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Features Bombs Away-30s & 40s Lowriders?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pimpin paint, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. pimpin paint
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    Hey,

    I'm told that Lowriders, as car styles go, grew up longside of
    kustoms out here in SoCal in the late 30s. A typical bomb or a
    "bombacitas" is a stock bodied GM product,usually pre-1955
    only instead of being shaved of trim like a "soft kustom'' is all
    loaded up with every extra optional chrome piece, and than
    some. They usually have little or no body mods, but some of
    the most killer paint jobs ever sprayed on steel. They also seem
    to be to blame for bags & hydraulics on kustoms!
    Anybody sittin' on photos of true "bombs" from back in the day,
    not the 70s showcar nightmears either?

    Swankey Devils C.C.
  2. pimpin paint
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  3. happy hoppy
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    heck out chevybombs.com

    here are some I have pic.ed up off the net..

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    not a chevy but...

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    happy, love the 'bomb on salt' pic..
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  7. happy hoppy
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    I have always loved Bombs and tail draggers.

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    Hoppy's got it, Chevybombs.com It's the place for that kind of stuff. I've got a '46 Chevy that I'm planning to build some time in the future, and I'm collecting all the accessories for it now. Some of that stuff is tough to come by, and bomb guys have to have EVERYTHING.
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    Boones.. I am disappointed you didnt realize that sled on the salt is TOVAR's fleetline..



    in addition their 37 chevy.. ROCKS..


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    The Tovars seem to know what its about..
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    Hey Sawzall that 37 chevy is perfect WOW they got it going on!!!!!

    John
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    I think this is a neat shot.

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    Here's a few from the SD Chicano Park Show in '07.

    Best old school lowrider show I've ever seen.

    - RBR

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    beautiful cars thankz for the pics..
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    always had a huge spot in my heart for bombs and lowriders in general......:)
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    This is a friend's 36 Pickup !

    It has looked like that for years

    " until recently "

    With the truck on the trailer coming back from a car show,

    Almost made it home another 15 mins more

    Someone pulled out in front of them and to avoid a accident ,he then swerved and their went the truck into some olive trees and crushed , smashed ,beer canned ,parts flying everywhere :(

    He gathered up what was useable and has started all over

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    Where are the Los Boulevardos guys they have crazy lowriders :)
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    Yes... you guys might know this but I love bombs!!!

    here's a few I have handy..can't wait till I get home from work to post more pics!


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    (pic by Bobbyof Tribal Gear)

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    (atthe Payasos Roud-Up)

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    (loco 46from Salinas)

    -Juan
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    Damn I miss not living in Whittier. KNUX!
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    Lowriders, my first automotive love.
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    Heres a few local ones....

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    Is that sepia colored photo Brand Park Eryk? Thats awesome.
  27. VonMoldy
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    man i never knew how much I love those things! Couldn't imagine a better cruiser.
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    Yep.;) It sure is.

    I snagged that photo from LIL.
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    great thead love the low riders
  30. Dat Dirty Rat
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    I love these pics...I want to do a Fleetline next soooo bad it hurts. Where i live its oversaturated with musclecars, streetrods & kustoms that are all starting to look like a bunch of blondes at a Pam Anderson look-a-like contest.

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