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Features 1940's period correct customs

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

  1. happy hoppy
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    here is a photo I found at a garage sale.

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  2. Rikster
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    Here are some photos of the Fog lights...

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  3. hombres ruin
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    That is one killer pic,that 36 or is it a 35 ?looks like a nice ride
     
  4. Rikster
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    Another 5-window...

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  5. hombres ruin
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    Rikster that is a killer ride,do you know the story behind that 5 window?
     
  6. Steverod
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    :)Thank you for the proposal.

    The 36 was not finished for the meeting this year in Bottrop Germany.I need to turn some handmade airfilters to closed the hood .I just got the transmission and engine rebuild.
     
  7. Shade Tree McGhee
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    Thanks Rik. These and a nice spot are definitely going to find their way to my car once it's all together again.
     
  8. Tom davison
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    The rake was late-50's trend. Probably the result of younger guys rebelling against their dad's generation. When I was a teenager in the late 50's, it was the only way to go...the future.
     
  9. The rake that is being talked about on this thread is ass end lower then the front end,it is a late 40's early 50's trend not a late 50's like you said.The rake you are talkin about (im pretty sure) is front end lower then the rear ??? and yes that is a late 50's 60s trend.
     
  10. 50Fraud
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    Taildraggers were never described as "raked" until the present day. In the '50s and later, "raked" meant down in front -- nothing else, ever.

    In the last year or two, the term has been used here on the HAMB to describe cars that are down in back. It's a misnomer, and confusing. Please don't perpetuate this usage.
     
  11. GuyW
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    Ah, taildraggers - the automotive equivalent of droopy drawers....looks like there's a "load" in back...
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  12. Rikster
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    Some more 40's custom car photos I have found on the net...
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    The last photo comes from the Howard Gribble Collection..

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  13. Rikster
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    Here are some more nice photos from early Customs from the Howard Gribble Collection....

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    Check out the stock Ford grille bars on the side of the Pakard Grille... and also the "creative" use of two bumpers....

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    Slight forward rake on this '37 Ford with Ripple Disk Single bar Flipper hubcaps

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  14. happy hoppy
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    not really a custom but...

    my father, parked on what looks to be Ventura Blvd with Republic Studios in the background.
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  15. axle
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    Depends on the era. Slightly lower in the rear (motor boat) was a 40's & early 50's deal.

    Lower in the front was nick named "The California Rake" and was done in the late 50's/early 60's - also during that time period skirts were out. My 2 cents
     
  16. 50Fraud
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  17. PAUCHO
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    I think you're preaching to the wrong crowd here....
     
  18. Shade Tree McGhee
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    mmmm bump. I want more! This thread is amazing!
     
  19. roddinron
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    I don't want to get too off topic here, but talk about timeless beauty. I sometimes really miss the days when girls looked like girls. Even the '36 looks like it's puckered up to kiss her! You young guys don't know what you missed. Now let's get back to the cars.... sigh.;)
     
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  20. buflochp
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    I love the way the Packard Grille is installed by cutting out the bars in the stock 36 grille. If you cruised by the drive-in at about 50 you could fool them. :cool:

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  21. Shade Tree McGhee
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    I'm super jealous of this guy.

     
  22. axle
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    As stated before i think this is one of the best threads we've seen around here in a long time. Although i appreciate all forms of custom automotive history i think so many people tend to concentrate on the Flames/Metalflake/Candy/Panel era - almost as if to feel that it all started from that point forward. Of course there is all the room in the world for diversity , but i personally think it would be nice to see guys building more accurate 40's and early 50's style customs. Because cars like the ones pictured in this thread seem so scarce and underrated i will do my best to fill our "History of the Custom" building with these rare creations !
     
  23. I agree Axle!I can't wait to see what's gonna be at the show!!
     
  24. Very true and well said.
     
  25. Just wanted to bring this one to the top,just in case anyone was wondering what a true taildragger should should look like. STUNNING
     
  26. jackandeuces
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    Here in mid-atlantic we called it a California rake, because of it's origin..
     
  27. I remember hearing the term "cowboy rake", but I have no idea what it means.
     
  28. ka-zoo
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    Less talk, more pics... :D

    great thread
     
  29. vividlyvintage
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    I love the fact that you have collected photos from when it was freshly finished to where it is today. When I see photos of old cars, or see them in old movies, I always wonder if they are still around, and if so where are they now. Are they still stock or customized? I absolutely love the fact that this car is still around and shown for others to enjoy. Thanks for sharing these photos.


     

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