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Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jul 29, 2011.

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

    What ever happened to those Perky Push-em Up training bras?
     
  3. retromotors
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    Obviously Sam also had an eye for other clean "body styles".:D
     
  4. Boeing Bomber
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    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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  5. koolkemp
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    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!!
     
  6. Not exactly HAMB-Friendly ... but here's a few of the Delivery:

    40 Ford Sedan Delivery By Sam Foose.jpg 40 Ford Delivery By Sam Foose.jpg Alien 40 By Sam Foose.jpg

    ... and a few of the Coupe:

    40 Ford Coupe By Sam Foose (with hood up).jpg 40 Ford Coupe By Sam Foose (3-4 front).jpg 40 Ford Coupe By Sam Foose (rear).jpg
     
  7. Unchopped sectioned cars (especially a shoebox ford sedan) are hideous.
     
  8. traffic61
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    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.
     
  9. hotrd32
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    His '48 was always one of my favs.......love'em clean and simple.....

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  11. 56KUSTOM
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    Any pics with the skirts?Thats the way I like it best.
     
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  13. koolkemp
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    Yep thats the one that really got me hooked on kustom bodywork love this car!
     
  14. Weasel
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    ....:rolleyes:

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  15. Weasel
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    And Paul Bragg might disagree....
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  16. hotrd32
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    This one's from Rik's site........

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  17. fab32
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    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.

    Frank
     
  18. Racrdad
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    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)
     
  19. Sorry looks unproportioned.
     
  20. Brandi
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    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.
     
  21. 00 MACK
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    I think thats some glass Winfield car or some shit.
     
  22. tfeverfred
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    Once again,"less is more", equates to a fine car. Keep it simple.
     
  23. 1beatnik
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    He should teach Chip something
     
  24. I don't remember an HRM Rod Test on a Sam Foose built '47 or '48 Ford (not sayin' there wasn't one, I just don't remember it) ... but here's the "FOOSE'S FORD" article that appeared in the Aug. '77 issue of 1001 Custom & ROD Ideas:

    Sam Foose '48 Ford - 1001 Custom & ROD Ideas - August 1977 - Cover.jpg Sam Foose '48 Ford - 1001 Custom & ROD Ideas - August 1977 - Article 1.jpg Sam Foose '48 Ford - 1001 Custom & ROD Ideas - August 1977 - Article 2.jpg Sam Foose '48 Ford - 1001 Custom & ROD Ideas - August 1977 - Article 3.jpg Sam Foose '48 Ford - 1001 Custom & ROD Ideas - August 1977 - Article 4.jpg
     
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  25. Here's one:

    Sam Foose built '48 Ford Custom.jpg
     
  26. koolkemp
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  27. 49ratfink
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    I had this magazine when it came out. just got another copy in a box of 70's Street Rodders a buddy was going to throw out :eek:. I thought that was a very cool car at the time and still do.

    don't see to many checkerboard engine compartments ... that's got to be a lot of work
     
  28. weez
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    I met Sam at Paso several years before I met Chip at Art Center, Sam is a real cool guy and does great stuff!
     
  29. hotrodA
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    If memory serves me, he also did the patch panels and body work on this:

    The Bud Bryan roadster...one of the icons of the new "old style" built in the late sixties. Stunning!
     

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  30. ETwagon
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    There always has to be the dig from a malcontent.

    As a father, it seems like Sam did a damn good job.
     

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