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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by J.B., Dec 12, 2010.

  1. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
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    Anything new, craving some kustoms!!!
     
  2. fyrffytr1
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    I don't know if this fits here but I think it is one of the icest cars around here. This was taken at a car show in Cairo, Ga. in 2015. Does anyone know the car?

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  3. Mags, fog lights, visor...etc. More gook wagon than anything else. Nothing about it says 'old style custom' to me.
     
  4. I think a change of wheels and "caps" would fix that. Perhaps the cliche - sombreros and 4" whitewalls.. The lakers are a bit new for this thread as well - but that's just a few bolts.

    Dave
     
  5. Slopok
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    Did anyone EVER customize a Nash back then??? I think not!
     
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  6. Dave Mc
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    posted my 48 awhile back , but with skirts on this time
     
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  7. Rikster
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    Not the same model.... but this very nicely Custom Convertible was done in the very early 1950's.
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  8. stanlow69
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    from red oak

    They customized every thing back then. I bought a full collection of the little pages magazines from the 50`s. It surprised me to see all the customized Henry J`s, Studebakers and Corvairs. Nothing was off limits back then. 4 doors were very common too.
     
  9. Slopok
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    I always thought that it became popular when the dare to be different craze took place which was much later than the time frame of this thread.
     
  10. 50Fraud
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    I agree with Stanlow69. Anything was fair game (Hudson 4dr, Studebaker convertible, etc), but I'm sure the magazine editors sought out the oddities for the sake of variety. I rarely, if ever, saw anything like those on the street.
     
  11. Squablow
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    The fact that it's a 4 door Nash shouldn't exclude the car pictured above, but the fact that it is customized in a way that is not even close to 48-52 historically correct should exclude it from this thread.
     
  12. Wensum Valley Rods
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    I think my Zephyr fits in this thread pretty good. I have always planned to build it as a late 40s - early 50s mild custom and have achieved my goal so far. Runs a Flathead V8 on the original zephyr box, period stance and just a few subtle custom tricks. ( radiused door corners, altered rear pan and fenders to match the curve of the bumper, no drip rails etc ).
    Still work in progress, I want to fit some period hubcaps as soon as some 15" ones turn up at the right price,some spot lights would be nice, still got to finish the bumpers and get them chromed and plan a full interior job in either tan or oxblood leather/vinyl . Pendine 2016 4.jpg Pendine 13.jpg
     
  13. stanlow69
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    I know it`s off topic, but here`s a rambler from Motor Trend in 1955. Scan0175.jpg
     
  14. 40two
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    Paul, yer Zephyr came out perfect!!!
     
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  15. Wensum Valley Rods
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    It's a long way from perfect, but it will do for now. I'm still enjoying driving it around and slowly finishing and altering bits. When I have got it all sorted then I will blast it apart again and prep it and spray it properly. Then it will be nice. :)
     
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  16. I'll bring this thread back up by posting a pic of the Merc all done:
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    Dave
     
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  17. 55Deso
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    Love that color!
     
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  18. Dan Greenberg
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    Wow! It's gorgeous - I hope I get to see it in real life sometime in the future
     
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  19. Nice. REALLY REALLY NICE!
     
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  20. Thanks for all the nice compliments fellas! Dan, I hope you get to see it sometime too because I'd love to see any image you may take of the Merc - (your photos are far, far nicer than my cell phone stuff)!

    Dave
     
  21. Peanut 1959
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    Lovely! Can we get more shots (or a link to a build thread)?
     
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  22. No (re)build thread ..yet. But I do have pics!
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    Dave
     
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  23. Not trying to offend anyone on this page cause it's great! Just some info on So Cal in the 50's If you drove a Mopar or Nash it was seen as a joke or as a drug dealer car because the Cops would never stop them because they were too slow to bother with. There were a few exceptions 46 to 48 Plymouth were ok if customized. Renaults were super stealth, even better than a Mopar or Nash for smuggling. There are some nice Mopars on this page, no dig intended, just history for what it's worth from So Cal in the 50's. HAHAhahah!!!! JW
     
  24. Not trying to offend anyone on this page cause it's great! Just some info on So Cal in the 50's If you drove a Mopar or Nash it was seen as a joke or as a drug dealer car because the Cops would never stop them because they were too slow to bother with. There were a few exceptions 46 to 48 Plymouth were ok if customized. Renaults were super stealth, even better than a Mopar or Nash for smuggling. There are some nice Mopars on this page, no dig intended, just history for what it's worth from So Cal in the 50's. HAHAhahah!!!! JW
     
  25. Not trying to offend anyone on this page cause it's great! Just some info on So Cal in the 50's If you drove a Mopar or Nash it was seen as a joke or as a drug dealer car because the Cops would never stop them because they were too slow to bother with. There were a few exceptions 46 to 48 Plymouth were ok if customized. Renaults were super stealth, even better than a Mopar or Nash for smuggling. There are some nice Mopars on this page, no dig intended, just history for what it's worth from So Cal in the 50's. HAHAhahah!!!! JW
     
  26. Here is some pics of one of my customer's cars built early style. No parts later than '52 Started by Leadsled52 and updated by us.

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  27. D.Conrad
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    1. 1940 Ford

    John, what are those tail lights off of?
     
  28. 1951 Kaiser, Dave. I love how they flow.
     
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  29. 40two
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    a wonderful Chevy, well done, boys!
     
  30. LOUIELOUIE
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    Ill be finally getting my hands on this one next week. Plans are to make it a late 40s Dragger. Something along the lines of the Marcia Campbell ,Lopez and Paul Garland Coupes. Im chasing some Appleton 112s and an Eastern Auto supply chrome 41 dash if anyone has some they would like to part with. 41 2.JPG
     
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