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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Django, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Django
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    ...and note that is custom with a "c" as in period "c"orrect. :D ;) Let's see some '1940s style customs. There have been a few that popped up in the companion 1940s period correct hot rod thread, and I've grabbed a few from there to get the ball rolling. I'd love to see some pre-war photos especially!

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    Bitchin '36s...

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    From Jimmy B's collection...

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    Bob Pierson '36
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    Bob Giovanine' '39 Chev
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    My grandfathers from the 40's...

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    GREAT thread!

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    yeah... this will be fun


    Slightly sharper Pierson Brothers coupe photo...

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    This one is one of my favorite's of all time....any period. But wouldn't this be considered a hot rod since it ran pretty fast on the lakes???
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    I know Zach (SUHR SPEED) is planning to build one. Here is his photoshop of what's ahead.
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    That 2 tone 5 window '36 is awesome! What did they use to cover the frame in the absence of the running boards? I see the previous pic directly above of the 3 window has the same thing.
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    Gene Winfield photo of Sam Barris' Merc

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    also Sam's Merc

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    Not an old photo but I saw this at the '08 Fathers day show.

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  11. Link Paola '40 Ford Custom. Famously Chopped before the '40 had officially been released.
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    One of my all time favourite customs. Top was welded on after William Yee wouldn't pay $75 to make it removable. Dick Bertolucci built.
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    Another Dick Bertolucci built Custom, my all time favourite. Dick Bertolucci-Buddy Ohanesian '40 Mercury.
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    I love this car
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    Jimmy... in the 40's Hot Rod post you showed this photo... is there a change you could make a larger scan of the 38? Ford convertible sitting the the background just above the cowl of this Hot Rod?... would be great

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    Dean Batchelor poster... still available from Ron Kellogg... click the photo to find out how to get your own copy.

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    Some great Dean Batchelor articles on early customs from the 40's

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    I tried to stay 40s Period Correct with my 39 Mercury convertible:

    Shortened nose trim & shaved deck
    Fuel filler in the trunk
    41 Lincoln Zephyr bumpers
    Hollywood flipper caps w/ ribbed beauty rings
    41 Stude taillights (real ones)
    Skirts (need bubble skirts!)
    Down in back (mine may be a little too far down for 40s style)

    I just need some Appletons and a Carson top to fill the bill!

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    Rikster, you've got the best stuff!
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    I love your car JB!

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    I already love this thread. More pics please.
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    Jimmy Summers

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    Photos from the David Zivot collection
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    From the Digital The Rodders Journal issue...

    Technically this is OT... built in 1936.. but still around in the 40's so I say it belongs here.

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  19. Keep 'em coming Rik!!!! Great thread!
  20. Rik, I got outbid on that pic, so I saved it for reference. This is the best I can do sorry.

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    Thanks man- They just used my Merc for a Film Noir Festival poster:
    (notice the dead hand in the back seat...)

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    Thanks Jimmy!!!

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    Dan Post Blue Book of Custom Restyling inside back cover collage...

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    A few more from the Ron Kellogg archives.

    Lynn Yakel 36 Ford

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    After an engine fire...

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    Man, what a cool pic!
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    Now this is the HAMB. You guys are it man. Between this and the "Sell" post there's enough hisorical references for 2 generations or more. Perfect stuff, proper "gospel". Thank you.
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    They hand formed a panel to cover the frame (or had California Metal Shaping do it for them) and then added chrome trim pieces to it.
    Perhaps the whole package was an aftermarket product, but I have never seen it being advertised.

    Some 1939 Cadillac models have this same feature...

    A similar product for 37-40 Ford/Mercury's was available, although it was done in stainless... photo was posted on the Hamb some time ago.

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    I want to echo theHIGHLANDER. This post and the recent 1940's period correct hot rods are why I spend so much of my free time on the HAMB. I get to learn form the masters. Thank you all (HAMB)! Slim
  28. Awesome !!

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