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50's Period correct customs

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GREASER815, May 11, 2012.

  1. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

  2. atomickustom
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    Gils Custom Ford was stunning.
    - Not everyone used the K when talking Customs.
     
  4. ebfabman
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    If you just saw a lowered car, how would you know if it had bags or something else holding it up?
     
  5. Smokey2
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    Jeff Sled'er...............That's WHY, I don't wear Boxers ! Rise in Me Levi's
    Speakin' of Levi's, ..........My Mom Used to Raise Hell, cause I Paid $ 3.75 fer'em, made Her wash'em Three Times a'fore I'd Wear them !, an.........got the inseam WAY TOO LONG !
    Had to roll big Cuff couple turns.
    Yeah, what's this got to do wid CUSTOMS ? In 1955, I hitch Hiked 16 miles into Charleston, S.C., to The Ford Dlr'ship, TO SEE THE "NEW, 55 T-Bird ". Saw the Chrsler Experimental Car, in C'town.......Had Carpet about 3 inches Deep !!
    Rode to school in Hudson Terraplane, or friends Dads Car, Pontiac ('47) fastback, Put Custom Grille in my Dad's '54 Ford.......tried to get Him To Lower IT ! Watched Guys just bach from "The Service", Wring out thier '49- '50 Forts and either get thier Drive Shafts bouncing down tha' street / Or, Cleanin' the Teeth off Second Gear !!!!
    Grew up on Plymouth Fury's, Merc Turnpike Cruisers, '40 Fords, an, Olds....Rocket "88's "
    "Little Pagers ", Roddin' & restylin'........Rod & Custom.......Hot Rod, Magazines were the only out let 'Til 1957........an my Fetish started to git fed.

    Happy Motoring, Starts At THE ESSO SIGN ....

    Smoke'
     
  6. I was crusing back in that era with my 50 merc thats in my avatar only
    different was that I had a Corvette Grill and all the Door Handles were
    off, Loud Pipes duel Spots & a front Rake, I ran 850X15 in the Rear
    & 710X15 in the Front, had a C&T Stroker in the Flat Head
    that ran like a raped ape.!
    most of the Kustoms in my area were in Prime very few cars were Painted
    that was in NYC back in the Day
     
  7. Skirv
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    Good idea....a thread to compliment the 48-52 kustom era thread with one that covers style changes as they moved through the 50's.

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  8. I personally think the 48-52 style actually went till like 53 or 54 but thats just me.Even though the 48-52.thread is my favorite...I think 1952 is actually cutting it off a little short.
     
  9. little skeet
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    Here is mine...finished it three years ago.

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  10. flathead4d
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  11. I'm still finishing up the exterior, door glass, stainless trim, then grille, then interior

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  12. BLUDICE
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    Hey - where's the pixs - Ryan, don't you have some more up your sleeve?
     
  13. Old-Soul
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    Can a brotha get a bump?
     
  14. Skirv
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    Many here don't like the 50's style custom. It's either late 40's/very early 50's style or nothing. I like both in their own way.

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  15. Skirv
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    I'll even throw my own Mercury in here...

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  16. Skirv
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    I'd like to see this thread expand some

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  17. birdog
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    \'52_Chevy_&_\'55_F100.jpg Old thread but would love for it to expand.
     

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