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Old 07-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default The Buster Litton '49 Ford



I've always felt the custom car world revolves in very tight looped circles. It starts as a blank canvas with smart improvements to line and style and revolves into a mess of colors and shapes totally void of any white space. It all seems to happen i...

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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Before I even got to reading the bottom I thought of Weesner's shoebox and it's headlight treatment since this car always reminds me of it. Both are clear examples on how to extend your headlights I think.

Massaging and changing every panel doesn't have to be a bad thing as long as you have the eye to put what looks best on the car's entirety. The two best things about this car are the chop (obviously) and the single side spear on the side. Had that been something a bit wilder and I think it would have been unbalanced and over the top.

Wanna hear the other unsung here of this car? I think it's the 53 Cad caps. Every time those are used it seems to be a total knock out. Mark Morton's '54 Merc comes to mind.....
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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I would love to see more photo's of the Dutch striped dash. I do not recall ever seeing this (the dash) in any magazine.
There is NOTHING I don't like on this beautiful old Kustom!
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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From a Diehard Kustom guy.....Thanks for writing this and putting it on the HAMB!
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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After seeing this,my Dads '49 definitely needs a redo.That is one perfect shoebox.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #6
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And ironically, one of the very few customs this normally non-custom kinda guy really likes! Weez's too. Veru yastefully done and so well finished and thought out before the torches were even lit.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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One of my most favorite kustom 49 Fords
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #8
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Aye Yi Yi, less is more and fab. Flipped my wig. ~sololobo~
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #9
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FYI - The fender extensions look to be from the front fenders of a '50-51 Studebaker and the headlight rims are '52 Studebaker (which would fit the earlier fenders).
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:00 PM   #10
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Cool to be included in such rare company!

Hey, I've always been stumped by the Litton car's roof- it's right on the money, but how'd they do it? The side rails of the roof don't match up to a Ford roof curve, did they use Chevy pieces on the sides? (Yes, I've cut up photos of a '50 and tried to figure out the Litton chop, I'm a pretty trainspotty about this stuff!)

No one's done a roof like that till Andreas' car-

I think maybe Andreas' car has fabbed-up roof sides, that's what I was told by someone (Wolf maybe?) when I was drooling over it in Sweden-
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #11
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amazing car , and looks like an amazing new version as well . . . glad to see somethings stay the same over the years .
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #12
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I love the Litton shoebox, always have...and Weez, your's definitely deserved the menton. Also among my favorites.
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Good article Ryan, big fan of all the classy custom cars you mentioned in the article
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #14
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Love, love, love that car
A real masterpiece of redesign
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #15
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My favorite custom car ever. Only things I would change are in the interior.

That pretty, thin roof and extended quarters really change the proportions of the stubby, tall shoebox. That car is on the money.
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Weez:

Hosted on Fotki

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The rest is shown here courtesy of Rikster:

http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_c...s-aberg-buste/


P.S. It blows my mind not just the capability of some foreign builders but their ability to track down an amazing amount of correct parts. I've been looking for those 98 quarter panels for a few years now.....
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #17
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Very Nice Shoebox Indeed ~!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:10 PM   #18
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That is by far one of my favorite shoeboxes.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #19
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That car is Timeless...
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:42 PM   #20
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Hosted on Fotki

Hosted on Fotki

The rest is shown here courtesy of Rikster:

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P.S. It blows my mind not just the capability of some foreign builders but their ability to track down an amazing amount of correct parts. I've been looking for those 98 quarter panels for a few years now.....
Cool! Thanks- How do you suppose Sam did the original?
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