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History Another Barris Kustom gets restored 1940 Ford

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Rikster, May 8, 2010.

  1. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,774


    I have heard about this restoration for some time.. but had not seen any photos untill I found them on the ruffrodders site today. It seams that these guy have more custom stuff going on then the HAMB has had for the last couple of month!!!

    In any event... on to the photos...
    The Barris built Tom Hocker 1940 Ford Coupe... now owned by Ed Hegarty (who also owns the Westergard/Bertolucci built Buddy Ohanesian 1940 Mercury) who is having the car completely restored.


    Some of how it used to be... two headlights at first




    New paint...


    And later with quad headlights...


    And again a bit later and a new paint job.. and a movie roll!!!



    Luckily Ed will have it restored back to how it looked with the quad headlights and with the blue paint...

    How it looks now (photos by Ruin)






    I admit, it looks a bit strange so high and with no runningboards... but it will all be fine in the end


    Last edited: May 8, 2010
  2. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from in IN

    Awesome. That thing is gonna be gorgeous....again.:D
  3. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,072


    Thanks, Rik, you come through again, as always.

    I never realized that this was the '40 Ford in American Grafitti...glad it is getting restored back to the pre-Grafitti days.
  4. Moondog13
    Joined: Sep 7, 2006
    Posts: 727


    Awesome! I'll be watching this one! :D
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  5. Very nice Rik, great story

    Groeten Hennie
  6. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 6,792


    Personally I like the original version with the single headlights but if its going back to when it was blue its alot better then when it was white and purple.
  7. kkoacolonel
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 965

    from Union,NJ

    I agree with Jeff.The stock nose would look better,but the quads will do.
  8. That is one beautiful coupe!!
  9. Curt Six
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 824

    Curt Six

    Was it American Grafitti or Hollywood Knights? Seem to recall a wild 40 Ford at the end of Hollywood Knights, but it's been years. Either way, glad it's not being taken back to THAT version :)
  10. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,281

    hombres ruin

    The quad head lights killed it for me.would like to see it restored as barris first had it.
  11. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
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    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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  13. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,569


    I like the two headlight version better also but I understand not wanting to change the way it is also.
  14. A 40 with quads is not for me either...go back to the original singles...Barris knew best!!!!!!!!
    And Thanks Rik..
  15. LOWCAB
    Joined: Aug 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,989

    from Houston

    I'm hoping the side grill gets filled as it was from the Barris shop. I don't mind the quads but they seemed to work best with the grill partially filled. Please fill the grill.
  16. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,346

    Slim Pickens

    Wow. Thanks Rik. Slim
  17. Any way is good for me, but I loved the car in AG what you saw of it.
  18. bigguylilroof
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 210


    the car is historic, and i love it and those guys are from my home town , westergard and bert, but those quad headlights are god awful!! but in all truth it's good to see the car out of the wood work!
  19. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,022

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Man that is cool.. I love the blue version..
  20. Beautiful car and thanks Rik for the update.
  21. jakesbackyard
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 567

    from ND
    1. Upholstery

    Here's a scan of a pic I took of it at the Oakland show in 1972. Not a very good pic, but all I've got.

    quick85, Peanut 1959 and Stogy like this.
  22. love customs ! way to cool !
  23. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,014


    they may not be the coolest thing in the world but ya gotta switch it up every now and then...

    now if they were canted 58 lincolns!!!

  24. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,779

    51 mercules

    That makes two of us.Thanks Rik.
  25. I was wondering what happened to this car. It's good to hear Ed has it. I like the quad headlights. My Dad showed his 40 Chevy the same time this car was being shown at Oakland. I never liked it white, but I dig the blue. Dean
  26. thechondro
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 496

    from silverlake

    Lovin that car! Mr. Barris had a nice car show today in Culver city, California. Great show lotsa cars, and he was there in his little booth. Anybody stop by? Sorry not tryin to be off topic. :)
  27. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
    Posts: 4,104


    Awesome...thanks for sharing Rik.:cool:
  28. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
    Posts: 4,104


    Awesome...thanks for sharing, Rik. :cool:
  29. I'd take 2 over 4 any day! But its his car not mine!

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