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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. THR1LL3R
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    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. THR1LL3R
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    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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