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Old 07-29-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Before there was Chip, there was Sam.



And as a young man, Sam Foose helped Chuck Calvin restyle this 1950 Ford Tudor sedan for Don Britton. The car was nearly brand new when it was given the full custom treatment including a seamless sectioning job, with 4 inches removed from the body si...

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Old 07-29-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

Sharp looking car in many respects but I think a chop was due in conjunction with the section. The greenhouse looks disproportionate to me.

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Old 07-29-2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

Obviously Sam also had an eye for other clean "body styles".
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

I could always tell a Sam Foose done '40 Ford. He really knows how to pull the body lines together. Wish I could find a pic of the yellow Sedan delivery, or the coupe with a chopped top and Tudor sedan doors that he did... anybody?
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

Nice car Sam always had a good eye for what looks right..the 47 Ford coupe he did in the 70's hooked this then 12 yr old on customs!!
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:29 AM   #6
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

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... Wish I could find a pic of the yellow Sedan delivery, or the coupe with a chopped top and Tudor sedan doors that he did... anybody?
Not exactly HAMB-Friendly ... but here's a few of the Delivery:

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... and a few of the Coupe:

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Old 07-29-2011, 11:35 AM   #7
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Unchopped sectioned cars (especially a shoebox ford sedan) are hideous.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:47 AM   #8
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

I remember that Hot Rod did a Rod Test on a '47 or '48 Ford coupe that Sam built back in the mid 70's. That was a real work of art.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:52 AM   #9
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

His '48 was always one of my favs.......love'em clean and simple.....

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Old 07-29-2011, 11:57 AM   #11
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His '48 was always one of mt favs.......love'em clean and simple.....

Any pics with the skirts?Thats the way I like it best.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:09 PM   #13
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His '48 was always one of mt favs.......love'em clean and simple.....

Yep thats the one that really got me hooked on kustom bodywork love this car!
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:15 PM   #14
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:20 PM   #15
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

And Paul Bragg might disagree....
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:29 PM   #16
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

This one's from Rik's site........

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:52 PM   #17
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

Sam Foose has got to be on of the most ignored masters out there. Consider that most (if not all ) of his work has been done in one man shop and you'll soon find he must be a human dynamo to turn out the body of work he has produced.

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Old 07-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #18
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

I usually dont care for sectioned unchopped cars but this one is the exception. It is very clean and stylish and looks very good as is (was)
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Sorry looks unproportioned.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:17 PM   #20
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Default Re: Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

I had a model a for a bit that came out of Sam's shop. Incredible bodylines, especially for a little '29 and the most subtle customization. One hell of a builder.
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