Well, I would really like to see if there are any out there who can provide us with new built kustom cars in the style that was particularly popular in California 1948-52. It sounds a bit narrowminded to be as tight as this period, but kustom styles changed very quickly and it was shortly an entirely new fashion in kustom styling. This period represents an emphasis on sleek flowing lines and accentuation of the body shape. Therefore they usually saved the side moldings, but removed the emblems and handles, etc. The cars had "luxury" accessories like Cadillac hubcaps and fashion accessories like Appleton spotlights. Barris brothers were maybe the most famous builders, but there were of course a load of others. One thing that not many think of, is that it often was popular to have both license plates and bumper guards. That dissappeared on the cleaner modern custom style. Another extremely important thing is the "stance". A true kustom in this style have a style reminiscent of a speedboat with high front and low rear plowing its way through the water. Level stance is not good and lower in the front is a total no-no. And NOT the tail sitting on the ground like a wheel-less rear. A bit of the whitewall tire should be seen. There are several others on this board that has a much greater knowledge of certain details and construction/builders of this era than I have. But you can usually see the style quite easy. But, it was not historic cars I would like to see here. I chose to call it NOSK (New Old Style Kustoms). Kustom cars built in this style, but within the last say 10-15 years. There are big plus points if they also have the type of engine/gearbox, axles etc. that was possible to use at this time. Not to be too regressive, but because it also gives a much more refined feel for the car. And the experience of driving it. Just the same as a pre-48 hot rod with the old stuff that was available. A mixture of appreciation and interest in vintage cars (which this is) and an immortal era in kustom history. The years before 1948 didn't show so many cars with the very radical lowering of chassis and roofs. Some exceptions were out there, of course. And after 1952 the car shows had developed that the number of modifications were more appreciated than the ultimate clean line ... Carson/Gaylord-topped cars were very common and now you scarcely can see anyone who has it on the newly built cars. Not having the "right" style, anyway. A couple of examples: Here's a nice build from Donn Lowe. Kevans nowadays very nice (unfortunately not yet shiny) 1940 Mercury Would love to see what you can come up with. But please, keep it traditional like I mentioned above. If you don't know what the car has under the hood or chassis, it's all ok. But the more correct, the better.