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Old 05-25-2011, 09:29 AM   #1
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I love Custom Cars Magazine. I think my favorite feature column in these old magazines is the "Styling Studio," but there are gems to be found all over those little books. This morning, I was flipping though the June, 1958 issue and ran across this l...

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Old 05-25-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
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Now that is a nicely done car. Looks like 55 Chevy headlight eyebrows as well. Would be neat if it was still around.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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One of the things I love about the little books is that you see custom touches on the old cars that you would never see today. Chrysler quarters? The 53 windshield, the grille opening made from what appears to be 2 51 Ford openings...

Neat car...and inspiring
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:37 AM   #4
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Wow. what a beautiful Shoebox-so much done, yet so subtle. Thanks for post. Still much to learn from the past.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:39 AM   #5
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:42 AM   #6
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Awesome, I also love '55 Packard taillights!
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:57 AM   #7
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Really nice car... it's a very good balance of mild and radical. Good use of restraint.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:06 AM   #8
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I really like the rear view... the bulging quarters really set it off
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:07 AM   #9
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The car makes a statement without going over the top.You're right,that's the perfect blend between creativity and restraint.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:10 AM   #10
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Custom Cars magazine is GREAT! I recently found out I like it so much I have 2 complete sets- I thought I only had one! The colors on the covers and the cars inside are GREAT! I think the fact they were NEVER picked up for modern look backs like the stuff in Hot Rod and Rod & Custom make them even more special and a lost treasure.

After decades of studying those books I decided yesterday I'm building my first kustom. These magazines will provide ther blueprint and inspiration.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:24 AM   #11
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I think the best thing about that car is that nothing looks stuck on or out of place. Tons of modifications that tend to sneak up on you a bit and don't just look like they were changed just to change something. Also no extra fru fru that doesn't need to be there like in the later show point customs.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:50 AM   #12
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What a nicely done car. Love the rear, love the grille ('49s? Looks more like like '51s), I don't know that I've seen that done before.

Life must've been grand when all you had to do to mix and match parts/makes/models was head over to the local wrecker and cut off what you needed.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:58 AM   #13
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I like it but it takes alot of looking at the rear to really appreciate the lines of the quarters, and work put into them.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:07 PM   #14
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Wow-Now that is well done. It's crazy that such a beautifully done car wouldn't be more well known.

Hope someone has other pictures of the car, or knows the whereabouts.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:17 PM   #15
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This thing eventually got pasted with a wild panel job.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:39 PM   #16
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This thing eventually got pasted with a wild panel job.
No kidding? Have any shots of it?
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:05 PM   #17
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Wow I'm really diggin that!
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:13 PM   #18
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Nice find.
Thanks for the memories, Ryan!
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:20 PM   #19
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Thanks for posting, what a fantastic car. Everything works. Love the grill, I agree the surround looks more like a '51.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #20
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Ryan...

Many thanks for posting this ! About 10 years ago I unearthed my COMPLETE original collection of Custom Cars Magazine. I've got 'em from the beginning in '57 to the last in '60. All "little pages", and Ultra Kool !

Below is the cover for September, 1957 Vol.1 Num.1...

Thanks again,

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