The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by twochops, May 8, 2006.
I always wondered what shade of purple was on that 53 Chevy, thanks Rik!
Two more photos from the Tom Nielsen photo albums...
This time a very nicely done 1940 Ford four door. The car was from from Vancouver, BC and owned by Fred Welsh. This photo was taken outside of a show at the Arlington dragstrip. A pretty rare photo since the car was a real show car with a chromed undercarriage which included the frame. The wheel wells where painted white with Purple fogging. The door handles where shaved, the license plate set into the trunk. A set of canted Lincoln headlights was set into the front fenders. And both and rear the car use 1937 DeSoto bumpers.
Here is another photo of Fred Welsh his 1940 Ford four door show Custom. This photo shows the car was constantly updated for a new show car season. This time the car was updated with among many other details dual 1959 Cadillac taillights canted - just like the Lincoln headlights - into the rear fenders. The purple paint with contrasting white interior is looking really great. And so are all the chrome chassis details.
The car after another update... new paint wheels tires etc...
And the great thing is the car is still around today... (thanks for the recent photos Bob Larsen)
Details on the chrome frame...
This car is pretty bad ass looking. The grill looks good in this car and look at how low it is.
Photo from the Barry Mazza Collection
Hi Rik !
First time I see this picture , and with the third type of hubcap . The -50 cad sombrero is the most common , the -53 Cad sombrero is seen on a few pictures but this one -53-55 Olds Fiesta , very neat shot , thanks for showing this picture Barry and Rik !!
Rik I love this pic you posted but does it say what show it is on the back of the photo maybe??
Greg Palmer has shared some really great photos of his father Jim Palmers collection for my site.
A lot of photos from his collection have been copied over the years, and I have a couple of copies as well. But the quality of those copies is far worse than the originals. So it is really great to see some better scans of this great collection. Thanks to Greg Palmer for scanning.
Here are a few.
And this wonderful very rare color photo of the Larry Ernst Chevy in its first Purple and lavender paint. According to Greg it was Larry Ernst who gave these photos to Tom Liechty, who was Larry's care taker before his death. And then the photo became part of Jim's collection.
Second version of the same Barris built Chevy.
That Larry Ernst Chevy is just amazing. So classy.
In the second photo, I don't see the Barris crest. Do you know why it isn't there?
Did Barris do the repaint?
Its there... only not on the front fender.
Here is another scanned from a book photo that shows the location of the Barris crest a bit better.
Here's the photo of my photo ablum that I showed ,
way back on post 122.------------TwoChops
Yes, The Barris shop did all work on the first and second version of the car, including paint.
How about sharing some more of your fantastic collection here TwoChops.
After Burns Berryman get the rundown 51 it was
restored to how it looked the first time.
But still has the hood corners rounded and
the exhaust throu the bumper.-----TwoChops
Nice shot of the Se Ville! There was talk about someone cloning that car back in Connecticut a few years ago.
Here's a photo of a chopped and hardtop Merc that hasn't
been posted before (NOTE the way the vent window was done)
Bte! Best thread ever!
Wow never saw that Merc before Bill, thanks for sharing. (twochops).
Don't think I have seen this one either... DO you have any info on it Bill.
Thanks for posting
I believe that is Gary Hawkins Merc from Chatham Ont. Canada circa 1959. If so I can supply more info.
YES it is, only photo I have so show us or tell us more.
Two concave scoops on hood;rounded hood corners;frenched headlights;54 pontiac grille in molded cavidy; chopped & made into a hardtop; 58 impala type scoop on roof; hood , trunk,doors,all trim shaved;Jimmy Jones skirts with scoops on leading edge;58 Merc tailights;rear bumper was 58 Chev. with 58 Pontiac ends;40 coats of hand rubbed paint;stock flathead. Body work done by Alfred Formosa at local Chev. dealer body shop.Car was driven every day even in winter ,kept imaculate,seldom shown, and disapeared mid 60s.Where did you get that picture? I couldnt believe it when I saw it.
My favorite Kustom..............
This would be my first and second favorite Kustom
Twochops Yes in that picture it is painted blue and silver later to be painted white and gold similar to 'Artic Sand" by Clarkaiser. On Riksters site re.Fuzzy F? archives there is a better picture on page12 "D12".
Rikster I was responding to a picture and a post by Twochops that has disapeared. The 47 Ford you posted was another Chatham Ontario car owned by a Bob Smith and still exists today only as a street rod.It was built by the same person who built the Merc. in post 1488. Thanks for posting the picture .
Here are a couple of photos from the late Bill Usedom Collection.
CHip Chipman now owns this amazing collection and he is scanning to share on my Custom Car Photo Archive site.
Thanks to Bill and CHip for sharing these great photos.
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