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Projects Barris " AZTEC @ MECUM AUCTIONS.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by mikhett, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    It’s so rad it hurts.
     
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  2. Nova Thug
    Joined: Jun 9, 2012
    Posts: 179

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    from SG Vizzle

    I know a guy who is really talented with sheet metal and has a very custom 59 Cadillac that I think is amazing.. I’m definitely not a “custom” kind of guy but this particular car is not even close to what I could get behind.. Most of the Barris stuff is just not for me and I am being nice..!
     
  3. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
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    Wouldn't you know it, I just checked my emails and got the info from Meccum about this auction. Didn't realize that there are other interesting items selling there like the showboat slingshot, the red wagon and hemi under glass just to name a couple plus a custom '57 chevy with quad headlights that would fit in the other thread .

    Might have to follow this one along and see how the prices are at.
     
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  4. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
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    Loose the quad headlites, scrap that ugly side trim, loose the skirts.
    Go to single frenched headlites, go to stock side trim, install Buick wires.
    I believe that about dose it.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
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    I see that the estimate is $350,000 -$450,000.
     
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  6. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    It always appeared “heavy” to me and also hard to find the 55 Chevrolet under it. Full customs, like this one, were creations a body artist and to be taken as is. I don’t know if I even have a top 10 or 20 but I want them to be driven or showed.
     
  7. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    So you're gonna bid on it, I guess.
     
  8. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    It's Winter All Year long here it seems...

    Seriously some of the comments are just flaming the flames...just shameful...and it's focused and deliberately insensitive to the History.

    It's interesting that similar sentiments don't seem to resonate from the Custom Crowd to Hotrod. SAD
     
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  9. Stogy
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    Man coming from you that's a little double edged ignorance to the Site especially since this ones not in pieces...and you DO know what it is this time...cut it up anyway...wow

    I still don't understand with this attitude of yours why you hang around here at all...you have such distaste for what this place represents...
     
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  10. Stogy
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    The Silver lining is some do restore Hotrods and Customs to a past glory once acquired. I have seen it here many times...a form of respect that is incredibly admirable.
     
  11. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    from PNW

    Now children, this sandbox is big enough for all of you...…………..
     
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  12. Stogy
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    Yes it is but some choose to fling sand in eyes rather than build castles together...
     
  13. The hypocrisy is one of the sand throwers has a temper tantrum everytime someone posts something he doesn't like on one of his threads.

    Sent from my SM-G950W using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  14. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
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    The Aztec was never suppose to look like a 55 Chevy! It was suppose to look like the Aztec, a automotive vision from the minds of George Barris, Bill Carr and Bill "De Carr" Ortega at Barris customs. And hats off to Barry Mazza! who had the vision and dedication to bring it back from a stripped out rusted hulk! If your not man enough to cut it ,go to the mild /almost stock custom thread! Larry
     
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  15. Stogy
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    I embrace the positive and in so many ways I see it here and it is truly an awesome majority...to me flames are always extinguished eventually...

    I do defend The Art of Hotrod and Custom we celebrate here...It was an Evolution to be appreciated...that's why I'm here...and no it wasn't all a beautiful canvas but worthy of study and civil discussion.

    Get the Happy New Year On...;)
     
  16. Dangerousdan
    Joined: Apr 12, 2018
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    So your not a Kustom Kar fan :)
     
  17. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    And to make bad comments on a Sunday. 4 days after Christmas.
     
  18. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    Someone said it on here before, H.A.M.B. = Hating All Mid-century Builds.

    People forget that the purpose of having a Kustom is to have a car that is different from the others. It's not SUPPOSED to look like the other cars. And a radical custom like this would have been like pulling up in a fucking space ship. Panties would drop not only because of the car itself, but because of the obviously huge amount of money the owner had to commission such a build.

    Things haven't changed at all. You see all those Instagram models draped all over those guys with the Lambos and Ferraris, you think they know or care about the engine specs? They like it because it's exclusive and expensive.
     
  19. Stogy
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    Okay Custom Followers anybody care to name a Gavel Banger?
     
  20. Mr48chev
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  21. stanlow69
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    Did you mean Barry Mazza.
     
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  22. Torchie
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    Love it or hate it. It's your choice, but appreciate the amazing amount of imagination and work it took to create it to begin with. Let alone bring it back to it's former glory. I love it.
    Torchie
     
  23. williebill
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    Maybe it's hard to understand tradition and history when the view out of your windshield includes fat front tires, and IFS on a fenderless car.
     
  24. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    I knew I would spell it wrong! lol I fixed it.;) Larry
     
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  25. stanlow69
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    Barry Mazza is a name you don`t hear often enough. He`s done a lot in the Custom world.
     
  26. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    I would have never known it was a 55, would have thought they just put a 55 dash in it.
     
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  27. Stogy
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    The Hamb truly offers a Serious Focus of Appreciation of a Movement in Time and Yes there is Hate but that is not the main focus or vibes I witness regularly when things are on topic. I reach out to Custom Membership to hang and let these opinions fall on lack of appreciation of artistic expression...there is no chance this will ever not be what it is...

    Hotrods Win the Race but Customs Get the Girls...Must have been the Panties comment...:D

    I really look at the whole movement as a Rolling Art Show...Just a Mechanized truly mobile Art Show...Even Hotrod when purpose built was 'The Thing' there was still stand back and look involved with many but not all.

    Funny you mention Space because They really are a shout out to the Jetsons in a way...Gliding along Tires near Skirted away...in fact that was more the Cosmic Later 50/60s as opposed to the earlier evolving of Custom...and really there are so many directions in Custom from Mild to Wild....Bring it on Hambers it never gets Old...;)
     
  28. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    I'm not going to talk bad about it, just not my style custom. I prefer stuff like the Hirohata Merc, smooth and flowing and you can tell what kind of car it is, not something that has totally lost it's stock identity.
     
  29. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
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    When it comes top customs you have to appreciate what it took to build the Aztec "back in the day:.
    It's a stunning custom creation.
     
  30. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
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    I've seen pics of the Aztec a thousand times, but have never seen the taillights before. They are always in the shadows because of the frenching and the fin angle. HOLY CRAP are they ever cool. He WAS the King of the Kustomizers
    [​IMG]
     

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