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Old 09-26-2012, 12:15 AM   #21
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Default Re: Have you ever wondered?

We think alike, find a photo of the Bill Harrah 1933 Cadillac All Weather Phaeton, when flipper hub caps are mentioned that is the first car I think of. Bob
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Did you ever wonder why looking at a car like this gives you a "funny feeling"?



Something within the cobwebs of my memory says that the big Caddy from like 36 or so had the 1st flippers. Somewhere I have a pic in a big book, but where's the book? I did say cobwebs...
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:17 PM   #22
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a better question might be-why do people get upset by the way you spell it? Does calling your car a Kustom verses a Custom make your car better or worse or more authentic? hmmmm
Well, for some grammar is a bit of a sticky issue...

But, for the rest of us (haha) Kustom today and Kustom then often represent two different things. This may just be me, but when I see the work Kustom I associate it with a more modern interpretation of what was (the real radical over-chopped/lowered/flame throwered/ratty stuff you see in certain publications these days). Again, that may just be me (and there's always exception to the rules).

Back then I believe Kustom was reserved for the more radical show-type stuff, no? Where as customs were more reserved, classy builds (like the '34 above)

I dunno, maybe I'm way off base but that's the way I see it and thats my $0.02
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:22 PM   #23
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Channeling the late, bushy-eyebrowed Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes fame, "Have you ever wondered?" I've got a few custom car origin questions that you might have pondered yourself at one time, or perhaps you've even got the definitive answer to one of th...

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This car actually gave me a shortness of breath looking at it, and made me a little nervous.
Amazing.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:34 AM   #24
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That is the BEST LOOKING '34 Roadster I have ever seen....bar none! Absolutely Gorgeous !

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