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Old 08-30-2010, 08:12 AM   #61
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:56 AM   #62
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...about those scallops...
I'm listening...

C'mon Brootal, you know damn good and well that not everything that's done is going to please everyone (especially on this board)...I like 'em and that's all that's important... and besides, I painted that car lime green in 1983...NO ONE painted cars green in the early '80's (except me...I don't follow a crowd) and I put those scallops on the car in 1995...and still not following a crowd...

I didn't build the car for you or anyone else...just ME!!!

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Old 08-30-2010, 01:07 PM   #63
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:38 PM   #64
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:09 PM   #65
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Oh my.... OH MY....!!! Those photos you posted are so Incredible. Please say you have more of those.

The first one is the Jimmy Summers 1936 Ford with fade away fenders.
And the second and third shot seam to be taken at the Barris Shop at Compton Avenue and in the background is what appears to be Sam Barris his 1940 Mercury and Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford seeing from behind, and Johnny Zaro's 1941 headlight on the right

Oh my!!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:14 PM   #66
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Oh My is right Rik!!

I want to know what the two pictures in his first post that are not showing up are of.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:21 AM   #67
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amazing stuff.
for me the calori 36 is about it. but for some reason, the big bulbous sedans (especially with carson top) seem to pique my interest.

there was a 36 roadster that was always around so. cal. about 10 years ago. saw it at pomona a number of times. it sat tail dragger, was chopped with a PERFECT top, well detailed flathead. black and beautiful. THAT was the car that settled it all for me. THAT car haunts me.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:11 AM   #68
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I'm listening...

C'mon Brootal, you know damn good and well that not everything that's done is going to please everyone (especially on this board)...I like 'em and that's all that's important... and besides, I painted that car lime green in 1983...NO ONE painted cars green in the early '80's (except me...I don't follow a crowd) and I put those scallops on the car in 1995...and still not following a crowd...

I didn't build the car for you or anyone else...just ME!!!

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I pretty much figured that would be the answer. LOL

You're right about that colour. Something similar hit the OEM market in Australia about 2000 and before long, every second street machine, hot rod and custom was painted 'Hothouse Green'.

You're just way ahead of you're time Roger.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:23 AM   #69
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Amazing photos Kurtis Kraft,how did you get those?Any more??
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:44 AM   #70
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I pretty much figured that would be the answer. LOL

You're right about that colour. Something similar hit the OEM market in Australia about 2000 and before long, every second street machine, hot rod and custom was painted 'Hothouse Green'.

You're just way ahead of you're time Roger.
Thank you. Always have been.

Not bragging or anything, but I purchased that Studey in Spring,1977...everyone (into "rods") thot I was nuts...I heard "You're going to do what with it?", "It'll never make a good looking car" and "Go get yourself a '32 Ford."

No one (into rods) would accept my orphan make as a rod...took a winter to build it and I drove it to Merced, Cali in summer of 1978...the Cali "rodders" wouldn't even acknowledge I was there with my orphan rod cuz it wasn't red, open wheeled or square (Me, follow a crowd?) It was primer gray with copper colored flames, five spoke mag wheels and a nose high stance....a 'gasser' look in 1978.

I changed the look of the Studey in 1992 by adding the skirts, running boards and tail dragging stance....the Turquiose scallops came later. BTW, the 400" engine was overhauled in 1983 as well...it's now got over 135,000 miles on it and still going strong.

So, there ya go...sometimes it's a bitch staying ahead of the curve...but I certainly take delight in saying "I don't follow a crowd."

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Kurtis Kraft, who are you?
And do you have any more photos to share I have never seen those photos before
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Kurtis Kraft, who are you?
And do you have any more photos to share I have never seen those photos before
X2....... That radical 35-6 three window is cool !!
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:37 AM   #73
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Here's a few pics of my favorite. This is the Subias '41 Merc "Black Beauty". There are some incredible cars on this post here. It does not get much better than the early customs and their styling. The understated elegance of these early customs do it for me everytime. We know the history of this car from the time Vince Subias bought it in 1950 and finished up the custom work, but the chop and Carson top was done in the 40's and this is a mystery. This car was supposedly owned originally by the gentleman who owned the Avalon Theater in LA back in the 40's and he sold it to Subias. Anyone have any more info on this car pre 1950? I know it was a long time ago. I will try and get some better pics and put them up.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:41 AM   #74
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Here's a few pics of my favorite. This is the Subias '41 Merc. There are some incredible cars on this post here. It does not get much better than the early customs and their styling. The understated elegance of these early customs do it for me everytime. We know the history of this car from the time Vince Subias bought it in 1950 and finished up the custom work, but the chop and Carson top was done in the 40's and this is a mystery. This car was supposedly owned originally by the gentleman who owned the Avalon Theater in LA back in the 40's and he sold it to Subias. Anyone have any more info on this car pre 1950? I know it was a long time ago. I will try and get some better pics and put them up.
It looks a lot like the Hal Peterson 1941 Lincoln... but it most likely is not the same car. I guess there were many more built like this. And its really hard to tell with the fuzzy photos.



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Old 08-31-2010, 10:51 AM   #75
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Rikster that is really a close match but you are probably correct, it probably is not the same car. I know things could have changed over the years like bumperguards and a few other things, but these two cars are awfully close in the details. These guys were on the same page when it came to the styling of these '41's. I will get some clearer pics, but you can also see the story on the Subias Merc in TRJ issue # 38( the one w/ the restored Sam Barris Merc on the cover)
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I will get some clearer pics, but you can also see the story on the Subias Merc in TRJ issue # 38( the one w/ the restored Sam Barris Merc on the cover)

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Old 09-01-2010, 10:13 AM   #77
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Oh my.... OH MY....!!! Those photos you posted are so Incredible. Please say you have more of those.

The first one is the Jimmy Summers 1936 Ford with fade away fenders.
And the second and third shot seam to be taken at the Barris Shop at Compton Avenue and in the background is what appears to be Sam Barris his 1940 Mercury and Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford seeing from behind, and Johnny Zaro's 1941 headlight on the right

Oh my!!!
Yes, I do have more! Please contact me if you or anybody is interested in them.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:36 AM   #78
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[QUOTE=Rikster;5597160]Kurtis Kraft


Oh my.... OH MY....!!! Those photos you posted are so Incredible. Please say you have more of those.

The first one is the Jimmy Summers 1936 Ford with fade away fenders.
And the second and third shot seam to be taken at the Barris Shop at Compton Avenue and in the background is what appears to be Sam Barris his 1940 Mercury and Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford seeing from behind, and Johnny Zaro's 1941 headlight on the right



Im intrested to know about this 36. Havent seen it before? Any clues guys?....
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