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History Barris built High School Confidential Chevys

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Rikster, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. I always figured part of the reason those cars have no quarter windows is that it was easier to cover them with tin than try and make the openings all work right.. a lot of cutting and welding, and time, for cars built on a budget for a movie studio....
     
  2. 49ratfink
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    from California

    that kid punched uncle fester!
     
  3. pimpin paint
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    pimpin paint
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    from so cal


    The story I was quoted was that during the production of each of
    these kustoms the shaping of the sail panel areas was subcontract-
    ed to California Metal Shaping. An old photo of these cars, in one of
    the Barris books, clearly shows these roofs cut out, and waiting for
    installation of the metalshaped panels.

    Swankey devils C.c.
     
  4. Ron
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    Here is another of the same version

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    Here are a couple a guy sent me. The story I got from him was there an ad in a newspaper in CA back in the 70's 0r 80's that said
    Chopped Chevy coupe chrome wheel
    So he called thought they ran out of room in the ad but no it just had one chrome wheel. If I recall right he bought it for $100.00 but he never done anything with it then George Barris wanted to buy it back for a museum he was putting together. He sold it back to Barris and at that time the museum never came to be.

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  5. JimA
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    That's amazing! Very cool.
     
  6. Ron
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    I went back a searched old emails and found the email he sent me. Here is what he said


    I am from Burbank, Cal. originally, just
    a shot hop to Barris's shop. Followed an add in the
    paper "47 Chevy Chopped Top Chrome Wheel, thought
    they had run out of line space, but NO, it had ONE Chrome
    wheel......$100 and the car was mine, just the body, no
    running gear. Ended up selling it back to Barris, this was
    back in like 1972, before street rodding got it's rebirth,
    Barris was doing mostly "Pimp" cars, big Lincolns with
    paisley interiors.....At the time he was trying to buy
    back a lot of his old carz, was trying to open a Museum on
    Hollywood Blvd, never happened......
     
  7. JAWS
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    I hope it's not sacreligious to want to do something similar with mine.
     
  8. Ron
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    I was going to do that with mine but decided to leave the windows for now(I can take them out later easier than put them back in). If you do just move the rear of the roof forward. Look at Cat's maroon Chevy on the first page that is how I done mine. Look at the Barris cars how long and flat the rear section of the roof is.

    Here is mine so far

    http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=16079011&uid=1436522
     
  9. JAWS
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    :confused: Thanks for the link. I was wondering how I should go about it. This will be my first chop. I am not much of a metal guy, but I have an eye for it and I'm a little ocd. So it should turn out fine, just might take me 20 years.........:D
     
  10. HulaZombie
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    Does anyone know how to get in touch with Glenn Patrick. I've always loved that car and would like to contact him about it.
    Thanks
    Bill
     
  11. chopolds
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    1. Kustom Painters

    Hell, Hula, he lives in your town, at least he used to a few years back!
     
  12. COOP666
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    from Burbank!

    This guy is cooler than everyone on this message board (me included) put together! Gas, grass, or ass, baby!
     
  13. Degreaser
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    No Free Rides Bitch.
     
  14. Shane Savage owns the car, he's one of my fellow Lonely Knights. It wasn't chopped until he fell asleep and rolled the car. Dave Pareso, (also a Lonely Knight), at Backstreet Kustoms chopped it and put it back together. It's now a Rose colored primer with no flames. Very cool chop on that Chevy.

    Johnnie.



     
  15. attitudor
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    Rikster: Thanks for another enjoyable thread.

    This may be a bit off topic but I still wanted to share a photo of Jake's car, I really dig the lines and there's some similarities with Barris' cars too. The photo was taken at the local get-together last Friday.


    --mika

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  16. COS
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    Thanks for this post!! Makes me feel good to see all these kustom chevies!!

    -COS
     
  17. ray
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    thanks for filling in the gaps johnnie! it's been a while since i heard the rest of the story about the car being wrecked, etc.

    see ya saturday!

    ray

     
  18. I am watching a movie I DVR'd called The Mating Game with Tony Randal and Debbie Reynolds and the Chevy that got dropped on its roof is sitting in the farm yard of the hoarder dad of Debbie Reynolds.
     
  19. hellerlj
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    Always fun to hear about this car......this is a photo the day it came
    home with me, before I sold it back to Barris...I had swapped out the
    funky diff for a stocker, and put a stock 6 back in it...as I recall, Barris
    gave me $640 and change for it, and I had to deliver it...sorry the photo
    is so bad.....it is a scan of an old polaroid....my avitar is the same car
     

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  20. fortynut
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    Something to learn here, at least I keep thinking there is. Never owned a Forties Chevy, even though I like their lines, even stock. Engines long in the tooth were shit. Flat-Heads were an easier fix, so I bought Fords as a kid. Yes, George's cars lost something, the older he got, and the more money he made. Hollywood turned him into a whore, like it does a lot of talented people. I always figured he lost interest and had flunkies do most of the work, and after a while his product began to look more like it was designed by an art department than art. No offense George, I admire your grit, and would love to have one of your crests. It all boils down to that old thing about truth and myth. Same with Roth, who eventually got religion; even if he was a magician who never gave away his tricks, only sold them in little books. And, hell yes. The clones look better than the one in Circus paint. I can imagine a hundred little devils piling out of it at a red light. Carl
     
  21. sweetdick2
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    the Barris car is in Jersey and owned by my friend Jack. The car is exactly like he got it from Barris. He has it in storage right now but it is safe and not going to be hacked up
     
  22. Okie Pete
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    Those are some nice flowing chops on the 47's . Thanks for sharing Rikster
     
  23. BabyJake
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    glenn patricks "the villain" is here in phx and the current owner is selling it on craigslist, he has kept[​IMG] the car in very very good condition, he drives it everywhere!
     
  24. BabyJake
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  25. fortynut
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    What I love about these cars is that they're three windows and look like they always were. Does the last one pictured have molded fenders? My big complaint is all the striping. It interferes with the flow and is so prominent on the trunk it reverses the very reason it was 'de-chromed'. The color is outstanding. Oxblood or maroon? Is there a shot of the front?
     
  26. Rikster
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    The photos below show how Glen "The Cat" Patric built his 1948 Chevy in the late 1980's.
    The new owner uglyfied it quite a bit, at least the way I see it. But underneath all the added bling there is still a very nice car that could look very good.

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    I took these photos in Pigeon Forge in the 1990's and was extremely impressed with the car.
     

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