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Features 1951 Larry Ernst Chevy - Detroit Autorama

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by MrChainsaw, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. MrChainsaw
    Joined: Jul 19, 2014
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    MrChainsaw
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    from Michigan

    The 1951 Larry Ernst Chevy Barris Kustom will be on display this weekend at Detroit Autorama. My grandfather, owner and restorer of the car, agreed with to Brothers Custom Automotive of Troy MI to take the car out of storage and give it the TLC it deserved. Hope everyone gets to check the car out and big thanks to Brothers Custom for making it happen! 11041822_1053889641291038_6272740681827070597_n.jpg
     
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  2. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    I'm looking forward to seeing it, Rik Hoving posted some great shots of it outside under the People Mover (tram to nowhere) tracks with the Ren Cen in the background. Great!
     
  3. Great car , excellent you partnered with Brothers a tip notch outfit. Look forward to seeing your grandpas custom! Thanks for sharing her
     
  4. flynbrian48
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    10945375_10200257470716183_1920976399508862741_n.jpg And here's the photo I didn't attach...
     
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  5. paul55
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    from michigan

    Cool to see it out in public, it's been awhile. Your grandpa and family are old friends of our family going back to the early 70's. I grew up in the back seat of a hot rod just like your mom. I'd heard you were the new caretaker of the hiboy, congrats! Hope Burns is doing well. PJ
     
  6. eaglebeak
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    Looks good.
    I have a couple of those 1951 Meteor grills.
     
  7. Ryan
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    My favorite barris car. My favorite version is the colors of fall... But the blue is pretty damned great too.
     
  8. I have the first installment in Hotrod on the Org building of the car one of my all time Favs
     
  9. Scott F.
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
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    Can't wait. Have seen the second iteration clone (Keith Ashley's). Looking forward to this one.
     
  10. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
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    image.jpg We caught it driving in Thursday afternoon.
     
  11. His Chopped convertible 52 Ford lives on in Toledo too! Great to see this car out and in person
     
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  12. Torchie
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
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    Beautiful !!!
    Torchie
     
  13. One of my favorite customs......
     
  14. Man what a great looking car!
     
  15. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
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    from Illinois

  16. Saw it today - what a beauty! The colors are really sharp. Never thought I would like orchid on a custom, but the Ernst custom carries it off perfect on the roof. It's was fun to take in all the design elements.
     
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  17. Jalopy Joker
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  18. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Certainly an icon! Possibly the first Bel-Air ever chopped ?
    Thanks to all who made it possible to be seen and enjoyed again.
     
  19. paul55
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    from michigan

    Yes, I believe it was the first chopped hardtop.
     
  20. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
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    from St. Louis

    'Mo...

    Yes, you're right this was the first chopped Bel-Air.

    In one of my earliest Interviews with George Barris, he gave me the Info on this iconic Bel-Air and, Larry Ernst. PLUS, we also covered the legendary "Barris Shop Fire" and the "Ala Kart" in our discussion. To hear George's Interview which is spot-on & very cool, simply Click-On-This-Link: http://www.legends.thewwbc.net/gpage24.html

    My best to all...this is one of the MOST IMPORTANT Barris Kustoms ever built, and hearing George tell the story makes the build truly "come alive" !

    Jonnie www.legends.thewwbc.net
     
  21. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    I have never seen it in person but is my #1 favorite custom car. I wish I could stare at it for an hour or three.
     
  22. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1425770856.415972.jpg go ahead, stare.
     
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  23. 'Mo
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    Thanks, Jonnie King. Your seat at the head of the table is secure. You ARE the best!
     
  24. atomickustom
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  25. Mr48chev
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    It's good to see that iconic beauty come out and get some attention.
     
  26. RoadtoGlory
    Joined: Jan 23, 2012
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    Just Love that car! I've had the honor to be in your Grandfathers garage. Wow amazing amounts of custom and hotrod history! I so enjoyed sitting listing to him and Fay who lives in my town talk. They have known each other for 50 yrs. The story of this car, Burns and Larry is great!
     

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