter.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 12:14 PM   #23
Pinstriper40
Senior Member
 
Pinstriper40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Koolsville (aka Colorado Springs)
Posts: 2,437
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

I was just talking to a club member about how bitchin' Steck's car was a couple days ago. It looks so cool hardtopped- I'd be tempted to do that to a two door post if I had one. Thanks Ryan!
__________________
Havin' fun, as usual...
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 01-15-2010, 12:17 PM   #24
Mr48chev
Alliance Member
 
Mr48chev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Yakima Valley, WA
Posts: 17,259
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
It'd be fun to see a movie of that low rider launching at a dragstrip!

At the time it was running a lot of guys didn't worry too much about "launching" just running hard and having fun.

When I was about 10 we had a 52 Ford Vic that had run C gas at the drags and held the Ellensberg, Wa track record at the time and didn't sit much higher all around. The sky high for launching thing didn't really show up until Ramchargers built the jacked up sedan that they ran very successfully in the sixties.
__________________
Happiness is having a garage big enough to hold all ttools and projects and small enough to keep warm enough to work in the winter.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 12:25 PM   #25
Strange Agent
Old School HAMBer
 
Strange Agent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ponder, TX
Posts: 2,912
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

Pretty cool car, I usually don't flip for Chevy's, but I like this one well enough. I like the roof treatment. I think it sits pretty nicely where it is. I'm not sure if it's been answered already, but how exactly does the "adjustable suspension" on this bad boy work?

I also don't understand why he doesn't have a passenger seat. I guess he had another car to take the ladies out in?
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 12:25 PM   #26
Tman
Old School HAMBer
 
Tman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Beautifull Black Hills of South Dakota
Posts: 29,706
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinstriper40 View Post
I was just talking to a club member about how bitchin' Steck's car was a couple days ago. It looks so cool hardtopped- I'd be tempted to do that to a two door post if I had one. Thanks Ryan!

I think there is some confusion here.

Duane Steck=Moonglow

Bill Hoffman=hardtopped sedan

2 separate cars and people
__________________
www.compulsionrodandcustom.com New website up! Product listings updating weekly!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 12:26 PM   #27
Jay71
Member
 
Jay71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ventura Cal.
Posts: 634
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

This car blew me away when I first came across it in my dads little mags! Still look it up occationally. I like the rounded look of the hardtopped sedan as aposed to the angular dog leg of the natural hard top. Bad ass car! Thanks for posting Ryan.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 12:26 PM   #28
JKerb
Newbie
 
JKerb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Milwaukee,WI.
Posts: 95
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

If i remember correctlly, the quarter windows slid out of the frames.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 12:37 PM   #29
THE CREEPER
FNG
 
THE CREEPER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: BOCA RATON FLORIDA
Posts: 17
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

I think the gray one is bad ass gary
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 12:59 PM   #30
fuel10922
Senior Member
 
fuel10922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Georgetown, Kentucky
Posts: 1,345
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

I have always liked 54's. This one has the right look for sure!
__________________
Rod Kings C.C.
Brotherhood of Street Racers (Hot Rod Division)
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 01:00 PM   #31
glenn33
Senior Member
 
glenn33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Browns, IL
Posts: 1,846
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

Sweet car....Love the 235.


__________________
www.rustrevival.com
"Don't be a Janet"

offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 01:43 PM   #32
blown49
Member Emeritus
 
blown49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: West Union, OH.
Posts: 2,230
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

More info on this site. Apparently it's now had it's 5th incarnation and is now metallic blue pretty close to what I have on my Merc.

According to this website original refrigerator white paint was done by Earl Scheib!

http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?...1954_Chevrolet

Jim
__________________
My Blown Flathead '49 Merc Website @: http://www.blown49.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 03:30 PM   #33
Ryan
Administrator
 
Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1995
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 14,462
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

Quote:
Originally Posted by blown49 View Post
More info on this site. Apparently it's now had it's 5th incarnation and is now metallic blue pretty close to what I have on my Merc.

According to this website original refrigerator white paint was done by Earl Scheib!

http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?...1954_Chevrolet

Jim
Steck's Moonglow was crushed.
__________________


Ryan Cochran

"Skating the same line since 1976..."
.................................................. ....
www.jalopyjournal.com - www.garagejournal.com - www.gearjournal.com - www.fordbarn.com - www.DOGFIGHTmag.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 03:45 PM   #34
blown49
Member Emeritus
 
blown49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: West Union, OH.
Posts: 2,230
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

That's sad hadn't heard that Ryan.

Jim
__________________
My Blown Flathead '49 Merc Website @: http://www.blown49.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 07:00 PM   #35
Tim G
Member
 
Tim G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Stamford, England
Posts: 506
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

Wow that's so much better looking than the standard Hardtop i think, prefer it without the chop too. I loved my 54, still one of my favorite 50's cars, Chevrolet got the shape perfect on the 2 door sedan car as far as i'm concerned!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 07:12 PM   #36
Comet
Old School HAMBer
 
Comet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 2,558
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

You know, sometimes I take this car for granted. I mean there are so many "Moonglow" clones, wannabees or Chevy's that take an element here or there from Moonglow that I forget the impact this car had. If you think about it, it's the Hirohata Merc for Chevy guys, but I don't think it gets that level of respect. Thanks Ryan for putting this car back in it's proper place in my mind at least.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 07:27 PM   #37
Jkustom
Senior Member
 
Jkustom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: west seattle, wa.
Posts: 1,609
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

I probly first discovered this car about 10 years ago.. Love the look, but I didn't know about the interior situation till now. I'd prefer to be able to put a girl or two in there, but I guess that guy had other ideas..

That "lunchtime Photoshop" chopped version fucking rules.
__________________
"where you goin', city boy?"

"Thanks for the big burnout you done leaving JCustom,they heard it on the third floor." - Hambandy
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 08:15 PM   #38
333 Half Evil
Senior Member
 
333 Half Evil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West Olive Mi.
Posts: 1,391
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

Stecks Moonglow is my favorite "Chevy" custom. What is not to like? It is a shame that the original Moonglow was crushed. Ryan, Thank to you for yet another great reminder of such an awesome car.

If you guys who think someone building thier car to fit thier desires/needs is not right/traditional...what do you think now? The Moonglow inspired "copy" of Hoffmans is a perfect example of someone back in the day building a car for themselves not anyone else. Bill Hoffman did it his way...and did it right!!!
__________________
John "Bogus" Larsen Sr. 01/23/1939 - 07/13/2012
I MISS YOU DAD R.I.P
GOODSPEED my friend.

Last edited by 333 Half Evil; 01-15-2010 at 08:47 PM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 08:32 PM   #39
JeffSled
Old School HAMBer
 
JeffSled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: A place where cars drive at the same height that they park.
Posts: 3,233
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

THIS CAR IS NOT THE MOONGLOW people.
__________________
Bags are for groceries!!!

Friend's don't let friend's lay frame.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 08:47 PM   #40
Gotgas
Alliance Member
 
Gotgas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: DFW USA
Posts: 5,699
Default Re: The Other Moonglow

I thought I was the only one that noticed that. There's a nice shot of this car on p55 of Pat Ganahl's excellent 'The American Custom Car' book.

Here is another hardtopped sedan courtesy Rikster.

__________________
.
Good hands. BAD taste in cars.
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 AM.